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Category Archives: Barbie Doll

Happy 60th Birthday Barbie From The Barbie Generation

Happy Birthday Barbie! #Barbie60 Today, many around the world are celebrating Barbie’s Birthday. Did you know Barbie was introduced on March 9, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair? She sold for $3. In 1963, Life Magazine declared five-year-old Barbie – The Most Popular Doll in Town. I was born that year into the Barbie...

Dressing Barbie by Legendary Barbie Fashion Designer Carol Spencer

Dressing Barbie is a new book coming out in March. It is written by legendary Barbie fashion designer, Carol Spencer, who helped transform Barbie into a style icon. Click here to preorder the book: I recently had the pleasure of meeting the author of Dressing Barbie – Carol Spencer. When I asked about her book,...

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:...

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...

Dollstagrams on Instagram

Have you heard about the Dollstagrams on Instagram? It’s the doll-collecting community on Instagram that photographs their Barbie, American Girl, and various other dolls. I am fairly new to dollstagramming, as I only started my Barbie Gets Real Instagram last year as a family project with my grandkids and I wrote the story behind my Barbie...

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...

Barbie Photo Shoot

On Barbie Gets Real, I recently created a Barbie Photo Shoot of Grandma Barbie taking photos of her Barbie – The World’s Smallest Barbie. It was my most popular post to date. It’s been one year since I started my Barbie Gets Real Instagram. I had no idea that thousands would follow it. It was...

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...

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...