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Gigi Hadid is officially being immortalised in plastic by Barbie makers Mattel. 

The top model is joining the likes of Ashley Graham, Beyonce and Zendaya, who have all been honoured with their very own Barbie versions of themselves.


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Cementing her status as a pop-culture icon, the model is being immortalised wearing her now signature Tommy Hilfiger threads. 

Gigi has just created a capsule collection, Tommy X Gigi, and Barbie is helping to promote the project with the exclusive new toy. 

In snaps shared on Instagram, the dolls are shown roller blading on Venice Beach and posing by the pier, which is where Gigi's Tommy show took place IRL.


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"Can’t believe that’s me!!!!!!!” exclaimed the star, in an Instagram caption under a snap of the doll.

With it's wide eyes and arched brows, the doll's resemblance to Gigi is eerily uncanny. 

Fingers crossed that Mattel decides to produce the doll, because we can see this one being snapped up by collectors and Gigi fans alike. 


Amy Schumer could soon be personifying one of the world's most beloved children's toys.

The comedian is in negotiations to play the lead role in Barbie, the live-action Sony Pictures film based on the doll.

Every kid loved Barbie growing up, but she's had something of a bad rap in recent years for her unrealistic proportions and perceived ditziness. 


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Amy is renowned for her fiercely feminist stance and taking pride in her realistic figure, so having her star as Barbie puts a modern day spin on the classic toy.

The film is set to revolve around Amy's character living in Barbieland, who gets kicked out for not fitting the exact ideal of perfection.


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After adventuring in the real world, Barbie realises that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside. and tries to spread the message across Barbieland.

The film is due out in summer 2018, and Amy and her sister Kim Caramele will rewrite the original script.


The makers of Barbie, Mattel Incorporated, have revealed a brand new doll, and she is very special. 

The new Barbie doll was created to resemble the plus size model Ashley Graham, to enhance body positivity in young girls.


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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ashley insisted that the doll "had to have her thighs touch. No ands, ifs or buts about it."


Come on @Barbie, let's go party!!! Thank you to my new and incredible @Mattel family for this honor! #beautybeyondsize #barbie #curvybarbie

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As a result, the Ashley doll does not have the infamous "thigh gap" that many Barbies have become known for. 

Ashley also said that "it was important that the Barbie resembled me as much as possible."


Thighs touching, round hips, arms and tummy!! Thank you @Mattel and @Barbie for immortalizing me into plastic! #beautybeyondsize

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"The thighs touching was one way to show young girls that it's OK for your thighs to touch, despite society saying that a 'thigh gap' is more beautiful."

Ashley Graham has become an important figure in paving the way for body positivity, and has popularised the slogan "beauty beyond size".

Keep slaying, girl! 


Plus sized model Ashley Graham has been immortalised in plastic by Barbie manufacturer Mattel.

It's been a pretty great year for the model, who was honoured at the Glamour Women of the Year awards for her work as a body positive activist, as well as becoming the first plus size woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated

The super model worked with the toy company to create the relatable doll, after disclosing in an interview earlier this year that she was proud of Mattel for producing more size-inclusive Barbie dolls. 

"She had to have her thighs touch. No ands, ifs or buts about it. And I asked for cellulite but obviously plastic and cellulite don't go hand in hand," she shared with the Hollywood Reporter.

"It was important that the Barbie resembled me as much as possible. The thighs touching was one way to show young girls that it is OK for your thighs to touch, despite society saying that a 'thigh gap' is more beautiful."

Mattel is is not currently planning on selling the Ashley doll, but previously the company received such a positive response to its Sheroes, a line of Barbies who represent strong women, that they inevitably produced them after initially not intending to.  


Come on @Barbie, let's go party!!!Thank you to my new and incredible @Mattel family for this honor! #beautybeyondsize #barbie #curvybarbie

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For her Barbie outfit, the model chose to exactly replicate one of her New York Fashion Week looks, a sparkly bodycon dress paired with a Sonia Rykiel patched denim jacket, and spiky stiletto Pierre Hardy boots.

"Would I have looked at my body differently if I were playing with Barbies that looked like me? Would I have accepted my thighs and my round arms and my round stomach a little bit more? Probably."

"I think it's absolutely incredible that an iconic image in the fashion world, like Barbie, is keeping up with the times and following along with body diversity in such a big way," she finished.

The new doll is receiving a warm response, with Twitter users celebrating Mattel's move to further embrace body positivity. 

"I love the Ashley Graham Barbie doll! Finally a Barbie with curves! Thank you @theashleygraham for proving that beauty is more than 'skinny'" tweeted one fan. 

Fingers crossed that Mattel decides to produce the doll, and just in time for Christmas!



The Kardashian's hair stylist is having a bit of a moment lately. Not only does she glamour-up the reality family, she is also the stylist for Emma Stone, Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara.

And now, she's added another famous client onto her list; Barbie.

Yep, Jen teamed up with the super famous doll and totally upgraded her look.

She first went for a long slicked-back ponytail and the second look is a long bob that many celebs are sporting at the moment. 

We are totally crushing on the two hairstyles right now. If only Jen could come to Ireland and upgrade our gruaige. 



While many of us may have worshipped at the alter of Barbie growing up, as we got a bit older we started to realise that she looked NOTHING like any of us. 

In fact, she looked like no one alive because her body was completely unrealistic. 

And while poor Barbs has gone through a mammoth amount of criticism over the years, Mattel's latest release is sure to win the blonde bombshell back some brownie points. 

Yesterday, the colossal toy manufacturer announced a new range of Barbie that will come in all shapes and sizes. 

Yep, not only will Barbie represent different ethnicities but she will also come in curvy, petite and tall versions that better reflect real life bodies. 


The move is so historic, that Barbie and her new vivacious figure has graced the cover of TIME magazine and has got chins wagging all over the world. 

This probably does not make up for decades of perpetuating unrealistic body standards to little girls across the globe, but hey it is a definite move in the right direction. 



If Barbie were to take human form – and we mean in a pleasant way, not in a surgically enhanced 30JJ boobs way – we reckon she'd be a dead ringer for Reese Witherspoon.

So it seems fitting that the actress has just bought the movie rights to a book about the famous Mattel doll and how she came to be.

After critical acclaim – and an Oscar nomination – for her self-produced films Wild and Gone Girl, Reese has set plans in motion for another dinger of a movie.

Robin Gerber's 2012 tome, The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, details Barbie's history and that of her creator, Ruth Handler.

Before Barbie's time, most dolls for kids took the form of children, rather than adults. Ruth became inspired to create a more modern, worldly doll after watching her young daughter playing with paper dolls.

In fact, the doll's original design was based on a German "adult toy" named Bilb Lilli that Ruth and her Mattel-employed husband found while travelling around Europe.

While Barbie dolls have been criticised in the past for giving young girls unrealistic beauty ideals, Reese's film will no doubt take a more well-rounded view.

The actress has been called a "modern-day feminist" for her campaign to feature women in stronger film roles, and says it's something that needs to change both on screen and off.

"Women make up 50 percent of the population and we should be playing 50 percent of the roles on the screen," she said last month at the American CInematheque Fete.

"We need more female surgeons, supreme court justices and soldiers – but on screen. Not just as the girlfriends to famous men."

There's no production date for Reese's new film yet, but we're already excited.


For some time now, the people behind the legendary Barbie doll have been trying very hard to shake the blonde’s reputation for giving young girls unrealistic beauty standards.

In a new ad, their latest efforts to squash stereotypes surrounding the dolls are out on display with pretty adorable results. 

Their new Moschino doll is pretty amazing, and it’s not surprising that everyone would want the chance to play with it, and that includes boys. 

Barbie may still have a tiny waist and feet that look like they will always be in stilettos, but now it seems that she’s suggesting it is perfectly fine for young boys to want to play with dolls too.

In September, Mattel’s “You Can Do Anything” ad for Barbie made the Internet very happy with its empowering message. The idea behind the ad was that when little girls play with Barbies, they can imagine themselves in the roles of college professors, coaches and veterinarians. 

Mattel have now featured a young boy in the ad who informs us that “Moschino Barbie is so fierce,” and adds to this claim by ensuring she is accessorised like a boss.

This Moschino ad is the first time a boy has been cast in an ad for Barbie, and the power of a designer collection aside, people were clearly excited about the doll.

The €140 limited edition doll, which came with mini designer T shirts and accessory items, sold out on Net-a-Porter in under an hour, according to Women’s Wear Daily

Ok fine, so we’re maybe a little bit old to be playing with Barbies, but this is probably the most fiercely fashionable doll there is, and we want one.

Unfortunately, they are completely sold out. So we will have to be happy with watching this very trendy ad over and over again. 



In the age of the modern woman, sometimes it can be really REALLY hard to find people who truly understand our daily first world problems.

Anyone who says brunch is a 'want' and not a 'need' needs to seriously re-examine their life choices, tbh.

Luckily for us, Honest NYC Barbie has our back and here’s why…

Barbie knows the outrageous cost of trying to eat healthily


6 bucks for juice!? You gotta be kidding me!?

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She understands that cities and heels make every day extremely treacherous


I have no words for what's happening to me right now. #pleasesendhelp

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Barbie knows that regular brunches are a life necessity


Bottomlesssss bruuuuunncchhhhhh.

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Barbie gets that time is precious and queues are dumb


Nope. #wholefoodsmarket

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She understands the woes of terrible weather



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Barbie knows that sometimes life can be a little confusing


Where the f*ck am I?

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She also gets that us girls can sometimes be a little bit clumsy


That awkward moment when you trip down the subway stairs.

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Barbie knows that we cannot function without our morning coffee  


I know. Don't judge me. #soexpensive

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But finally and most importantly, Barbie understands that wine is a cure for EVERYTHING.


Me time.

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Thanks Barbie! 



Actress and singer, Zendaya Coleman, now has her own Barbie doll; and it's gorgeous. 

The doll, which isn't available for purchase, sports dreadlocks and a replica of the Vivienne Westwood dress Zendaya wore to the Oscars earlier this year.

Zendaya announced the news on her Instagram account, and she seemed to be pretty happy about it.

"When I was little I couldn't find a Barbie that looked like me, my…how times have changed. Thank you @barbie for this honour and for allowing me to be apart of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty. Can't wait to keep doing amazing things with you."

So, it seems this won't be the last of Zendaya and Barbie working together.

Earlier this year, Fashion Police's Giulana Rancic caused A LOT controversy when she commented on Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars, saying: “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed".

Although the TV presenter later apologised for her comments, it caused Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffith to leave the show. 



It was announced earlier this year that a talking Barbie doll is on its way – and now she's very almost here. 

Yes, Hello Barbie is the brand new, soon to be unleashed Mattel doll that will be able to speak back (we bet she's sassy). 

And while the 'cool or just plain creepy' debate has raged since the announcement was made back in February, the doll is nevertheless sure to be top of numerous Christmas wish-lists in the run-up to the festive season. 

"Hello Barbie is by far the most advanced to date in a new generation of AI toys whose makers share the aspiration of Gepetto: to persuade children that their toys are alive—or, at any rate, are something more than inanimate," wrote the New York Times earlier this year.

Hello Barbie will also be programmed to connect to the Apple Cloud, just like Siri. 

Her language will evolve too as you speak to her, and she can also adapt her language preferences. 

How exactly? Well, the chic necklace on Hello Barbie will feature both a microphone and a speaker that will help enable the conversations. 

Of course, she does require a Wi-Fi connection to talk, though kids (big and small alike) can naturally enough continue to play with the doll the old-fashioned way when the internet is down.



Many, many years ago there was something known as the 'Barbie Workout'. 

Yes it was exactly what you're thinking about and no, it was not as much fun as anyone had ever hoped. There was as much pink as you could imagine, but the the dance moves and leotards were enough for one generation.

Just when you thought the madness had stopped however, it appears to have resurfaced. According to Buzzfeed (who kindly GIFed the video so now it will most certainly live on forever), you can buy the video on Amazon

According to the video's official description, the 30 minute video pretty amazing:

"Barbie is now the star of a brand-new video! Barbie leads nine girls in over a dozen hot new dance workout routines—fun steps like The Barbie Basic, Hot Foot, Sidewalk Strut, Jammin' Jogger, Broadway Barbie… and more!"

Werk Erica gal! Those are some serious moves, and a nice sock/trainer combo also. Who are these nine girls you ask, well we don't know all of them (although we REALLY want to) but one of them is none other than Jennifer Love Hewitt:

*Fun Fact: Jennifer Love Hewitt was one of the dancing girls.

Considering Kim K's ill-fated workout DVD made something of a resurgence not too long ago, we're wondering iff we should be witnessing the next great big fitness trend? Maybe Barbie will be launching her own fitness app soon, we wait in hope.