Okay, it's obvious from this print that the character shown IS
To my complete surprise, this outfit proved to be too tight on Billie Jean's curvy frame...or the skirt did. I couldn't get her legs to move in this getup, so I had to take it off. The pencil skirt begs for a pair of long legs anyway, so I dragged out another of my tall dolls. Meet Gertrude, better known as Fashionista #29 "Terrific in Teal."
The top is a little boxy on her, but I don't guess that can be helped. I absolutely do not want to jeopardize the structural integrity of that skirt by forcing it onto Billie Jean's voluptuous hips. The top is your cute little T-shirt with nice thick pink hems and an image of the Little Twin Stars dominating the front.
In the long run I'm actually glad that Gertrude had to wear that Little Twin Stars set, because it makes the final group picture look better!
Now, digression time...sort of. I've spoken quite a bit with fellow blogger Presto about these Sanrio clothes, and both of us are pleased with the direction that this line of dolly duds is going (she's got her own post about some of these same outfits that I discussed, in fact). Needless to say we've both got our ideas about characters we'd like to see immortalized on Barbie clothing; I've mentioned a fondness for Keroppi given my love for frogs, but Presto's picks trump him any day. Her choices are Aggretsuko and Kuromi, two characters that I'd never heard of until she mentioned them. Who are they? Well...the relatively new creation known as Aggretsuko is a riot, and she's also a pretty far cry from sugar-and-spice Hello Kitty and her friends. Oh sure, she's drawn the same way and all that, but don't let her adorableness fool you. She's a red panda (I love red pandas), she hates her job, and she deals with this hatred in a very creative way. I think Aggretsuko may be my new hero, in fact, particularly after a day spent with Coworker A, who continues to be an irascible old git. Ahem...as for Kuromi, she's My Melody's rival, and in terms of appearance one could also say she's My Melody's antithesis as well. She's a white bunny rabbit like My Melody, but her headgear is a black jester's hat with ears instead of a hood. She has a hidden softer side, like many villains and antagonists do. I like Presto's line of thinking, and I hope that those two will indeed become visible on Barbie's clothes. Since Aggretsuko deals with a more grown-up concept she even might make a good theme for a collector-level Barbie. We'll see how that goes, I suppose.
Got any plans for the new year? Any resolutions? I don't! LOL, I could do to resolve to lose some weight, but that'll be tricky since our New Year celebration could very well consist of us glutting on homemade chocolate chip cookies while chatting it up with First and Second Uncle. IF the weather holds, that is. If it snows First Uncle probably won't bother to come down...and snow is predicted for this Friday. I hate winter.
Hugs, kisses, and cookies,