Friday, October 6, 2017

Glam Boho Barbie #85 and More Redressing


One of Glam Boho's first in-the-box photos

Glam Boho was ordered several months ago from ShopMattel dot com. Shipping of the first preordered dolls took place during the last week of September, which is when my doll arrived. At the ShopMattel site, the doll, shown as Fashionista #86, is currently not available. It is unknown if quantities will be replenished.

I do not know if the #86 used to describe Glam Boho at ShopMattel is an error or if dolls will be released in boxes marked #85 and later #86.  As indicated in this photo, my doll's package is numbered 85.

Before releasing Glam Boho from the confines of her box, she took this headshot comparison photo with Natalie (The Barbie Look Curvy Nighttime Glamour fashionista).  They use the same head sculpt and have the same hair color, but their eye color differs.  Natalie's eyes are hazel.  Glam Boho's eyes are gray and her eyebrows are fuller than Natalie's.  Glam Boho also has freckles.

Freed from her box, Glam Boho poses with her extra romper and aqua hat lying beneath. She carries a black shoulder bag and wears a yellow lacy dress, black choker, and silver (painted plastic) drop necklace.  White wide-strap high heels complete her look.

Her freckles are barely visible in this photo.  An additional photo later in this post better illustrates the freckles.   

I have decided to name her Rainbow, but will call her Bo for short.  She did not spend much time in the extra romper, which she paired with a pair of black high-heel Mary Jane-style shoes found in the shoe stash.  The romper is cute, but Bo prefers her yellow dress, which she put back on before posing with her big sister, Natalie.

They do look like sisters or mother and daughter.  I have not decided their exact familial relationship.  Bo's complexion is a shade lighter than Natalie's, which is not an uncommon occurrence in families.

The illustration in the lower right-hand corner of Bo's box shows her wearing the aqua scarf with the faux bow in front.  I am not at all fond of head scarves tied in this manner.  Therefore, Bo will wear the bow of her scarf in back or to the side.

In this photo, Bo wears the bow of her headscarf to the side.  Her freckles can be seen somewhat better in this photo.  Stretching or otherwise enlarging this image might aid in visibility of the freckles.

Her honey blonde hair with highlights is curly and of better quality than Natalie's.  With the exception of two side braids that frame her face, illustrated in the previous photo, Bo's hair is worn loose.

In my post about Natalie and ZiZi's redresses, I mentioned an eBay seller, who makes Barbie clothes from knit fabrics using a glue gun as opposed to sewing.  After Natalie and ZiZi swapped clothes, I checked eBay to see if this seller was now making clothes for curvy Barbie.  I was pleased to learn  she has indeed incorporated fashions for the curvy dolls into her merchandise.  As a result, I purchased two dresses made for Curvy Barbie from this seller.  Bo and ZiZi model these next.

Bo wears a black knee-length, collared dress with black high-heel Mary Janes.  The dress accentuates her curves, but is not unflattering.

ZiZi chose to try on this one-shoulder yellow dress.  The yellow nicely complements her complexion and like Bo, the dress accents her curves.  She temporarily borrowed Bo's white sandals.

Both ladies eventually returned to what they were wearing prior to trying on these knit dresses, but they both explored different shoes.

Bo thought this pair of aqua ankle booties would look great with her original yellow lacy dress and aqua scarf, and they do.  Unfortunately, the top front of the booties juts out a bit due to the arch of her feet.

After ZiZi put the brocade dress back on, she and Bo made one last shoe swap.  ZiZi now wears the aqua booties.  That color picks up the aqua in her dress.  Bo wears her original white high-heel sandals.  During this time, Natalie was content to watch their quick redresses and shoe swaps.  Because she still enjoys wearing her tan dress and animal-print jacket, she had no desire to participate in this redressing session.

If you are in need of clothes for your curvy Barbies or fashions made for ModelMuse and other average body types, check out Barbie-Couture's economically priced fashions on eBay.


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14 comments:

  1. I think definitely Natalie & Bo are sisters. I think Barbie & Skipper could definitely go on a double play date! Love Bo's freckles and I agree...the scarf definitely looks better tied to the side. 😍

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    1. I think sisters is the best familial relationship for these two - big sis and little sis. Big sis, Natalie, is more conservative in her dress. She's all business whereas Bo just likes to have fun. :-)

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  2. Bo is super cute! I plan to get her as well. She looks pretty and all grown up in the black dress. I have ordered several pieces from Barbie Couture. Her clothing is well made.

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    1. Thanks, GG. I read a FB post by someone who lives in California that found her at their Walmart today.

      I really like Barbie Couture's clothes and was so happy to see that she is now making clothes for Curvy Barbie.

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  3. I still haven't gotten a curvy doll but I like this one and I'm waiting to find her in person. She reminded me of the Look doll so it was nice to see the comparison. I do feel like her eyes are a bit too slanted though.

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    1. I really like Bo. The eyes do have more slant in them than Natalie's, which gives her a unique look.

      Check your local Walmart. The doll was purchased at a California Walmart today by another collector.

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  4. I pre-ordered my glam boho from Mattel. When I got her, her mouth decal was so far off that her teeth were on her bottom lip!!! I added a tiny bit of orange to the pink when I repainted her lips, to compliment her skin color but left the shape alone. She's a cutie! I'm not a big fan of the carnival face mold but she makes it look great. Zizi is looking wonderful these days. I like the way she is wearing her hair.

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    1. Hi Bailey,

      Mattel's quality control is obviously non-existent! How awful is it that they would send you a doll with the lip decal so far off as you have described? I'm glad you were able to properly repaint the lips.

      I took another look at ZiZi's photos and just noticed that some of her top hair had fallen over to the braided side, which probably happened through manipulation. I agree that it is a good look on her. Who knows, she might have done that herself. 😀

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    2. Someone must have sneezed when the doll went by on the conveyor belt in quality control. 😉

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    3. They either sneezed or snoozed a second or two. 😴😪

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  5. czekoladowe trio wspaniałe ♥

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    1. They are a "great trio of chocolate." Thank you, Inka!

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  6. me causó gran curiosidad lo de su numeración 85-86 :O

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    1. I think 86 was an error in advertising on Mattel's part.

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