Barbies New Look

In 2015, Mattel responded to criticism over the lack of diversity in its iconic Barbie dolls by introducing its Fashionista line (bottom).  Featuring 23 individual dolls — representing eight skin tones, 14 facial structures, 18 eye colors, and 23 hair colors — this generation of Barbie presented more opportunities for self-expression.  Notably different was the introduction of a moveable ankle, allowing Barbie to ditch her heels in favor of flat or athletic footwear.  However, on Thursday, even greater barriers were broken down with the introduction of three new body types:  curvy, petite, and tall (above).

#TheDollEvolves campaign was the brainchild of Mattel’s president and chief operating officer, Richard Dickson.  “I think today, frankly more so than any other time, Barbie is truly representing what girls see,” he said.  In addition to hosting a celebrity launch, featuring Gwen Stefani, Queen Latifah, screenwriter, Diablo Cody, designer, Jeremy Scott of Moschino, and hosted by Amanda DeCadenet, Dickson, focused the brand’s marketing campaign more on Barbie’s career ambitions (as seen in the recent Imagine The Possibilities ad) than her body-type.

BARBIE: BEAUTY COMES IN ALL BODY TYPES!


 Willow
Willow Smith is literally knocking our socks off!  The 15-year-old singer, actress, and dancer is now adding designer to her credits.  Collaborating with Stance Socks, Smith has designed the Miss Dazey Collection for the brand.  “We’d call Willow Smith the ultimate provocateur of artistic expression, but even a label like that feels a little too finite for someone so impossible to define,” said a spokesperson from the company, which has also worked with Rihanna.

 

WILLOW KNOCKS OUR SOCKS OFF!


 Oprah
Last October, Oprah Winfrey took a prominent stake (10%) in Weight Watchers spending $43.2 million for 6.4 million shares of the weight-loss company.  In addition to being the face of the company, she is now adding her own success story.  In a promotion video, the media giant reveals that she has lost 26 pounds since joining the program.  What excited us (and so many of her fans) most was her ability to accomplish this without killing all the carbs associated with dieting.  “This is the joy for me,” she explains.  “I love bread.  I love bread.  I now just manage it, so I don’t deny myself bread, I have bread every day.”

 

OPRAH: WATCHING HER WEIGHT WITHOUT KILLING ALL CARBS!