Sunday 12 September 2010

Barbie and her fantastic fashion fairytale

Or should I say, FLAIRYtale? (I'll explain that in a moment.)

"Magic happens when you believe in yourself" ~ Barbie

This is the heart of the movie. A simple sentence, no? It's something that we as adults struggle with every day. Anything that helps instill that in our kids now is a good thing, in my opinion.

Alexandria and I attended the "Barbie™ A Fashion Fairytale" Pink Carpet Premiere that was offered by the Yummy Mummy Club. Check her out working that pink carpet and the paparazzi!

We saw Barbie in a Mermaid Tale in the spring and I knew we had to do this one, too. Alexandria had such a great time at the last one, and if it's possible, I think she had an even better time at this one! She's already talking about the next one. (Hopefully there will be another one.) She spied the teaser for the Spring 2011 Barbie movie and was asking if we could go to the pink carpet premiere for that one, too. She's also been singing the "Yummy Mummy Club" theme and asking a few times a day if the video is up yet of our special day on Saturday. :)

This movie is set 'in the real world' as Barbie is an actress and even refers to some of her other 'movies'. A fun touch. She travels to Paris to spend some time with her Aunt Millicent at her fashion house after Barbie thinks she's been dumped by Ken - over the PHONE, no less!

(*And just a note to those who have seen the movie: If you were Ken, by the time you'd ended up in New Brunswick, would you not have at least called Barbie to smooth things out?... Who knows what Barbie might have been getting up to in Paris thinking she'd been dumped!!)

We've just recently gotten into the Barbie movies and I would say Barbie has evolved as an icon. She's not all about outer beauty and a look to aspire to. Even though this movie is about fashion, it's really about believing in yourself and being true to who you are.

Alex and I both enjoyed this movie. I thought the fashion show went on a little long, but when I asked Alex what her favourite part was, she said the fashion show... so, what do I know?

And the 'flairies'? Shyn'E, Shim'R and Glim'R. Very cute. Fairies have wings. Flairies? No wings, but lots of flair. :)

And I would LOVE a glitterized carriage with a flat screen. Now THAT's a way to travel.

One thing I would like to see is Barbie and her friends with a *bit* bigger waists! Her body (albeit computer animated) is quite impossible to live up to!

Alexandria wants to watch anything to do with the movie over and over. She absolutely loves this video:

So, Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale gets two thumbs up from Mommy and two enthusiastic thumbs up from Baby Girl!

(And the Barbie™ A Fashion Fairytale website is pretty cool. I checked it out while getting the link for this post.)

Here's the "Pink Carpet Premiere" event:
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