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Wow–Mattel is really going nuts with this whole 50th anniversary of Barbie!!! First we had the new Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Barbie and now, we have the new Burka Barbie!

In her latest makeover, Barbie is dressed in a stylish vermilion head-to-toe burka with a mesh peep hole. She also shows off a similar lime burqa, as well as slightly less confining, traditional black hijab.

Actually, the Burka Barbie will not be sold worldwide… she is part of a 500-Barbie doll exhibition of international outfitted Barbies being auctioned by Sotheby’s to raise funds for Save The Children! The money will go towards the Rewrite the Future campaign which helps millions of children around the world effected by conflict.

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Sulli 😉

It’s a known fact that any lady would love to have a gay BFF. Well, it looks like Mattel realised that and chose to give Barbie her very own gay Ken friend called Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken.


He comes with the pink polo shirt, the lime jacket, the little white puppy with the pink leash, a couple a necessory accessories and that very sultry look in his eyes! Love it!

You can pre-order Sugar Daddy Ken HERE for 70$. He come out in April.

Sulli 😉

Barbie celebrated 50 legendary years as a fashion icon & pop culture princess this last week. So many celebrated the diva, including Volkswagen who helped Mattel create the ultimate Barbie dream car –a life-size pink Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible–which I seriously want!!! SERIOUSLY… I WANT IT!!!

Anyways, here are some facts that you might not know about the doll! The prototype for the Barbie was actually based on something called “Bild-Lilli,” which was a sex toy based on a European newspaper cartoon character who was a prostitute.

Ruth Handler — the brains behind Barbie—nammed Barbie and Ken after her own two children, who hated the dolls.

Barbie’s full name: Barbie Millicent Roberts.

In 1959, the first Barbie doll cost $3. Thus far, the most that’s been paid for a mint-condition No. 1 Barbie is $27,450.

Barbie’s hair comes in 7 different shades of blond –woven in various combinations to create highlights and lowlights. This could explain why the best-selling Barbie to date is Totally Hair Barbie with locks 10-1/2 inches long.

Barbie’s favorite eye shadow colour is brown, she comes in 11 different skin tones and 90% of kids have owned one!!! I’m part of the 10%…

There you go! Long live Barbie! Let’s just hope she gains a little fat in the next couple of years–if models need to have a minimum body fat index to be in fashion shows, Barbie should have a minimum size to be on shelves!!! (haha sorry–I loved Cabbage Patch Kids! lol)


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