Photographer and film/beauty director Tyren Redd is the genius behind Beyoncé Doll Life, an Instagram account that pays homage to Queen Bey's iconic style in doll form.
Barbie is launching a new doll in its STEM careers collection with Robotics Engineer Barbie. She comes with her own robot and laptop and will help girls learn to code.
Sephora just launched its Barbie makeup collection, but the collection will unfortunately only be available in Europe, so U.S. residents will have to wait to get their hands on it.
A fierce dispute has arisen between Frida Kahlo’s relatives and the corporation which claims it possesses the rights to her image after a toy company announced the Frida doll. Mattel, a US multinational toy company, revealed a Barbie version of the late radical Mexican painter this week as part of an “Inspiring Women” series. Kahlo’s family allege the rights to the feminist icon’s image have been stolen and Mattel is not allowed to base a figurine on her.
'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox tweeted her approval of a transgender Barbie, after Mattel announced it's releasing 17 new Ba in honor of International Women's Day.
Barbie's newest Inspiring Women collection includes Frida Kahlo, but her doll doesn't have nearly as much of the iconic unibrow and facial hair that Kahlo famously did.
Just a few short years ago, tons of people couldn't get enough of Dominican volleyball player Winifer Fernández. Now Alisa Manyonok, another volleyball player, is getting the same kind of attention — with many saying she is the most beautiful volleyball player in the world.
Inspired by model Winnie Harlow, an artist created a doll with the skin condition vitiligo. On Tuesday, the Shade Room posted a photo of a doll with brown skin wearing a head full of box braids, smoky eye makeup, and a trendy summer outfit.
Leonardo DiCaprio, and all those in possession of “dad-bods,” now have a little bit of representation in the doll world. The nation’s largest toymaker Mattel announced on Tuesday that they will be producing new versions of Ken — Barbie’s lifelong companion — and these new Kens will have a slightly different look. The new models come in two different body types dubbed “slim” and “broad.” Mattel will also diversify Ken’s look with six new molded hairstyles (including cornrows and an on-trend man bun) as well as a total of seven skin tones.
World leaders are expected — but not required — to comply with the dress code of the country, although plenty have opted out, stirring criticism.
For many of us, Barbie was our first fashion icon. Beyoncé stylist Marni Senofonte is the creative director behind a new line of Barbie dolls. “It’s been an extraordinary experience seeing my vision come to life through Barbies of different sizes and colors, all looking fly!” Senofonte said on the Instagram post.
High school students resort to outlandish methods to land dates for prom. Christopher Bang dressed up as a version of Mattel’s famous Ken doll to ask his date, Jade Duncan, to the prom. Come on Barbie, let's go party.
In 1959, Barbie was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. The doll was invented by Ruth Handler (the co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was named Barbara. While Barbie first started as a “teenage fashion doll,” coming in either brunette or blond, she’s changed a lot since her introduction.
Barbie was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. For National Barbie Day, lets take a look at the career evolution of the popular doll.
Every few months, some form of media latches on to a fairly tried-and-true set of clichés about men — in particular, dads. Whether it be a fumbling character on a popular sitcom or a new movie, a misguided trend or a lifestyle story in a major news outlet, or a fresh attempt at a heartwarming ad campaign, there seem to be constant reminders to the masses that dads who know how to be parents need to be highlighted as the exception to the norm. The norm, of course, being the “babysitter” who doesn’t know the difference between his child’s backside in the nursery and a rump roast in the kitchen.
Mom and artist Betty Strachan created a breastfeeding Barbie doll to support women and educate children. Mom and talented artist Betty Strachan, who creates custom dolls by painting new faces on Barbies, decided to make a breastfeeding doll. “The decision to make a breastfeeding doll didn’t come consciously,” Strachan told the Huffington Post.
The creator of Barbie-like dolls with realistic proportions — as well as such extras as stick-on moles, acne and tattoos — is now aiming to add another unique accessory to its list: wheelchairs. “What if a wheelchair … was as commonplace as a dress in the doll aisle? How would it affect an entire generation’s mentality? Lamm, an artist, has found success in this type of venue before, as he crowdfunded Lammily — an anti-Barbie doll with proportions based on the measurements of an average 19-year-old American woman — in 2014, long before Mattel released its own new line of realistically size Barbies.
Barbie has held a lot of jobs in her 57 years. From computer coder to astronaut, the doll’s potential is limitless. And now, Barbie’s making history and running for president with her BFF by her side to inspire young women to leadership positions. Because while Beyoncé might’ve said that girls run the world, women don’t hold nearly as many leadership positions in top jobs as men. Hopefully, with the help of a plastic toy, that’ll all change.