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Western Animation / Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale

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Life is a Fairytale.

Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale is the first movie in a trilogy of Barbie movies concerning magical creatures (Flairies, Fairies and N/A) featuring Barbie as an animated actress (and later director) playing characters in movies (All previous Barbie movies, 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 fires her, sells the story to the Gossip Blogs, and then Ken breaks up with her.

Grace and Teresa suggest that she take some time away, so decides to spend the last few weeks of summer vacation visiting her mom's sister, Millicent, who's a fashion designer with her own fashion house in Paris, France. But upon arriving, Barbie learns that her aunt's business hasn't been doing so well—in fact, Millicent's planning on shutting down her company and moving to the countryside.


Barbie then meets Marie-Alecia (or "Alice" for short), Millicent's assistant—she tells Barbie the legend of the magical creatures that have helped fashion designers over the years. They complete the ritual to summon them and discover that the Flairies (as they're called) get their power from the fashion house itself—if it's torn down, they lose their powers. So Barbie and Alice team up with the Flairies to design new pieces and hold a fashion show in order to save Millicent's business.

Meanwhile, Ken tries to get to Paris to apologize to Barbie and gets in some...interesting situations along the way.


This movie provides examples of:

  • Running Gag: Before she, Barbie and Alice are able to save the fashion house, Millicent tries finding a new hobby to occupy her time (the first is rollerblading, the second is paddle-boarding and the third is Parkour).
  • Thematic Theme Tune: Get Your Sparkle On.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: and Fashions, no Millicent dolls were released. And no fashions either. Such a missed opportunity.
    • There was one release of Marie-Alecia in her Finale dress alongside Barbie's Finale dress doll and Ken's Doll.
  • Transformation Sequence: Barbie ends up having one when Glimmer discovers her power to change an object's appearance.
  • Truth in Television: The fashion industry jumps on the bandwagon and calls whatever isn’t ‘in’ even if it’s good.
  • What the Heck Flairies?: Hanging around in a store with one wall entirely made of windows so the entire world could see them.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Each day is marked by a new outfit for every character apart from Ken (Which is justified since he hasn’t changed since the beginning of the movie).

Magic happens when you believe in yourself.

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The Flairies

Barbie and Marie-Alicia are introduced to the Flairies - Shyne, Shimmer and Glimmer - wingless fairies who can magically enhance wardrobe creations.

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