Barbie Gets Real Amazon Ideas

Amazon Influencer #ad Looking for Ideas for your Barbie dollstagram or diorama? Are you are interested in some of the dolls, miniatures and products I use on Barbie Gets Real? I have made an Amazon Storefront so you can see what I recommend for adult collectors who are building dioramas and photographing their dolls. Click Here:…

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Grandma Barbie Gets Real

Would you buy a Grandma Barbie doll complete with: crow’s feet, reading glasses, a larger waist, white cotton granny panties, elastic-waist jeans, sensible shoes and a flannel covered hot water bottle? aka Over-fifty-Reality-Barbie Comfort Loving Grandma Barbie is not available in stores – I created this Barbie spoof just for fun. But… There is a…

Not So Great Shape Grandma Barbie

Are You in Great Shape? As opposed to Great Shape Barbie? I’m the Not So Great Shape Grandma Barbie – but I’m overcoming my struggles with body image. Do you want to know why? As a teenage-fashion model, I worked in an industry with beauty standards few could attain and even fewer could keep. During…

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  • Tammy Prock Fishback - What’s better than I Love Lucy?  I know I need to exercise more (my flapping arms remind me daily).  You are an inspiration to all of us on here.  Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lola Montez - Is that doll the “Happy Family” grandmother doll? I wish you’d identify each doll you use to represent family members! (I love this project!)ReplyCancel

    • tonya ruiz - Yes, That is the “Happy Family” Grandma doll. Thank for the encouragement. It has been a fun project. Problem is, I have a Grandma brain. The grandkids might remember which doll is which. If I recognize the doll – I will try to add it to the photo. Ha!ReplyCancel

Barbie Babies

I have been adding to my Barbie collection and I wanted to add to my stash of Barbie babies. As a mother of four, and grandmother of ten, I knew that we would need babies to recreate our family and friends for my parallel plastic universe on my instagram Barbie Gets Real. Here are some…

Aging Gracefully or How to Embrace Aging

  I’m much more positive about aging in my fifties than I was in my thirties, when I first began to experience the second law of thermodynamics – and noticed that my body was indeed degenerating into a more disordered state. When I turned 30, I dug through a box of my modeling pictures and came…

Barbie Gets Real

Can Barbie Get Real? For many years I wrote and spoke about body image and I had a few Barbie Dolls that traveled with me. During my speeches, I would hold them up and say, “I believe these dolls set a standard for perfection that is unattainable for any human and gives your young daughters…