Happy Birthday to Barbie!
Retro, yet ahead of the trend, Barbie continues to be beloved by many, so here is a collection of books, crafts, fashion and travel for you to enjoy!
This iconic doll has been one of the most celebrated since she made her debut at the New York Toy Fair on March 9th, 1959 - 60+ years of being fabulous!
Being a fan myself, when I found out her birthday was in March, I knew I had to include a post highlighting Barbie !
Read on for fun places, reads and more inspired by this multi-talented fashionista!
Fun Facts about Barbie!
Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts-she was named after the daughter of Mattel co-founders and creators of Barbie!
The best-selling Barbie of all time was the Totally Hair Barbie in 1992 - over 10 million were sold!
Barbie's signature pink color is Pantone color PMS 219 C
Barbie's official birthday is the day she was introduced at the New York Toy Fair-March 9th, 1959-which is now National Barbie Day!
According to Mattel, Barbie is from the fictional town of Willows, located in Wisconsin- guess she liked the sunshine enough to relocate to Malibu!
Barbie wears a lot of hats in the job world! She's been a success at over 200 different careers in her life, including time as a movie directer, surgeon and fashion editor!
There's so much story behind Barbie! This beloved doll has had her fair share of fame over the years, and here are some fabulous books to enjoy! You'll be an expert on all things Barbie after reading them!
1. Dressing Barbie
by Carol Spencer
If you've ever admired the endless outfits and glamorous wardrobe of Barbie, then this coffee table book is for you!
Take a look behind the scenes as Barbie fashion designer Carol Spencer tells the story of her incredible career as the one of the most prolific creators of Barbie's dazzling couture!
From runway to every day, read how this leading designer created many of the looks that made Barbie a bona fide style star!
2. The Story of Barbie and The Woman Who Created Her
Picture Book: ages 3 - 7
by Cindy Eagen, Illustrated by Amy June Bates
Ruth Handler set out to create a doll to inspire girls to use their imaginations after seeing her daughter play with paper dolls.
Read the whole story in this lovely picture book!
3. Barbie Forever
by Robin Gerber