As Barbie celebrates her 50th anniversary, an outrageously pink affair, I'm reminiscing about my own Barbie collection. I adored Barbies as a child. I loved dressing them in sparkling gowns and twirly skirts (My very first Barbie was the "Crystal Fantasy Barbie"). My Barbies had boxes brimming with tulle tutus, stylish suits, and pretty-in-pink dresses. I remember all the tiny snaps and bits of velcro and sweet ruffle detail.
When my 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 election LOL). My Executive Barbie was never paid less than her male counterparts. I never wondered how my Doctor Barbie conquered work-life balance and date George Clooney in the ER room haha; she just did!
The fabulous festivities will continue with a Special Barbie Boutique & Exhibit at Colette in Paris and the grand opening of Barbie's first flagship store in Shanghai. Dylan's Candy Bar, Stila, and Bloomingdales will all join in the festivities.
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Happy Birthday Barbie !!
P.S. Share with us what's your first barbie? Mine was Crystal Barbie with irredecent foils over-size scrunchie as shaw and a mermaid dress! Share with us what's your first Barbie?!
Xoxo Alan + Mei-Mei the pug