Attack of the Five Foot Ten Woman

When I was younger I not only looked up to Barbie but I thought I was her. I had the dream house, her friends, Ken, the rockstar tour bus and all the clothes and accessories. With her vital statistics estimating at 36 inches (chest), 18 inches (waist) and 33 inches (hips), she is completely unrealstic rolemodel for kids but I still love her to this day. Not only did she teach little girls they could do anything like the hundreds of carrers that Barbie herself accomplished, but she taught little kids about fashion. As a five year old, I could match the pink sequin bag to the silver mini dress or decide not to put the black shoes with the navy sailor dress because navy and black don’t ‘match’. Looking back, Barbie has been one of the most fashion-foward example for young girls. Barbie isn’t only a fashion role model but also she is a clear way to show the fashion through the ages. Created in 1959 she has gone through thousands of looks. Here are some that have recently been published in Barbie by Yona Zeldis McDonough. 

 

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