Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company.

Barbie — Love Her or Leave Her?

I have a lot of looks that are inspired by Barbie. The first one I decided to model was the original 1959 Barbie doll. This photo was taken by Pin Up Girl Cosmetics in Atlanta. Which Barbie look should I do next?

Barbie ~FOR SALE $35.00 COMES WITH SILVER PLASTIC CASE. DGIL@COMCAST.NET

Barbie and the Nail Salon

Kairos Moment for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux on Etsy now

Kairos Moment for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux on Etsy now

Mistakes by Mattel! - Barbie, Fashion Icon of the 60's

This is an original picture of the first Barbie styles. Barbie appeared in giving girls unreal beauty expectations.

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Barbie Doll Fashion: 1964

2 piece pjs  The Fashions of 1962 - Barbie Teenage Fashion Model

2 piece pjs The Fashions of 1962 - Barbie Teenage Fashion Model Pretty sure I had the blue PJs

This is how Barbie was presented at Woolworth's many years ago.

What Makes Barbie Dolls So Iconic

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