Barbie Gets Real – Instagram

Barbie Gets Real is my life in Barbie Size. Dolls. Minis. Fun. Family. Nostalgia. 

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I grew up in Barbie’s shapely shadow, followed in her tiny footsteps and became a teenage fashion model. Then, reality stepped in and my life took a very different turn from Barbie’s world of plastic perfection. For the next decades, I wrote and spoke about how I was learning to live “Beyond Barbie.” Last year, my grandkids and I decided to recreate our family using the new more realistic dolls that Mattel has created and Barbie Gets Real was born. It has become quite popular and the source of much fun for my family as we recreate our lives in a plastic parallel universe. **Don’t miss the part where my Barbie collects Barbies.  On Instagram