Monday, August 22, 2011

My Beef with Barbie (Part 1)

I know this comes as no surprise.  Most people take issue with Barbie.

Her completely disproportionate body.

Her plastic (haha) smile.

And don't even get me started on the mansion that she can afford in Malibu. On What Income, exactly??

But, after seeing Cupcake's face and immediately needing to buy her. something. anything!

I discovered that, what I really take issue with Barbie on?

Is her hair.

Yep, her long, flowing, straight hair.

Did you hear me? Her Long. Flowing. STRAIGHT. Hair.

How am I supposed to teach my daughter that God created her perfectly the way she is..perfectly with curly, natural, thick, hair...when she is surrounded by our "display" of beauty and it doesn't represent her at all??

I don't like to fail. But I saw no winning in that scenario.

There are virtually NO examples of beautiful naturally-curly haired dolls. Trust me, I have looked.

And looked.


And then? I found This.

What's that? You can make Barbie go Natural?

And I did. It took a couple of hours...but I helped transform Barbie into a doll that at least has similar hair to Cupcake (Don't worry, you'll soon learn about my Other Beef With Barbie soon enough)

Here's the Before and After picture. (P.S. I bought a cheapo Generic-Barbie in case this totally flopped)

Barbie's natural 'do is somewhere between Type 3 and Type 4 curls

And chronicling our journey...See, the evolution of Barbie's transformation..

Pay no attention to Naked Barbie. That dress is as difficult to maneuver with as it is ugly.

I can't believe how much fun I had doing a doll's hair!!!
Looking forward to a lot more fun playing with dolls over the next few years! =)


Ashley said...

That is hilarious! I love it!

Erica said...

Wish I would've had a curly headed Barbie when I was a kid! Maybe I wouldn't have felt like an ugly duckling b/c of my non-Barbie-ish naturally curly hair :) I think u did a great job! :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! I tried to explain this to my family Sat night but they looked at me kind of strangely :)

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