Barbie. That one single word is a statement on it's own.
No offense to Bey but honestly, the QUEEN of Queen Bees HAS to be Barbie. Going strong for 55 years already, she, at some point in almost every little girl's life, meant a great deal. And to some women, she still does. She inspires and continues to inspire (we've all seen the new Barbie inspired Moschino collection by Jeremy Scott right?) Body type issues or discussions aside, she rocks, and I love her. It's a doll, I know, but I love the fact that she shows that all women can be anything they want to be; doctors, pilots, athletes, dancers, NASCAR racers and even astronauts. And, while doing so, always remaining stylish. Best part? She also shows that you don't need a man to be succesful, HA!
I still have the most wonderful memories of my own childhood, playing with different editions, dressing her up and combing her hair. In my youth, -maybe it's different in the States or other countries- it was almost impossible to find dark skinned Barbie dolls, so I never owned one. Now that my daughter is around the age to play with dolls, I'm so happy I did find her one (and it was still hard to find it). Remember, it's not necessarily about race here, but I want her to play with different kinds of dolls, so including dolls that actually look like her. Diversity is key here.
We're all beautiful Barbies and keeping it real with y'all, this Barbie is not afraid of an occasional cheeseburger! ;)
Enjoy your day loves!
P.S.: Are you following Barbie on INSTAGRAM?