Fashion Name She Makes An Impression
Stock # (US) # 4244/4045 Asst
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: Silver coat/dress, top, miniskirt, hat, gloves, sash, hose, shoes and sunglasses.
  • 1 of 10 Flip-Side Fashions, released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is a Jem song title.
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Silver coat/dress; Silver lamé, lined with fuchsia satin, pockets inside and out (it's reversible).  Has a small belt sewn into the back. 
top: has no sleeves, and a turtleneck neckline. It closes with a long velcro strip up the back. The fabric itself is a semitransparent fine white knit that has a tiny silver thread running through the fabric

  • There is a variation for this top -one is quite a bit lighter or "less bold" than the other.
miniskirt; purple and tinsel threaded, velcros in back.
  • frays very easily.
hat: made of same silver fabric as the coat. It has a band around it that is made of a lilac coloured flocked fabric, sewn to the hat at 4 spots. There is a piece of elastic that goes under the doll's chin to hold the hat on.
gloves: Fuchsia spandex with thumb/hand holes
sash: measures 2.25" by 12".  Made of tissue lamé that has lilac and silver threads, which make it look like a microscopic checkered pattern.  It's made of two pieces of fabric, which were gathered and sewn in the middle.  There is no real texture or pattern to this piece, and because of it's very shiny nature the colour may not come through very well on the photo. Long enough to wrap around her waist and knot it once.
hose: plain white matte tights.
shoes: scallop edged, magenta coloured pump. Colour has a bit of a blue base to it, about the shade of the inside of the jacket. 
sunglasses: lilac coloured, square glasses

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that She Makes An Impression can be found in, that I know of, so far!
*I don't own this fashion NRFB so I can't say which, if any posters and inserts originally came with it.  Bold listings are those I have used to create this ID page.  Anything in Italics I haven't actually seen but have good reason to believe exists.  If you have any photos or information/corrections to share, I'd love to hear about it!
Canadian issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box)

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box) © 1986 Hasbro Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in China. H-44  
  • Box liner: Dark orangey-pink.
  • MTV offer
  • Folded Jem poster First year Jem illustrated poster, Glitter and Gold Illustrated poster on reverse

Other images of She Makes An Impression (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #1, see top of page, same photo is used on the backs of the 1987 Flip Side Fashion boxes, 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue (though Jem & Jerrica have been manipulated to be standing reversed), 1987 France & UK Toy Fair Catalogue and the 1987 Jem catalogue poster) The Second Year package photograph of She Makes an Impression, (the same photo is used for the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue, the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue, the Second Year Jem Catalogue Poster) makes the shirt look a bit darker than it is, but otherwise looks like the produced version.
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #2, from She Makes An Impression box front - appears to be the same outfit as Photo #1, in different poses/hairstyles.
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Integry versionIntegrity Toys produced this doll & Fashion: The Integrity fashion comes with the earrings & hair decoration (in purple), that were not included in the Hasbro version. Integrity's version was toned down slightly, with a more conservative white blazer - with some iridescent threads woven in, of course! - rather than silver lamé, a satiny plum skirt rather than metallic tinsel. The 'Jerrica' elements (hat, sash, sunglasses) were not included and the blazer is not reversible. 
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon  The lapels are also magenta, on the Hasbro fashion, that would be the main deviation, other than the obvious that this fashion is modelled by Aja, not Jem! As far as I know, Jerrica's side is not shown on the cartoon.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

Credits: Thanks to Matt for photos and information of the top, sash and sunglasses, Brian for the white tights.