Today's model will be another Teresa doll, though she'll be a bit older than Sonja was. Say hello to Pilar, who debuted in a long ago post about dirty dollies.
Just for giggles, here's a link to the commercial for All-American Barbie. It's got a cute jingle with a great beat, and it makes a fairly big deal out of Barbie's then-new friend Kira, but for some reason it appears to associate Reebok shoes with Americana. I like Reeboks and I certainly don't have a problem with Barbie wearing them, but Reebok's roots are solidly British. Indeed, Reebok's logo sported the Union Jack flag until 1986, and some of the boxes still sported the flag as recently as 2006. I know because I own one of the boxes! When this line was introduced in Europe things got even more confusing; the line's name was changed to "Weekend," and the dolls were packaged with tiny Adidas rather than Reeboks. The miniature Reeboks were super cute, and I'm willing to bet that the Adidas were too, though being American I've yet to see Barbie-sized Adidas. My Teresa is obviously missing her little Reeboks, and to my great surprise the All-American/Weekend outfits don't come with any! My new old outfit has regular plastic shoes along with jeans, and top, and a bandanna. I do love these colors, though!
Diva Starz outfit I got for my Japanese dolls. So let's begin! The tank top is plain all over, just a simple green jersey knit that has a lot of mix-and-match potential.
Dolphin Magic outfits. The yellow stitching in the top makes more sense now too.
The bottoms of the legs have a different fabric sewn on. It's a similar shade of blue to the rest of the jeans, but it's clearly different.
Lastly of course, shoes. As I said above, these shoes are not Reeboks or Adidas...or at least they're not labeled as such. I think they're supposed to be worn UNDER the fabric shoes, in fact. As is they're just pink plastic tennis shoes, and they don't match a single piece of this outfit.
United Colors of Benetton outfit, and plenty of other dolls and fashions during this timeframe. Even though these shoes aren't labeled as either Reeboks or Adidas, I can still pretend that they are. Both shoes come in low-top models, and both shoes can be found in shades of light pink. Pink Reeboks, pink Adidas...it's nice to see athletic shoes come in other colors besides the black and white that I saw too much of during grade school...seriously, every boy I knew had a black and white pair of athletic shoes. Reebok, Adidas, Nike, every single one of my male classmates had a black and white pair. So it pleases me to see such a wide array of other colors. Reebok even has a pair for green-lovers like me!
Now, time for Pilar to strut her stuff.