[[caption-width-right:157:Life ''is'' a Fairytale.]]

''Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale'' is the first movie in a trilogy of Franchise/{{Barbie}} movies concerning magical creatures (Flairies, [[WesternAnimation/BarbieAFairySecret Fairies]] and N/A) featuring Barbie as an [[AnimatedActors animated actress]] (And later director) playing characters in movies (All previous Barbie movies, [[FanWank maybe]]). This one begins with Barbie in her latest movie ''The Princess and The Pea'', but has some creative differences with the director of the movie. He promptly [[DisproportionateRetribution fires her,]] [[JerkAss sells the story to the Gossip Blogs,]] and then [[FromBadToWorse Ken breaks up with her]].

Her best friend Grace suggests she take some time away, so she goes to see her Aunt Millicent at her fashion house in Paris. She then discovers her aunt is closing the house to move to the country since she’s losing business to her competitors. She meets Marie-Alecia, her aunts assistant, who tells her the legend of the magical creatures that have helped designers over the years. They complete the ritual to summon them and discover that the Flairies, as they are called, get their power from the fashion house. If it is torn down, they disappear. So they try to save the fashion house by designing new pieces and holding a fashion show.

Meanwhile, Ken tries to get to Paris to apologize to Barbie and gets in some…[[CrowningMomentOfFunny situations.]]
!! This movie provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Marie-Alecia.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Flairies.
* [[AnimatedActors Animated Actress]]: And director.[[note]]Although when you really think about it, technically she had always been an animated actress. It just wasn't portrayed in-universe until now.[[/note]]
* ArtEvolution: The most different and pseudo-realistic style yet.
* BilingualBonus: All of the French.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Raquelle.
* BitingTheHandHumor: Sort of, in the overture scene. This movie was one of the first Barbie movies with modern setting and themes, and no inspiration from fairy tales anymore. Because, certainly, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was required from Mattel]]. Judging from Barbie's argument with the movie director, [[WriterRevolt the writers were not too happy about it.]] Thus the obnoxious director distort the story of a fairy tale because of "fashionable" elements and refuse dialogue to the point of firing Barbie, while the latter tries in vain to calmly explain that the really cool tale is going to be lost.
* CloudCuckoolander: Teresa, who believes the internet is run by Underground Mind Control Experts.
* ContinuityNod: [[WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheThreeMusketeers Barbie once filmed the Three Musketeers]].
* CostumePorn: A Barbie standard, but in this film it extends to '''everything.'''
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: The entire point of the Flairies.
* {{Expy}}: Lilianna Roxelle is basically a nicer [[Series/UglyBetty Wilhemena Slater]].
** Barbie after a point starts to sound like [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora]] with the inspirational speeches.
* FanDumb: In-universe, [[TruthInTelevision Barbie’s fans.]]
* FashionDesigner: The movie is about rival fashion houses, as well as magical fashion making fairies.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Barbie
** TheLancer: Grace
** TheBigGuy: Ken
** TheSmartGuy: Marie-Alecia
** TheChick: Teresa
** TheSixthRanger: Aunt Millicent.
* HighSchool: Where the actors and actresses go after summer.
* IdiosyncraticWipes: Several of these occur throughout the film.
* JerkAss: The director. Raquelle.
* LargeHam: GLIMMER!
* LeParkour: Shows up briefly as one of Millicent's hobbies.
* MadnessMantra: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Ken’s ‘Grand Gesture’ starts to sound like this]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Marie-Alecia
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Discussed by putting zombie ''peas'' in a ''Princess and the Pea'' adaptation.
* OrbitalKiss: Barbie and Ken have one near the end.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: These ones help make clothes.
* PimpedOutDress: Several of the designs are fancy dresses.
%%* PinkMeansFeminine:
* ProductPlacement: Twitter is used in the film.
* ShoutOut: [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Everybody loves zombies!]]
** Millicent is taken from Barbie's full name 'Barbara Millicent Roberts'
* RummageSaleRejects: Jaquline & Delphine, they wouldn’t be out of place in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
* RunningGag: Millicent's hobbies.
* ThematicThemeTune: ''Get Your Sparkle On''.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: and Fashions, no Marie-Alecia or Millicent dolls were released. And no fashions either. Such a missed opportunity.
** There was one release of Marie-Alecia in her Finale dress along side Barbie's Finale dress doll & Ken's Doll.
* TransformationSequence: Barbie ends up having one when Glimmer discovers her power to change an object's appearance.
* TruthInTelevision: The fashion industry jumps on the bandwagon and calls whatever isn’t ‘in’ even if it’s good.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Heck Flairies?]]: Hanging around in a store with one wall entirely made of windows so the entire world could see them.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Each day is marked by a new outfit for every character apart from Ken (Which is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since he hasn’t changed since the beginning of the movie).
->''Magic happens when you believe in yourself.''
-->-- '''Barbie'''