If you had known me growing up (or if you did know me growing up), you would know what an unlikely title that is. I think I played with Barbies for about two weeks. I did not love dolls, princesses, or glitter. In short, I was a tomboy. Yet somehow, I had the good fortune to end up with my Mom’s childhood Barbie. I suppose it’s not Barbie herself that I find inspiring, but rather her stylin’ ’60’s wardrobe. The extra-cool thing about this wardrobe is that it’s not from the store. It was made by my grandmother, who is a master doll-clothing and stuffed animal seamstress.
Here are just a few articles in Barbie’s wardrobe.
Hm…Maybe Barbie needs a fashion shoot area so we can get a better view of those clothes…
Sorry, Barbie. I don’t feel like ironing right now. Maybe later.
I think I could really go for those blue cords, the yellow shirt, and that cozy white sweater right about now. It’s in the single digits here (Laugh away, Canadians. I fully acknowledge that you are tougher than people in Massachusetts.). That striped shirt and the shorts make me think about summer, which I try not to do in the middle of winter, but I think I might *need* something like that for the warmer months, don’t you?
Here’s how Barbie handles the cold:
If only we could all look that put together while walking our Scotty dog and our dinosaur.
Would it be more or less dangerous to wear fur if you owned a dinosaur, do you think? I’ll just leave you to ponder that question while you plan your own Barbie-inspired wardrobe.