So maybe you remember me writing about how you could influence the next profession for Barbie (here’s the link if you need a reminder)
What a shock. You put a poll on a website and say “Hey geeks! VOTE NOW ZOMG”. Sure enough, the next Barbie is going to be a computer engineer.
OK, I don’t really have a problem with how she looks. Sure, theres a bit too much pink for my taste, but back when I worked in IT, I pretty much dressed like this every day. Some people have complained she’s dressing too obviously casual, and others have said that she should tie her hair back cause it will just get in the way. These people have a bit too much time on their hands.
Still on the topic of Barbie, ASOS are currently selling Barbie Basics, which are…well, Barbie with a black dress on. Nothing that special really, but the dolls are selling for Ã‚Â£30, with accessory packs to “customise” your doll for Ã‚Â£15.
Barbie BasicsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ is all about permission to play. Each doll is in the fashion staple Ã¢â‚¬Å“Little Black DressÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€break her out of the box and customise to make her your own.
Of course, I’d have to go for this Barbie:
You know, because….it looks like me. No? Damn you all.