Hiatus Composite Post

Sorry I haven’t been able to post lately! It’s been a crazy month. I had finals week, we had some family problems, and after taking the online test in April, I found out that I get a June audition for Jeopardy!

While I may not have been able to post, I was able to take some pictures, so here’s a composite post!

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The girls in their Easter best (wait, how did Guillermo end up in this?)
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Raquelle and Summer had dresses that were a little bit racy for your average church service (Summer’s neckline would be too low and Raquelle’s skirt too short), so they had to add jackets.
I got some nice stuff for Easter: Starburst jelly beans, Life Savers jelly beans, purple glitter duct tape, this Barbie dress with a garden printed on the front...
I got some nice stuff for Easter: Starburst jelly beans, Life Savers jelly beans, purple glitter duct tape, this Barbie dress with a garden printed on the front…
...and this glow-in-the-dark Svengoolie T-shirt (for the uninitiated, Svengoolie is a horror host who shows and jokes about old Universal horror movies on Saturday nights on the nationally-syndicated classic TV station MeTV)
…and this glow-in-the-dark Svengoolie T-shirt (for the uninitiated, Svengoolie is a horror host who shows and jokes about old Universal horror movies on Saturday nights on his self-titled TV show on the nationally-syndicated classic TV station MeTV, and his producers throw rubber chickens at him at the beginning and end of every show).
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The back of the Svengoolie shirt features this “Official Chicken Thrower” (the term for Sven’s fanbase and a callback to his producers) logo
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Here’s a nice shot of the girls in warm-toned clothes…
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…and the girls halfway through changing from warm to cool. This transition photo was taken on Cinco de Mayo, so they went out drinking with Guillermo again, hence some of the girls standing a bit crooked.
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The girls in their cool-toned clothes

Raquelle’s cool-toned dress is a favorite of one of Barbie’s approximately ninety bajillion celebrity friends, country singer LeAnn Rimes.

Here's LeAnn in her original outfit
Here’s LeAnn in her original outfit…
and in closeup.
…and in closeup.
This LeAnn closeup is blurry, but I like it-the blur gives it a soft-focus effect.
This LeAnn closeup is slightly blurry, but I like it-the mild blur gives it a soft-focus effect.
LeAnn in her favorite blue dress.
LeAnn in her favorite blue dress.
I used warmer lighting for this closeup to offset the cool sapphire blue of her dress.
I used warmer lighting for this closeup to offset the cool sapphire blue of her dress.
If Raquelle wanted to wear her dress, LeAnn figured she should get a shot at Raquelle's most recent choice.
If Raquelle wanted to wear her dress, LeAnn figured she should get a shot at Raquelle’s most recent choice.
These fake roses are from Valentine's Day, but my dad thought they went well with the red, pink and orange roses on the sides of the dress. Thanks, Dad!
These fake roses are from Valentine’s Day, but my dad thought they went well with the red, pink and orange roses on the sides of the dress. Thanks, Dad!

I’m really enjoying the new NBC show Aquarius, starring David Duchovny as a detective trying to find a teenage runaway who’s taken up with Charles Manson and his followers. Here are some photos of the plastic version of Duchovny (originally from 1998’s X-Files Barbie and Ken gift set) with Raquelle. They look almost like red carpet photos for a premiere minievent (only without an actual red carpet), don’t they?

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The classic “pre-prom photo” pose
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Does Raquelle see somebody else in the distance…
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…or does she have an ulterior motive?
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Wow, getting affectionate, aren’t we?
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Raquelle: “OK, guys, we’re done. The show’s about to start in a minute and we need to go inside so we don’t miss it.”

I’d like to do a My Scene post at some point. For now, here are some photos of the My Scene cousins, Chelsea (from the My Scene Goes Hollywood line) and Delancey (from Jammin’ in Jamaica)

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Chelsea’s wearing her original outfit (she also came with a dress, stole, extra pair of shoe-feet, and a bunch of other Hollywood-related extras-I bought her at a flea market, so I got the extras but not the second outfit) and Delancey’s wearing a minidress I bought in another flea market lot.
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Check out Delancey’s shoes!

 

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The flash wasn’t very kind to them-it makes their noses disappear-but it does nicely show off Chelsea’s rooted eyelashes…
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…and both ladies’ makeup.
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Despite the slight blur on this Chelsea closeup…
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…flash-off is much more flattering.
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One more shot with both cousins, and with that we close. Chelsea and Delancey: “Bye, guys!”