Saturday, February 19, 2011
brunette bubblecut barbie goes to the beach
One of my favourite books as a kid was The Collectible Barbie Doll by Janine fennick. Meant for adult collectors of barbie, it explained the values, patent pending labels and overseas versions of a majority of the barbie dolls ever produced. But me, i didn't mind so much about that because the book also included hundreds of pictures depicting barbie through the ages and all the personas she took on (teacher, astronaut, olympian, chanteuse, ballerina, firefighter...), as well as all her friends, family, accessories and clothes. I used to stare at the book for hours and hours and hours (the Bob Mackie Queen of Hearts barbie was my favourite!) and i guess that petite little lady never left my heart. Here is a brunette version of miss barbie in a bikini version of her classic swimsuit, which i whipped up last sunday whilst waiting for another painting to dry.