Yesterday on Saturday, March 9th, Barbie celebrated her 60th Birthday/Anniversary. I am a total Barbie fan. In fact I’ve done some posts about Barbie in the past that will give you a better idea of how I feel about our girl Barbs. 😉
In order to celebrate I thought I’d share a few pics of me playing with Barbies as a kid/pre-teen and share with you some of my favorite Barbies that were released while I was growing up. Yes, I played with Barbie until I was like 11 or so. #NoShame I still get to play every now and again, with my little cousins or my god daughter. It brings me back and I love it! 😉
Jewel Girl– she was my absolute favorite, I named her Mandy.
Flower Power– I had the one in the orange.
Happenin’ Hair-I had the one with the pink and green streaks on the far right.
Pregnant Barbie– Her name was actually not Barbie, it was Midge.
Sit in Style….Guys, remember bubble furniture?
These are just some I remember having as a kid. I’m sure there are tons of others that I loved.
I buy Barbies for my god daughter who is now old enough to play with them. And I even buy them for my niece too, even though she’s still a little bit too young. I just want them to know the journey Barbie has taken and how far she’s come. Yes I’ve bought them some curvy dolls. In fact, I never got to purchase one for my collection, so as I picked up one for my niece, I figured why the hell not? I should own a curvy Barbie. The little girl in me, still supports her love of Barbie dolls. I chose this curvy Fashionista, because she reminded me of myself a bit. She has hips and thighs! And her outfit was funky and floral like the hippie side of me.
^ My photos ^
Oh and FYI Barbie has a VLOG channel on YouTube and it is AMAZING! I’m going to be 28 later this month and I can’t believe how her words can hit home even at my age. It’s really great to see her speaking on important issues young girls and women still face today. I loved the last two vlogs she posted, such amazing positive messages for the youth of the world to absorb. Barbie teaches girls that they can do anything and to stick up for themselves. In this world we need positive role models for our girls! Barbie wasn’t always considered a good/smart/healthy role model. Even some youth today, consider her “stupid.” But I loved her, and with all the positive changes being made today to her brand, I love her even more. I can only hope that I will one day, have my own daughter and pass down my Barbie collection to her and teach her all that Barbie has taught me.
And just for some fun, I thought I’d share their Birthday Barbie video with you too!
For more on the history of Barbie visit the Barbie website!
Happy Birthday Barbie!
Thanks for the amazing memories, and for the inspiration!
You were my childhood.
*I do not take credit for any of the Barbie images, videos, slogans used.*