The forever iconic "Barbie," was born on March 9th, 1959, forever changing the world of the doll market, and exhuding characteristics similar to that of a pink collar gal of the time. Fast forward to today, as over a billion barbies have been sold, and thousands of new styles continue to emerge and evolve. Though the Barbies of today look different than the original Barbie, we certainly have not forgotten her initial aesthetic, and her unforgettable and iconic style.
Short for Barbara, Barbie was originally inspired after the Lilli Doll, who was "a blonde bombshell, and a working girl who knew what she wanted." Many women saw Barbie as providing an alternative to traditional 1950s gender roles, as she had a series of different jobs, from airline stewardess, doctor, pilot and astronaut, to Olympic athlete and even U.S. presidential candidate.- Sounds like the definition of the pink collar gal!
True to our ethos and way of life, we knew we had to pay homage to such a fabulous, feminine, figure of the fifties. When we saw Unique Vintage's "Barbara" suit, it was love at first sight, and also amazement upon finding such an exact recreaction! Available now, every girl's wish is answered, as you can now get Barbie's retro realness in this perfect pink collar swimsuit. Made of the classic black and white chevron stripe fabric, this suit has all the right seams in all the right places. Miraculously, the built in shelf bust and strong elastic trim adheres to the bust, and stays put making for a flawless doll-like look and fit. (We suggest ordering a size up, as this is teeny tiny, just like Barbie!)
Of course, Barbie was known for her big, blonde, waterfall ponytail and heavy cat eye. Today, we throwback to 1959 Barbie, meets the more modern Malibu Beach Barbie. We brought not only the pretty pony and killer cat eye shades, but also finished our look with some spring-o-lator mules, and some classic gold hoops - Barbie's accessories that she never went without!
Our very own "Mansfield Masquerade" in white was the most perfect handbag to complete our Beach Barbie look. This cutie is available now, and can be purchased here, and is also available in the essentials, pink & black.
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