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The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star seems to have pulled a Miley since turning 18, only instead of twerking and gyrating upon dancers, Miss Jenner has decided to shed her childish image with a whole load of flesh-flashing. After posing nude for Victoria's Secret photographer Russell James, the 18-year-old has gone topless once more to turn from Lolita into edgy fashion icon.
This week, Mariachi Barbie makes her grand debut in America, just in time for Diez y Seis and National Hispanic Heritage Month. And I'll bet my bright pink high heels that most of the little girls who get this particular toy will waste no time ditching the mariachi outfit in favor of Barbie's T-shirt and jeans.
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Linda Williams recalls her father bringing home a sewing machine when she was in the throes of Barbie doll adoration. And since no little girl can ever own enough Barbie clothes, Williams began sewing tiny outfits.
Despite the best efforts of campaigns such as Pink Stinks and Let Toys Be Toys , it seems the nation's girls and boys still expect their toys to come in pink or blue packaging. According to a recent survey commissioned by LIMA UK , the most popular items for children under 14 still fall along strictly gendered lines.
Classics like Barbie and Hot Wheels made WalmartA a a s annual list predicting holiday toy trends, and other kiddie crowd pleasers like the Snow Glow Elsa Doll also made the cut. "Walmart unveils A a EoeChosen by KidsA a a toy list" is categorized as "world".
It's a catchy phrase, but that song isn't encouraging people to sign up for music lessons.
It is probably no surprise that among certain female fashion designers, playing with Barbie as girls helped inform their adult careers. "My mother taught me how to sew so I could make clothes for my Barbie," the designer Cynthia Vincent said at a Council of Fashion Designers and Barbie party during New York Fashion Week.
This weekend, at 14th and 9th, five models stood behind plexiglass scrims and pretended to be Barbies. Their hair was pouffed and curled, and their feet were tucked gracefully into killer heels, and they wore the designs of Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, Tess Giberson and WHIT - the CFDA designers had partnered with Mattel to celebrate the release of the Barbie Fashion Design Maker, an app that allows fans to design and print clothes for the doll.
"According to Mattel, women are supermodel thin, have luscious locks, pearly white teeth and pert boobs as well as a successful career. It's simply not true," thunders Joanna Davies on the Guardian's Women in Leadership network, in response to the new Entrepreneur Barbie doll .
For decades, toymakers and parents alike have created a market for "gender appropriate" objects . The result: generations of men and women inclined to "gender appropriate" careers in a time when STEM fields could use all the help they can get.
After some thought 2012's Mexico Barbie -- which sported a pink folklorico, a passport and a chihuahua -- was too stereotypical, the new Mariachi Barbie seems to be more culturally accurate, according to several members of an El Paso, Texas, mariachi band.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:33 am
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