Barbie

Human Barbie Is A 'Racist Space Alien' Says GQ

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dressing up to be an exact human replica of Barbie should have set the alarm bells off, but after a spate of increasingly bizarre announcements from b...

WATCH: Blondie Bennett Gets Medical Advice About Her Barbie Obsession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie-obsessed Blondie Bennett has finally decided to seek some medical help. You may remember the 38-year-old Californian who has taken her Barbi...

Move Over Barbie! Meet The 'Normal' Doll That Promotes Realistic (And Healthy) Body Proportions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Step aside Barbie, there's a new kid in the doll's house. And rather that tottering around in high heels and instilling unhealthy attitudes to bod...

WATCH: Is Plus Size Barbie Sending The Right Message?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's already a lot of discussion going around Barbie, as many find her to be projecting a false body image to children. But now there's a new do...

Entrepreneur Barbie: Will The Iconic Doll's Pink Suit And Smartphone Inspire Children?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hot on the kitten heels of Barbie's controversial Sports Illustrated cover comes a new breed of the iconic doll - Entrepreneur Barbie. Naturally sh...

Woman Takes Barbie Transformation To Extreme, Uses Hypnotherapy To Become 'Brainless'

Barcroft | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie-wannabe Blondie Bennett is making her obsession with becoming doll a reality - using hypnotherapy to make her brainless. The 38-year-old Ca...

Barbie To Appear On Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"The doll that started it all," reads the strapline of the Sports Illustrated cover featuring Barbie, marking the start of Mattel's Unapologetic campa...

Domestic Abuse Barbie Art Project Shows Realities Of Violence Against Women

SWNS | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's Barbie as you've never seen her before - as a model of domestic abuse. A student artist has painted black eyes, bruises and blood onto the p...

The Botox and Barbie Collision

The Mac Twins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Society, I'm only just enjoying the fact I now have cheekbones and my cheek fat has gone down from hamster to gerbil...please stop pressuring me into pumping and plumping them up again! My bank statement shows I'm still youthful and reckless enough!

Should Barbie Get a Plus Size Make Over?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The question should have been... Does Barbie need to gain some more realistic measurements? Instead what we have is shock and shame tactics, that use a caricature image to represent a plus size woman that is already marginalised and ridiculed by the media and once again opens the industry up to mockery. Essentially what we're left with is one extreme to another.

Meet The Real-Life Barbie From... Bradford

Barcroft Media | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Meet the real-life doll who spends up to four hours every day perfecting her look. Lhouraii Li says her extraordinary appearance is a combination ...

'Real Life' Barbie And Ken Fall Out - Ken Retaliates By Dressing Up As Barbie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When real life Ken - Justin Jedlica - met real life Barbie - Valeria Lukyanova, no one really expected them to actually get into a relationship. A...

Happily Ever After? Not For Barbie And Ken

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While playing with Barbie and Ken as young girls, we imagined happily-ever-after wedded bliss - a relationship based on honesty and trust... and a sha...

Halloween Makeup Ideas: Become A Zombie, Witch Or Skeleton With YouTube Tutorials

The Huffington Post UK | Patty Doma | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Sexy nurses and naughty devils are not only vomit-inducing but soooo Halloween 2004. This year is all about makeup - zombie brides, skeletons, witc...

Meet The Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

A Singaporean man, who is a self-described "toy nerd", has amassed a collection of more than 6,000 Barbie dolls. Jian Yang has revealed how a boyh...

'Mars Explorer' Barbie Is Almost Entirely Pink

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech

Barbie is going to Mars. And she's wearing pink. Mattel and Nasa have announced a special edition 'Mars Explorer Barbie' to celebrate the first ann...

Plastic Surgery Addict Talks To Oprah Winfrey About Life After 59 Procedures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jenny Lee has undergone a total of 59 plastic surgery operations in her lifetime in a bid to combat her cripplingly low self-esteem. When she first...

WATCH: Human Barbie Says She's Going To Save The World From Superficiality

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've ever stumbled across Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova, you'll probably have an opinion on her lifestyle choices. Modelling herself as a rea...

My Little Pony Gets A Barbie Makeover, Our 8-Year-Old Selves Are Inconsolable

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As children of the 80s, HuffPost UK Lifestyle didn't go very far without our My Little Pony toys. Innocently cantering its small purple hooves alo...

What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was A 'Normal' Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie, with her teeny waist, love of cupcakes, ability to overlook Ken's most basic flaw (he has no penis), and preference for tons of make-up has be...

LOOK: 'Malibu Barbie' Mum Addicted To Tanning

Barcroft Media | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Mum-of-two Sarah Willman has been addicted to tanning since she was 14 and cannot stop because she loves 'the Barbie look'. Sarah was nicknamed 'Ma...

Topless Women Crash Barbie Dreamhouse Opening

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Topless women from female rights group Femen have caused a storm at the opening of the Barbie 'Dreamhouse' in Germany, screaming slogans and brandishi...

Little Girls Dressing Like Hookers? Blame Barbie

Jan Shure | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Their bodies, of course, have been etiolated, distorted versions of the female form since Barbie was first created by Ruth Handler in 1959, but at least when my own daughters played with them 25-plus years ago, Barbie looked fairly wholesome with her princess outfits, air-hostess uniform, tennis gear, and those impossible-to-put-on trousers and little tops.

LOOK: Barbie Without Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hot on the high heels of the bare-faced trend that saw porn stars without make-up, followed by various celebs going slap-free for charity, is our chil...

'It’s Like A Drug Habit, I Just Can’t Quit': Male Cleaning Boss Who Has Collected 3,000 Barbies

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A 41-year-old Florida man has revealed he spends £20,000 a year working on his Barbie doll collection. Stanley Colorite has 2,000 Barbies and 1,0...