'Boys Like Dolls Too': Barbie Ad Praised For Challenging Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents

A Barbie advert has been praised for challenging gender stereotypes of children's toys. In the 30 second clip a little boy declares, "Moschino Barb...

Feminist Barbie Advert Receives Mixed Response

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie has, over the years, taken a lot of flack for her non-feminist ways. She's the doll with unrealistic bodily proportions, an obsession for pi...

Barbie Gets A Fashion Week Makeover From Makeup Legend Pat McGrath

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Style

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, and it seems that everyone is getting in on the haute couture action... even our childhood toys. As part of th...

'Hipster Barbie' Proves How Inauthentic We All Are On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From fiddling with our food until it looks perfect on the plate, to filtering landscape shots so they look more like a Van Gogh painting than the Brit...

This Texas Student Was Banned From Driving, So She Got A Barbie Jeep Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Most people would err on the side of caution after being slapped with a drink-driving ban, but not Texan student Tara Monroe - who now cruises around ...

Doll Parts: Designer Barbie Style for Grown-Ups

Sarah McGiven | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Admittedly you won't catch me playing with my (amazing) Crystal Barbie any more, but I'm definitely still partial to a Barbie tee or accessory. They make me smile and are a reminder not to take life so seriously. Plus, Barbie is always getting a super cool makeover courtesy of some chic brand or other, so there's that too.

You Can Now Own Real Life Barbie Dream Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Style

If you spent your childhood envisioning owning Barbie's hyper-girly, bubblegum pink shoes, your dreams are about to become a reality. Shoe designer...

Amazing Barbie Makeup Transformation In Just 90 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Style

Watching a makeup artist transform herself into Barbie never fails to amuse us, but seeing the transformation take place in less than 90 seconds is tr...

Argos Top Toys For Christmas 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

We know, we know, you haven't even thought about Christmas yet. After all, it's only June and the summer holidays are only just about to start. How...

Forget Barbie's Flat Shoes, It's Her Ethnic Diversity That Matters

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone is losing their shit over the fact that Barbie can now wear flat shoes - and we can't quite get my head around it. Suddenly, fully-grown w...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Barbie Impression Scares Us

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's official, Barbie-mania has sent the fashion world potty. In a pink, plastic and 100% Barbie-themed photoshoot for Vogue Japan, Rosie Huntingto...

Meet 'Muscle Barbie', The Teen Bodybuilder Who Never Misses A Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over Valeria Lukyanova, there's a new human Barbie in town, and this one can lift more than most adult men. Julia Vins is known as ‘muscle ...

Talking WiFi Barbie Doll 'Will Chat Live To Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

In a terrifying move, Mattel has decided that the way to boost Barbie’s troubled sales numbers is to hook the iconic doll up to the Internet and let...

Is Superhero Barbie The Role Model Young Girls Need?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With her unrealistic figure and obsession with all things pink, Barbie doesn't automatically spring to mind when you think of positive role models for...

This Is What Bratz Dolls Look Like Without Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With their leather mini skirts and heavy make-up, Bratz dolls have long been accused of sexualising child's play. Now, an Australian artist has gi...

Black Barbie Doll Is Twice The Price of Its White Counterpart In the US

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A man looking for a Christmas present for his daughter was outraged at a US retailer selling a black Barbie doll for more than twice the price of its ...

Thousands Of Princesses Frozen At Royal Albert Hall.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

From this month audiences are invited to become a part of the interactive show, joining in with all of the film's original songs, including 'Let It Go', the chart-topping song that has so far received over 500 million YouTube views!

Barbie Needs Ken To Help Her Use A Computer, According To This Sexist Kid's Book

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In recent years, Barbie has been accused of promoting an unrealistic body-type and negatively influencing young girls. So when we heard about new b...

Potty-Mouthed Talking Barbie Has Some Choice Words For You

SWNS | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

She’s blonde, plastic, pretty and she’s got the mouth of a sailor. This talking Barbie doll certainly pulled no punches when she apparently ask...

Lego's Taking Over The World One Brick At A Time

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

Lego is now the largest toy company in the world, narrowly beating out Mattel thanks to the company's huge success with The Lego Movie. READ MORE: ...

Meet The Living Doll To Rival Human Barbie (Who Already Hates Her)

Barcroft Media | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has competition - meet Alina Kovalevskaya, a walking, talking, living doll. The 21-year-old has made a splash with ...

Entrepreneur Barbie? We Need a Stay-at-Home Ken

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

Admittedly, as part of the new launch Mattel has partnered existing businesswomen to give advice to those aspiring to follow in their footsteps, but this doesn't go far enough. Everyone trying to maintain some sort of work/life balance knows that professional performance is affected by how organised, settled, stable - and happy, we are able to be at home.

How Barbie Helps Kids Come To Terms With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Coming to terms with cancer is hard for adults, so imagine how difficult comprehending the illness must be for children. But thankfully there's an...

Entrepreneur Barbie Is a PR Stunt Aimed at Adults, Not Children

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

She's a strong successful woman in a fantastic pink dress with a whole lot of ambition. But let's be honest, Entrepreneur Barbie has been created for adults, not children. Yes, it shows Mattel is moving with the times. However - above anything else - this is a PR stunt by a company trying to be successful in a world where women want their daughters to become businesswomen, not beauty queens.

Entrepreneur Barbie: Epically Lame Or Actually Cool?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie may get a lot of flack for her favourite colour preference, her waspish waist and her dubious choice in men, but today she makes a foray into t...