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Barbie Gets An Afro For The Holidays

Barbie Vs. Reality
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Katie Halchishick depicts Barbie vs. reality in O Magazine. Read More »

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 the most famous doll ever with their own take on the traditional Barbie. The group will distribute Barbies to young girls at Booker T. Washington apartments in Columbus, GA in the spirit of the holidays, but not before they’ve reconfigured the dolls’ hair into natural Afro styles using pipe cleaners, end papers, and boiling water. I think this is an awesome idea — what a great message to send to young, impressionable girls in response to Barbie’s usual look, which condones peroxide, flat-irons, breast implants, and anorexia. [Madame Noire]

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 hair. She’s also got her very own Tokidoki pet — a cactus named Bastardino — if that’s your thing. You won’t find her at the local Toys ‘R Us, but you can grab one for a cool $50 off of the Barbie Collector site starting next week. [$50, Barbie Collector]

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] Keep reading »

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 with producers about the possibility of playing everyone’s favorite plastic hunk without junk in a live-action movie. My next reaction was—wait, someone’s making a live-action Barbie movie?

Apparently, the answer is yes. Keep reading »

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, yellow floppy hat. But both the model and the doll still know the power of great sunglasses and earrings. See the rest of the Alice + Olivia resort collection here. Keep reading »

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 about coffee while almost squeezing her head off. I’m calling it “Barbie Drink With Me.” This is serial killer territory. I am frightened. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

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