Barbara Millicent Roberts took the beating hearts of thousands of girls from the years 1950 to 1959. Most well known by the name of Barbie, nearly all girls wished to have her during at least one period of her childhood. She was developed by Ruth Handler specifically for the Mattel toy business, which her spouse, Elliot founded jointly with her. A doll from Germany known as Bild Lilli served as the idea spring board for Barbie.
Thanks to Mattel, the rights were stopped on the production of Bild Lilli during the 1960's. Meanwhile, a series of Barbie novels were published by Random House. Multi-ethnic Barbies were released in 1980, in African-American and Hispanic form. In addition, there were accusations that Barbie promoted an unrealistic body image and encouraged detrimental dieting goals. In the beginning people complained that Barbie's waist was too narrow so it was actually widened in response.
For more than 50 years, Barbie has been in the mainstream of the toy fashion doll market. Here are the latest Barbie fashions that will show recent celebration for the 50's which many people never outgrew her.
Barbie adores the Sephora's Stila collection - Barbie adores fashion, and is thought of as a style symbol and a trendsetter for being beautiful. If you are looking to achieve the Barbie look, you can visit the Sephora shop and buy the eye shadows patterns, eyeliners, and lip glazes. Traditional Barbie packaging comes with each purchase.
A showcase of all of the Barbie items are shown as the Barbie at Fred Segal Santa Monica Studio. You can purchase Barbie jewelry created by Tarina Tarantino, and accessories created by Patricia Field, the New York designer from Ugly Betty, Sex and the City, and The Devil Wears Prada's Internet store. You are also able to purchase baby tees made by Mighty Fine, a company which has also made clothes for Disney Couture Baby. The Friedman's design necklaces for dog tags.
A good resource for Barbie collectors is barbiecollector.com. There are various Barbie dolls that you can purchase online including the Barbie doll as Goldie Hawn, I Love Lucy and the Pop Life doll collection.
Walmart was involved with Barbie's 50th birthday celebration as well. Barbie has everything, just take a look at what the stores have to offer. Also available for purchase are riding accessories such as Barbie KFX ATV, Barbie Jammin' Jeep, Barbie Mustang convertible, Barbie Princess Lil Quad, or Barbie Princess tough trike.
Many stores sell a variety of things for Barbie including ToysRUs. Barbie has a host of items that are just hers like cars, boats, houses and more.
Barbie is available in a lot of stores; for instance, you can pick up dolls and accessories at Target, and sometimes get a good deal. Barbie riding toys, Barbie jewelry, and Barbie electronic games are also offered.
Barbie has come very far in the industry of fashion and toys. For the fifty years since 1959, regardless of the words of critics, Barbie still can capture the imaginations of the little girls in all women.