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BARBIE STYLE

November 8, 2016

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Barbie Style, the ‘It Girl’ always & forever.

Barbie is not only that famous amazing doll we all know, She is also an ‘It Girl‘, so, if you are looking for more inspiration for your outfits, then follow her on Instagram to see her daily outfits. It’s 2016 but Barbie is still powerful and embrace more than ever a lifestyle that most of us dream. A perfect curated closet, a career, travels, dogs, friends, love, (well, maybe not even her can have a perfect love story with Ken), but still is a beautiful profile to follow for the ones who keep Barbie in a special childhood memory.

This historical doll created by Mattel Inc. on the late 50’s is still until now an icon for the toy industry and a role model for all the little girls who believed they could be whatever they wanted to be and do whatever they wanted to do. Just as Barbie does.

When Barbie first burst into the toy shops, just as the 1960s were breaking, the doll market consisted mostly of babies, designed for girls to cradle, rock and feed. By creating a doll with adult features, Mattel enabled girls to become anything they want. [1]

It is kind of crazy to think that I am actually speaking about a doll, Barbie feels more like an old friend of mine. Despite all the critics, this gorgeous toy has made generations of children and parents totally crazy, simply because everybody wants her. Some people even suffer of the “Barbie Syndrome”, they have put their bodies under the scalpel just to look like her, some have succeeded and other unfortunately have died just for the aim of the perfect body features that Barbie always enacted. Thanks god after almost sixty years Mattel came up with three new versions: “curvy”, “tall” & “petite” which represent the standards of the real women.

I remember I had every birthday or christmas a new Barbie or any other feature as Ken, the supermarket, the car, new clothes, etc. I used to play hours and hours with my friends and cousins, fighting about who had the best one and so on, or spending hours building the supermarket and then not playing anymore because we were so tired afterwards. Now I would love to have my barbies again (What happened to them? mom!!?) just to dress them up all the time, and as a future heritage for my children. Because a Barbie doll is like a Chanel bag. hehehe…

Maybe I can’t play anymore with a doll, but I was more than happy when I discovered her profile on Instagram as @Barbiestyle. There are many other profiles of Barbie, but this one is the best, because it’s all about her style! just like following any other fashion blogger. OMG. I follow my childhood toy and her lifestyle as I follow any other person. Kind of creepy, but funtastic! haha…

Barbie has done it all and has it all. I will always love her.

And you? Do you still keep any Barbie doll from your childhood?

[1] Economist 21 Dec 2002, Vol. 365 Issue 8304, pp 20-22.

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