I haven’t seen this around tumblr just yet, so I wanted to put my own word out about it.
This is a fashion doll created by an illustrator that has been modeled to the standard proportions of the average 19 year old girl. She’s healthy, sporty, wears natural makeup, and GOSH DARNIT LOOK HOW POSABLE SHE’LL BE.
The project is technically fully funded now, but the more support and preorders it gets, the more influential it will be. My mom just got one for the sole purpose of keeping in the box, because best case scenario, these things become the next barbie and they’re worth big bucks later on; worst case scenario, she helped support an artist with a good cause.
Preorders aren’t outrageous at all. $25 for a first-edition doll that will NOT be sold in retail stores. Please spread the word and help get this doll known!
she’s really pretty, I love her outfit as well. A lot of Barbie’s style was always too frilly and pink. My mum used to buy me the clothes packs and we’d spend hours looking for something not pink.
My favourite was a farmworker/or something like that Barbie. She came with a flannel top and jeans with apple patches on. Her hair was plaited too and I was gutted when my brother popped her head off. I also had- what was the black Barbie called? I had a mermaid one of her, she had a BEAUTIFUL golden tail, I loved it.
My sister doesn’t have a lot of Barbies, she prefers my old Sailor Moon dolls and even then prefers to play with her ponies, but if she wanted a doll I’d buy her that one.
I love her!! I’m 32 and I’d buy her for myself. I hope she gets some funky clothes and different colour hairs out so that every one of every taste can customize her. :)
Hmmm, my daughter’s birthday is next month…