This is the 55-year-old model who caused much grieve to her much younger competition in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Wednesday 10 December 2014

There will be a bunch of happier models hired for the next Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cos they know their shine will not be eclipsed by another when it hits the stands. Especially if that model is 55 years old. Which was what the current batch had to endure when they had to contend with Barbie this year.

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Meet the first doll with realistic proportions of the female body, and beauty woes like acne and cellulite!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

Step aside Barbie, you with your impossible blondness and paranormal vital stats. Here comes Lammily, the first fashion doll that is made according to the average female body proportions. Designed by digital artist Nickolay Lamm, she even has a collection of stickers to mimic daily female woes such as acne, freckles and cellulite!

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These shoes are not made FOR Barbie, they’re made OF Barbie

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 21 November 2014

Little girls may dream of owning their Barbie doll shoes when they grow up but their big sisters think nothing of wearing barbie heads in their shoes. At least in Harajuku, the teen retail fave spot of Tokyo. At age 55, the controversial bombshell hated by staunch feminists is hitting the streets of Harajuku inside […]

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This is the best selling, hair-raising Barbie in history

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Talk about hair-raising. The Totally Hair Barbie was released in 1992 and might have provided some stiff competition for Rapunzel if the latter had ditched her prince and left her fairy tale. After all, the super doll with the impossible lady dimensions had ultra blonde hair as long as her entire body height.

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That’s right, Barbie is now on LinkedIn

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 9 July 2014

All-American icon Barbie has taken on many jobs and transformations as a doll on shelves — including working for minimum wage — and now she’s finally on LinkedIn as, guess what? An entrepreneur.

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The realistically-proportioned concept Barbie is now in the works

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 10 March 2014

Move over, Barbie. There’s a new girl in town, and her name is Lammily. For years, artist Nickolay Lamm has been passionate about the negative effects of Barbie’s unrealistic body on the psyche of young women. So much in fact that he made a computer rendition of a doll with the proper proportions of a teenage girl.

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Realistically Proportioned Barbie: we interviewed the artist who created it!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 1 March 2014

Finally, someone had the guts to stand up to that faker, Barbie. Pennsylvania-based artist, Nickolay Lamm, not only voiced out his opinion against Barbie-maker, Mattel, but also created a realistic and properly proportioned version of the doll. In this exclusive interview with the artist, we ask him why he created a ‘Real Barbie’ and how the move has affected the public’s perception. [read our original post about this Barbie here]

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Meet Alina Kovaleskaya, a real-life Barbie doll

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 26 November 2013

If you’re ever walking in the streets of Odessa, Ukraine, and some guy goes ‘Wow that’s girl’s so beautiful! What a doll’, you might want to believe what he said, like literally. 20-year old Alina Kovaleskayais is quickly becoming famous online for being a real-life Barbie. She has the natural features of Barbie, which are big eyes, a small nose, and plump lips.

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If Barbie had the measurements of a real woman

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 4 July 2013

By now, we all know that Barbie’s figure is impossible to achieve in real life, so Pennsylvania-based artist Nikolay Lamm decided to show us what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of a real woman. Lamm made a 3D model using the measurements of an average 19-year-old, and photographed it next to […]

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Extreme Barbie Jeep racing

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Friday 14 June 2013

As a kid, my brothers and I would race Big Wheelies and Barbie tricycles down extreme inclines for fun. It was always a fierce competition and playing dirty was encouraged. Needless to say, it warmed my heart to find this group of tough guys who compete in Extreme Barbie Jeep racing as adults. They’re living the dream so […]

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Ridiculous Barbie occupations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 27 May 2013

OK, Mattel, we get it. Barbie is a doll of many trades. The American icon, which started way back in the 50s, needs to remain relevant in the 21st century. Unfortunately, many of the jobs she’s held down over the years are questionable.

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Infographic of Barbie doll vs human woman

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 26 April 2013

What with all the Barbie-apeing going around in the world, it was about time that Barbie got busted as being quite humanly impossible in real life. A infographic by Rehabs.com — a US site for locating rehab facilities and treatment centers — showed that her 16-inch waist could accommodate just half a liver and a […]

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What Barbie looks like without make-up

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Monday 15 April 2013

We’ve all seen the pap’ vie to capture celebs au naturel. Mexican artist Eddi Aguirre has gone that one step further to show us what precious, perfect Barbie would look like without her cake face.

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Anatomical Barbie doll

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Monday 17 September 2012

If you want your kids to learn about human anatomy at a young age, get them this Barbie for Christmas. Jason Freeny’s anatomical Barbie shows us what the doll looks like when you peel back her plastic skin. Her insides are still prettier than any human’s, but maybe this will inspire a new generation of plastic surgeons. 

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