The brand has partnered with mindfulness app, Headspace, to “introduce girls to the benefits of self-care through play”.
'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya is turning his hand to an iconic children's TV character, and promising something out of the ordinary.
Margot Robbie has just signed on to portray the plastic fashion doll in the first live-action Barbie feature film.
Anything Ken can do Barbie and her BFF can do better. President Barbie, who was introduced in 2000 — presidential candidate versions were released in1992, 2004, 2008, and 2012 — is back on shelves four months before the election, the first in the history of the United States when a woman could actually win. The El Segundo, Calif.-based corporation said in a statement that the new dolls are part of the brand’s careers line which hopes to expose a young generation to empowered roles and diverse and powerful job options. “With just 39 percent of girls saying that they want to be a leader, President and Vice President Barbie will serve as an inspiration for girls to pursue their dreams and imagine what they can become,” Mattel said.
The Olympian has two gold medals to her name, plus multiple world championships; she's gearing up for her second Olympic games later this summer in Rio – she was officially selected for the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic team last night; and to top it all off, she now has her own Barbie doll.
Before Mattel released their new line of dolls with tall, curvy, and petite models, artist Nickolay Lamm crowdfunded Lammily, an anti-Barbie with proportions based on the measurements of an average 19-year-old American woman. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
What better way to celebrate Fashion Week than with a shoot featuring a global icon in an assemblage of outré looks by the world’s best designers? (No, we’re not talking about you, Kanye West.) In an exclusive partnership with @BarbieStyle, we bring you new-and-improved Barbie, who, as of last month, comes in the more realistic body shapes petite, curvy, and tall, as well as a range of new skin tones, hair colors, eye colors — the works! Today marks the launch of her first official fashion editorial, so not just any ol’ clothes would do. Like any good fashion mag, we called in the best, most fashion-forward pieces of the spring 2016 season, and designers Rick Owens, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Jeremy Scott, and Sonia Rykiel all heeded our call. Check out the slideshow to see all the exclusive looks. As the Aqua song goes: Life in plastic, it’s fantastic! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
With her big blue eyes and flowing blonde locks, Barbie’s long been the symbol of what an attractive woman is supposed to look like. Instagrammer Haneefah Adam, 24, is on a mission to inspire young muslim girls via her Hijarbie account, which sees modestly-dressed Barbie-style dolls donning the hijab.
Wouldn’t Ken look great with a little more meat on his bones? There are three new Barbie body types — curvy, tall, and petite — to make room for in the Dream House, and their addition to the plastic world has been celebrated. So while Barbie and Ken have been together for decades and show no signs of splitting, perhaps it’s time her other half had some updates as well. For years, women and girls have been advocating for additional Barbies that more closely resemble women and girls.
Barbie just got diverse. Mattel announced today three new body types for the iconic doll. It’s a smart move in an era where brands from Lane Bryant to Dove are celebrating body confidence for all body types.
After 57 years, it's about time Barbie got a makeover! The Barbie of 2016 has conformed to look like the women and girls who love her: tall, curvy, petite.
The commercial for the Moschino Barbie collection dropped about two weeks ago, but the spot is finally getting some buzz thanks to one particularly enthusiastic cast member. The actor is, according to the New York Post, the first little boy to be cast in a Barbie commercial. “Moschino Barbie is so fierce,” our young mohawked prince exclaims, punctuating his enthusiasm with an equally fierce neck roll and hand gestures. Target, for example recently decided to remove gender-based signs in their toy aisle. This commercial is just another step forward in ending the stereotype that children’s toys are suitable for one gender as opposed to another.
Mattel’s bestselling doll, 56-year-old Barbie, has had over 150 careers so far, but she doesn’t just want little girls to pretend to be professors, veterinarians, or soccer coaches at home — she wants them to be these professions and beyond, too. In the latest Barbie promotional commercial on YouTube, hidden cameras (according to the video description) follow five young girls as they act out grown-up roles in real life. You don’t actually see any Barbie dolls until 1:30 into the clip, when one of the girls, Gwyneth, lecturing about the brain in front of a college auditorium, is suddenly lecturing to her dolls at home. Nice to meet you,” says Coach Maddie to a men’s soccer team.