Even though Barbie and I weren’t that tight back in my childhood, I’m still super excited to follow Barbie on Instagram! I’m surprised it took her so long to set up an account! I figured she’d be at the head of the pack with the way she has taken the world of fashion by storm.
Not to mention she’s right up there with Beyoncé in her super woman, queen status! I mean Barbie has done it all. To be precise, Barbie has had about 150 different careers that include anything from performing open-heart surgery to piloting a plane. Some of my favorites growing up were definitely Football Coach Barbie and Baywatch Barbie! She came with a Dolphin of all things! But I didn’t grow up thinking you’d get a dolphin if you became a lifeguard! No, not at all.
And how could I not love Rappin’ Rockin’ Barbie and her Rappin’ Rockin’ friends? Having curly hair myself, I appreciated Barbie’s fabulously huge crinkle-hair look. And the dangling bling coupled with the smokin’ hot pleather are more than iconic!
The lover of science and exploration in me also had an appreciation for the super cool astronaut Barbie!
And we mustn’t forget that Barbie managed to do it all while wearing stilettos and cruising in a hot pink Convertible or Jeep! I still struggle in the classic pump while she balances on two single points. Geez Barbie, you make me look bad.
But as I look through photos of Barbie on Instagram, I notice a few changes from the Barbie of yester-year. For one thing, I remember my Barbies having much more of an hourglass figure – really busty. Today’s Barbies don’t have quite the rack my Barbies did, but they’re still super thin!
And Barbie’s fashion sense really does coincide with the times! In the 1990s, denim was all the rage for Barbie as well as for the general public. Barbie certainly knows how to spot a trend and make it work!
Nowadays, you can find Barbie on Instagram workin’ the maxi skirt with a smart leather jacket. It’s pretty amazing to think that Barbie and I have been wearing the same clothes throughout so much of our lives. I may not reach the status of Barbie. But perhaps I’m a little more fashionable than I originally thought, considering that Barbie approves of some of my staples!
I look forward to Barbie’s updates on Instagram! She’s already made an appearance at the New York Fashion Week and collaborated with Moschino, so who knows what she has in store!