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A Direct-to-Video Barbie movie of 2011, and the second movie in a second subseries (This one has to do with Fairies, not Flairies).

It's the premiere of Barbie's latest movie, and she's attending with boyfriend Ken. While there, Ken's picture is taken by a scheming fairy named Crystal, who wants nothing more than to steal away Fairy Princess Graciela's boyfriend Zane. To this end, she uses a love potion to make Graciela smitten with Ken.

The plan works, and Ken is suddenly carted away in broad daylight. Fortunately for Barbie, however, her two stylist friends (for when she's away from Teresa and Grace) are also fairies, who take her and Raquelle to the fairy city of Gloss Angeles to rescue Ken before he winds up trapped in the fairy world.


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This movie contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Graciela just cannot remember Ken name despite its shortness and use hundred of others first name instead. Especially funny considering she wants to marry him.
  • Art Evolution: Everybody from Fashion Fairytale got new, much prettier and HD-er models.
  • Bag of Holding: Carrie’s (hand) bag carries everything from a baseball bat to false teeth to chef uniforms.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Graciella wants to marry Ken after she succumbs to Crystal's love potion, and won't stop no matter what.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Graciella tells Barbie and Raquelle their wings will vanish when they go back to their home world, but will magically reappear when they come to Gloss Angeles again.
  • Bullet Time: Ken does this to dodge magic bursts.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ken continues the tradition...somewhat.
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  • But Now I Must Go: Carrie and Taylor meet up with Barbie, Ken and Raquelle at the end of the movie, saying they reconnected with an old friend and are going back to their hometown. They’re referring to Graciella and Gloss Angeles, but due to the trio’s Laser-Guided Amnesia and the fairy secret is kept a secret once more, they don’t mention either by name before departing.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Barbie, Ken and Raquelle share a laugh as the film ends and they miss Carrie and Taylor flying back to Gloss Angeles.
  • Expy: Physically, at least. Crystal looks a lot like Selena Gomez.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The movie takes place over the course of three days, with a lot of the second day happening throughout the main story.
  • Eye Color Change: The love potion causes Graciella's eyes to turn violet (they were originally blue), because the potion is red, the color of love.
  • The Faceless: How Graciella is introduced, She is fully shown for the first time just before she kidnaps Ken.
  • The Fair Folk: Played with. Graciella was brainwashed into kidnapping Ken, and Crystal brainwashed her because she wanted Zane to love her.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Graciela wears one for the attempted marriage to Ken, and the real marriage to Zane.
  • Fangirl: Evil fangirl, Crystal for Zane.
  • Happily Married: Rina and Granelin, owners of Wings & Things. Eventually Graciela and Zane.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: Several transitions throughout the movie consist of a fairy silhouette on a rainbow backdrop, which irises in to the next scene.
  • I Am Very British: Taylor.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Barbie gives one to Graciella, reminding her she's under a love potion and is forced to marry Ken from it.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Graciella sends Barbie, Raquelle and Ken back home with no memories of the entire adventure, making them think it was all a dream so the fairy secret can be kept a secret once more.
  • Love Potion: Graciela is tricked into drinking one, which makes her fall for Ken.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: Because Raquelle is too excited to keep the fairy secret a secret, Graciella tells Barbie, Raquelle and Ken that when she sends them home, they will wake up thinking it was all a dream. They awaken with just that, but Barbie and Raquelle are still friends. The final scene confirms this is indeed real as Carrie and Taylor sprout their wings and fly home.
  • Transformation Sequence: Barbie and Raquelle get one when their forgiveness causes their fury sphere to make their fake wings real.
  • Yandere: Both Graciella and Crystal. However, Graciella was one against her will.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: In Gloss Angeles, if a mortal marries a fairy, they must stay in Gloss Angeles forever.

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