This is What Barbie Would Look Like with Normal Measurements
Whoa. We can’t get over these images of Barbie completely made over as a normally-proportioned girl. Artist Nickolay Lamm—who’s also created images to show us what humans could look like in 100,000 years—has completely reconstructed little Ms. Barbie to reflect the measurements of an average 19-year-old American girl. Lamm pulled data from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, then created a 3D model of the doll (with a little help from Photoshop) for a side-by-side comparison. We’re thinking she looks pretty darn good.
For more pictures—and to see Lamm’s thoughts on what Mattel could possibly do to embrace this much more body-positive version of Barbie—hop on over to Bust.
What do you think of this new Barbie?
Curious to catch up on Barbie debates from the last year? Here’s everything you need to know.
A NYC-based artist has created an anatomical sculpture of Barbie, complete with internal organs, but Barbie’s digestive system doesn’t quite fit (right). The anatomical layout of a regular body (left). (Photo: DailyMail.co.uk/thinkstock.com)
We’ve seen plenty of articles before about just how unrealistic Barbie’s proportions are. In real life Barbie would probably be around 5’ 9” with a 36-inch bust, 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips. Oh, and she’d weigh around 110lbs. (For point of reference: according to the CDC, a 5’9” woman that weighs 124 lbs or less qualifies as underweight). Now, an NYC-based artist is using his anatomical sculptures to drive the point home in another way.
Jason Freeny has been creating anatomical illustrations since 2000 and anatomical sculptures since 2010, but before that he worked as a toy designer; something that I’m sure comes in handy when creating his sculptures. Freeny has worked with other toys in the past like Hello Kitty, Lego, and plastic Gummi Bears, but Barbie is probably the most controversial. Click through to see more angles of the sculpture.
Photo: Capitol Couture
This week has been full of so many product launches, from Benefit’s first foundation and NARS’ tinted moisturizer to Garnier’s BB Cream and Katy Perry’s False Lashes. We’ve hardly had a chance to read about anything else but here are a few of the links worth clicking through this weekend.
- A campaign to get Mattel to mass-produce a bald Barbie is gaining traction. The Barbies would be for children suffering from hair loss or whose mothers, sisters, grandparents, etc have lost hair during chemotherapy. [Styleite]
- Hunger Games excitement is at a fever pitch. The latest development is a new “Capitol Couture” website, plus new information about the reported 500 hair color styles designed by Joico. [Fashionista]
- Turns out we’re not the only ones into nail stickers—Diane Keaton is also a fan. The Annie Hall star tweeted a picture of her awesome new plaid nail stickers on Monday. [WhoSay]
- Here’s someone we don’t often associate with beauty: Mario Batali! The celebrity chef is lopping off his ponytail of 15 years for charity. Now can we convince him to get rid of the Crocs? [Fashion Etc]
- After news broke today that Kristen Stewart will be the face of the new Balenciaga fragrance, we couldn’t help but wonder what the fragrance will be, and what the campaign will look like. The Gloss has an idea plus a roundup of pictures of Stewart looking surprisingly cheery. [The Gloss]
If you need more beauty inspiration this weekend, check out all our brand new January articles and videos in the Birchbox Magazine.
Barbie has gotten a seriously edgy hair makeover courtesy of London-based salon, Bleach. Everyday for two weeks, the style mavens at Bleach are coming up with a new, dazzlingly inventive hairdo in honor of Barbie’s new printable hair extension collection. Yes, with an inkjet printer and an internet connection you, too, can give Barbie a razzy techno-colored style. (Or, if you’re like us, you might just clip them to your own head instead.)
Nine days in and the salon has already created a full set of eye-popping designs — click through to see more crazy styles!
This week’s featured desk is our lovely new director of PR & strategic partnerships, Amanda. In terms of desk style, she’s the polar opposite of last week’s desk belonging to our creative director, Jess. Amanda is all about the organization, which makes sense since she’s a master of pulling off the impossible and choreographing seamless events at the drop of a hat. We’re super jealous of all the fun goodies she has laying about—and yes, that is a picture of her chilling with Phillip Lim. it’s safe to say we’ll be dropping by her desk much more frequently.
- Barbie: At the 2009 ACE Awards, Barbie won for Icon of the Year, so each guest received their own Barbie. The dinner tables were filled with clothes and accessories to dress them. Honestly, I had so much fun styling. She now sits on my desk for inspiration.
- Skull Candy headphones: Open-plan offices can get crazy at times so I need these headphones (borrowed from my friend Rachel on our brand team) to block out all the noise. Plus, they are cute and stylish.
- NARS Orgasm Illuminator: Best invention. Ever. Gives any face a quick pick-me-up at the end of the day before going out for drinks.
- Alice In Wonderland Notebook from Urban Outfitters: Get creative, people! Life is too boring otherwise. I also bought my friend a notebook with a picture of a PB&J sandwich that says “You are the jelly to my peanut butter.”
- John Derian for Target coaster: I hate water marks!
- Manhattan Magazine: I was lucky enough to get on their mailing list. It is such a great magazine for those who love, or want to learn about, this truly amazing city.
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