Posts Tagged ‘Barbie’

Anatomy Lessons

December 3, 2012

Barbie takes a lot of flack for her unrealistic body proportions. In fact, we have written about the subject on this site several times.


Apparently, her extreme body shape has caught the eye of New York based artist and former toy designer Jason Freeny, who creates anatomical illustrations and sculptures of iconic characters. He recently turned his attention to Barbie, and the results were startling.

Real-life Barbie would be close to 6 feet tall and weigh about 110 pounds. She would have a 39” bust, 18” waist and 33” hips.

To put that into perspective, the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the smallest waist measures just 15” when wearing a corset. Without the aid of underpinnings, her natural waist is a more reasonable 24”.

Freeny’s interpretation of Barbie shows her vital organs are barely able to fit into her body.

Check out the photos of anatomically correct Barbie and see for yourself how unhealthy Barbie’s body really is.

Middle Aged Barbie

July 6, 2012

I have posted quite a few things about Barbie on this site. I have writtin about Yoga Barbie, and life-sized Barbie, and even the profound influence that Barbie had on me and my career aspirations.

I had to laugh out loud when my mother sent me this photo today.

Barbie is currently 53 years old and in most circles in America, she probably would look a lot more like this one, than the perfect plastic doll that she is.
I haven’t given in to looking like this, and I’d like to think my BFF Barbie wouldn’t let herself go either.

What do you think of Middle Aged Barbie?

You’re a Doll

August 27, 2009


I always credit Barbie for having a profound influence on my life. She sparked my interest in fashion, and was the muse for my earliest designs.

This month, some of the world’s most significant designers have come together to dress Barbie and her longtime beau Ken, for a very worthy cause.

The fashionista dolls, as well as illustrations from many of the designers, were commissioned to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Jeffrey, the upscale fashion emporium in New York City’s Meatpacking District.IMG_0250

All of the dolls are available for purchase via a silent auction. Proceeds will be donated to benefit AIDS and breast cancer related charities.

Check out the exhibit on display in the store, until September 17th.


449 West 14th Street New York City

Bids are accepted in store, or via telephone: (212) 206-1272

Sites We Love

August 14, 2009

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I credit Barbie, for planting the seeds of inspiration that led me to want to be a fashion designer. I loved dressing her up, creating looks and designing outfits just for her. I often changed the outfits on the figures in my coloring books, and I loved Colorforms, where you could remove the sticky plastic items of apparel and accessories and change the look in a matter of seconds.

So, it comes as no surprise that I love Polyvore, the site that allows you to select items from various designers and manufacturers to create a mood board of your favorite styles of the season. It’s like the toys of my childhood, updated for grownups, and complete with the technology of the times. And everything on the site is available to be purchased, so you can make your vision a reality.

Who wants to play dress up with me, 2009 style?


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