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Finally!  In a commercial that’s currently got more than one million views on YouTube, a special edition Moschino Barbie ad features a young boy playing with the “fierce!” doll.   Fashion designer Jeremy Scott came up with the design for the ad, and the young fauxhawked boy in the commercial was based on him. Scott told CBS in an email statement, “When I dreamed up the concept for the Moschino Barbie fauxmercial, I felt it was natural to have a little boy representing for all the little boys like myself who played with Barbies growing up. Read More
  In July, the Bratz doll collection was relaunched after a two-year hiatus. The little coverage that the relaunch received was mostly positive. But while popular, the heavily made-up and big-eyed franchise has received a ton of criticism for the characters' hypersexualized make-up and clothes, grossly disproportionate figures, and overall mockery of what it is to be a girl. Read More
Normally, praising Barbie is not a thing I do. With a severely disproportioned body design, too much makeup and an impractical number of high heels, Mattel's leading lady is usually shamed for teaching unrealistic body ideals to young girls. But Barbie's new YouTube commercial is asking us to "Imagine The Possibilities" that can come from girls playing with the (in)famous dolls. Read More
  Anastasia Reskoss (20) and Quinton Dehar (23) are a French couple making headlines for the dolla-dolla-bills they’ve been dropping trying to morph into the human forms of Barbie and Ken. Theirs is a classic story of boy meets girl: eyes met from across deck at a yacht party and they knew in that moment they had found the person with whom they would get extensive plastic surgery and live happily ever after… It kinda makes me wish I had someone to never grow old with!  The two seem to be suffering from the trendy virus known as Barbie Flu. Read More
Hipster Barbie is more authentic, gritty, down to earth, and "real," than you and me both, and you can follow her #inspirational photo thread @socalitybarbie. She spends her weekends among rocks and rivers and the tall, tall trees that emblematize the Pacific Northwest...aka the mecca of "authenticity." She poses with artfully messy hair, she effortlessly clutches frothy cappuccinos and lattes in white mugs, undoubtedly in the midst of topping her steel-cut oats with raw coconut sugar and matcha-infused almond milk. Read More