At first, I fell in love with the Enchantress of Fairytopia, the only collectible doll in the line. She's been something exceptional to me, and one day I will write a post exclusively about her. But today it's about the play line girls whom I found strangely irresistible.
|Left to right: Azura, Enchantress, Dandelion.|
Azura came first and though I do like her, I haven't found my style for her. That's the problem I've had with the rest of the girls too - their looks were so complete, there wasn't much room for interpretation. They are undoubtedly pretty, but the only way I found to enjoy them was to put them on the shelf and look at them every morning.
I thought Azura would be my favourite of the fairies, but now she is the one to get the least attention. I really don't know why. Maybe that's because she looks so good in her crazy blue hair loops and all-blue dress that I'm too scared to change anything.
|One of the very few photos of Azura.|
Then came Miss Sunshine - Dandelion. This girl is all about energy and happiness. And again, I thought I'd love this doll, because she is so bright, has red ponytails and this smart smirk. But I couldn't change anything and the doll quickly joined Azura on the shelf.
|Dandelion in her original dress.|
I was so disappointed with my lack of interest in the Fairytopia Fairies, that it took me lots of time before I deciced to buy Dahlia. And I wouldn't have bought her if she wasn't on sales and I thought that I might complete the collection with her. Her fate was to join the rest on the shelf, I didn't even take an arrival picture.
But there came one rainy, late summer day and Dahlia spread her subtle magic. I took her to the lake side and fell in love with her with this one photo session.
After nearly 3 years from that session I finally felt ready to free my fairies from the dull role of winged dustcatchers. Dahlia and Dandelion got Fashionistas bodies, I let down their hair and gave them something to dress. Poor Azura is waiting for vinyl match. Since then, they've accompanied me for most of the time as sewing models. That's why their hair got slight curl from the protective braid.
|Her hair is still shiny, it just doesn't look so in the photos.|
|Barbie Fairytopia Dandelion|
Now, I can't wait for the right moment to take my fairies for an outdoor session.
|Barbie Fairytopia Dahlia|
It feels like having two new dolls!