If I had remembered that today was Barbie’s birthday my Friday post would have been devoted to her. However I think she deserves one anyway.
Barbie is 58 years old, older than my sister but younger than I am so she’s very much of my generation. She’s had a controversial life but despite the criticism and even despite Mattel’s attempt to kill her with mediocrity at times Barbie survives. As we say in Australia “Good onya Barbie.” Happy Birthday
Malibu Barbie 1975 with Superstar face
Happy Birthday Barbie 1981
Barbie in India
A foreign issue Barbie.
My swirl ponytail Barbie in Sophisticated Lady.
African American 40th Anniversary Barbie
50th Anniversary 1959 Barbie.
It was one of my childhood wishes to have this outfit.
Titian Swirl Ponytail Barbie.
Riviera Barbie from about 1998. She wears a Fashion Avenue Boutique collection outfit from 1996.
Whitman 1962 brunette version.
I love this outfit which was made by Lyn Scantlebury and given to me as part of my birthday present from my sister.
Another mid/late 90s Barbie saved for projects. Wearing generic outfit.
Hip 2 B Square Barbie
I thought this one had the nicest expression of the three that were there.
Sisters Joanne and Kate.