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.
A women's co-working and community space is under fire for a controversial post feature Barbie and a beheaded Ken doll.
Barbie wears “Love Wins” T-shirt in newest collaboration. Now Mattel is adding advocate for the LGBT community to that long list. On Monday, the Barbie Style Instagram account shared a photo of the blond doll with a new friend —a Barbie version of Los Angeles-based fashion blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style — both sporting “Love Wins” T-shirts.
Not just any dolls, though, super diverse ones — from a Barbie to old-school baby dolls, all of different ethnicities.
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.
Late last year, rumors buzzed that Amy Schumer would star in Sony’s upcoming live-action Barbie feature. Deadline reported that the “deal was being finalized.” Now, just three months later, Schumer is dropping out of the production. The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. Sony confirmed the news in an equally friendly statement.
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.