For three generations, parents have turned to Mattel, Inc. This year, the toy industry's No. The unique story will teach girls the value of hope and family love, while also earning a warm place in girls' hearts by inspiring their imaginations and encouraging them to explore their creativity through the arts.
I also bought a smaller circular loom with the idea of making smaller-sized hats that would fit infants and very young children. I basically used the same yarn colored combinations as on the larger hats. So I decided to use some of my dolls to display these hats while I shot these pictures.
More than a year after Barbie paved the way and finally got the body-positive makeover that brought her into the 21st century, her longtime boyfriend Ken is finally following suit. On Tuesday, Mattel, the parent company for Barbie, Ken, and all their assorted friends and family members, revealed 15 new Ken dolls as part of its Fashionistas line. The new lineup features combinations of three different body types — slim, broad, and original — seven skin tones and eight hair colors styled nine different waysaccording to a press release from the company.
The notion of beauty in childhood and the practices of beautification directed at girls were analyzed based on the Barbie tips found in the book byFabiane Ariello Written and visual information were found in the doll's guidelines, which allowed assessment of the production of meaning regarding what it means to be beautiful and how to become beautiful. Such artifacts portray a standard of beauty that interferes with the construction of gender identity and the education of girls during childhood.
Kumiko Suzuki, a year-old college student in Japan, played with Barbie dolls as a child. She says she always saw Barbie as her ideal image of a glamorous Western princess. Barbie's maker, Mattel Inc.
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I love the unique coloring and pose of this doll, and she looks lovely in a variety of wardrobe pieces. I didn't particularly love her dress, but pastels in particular suit her! She has more blonde streaks in her hair than you can really see here, so her hair is very trendy.
NB: For copyright reasons, the illustrations that accompanied the original paper version of this essay have not been reproduced. Barbie, at the age of 41, is one of the longest living toys in America. Analyzing her early history can give a person a look into the societal trends and culture of the late 's and early 's.