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Barbie Fashionistas is a doll line that started in 2009 and is still ongoing. Due to there being hundreds of Barbie Fashionistas products over the course of more than a decade, some of the information can be found on different articles.

2009[]

Fashionistas 2009
More information and a list of 2009 Fashionistas products can be found here.

The first Barbie Fashionistas dolls were released in October 2009. There are 7 poseable dolls that are based on different personality traits. The characters are Glam, Cutie, Girly, Wild, Sassy, Artsy and Hottie. The dolls feature 12 points of movements (including the wrists, elbows and waist) so they are capable of doing more than 100 poses.[1] The Ken Fashionistas Hottie Doll had less articulation points.

Before the dolls were released, Artsy, Cutie, Sassy and Hottie appeared in the music video for the doll line's launch song, "The Barbie", which was based on the song "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.[2]. A version of the song was also used in commercials for the dolls. An August press release said that JaQuel Knight choreographed a dance routine for "The Barbie", and the music video was filmed in New York in July 2009. The music video aimed to show the articulation points of the dolls, as well as start a dance craze. It premiered on the Today Show.[3] The music video is no longer able to be viewed on the official Barbie YouTube channel.[4]

A browser game named Barbie Fashionistas Photo Shoot Game was on Barbie.com.[5] The Barbie Girls website had a Barbie Fashionistas quiz, and also Barbie Fashionistas clothing and necklaces.

2010[]

Fashionistas 2010
More information and a list of 2010 Fashionistas products can be found here.

The Barbie Fashionistas line continued in 2010. The character Wild was renamed Sporty. Girly was renamed Sweetie. A new male character, Sporty Boy, was introduced. There were no new Hottie or Artsy dolls this year (but Artsy returned in 2011). The Barbie® Fashionistas™ Swappin' Styles® app was released on December 2, 2010.[6] There was also an animated Barbie Fashionistas web series that had 5 episodes.

2011[]

More information and a list of 2011 Fashionistas products can be found here.

2012[]

More information and a list of 2012 Fashionistas products can be found here.

The previous characters were replaced by characters from the animated series Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse. The new character line-up was Barbie, Nikki, Teresa, Raquelle, Ken, Ryan, and Summer (though Summer did not appear in the series until following year).

2013[]

More information and a list of 2013 Fashionistas products can be found here.

2014[]

More information and a list of 2014 Fashionistas products can be found here.

2015[]

More information and a list of 2015 Fashionistas products can be found here.

2016[]

More information and a list of 2016 Fashionistas products can be found here.

The Barbie Fashionistas app was released in 2016.

2017[]

More information and a list of 2017 Fashionistas products can be found here.

Barbie Fashionistas dolls were included in videos on the Barbie YouTube channel, including Barbie LIVE! in the Dreamhouse (began July 8, 2017) and Barbie Fashionista Stories (September 14, 2017).

2018[]

More information and a list of 2018 Fashionistas products can be found here.

2019[]

More information and a list of 2019 Fashionistas products can be found here.

2020[]

More information and a list of 2020 Fashionistas products can be found here.

Some dolls were featured in the animated series Barbie #DreamHouse.

2021[]

More information and a list of 2021 Fashionistas products can be found here.

Some dolls were featured in the animated series Barbie #Dreamhouse REMIX.

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