"Magic happens when you believe in yourself."
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale is the 18th Barbie movie. It was released to DVD on September 14, 2010, and it made its TV premiere on Nickelodeon on November 21, 2010. The film follows the adventures of Barbie as she visits her aunt, a fashion designer, in Paris, and has a magical experience.
"Discover your inner sparkle!"
"Join Barbie in a colourful, modern-day fairytale filled fashion, friends and fun. Barbie and her dog Sequin jet off to visit her aunt's amazing fashion house in Paris. Much to their surprise, it's about to be shut down forever!"
"After she discovers three enchanting Flairies with sparkle-magic powers, Barbie comes up with a brilliant idea to save the business. She even inspires Alice, a shy fashion designer, and together they create a dazzling runway fashion show!"
"Barbie shows that magic happens when you believe in yourself."
During a movie shoot for "The Princess and the Pea", Barbie is fired by the director for expressing her personal opinion. To make matters worse, Spencer posts in the blog about Barbie getting fired, and Ken calls her on the phone and breaks up with her. Barbie decides to get away by going to Paris and visiting her Aunt Millicent, a fashion designer. While Barbie is on the plane, Ken is helping Barbie's ex-best friend Raquelle practice lines for her drama class. After a confrontation with Barbie's friends Teresa and Grace, who thinks Ken dumped Barbie for Raquelle, he is confused. However, one of the lines he recorded for Raquelle was about breaking up with someone, and he realizes that Raquelle sent it to Barbie. To make sure Barbie understands what happened, Teresa and Grace tell him to make a 'grand romantic gesture'. Ken decides to go to Paris to surprise Barbie, so he books a flight.
Meanwhile, in Paris, Barbie finds her Aunt Millicent's fashion house and discovers that she's closing down and moving to the country due to being unsuccessful. Barbie meets Aunt Millicent's assistant, Marie-Alice, who is a great designer but is shy. She has many designs, which are enhanced by the flairies: Shimmer, Glimmer, and Shine. They can enhance clothes by giving them glitter and put them in the Glitterizer, a wardrobe with their magic in it. The outfits turn into a success.
They decide to host a fashion show on Friday night to raise enough money to buy Aunt Millicent's fashion house back from a Hot Dog company. However, across the street from Millicent's is Jacqueline with her assistant Delphine, rivaling fashion designers. When they see the Flairies, they plan to kidnap Shimmer, Glimmer, and Shine. When Barbie and Marie-Alice discover that the Flairies are gone, Millicent decides to help with the fashion show, and they worked through the night to create a line of beautiful dresses.
On Sunday night, Jilliana, Jacques, and Sequin, Millicent's and Barbie's pets, see fireworks that the Flairies made and rescue them. The Flairies transform the studio and glitterize the outfits completing the last preparations for the fashion show. A lady orders ten thousand pieces from the fashion line, and Millicent is able to buy the fashion house back. Glimmer, who always struggled with her powers, transforms Barbie's final outfit into a glittering three-tiered pink gown. Better yet, Ken arrives and tells Barbie that it was Raquelle who sent her the message about him breaking up with her. Ken informs Barbie that he loves her for who she is and not her career. They share a passionate kiss. Lilliana Roxelle, Paris's top fashion critic, congratulates them on a spectacular show and invites them to her Pink, White, and Black party that night. Glimmer harnesses her magic a second time and transforms the limousines into beautiful stagecoaches. The film ends after the director of "The Princess and the Pea" rehires Barbie.
Jacques first sees Sequin when she wakes him up. He falls in love with her straight away and wants to use her as his fashion muse. Even though Sequin crashes into him, he apologizes to her and introduces himself. He helps her up, and they get acquainted. Jilliana makes fun of Sequin's style, but Sequin defends herself and says she is honored to be Jacques' muse. They run off happily, leaving Jilliana.
Jilliana can't help rolling her eyes at Jacques' huge crush on Sequin. While she is happy that Sequin inspires Jacques to design again, she thinks all the romance is gross. Later in the film, after Jacques shows his first design on Sequin, he talks to her, saying how much she inspires him. They lean in to touch noses only to be interrupted by Jilliana, apologizing for her remarks about Sequin.
At the end of the film, Jacques takes part in the fashion show (walking on the catwalk to "Who Let The Dogs Out") and swaggers up to a statue thinking that it's Sequin. He strokes its paw but Sequin then comes up from behind and he notices her. Jacques chuckles, puts a rose in his mouth, and leans on Sequin.
Starring the Voices of
- Barbie: Diana Kaarina
- Marie-Alecia: Tabitha St. Germain
- Ken: Adrian Petriw
- Aunt Millicent: Patricia Drake
- Jacqueline: Alexa Devine
- Delphine: Shannon Chan-Kent
- Teresa/Incidental: Maryke Hendrikse
- Grace: Kandyse McClure
- Raquelle: Britt Irvin
- Shyne: Chiara Zanni
- Shimmer: Kelly Metzger
- Glimmer: Andrea Libman
- Sequin: Brandy Kopp
- Paris Taxi Driver/Jacques: Charles Fathy
- Jilliana: Annick Obonsawin
- Lulu: Nicole Bouma
- Lilliana Roxelle: Nicole Oliver
- Hotdogeteria Guy: Vincent Tong
- Wicked Queen: Cathy Weseluck
- Movie Director/Incidental: Peter New
- Spencer/Farmer: Peter Kelamis
- Zombie Peas/Incidentals: Michael Dobson
- Fashionable Woman/Incidentals: France Perras
Other characters include Nikki.
- 1. Life Is a Fairytale [2:44]
- 2. Lights! Camera! Peas? [3:57]
- 3. The Big Break [4:43]
- 4. Another Me [5:32]
- 5. Finding Aunt Millicent [2:01]
- 6. A Smashing Reunion [4:13]
- 7. Jacques's New Inspiration [2:21]
- 8. Fashion Secrets Revealed [5:41]
- 9. Ken Gets Grounded [3:56]
- 10. A Fashionable Idea [2:26]
- 11. Une Bonne Journée [6:32]
- 12. Pet Fashions! [3:47]
- 13. A Random Situation [3:50]
- 14. Get Your Sparkle On [4:26]
- 15. Sparkle Power! [4:05]
- 16. Rockin' the Runway [6:36]
- 17. Flairy-Tale Magic [3:06]
- 18. A Perfect Day [7:34]
- I Can Be... A Fashion Designer
- "Life Is a Fairytale" Music Video
- The Ultimate Barbie Party
- Barbie in A Mermaid Tale Dance Video
- Barbie in a Mermaid Tale Music Video
- Trailer Gallery
- Jacques goes inside the Glitterizer then come out covered in glitter before he sneezed, scattering it all over the place.
- Jilliana rides on a roller-skate (where one scene shows her meowing in slow-motion) before crashing offscreen.
- When Jacques stomach growled, the Hotdog Guy came inside then Jacques (along with more dogs) chases to eat him.
- While flying on the streets of Paris, Shimmer notices an outfit that she likes. As she flies towards it, Shyne tells her to look out for the window, which Shimmer slams into.
- While Sequin is riding the motorcycle with Jacques, the flairies are waiting at a crosswalk. Once the crosswalk light changes, the flairies were about to get hit by the motorcycle when Sequin stops at the last minute, forcing Jacques off the motorcycle. He eventually lands at Barbie and Marie-Alecia's table. Once he comes to, he asks if the seat he is on is taken and they laugh.
This is the list of the songs which were featured in the film:
- "Life Is a Fairytale"
- "Zombie Peas"
- "Another Me"
- "Queen of the Waves"
- "Une Bonne Journée"
- "Get Your Sparkle On"
- "Runway Montage"
- "Who Let the Dogs Out"
- "Rockin' the Runway"
- This film is the first to use the Barbie Entertainment release banner.
- Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale was nominated for the Leo Awards 2011, in the categories "Best Overall Sound in an Animation Program or Series" and "Best Animation Program or Series".
- The film has a few references to Barbie in A Mermaid Tale, and other Barbie films:
- The cameraman for Barbie's movie at the beginning of the film is the same model as Break.
- A girl that looks like Fallon sitting behind Barbie and Sequin on the plane.
- There is Barbie in A Mermaid Tale poster in Barbie's trailer.
- Barbie makes a reference to Barbie and The Three Musketeers ("When I did the Three Musketeers...") when she thinks there may be a secret doorway somewhere.
- Barbie's gown and hairstyle in the shoot of "The Princess and The Pea" is same with Alexa's ones.
- In the beginning of the movie, there is a character called Wicked Queen who looks a lot like Queen Ariana.
- The conflict in the movie was similar with Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale, the places were almost bankrupt and planned to sell with to the other side. Interestingly, both movies have the same protagonists and the owner of the places are the protagonist's aunts.
- Over 1,369,740 copies of the DVD have been sold.
- The original title was "Barbie in A Fashion Fairytale".
- The outfit Barbie wore with a peach jacket with a top covering it, a short skirt and high-heeled shoes with high socks, was also Marie-Alecia's design.
- Marie-Alecia's designs are downloadable at Barbie.com.
- The purple dress that Marie-Alecia designs while the "Une Bonne Journée" song is playing is worn by Barbie in the doll line, "Sparkle Lights Princesses". You can also see Barbie and Teresa wearing it in the commercial (Barbie is in pink and Teresa is in purple). In that commercial a fairy without wings is shown, that looks like Shyne, one of the three Flairies.
- While Barbie and Marie-Alecia were in the attic, Barbie's pony tail grows shorter as she turns around.
Also Known As
- Arabic - باربي في عالم الأزياء (Barbie in the Fashion World)
- German - Barbie: Modezauber in Paris (Barbie: Fashion house in Paris)
- Greek - Μπάρμπι: Βασίλισσα της μόδας (Barbie: Queen of Fashion)
- Albanian - Barbie: Një Përrallë Mode (Barbie: A Fashion Fairy Tale)
- Spanish - Barbie: Moda Mágica en París (Barbie Magic Fashion in Paris)
- French - Barbie et La Magie de la Mode (Barbie and The Magic of Fashion)
- Italian - Barbie e la Magia della Moda (Barbie and The Magic of Fashion)
- Dutch - Barbie in Een Modesprookje (Barbie in A Fashion Fairy Tale)
- Portuguese - Barbie: A Magia da Moda (Barbie: The Magic of Fashion)
- Brazilian Portuguese - Barbie: Moda e Magia (Barbie: Fashion and Magic)
- Swedish - Barbie: Ett modeäventyr (Barbie: A fashion Adventure)
- Polish - Barbie w świecie mody (Barbie in the Fashion World)
- Croatian - Barbie: Modna bajka
- Hungarian - Barbie: Tündérmese a divatról (Barbie: A Fairy Tale About Fashion)
- Finnish - Barbie: Muodin taikaa (Barbie: The Magic of Fashion)
- Persian - باربی در افسانه فشن (Barbie in Legend of Fashion)
- Turkish - Barbie: Moda Masali (Barbie: The Fashionable Tale/ The Fashion Fairytale)
- Czech - Barbie a kouzelný módní salón (Barbie and a Magical Fashion Salon)
- Hindi - बार्बी : एक फैशन फैरीटेल
- Japanese - バービーのファッション童話のパリ (Barbie in Fashion Fairytale Paris)
- Chinese - 芭比之时尚奇迹 (Barbie in A Fashion Fairytale)
|Barbie A Fashion Fairytale|
Quote: "Magic happens when you believe in yourself."
Characters: Barbie | Delphine | Glimmer | Grace | Hotdogeteria Guy | Jacqueline | Jacques Roussel | Jilliana | Ken | Lilliana Roxelle | Lulu | Marie-Alecia | Millicent | Nikki | Raquelle | Sequin | Shimmer | Shyne | Spencer | Teresa | Todd | Wicked Queen | Zombie Peas