Posts tagged "barbie"

Mattel Says “No” To Harlem Mother’s Petition For A Black Barbie Party Supply Line

If I could go back in time and stop little five-year-old Sarah from supporting Mattel, I would.  The company told mother Karen Braithwaite — who had appealed to the company to make party supplies featuring a Black Barbie — that they would not do so because it’s not profitable.  COME ON, MATTEL.  I guess I’m not surprised,…

Sarah Gray / April 10, 2013

Where Are The Black Barbie Birthday Themes?

Karen Braithwaite is a mom any Barbie lover would be lucky to have: she is asking Mattel to make birthday party merchandise featuring black Barbie dolls.

Mattel already sells black Barbie dolls (Barbie’s black friend Christie appeared in 1968; these days Barbie herself is black) and certain black Barbie items, such as stickers.

Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2013

Do Not Want: Barbie Boob Necklaces

If I work really hard, I can almost convince myself that these Barbie boob necklaces are funky and irreverent and cool, but then I remember they’re made from disembodied doll parts, and get creeped out. If that wasn’t bad enough, I can only imagine that adding a second pair of boobs to my chest area…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2013

Can You Handle All The Pink At The Barbie Cafe?

In America we’ve got Build-A-Bear and American Girl Stores to indulge your inner child and/or eavesdrop on temper tantrums. Taipei, Taiwan, one-ups us in the girliest way possible with its newly opened Barbie Cafe. It’s got hot pink decor, waitresses in tiaras, and macarons served in martini glasses. Barbies, of course, adorn all of the…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2013

Barbie Now Has Her Own Construction Site

When I was a little girl, playing LEGOs with my little brother was far from appealing. Not only did I have no interest in hanging out with him anyway, but I much preferred settling myself in my bedroom loft, cutting my Barbie’s hair off and allowing her to scandalously peck my Swan Princess Prince Derek…

Daley Quinn / December 6, 2012

Drag Queen Barbie Is Ready For Her Close-Up

Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked out in a bejeweled mini dress, satin-lined fur cape, and some seriously smoky eye makeup. Drag Queen Barbie is a collector’s edition, so she doesn’t…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

I’m A Barbie Girl, In A … Barbie Box?

Although the theme for their Somerset, England prom was “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,” two young ladies in England did not hold back from reliving the scenes they had once performed with their Barbies years ago. Emily Pounde and Hannah Jagger arrived at their prom dressed up in their gowns but encased inside giant Barbie…

Daley Quinn / July 6, 2012

Photographer Dina Goldstein Imagines Barbie’s Life If Ken Liked Men

Back in the day, Ken was always a hot commodity whenever my friends and I fought over whose Barbie would be the lucky lady that day. Turns out, Ken might not even be into plastic boobs, anyway. In a four-room set she built in an art gallery for a piece called “In The Dollhouse,” photographer Dina…

Daley Quinn / June 16, 2012

7 Real-Life Human Barbie Dolls

I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world … For most of us, “Barbie Girl” was just a catchy pop song in the summer of 1997. But for some truly special individuals women, the Barbie doll lifestyle and the cartoonish femininity it suggests is a dedicated way of life. This here is Valeria Lukyanova, 21, of…

Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2012

Creepy Real Life Barbie Girls

Photograher Hayden Wood spent a lot of time as a retoucher and graphic artist, which is probably why his photos of models posed as Barbie and Ken are so eerie. His series, Living Dolls, transforms real people into plastic dolls, sans expression, emotion or proper proportions. [Flavorwire]…

Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2012

The Katniss Everdeen Barbie

We admit it! We greeted the announcement of a “Hunger Games” Barbie with a little skepticism. Okay, a lot of skepticism. The secondary marketing for the movie (which took first place at the box office for the third weekend in a row this weekend, beating “Titanic‘s 3D” rerelease and yet another “American Pie” movie, grossing more than $450…

The Mary Sue / April 10, 2012

“I Can Be President” Barbie Has Awesome Shoes, Outfit, Hair

But what is her policy on drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge? Inquiring minds want to know, Mattel. [Racked]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2012

Evening Quickies: Barbie Is Going Bald

Barbie will go bald in honor of kids dealing with cancer and alopecia, Mattel announced on its Facebook page on Friday. Bald Barbies won’t be available in stores, but will be donated directly to sick kids via the Children’s Hospital Association. Aww, this gives me the warm fuzzies. [ONTD]
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Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

Sarah Haney Casts A Troubling Dark Shadow Over Barbie And Ken

Barbie is recognizable for many reasons, not the least of which is her long blonde hair and warped 39-18-33 measurements, but photographer Sarah Haney has taken that impenetrable plastic smile and put an entirely different spin on it. The photo series presents the familiar doll in some frankly unfamiliar situations, like being apprehended by the…

Rachel Krause / March 22, 2012

Barbie Gets An Afro For The Holidays

When I picture Barbie, it’s with her signature straight blonde hair, unrealistically perky (and hard) boobs, and undeniably Caucasian skin tone and features. Sure, there’s darker-skinned Teresa and, uh, gingery Midge who sported a fetus in her hollowed belly, but they all have distinctly European features and hair. An African-American natural hair group is reclaiming…

Rachel Krause / December 13, 2011

A Tattooed Barbie We’d Actually Want to Hang Out With

You knew it was only a matter of time before Barbie would step into the modern era and begin exploring the world of body modification. Though she’s not exactly a traditional Mattel release, the new tatted up Tokidoki Barbie sports a chest and neck full of tiny, colorful tats, sexy leopard print leggings and pink…

Julie Gerstein / October 4, 2011

Money Shot: Post-Coital Barbie

Uh oh. Barbie has JBF hair. Somebody’s been gettin’ wild in the Dream House. And who is that strapping, plastic man she’s with? It’s certainly not Ken. Get it, girl. [Neo P***y]…

Ami Angelowicz / August 26, 2011

Wait, A Real Life Barbie Movie Is Happening?

Every time I watch the new “90210,” I have a very distracting thought—Trevor Donovan, who plays Teddy on the show, looks life a walking, talking version of Ken. I mean, give the man some hair gel and he is good to go. So I was highly amused today when I heard that he had met…

Alice + Olivia’s Modern Take On Barbie

Okay, so Alice + Olivia haven’t designed a new Barbie doll, but the styling of this model in its resort lookbook really reminds me of a classic Barbie. Alice + Olivia has swapped the black and white stripe swimsuit for a black and white stripe romper. The blond hair has been replaced by a big,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 4, 2011

David Lynch + Barbie+ Coffee = Very Strange Commercial

I am huge David Lynch fan. I try not to understand his work, but rather appreciate it. I cannot say I have yet grown to appreciate his commercial to promote his organic coffee line, David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee. It’s a full four minutes of David Lynch having an imaginary convo with Barbie…

Ami Angelowicz / May 8, 2011
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