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Barbie now has baby hairs and we're so here for this inclusivity
The blonde-haired, blue-eyed, dressed head-to-toe in pink Barbie we once knew has taken a step to the side.
Ever since Barbie-maker Mattel announced that they, as a company, want to provide a "multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion" and "represent global diversity and inclusivity", we’ve seen a range Barbies that more closely represents real people.
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Barbies with no hair, prosthetic limbs, disabilities, skin conditions, varying body shapes, ethnicities and hairstyles; making it a priority for children to be able to identify themselves within their own dolls and also to learn about and celebrate all the differences from person to person within our society.
Image credit: Barbie
And now thanks to this modern Barbie fashion, we have the latest on-trend doll as part of the BMR1959 collection. She’s dressed head-to-toe in "today’s hottest streetwear trends” with NO detail spared, not even the purple baby hairs.
Think ‘90s, with the chunky yellow sneaker, logo gold statement earrings, boxy houndstooth blazer over a neon crop top and skirt ensemble.
It’s safe to assume the bright coloured lavender and pink toned hair was Barbie’s nod to the COVID-19 lockdown hair experiments, which have taken 2020 by storm. And in a sentence we never thought we’d write, her neatly swirled baby hairs (which match her nails, of course) are giving us hair envy.
Amongst the baby-haired fashionista, is another doll representing yet another unexpected hair trend that COVID-19 gave birth to, the two toned blonde and brunette we saw Kylie Jenner rocking.
Image credit: Barbie and @kyliejenner
The BMR1959 collection are currently available in Australia via Amazon, see here.
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Are you a Barbie fan? Which is your fave?