Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Barbara "Barbie" Millicent Roberts!

    Today is Barbie's 52nd Birthday.  Check out Barbie through the years.

The first Barbie: 1959:  
Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara at play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of Mattel. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors. -Wikipedia
1961 Barbie-Open Road

1964 Miss Barbie

1971 Live Action Barbie

1971 Malibu Barbie

1977 Superstar Barbie

1984 Crystal Barbie

1986 Barbie and the Rockers

1991 All American Barbie

2008 Holiday Barbie

         Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts, her parents' names are given as George and Margaret Roberts from the fictional town of Willows, WI.  Barbie attended Willows High School, She has an on-off romantic relationship with her boyfriend Ken (Ken Carson), who first appeared in 1961.  In February 2004 Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken had decided to split up but in February 2006 they were hoping to rekindle their relationship after Ken had a makeover. - Wikipedia

A flashback to our own tribute to Barbie, from our sorority's Barbie and Ken Mixer in college.


1 comment:

  1. OMG. I love your blog. I did a barbie post today as well. My name's Anna, I'm a stylist and visual merchandiser in LA. I'm 23 years old and moved to California after graduating back in south with a degree in visual merchandiser. I've worked with such designers as Max Azria, Nicole Richie, and my idol Rachel Zoe. I'd love if you visited my new blog for multiple posts a day on all things fashion. I'd love the support. I'm following you, I hope you'll do the same. Thanks so much.