Friday, August 19, 2011

Behind The Big Hair & Sparkling Dresses of Barbie - The 52 Years of Positive Influence for Young Girls

I adored Barbie since I was a kid! I loved dressing them in sparkling gowns and big puffy skirts. But behind all that blond hairs, perfect Malibu tan & beautiful couture dresses of Barbie, there is a very powerful message that sends a positive influence to young girls all over the world “We girls can do anything! just like Barbie!", no dream is too big & nothing and no one can stop you to reach for your dream!

My very first Barbie was the "Crystal Fantasy Barbie". My Barbies had boxes brimming with tulle tutus, stylish suits, and pretty-in-pink dresses. Also her shinny blonde hair that I can came up with thousands of ways to style her hair, what a great memories it was!

I know many people complains about "Oh Barbie is too thin, makes little girl have self image issues..." but to me, they were fashionable, strong independent women who can do and be anything she wanted! Which I think it has bring lots of positive influence to young girls to role play on their dreams and knowing that she can be a Doctor, Rock Star or even an Astronaut! Nothing can stop her to be who she wants to be just like Barbie!

Astronaut Barbie

Barbie & The Rockers 1986

When my "Presidential Barbie" ran for President, nobody wondered if the world was ready for a female in the White House (Maybe that's why I wanted Hillary to win the white house in this past presidential election LOL).

My CEO Barbie was never paid less than her male counterparts.

My Artist Barbie is always full of inspirations and artistic ideas

I never wondered how my Doctor Barbie conquered work and still find time to date George Clooney in the ER room haha!!

Doctor Barbie 1987

Nurse Barbie

Barbie is not only just blonde hair & blue eyes! she comes from all over the world, inspires young girls everywhere!

Fantasy Goddess of Asia by Bob Mackie

Lady of the Unicorns Barbie by Bob Mackie

Lady Marmalade Barbie

Fantasy Goddess of Africa by Bob Mackie

Fantasy Goddess of America by Bob Mackie

Oh! and that bitch has everything! from her super hot boyfriend Ken to her fabulous Malibu dream house and Pink Ferrari convertible.... she calls the shot and Ken always rode as a passenger in Barbie's pink convertible & Barbie is the one driving!

1985 Barbie Ultra Vette Corvette

Ken has always looks so dreamy all these years! (drool)

1995 Shaving Fun Ken Doll

She owned her own home; a two-story affair with lovely lattice detail, the fruits of a successful career Barbie has over 100 different careers in her lifetime!

2009 Barbie Pink World 3 Story Dream Townhouse

For Barbie's 50th birthday celebration back in March 2009, an outrageously pink affair she had at her Malibu dream house styled and decorated by famed "Happy Chic" interior designer Jonathan Adler.

This past march of 2011, Barbie turned 52 and she still look fabulous as usual! You know, after all of Barbie's trailblazing and triumphs, she no doubt deserves such a grand jubilee.

Happy Birthday Barbie !!

Here Is the Barbie 50th Anniversary Fashion Show at Bryan Park New York

Share with us which one is your first Barbie? Mine was Crystal Barbie with iridescent foils over-size scrunches as a shawl paired with a mermaid skirt dress!


Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

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