One fact about myself that I have not mentioned in this blog so far is that I love Barbie. Yes the doll. I love her. The first doll my parents ever gave me was a blonde curly haired one which was quite rare to find in those days. I am going back to the early 90s, 1994 maybe. She had a small button on her chest and she could talk! Well, she said one friendship sentence but I was mesmerised by her. For me she was not only a doll, she was an icon, a beautiful, fashionable creature that inspired me. My love for Barbie grew and grew as the years went by and I know have a small collection of dolls which I greatly treasure.
Another big passion of mine is learning and discovering different countries, cultures and ethnic groups. Have you ever seen the Barbie Dolls of the World collections? Oh these dolls are so beautiful. Many countries and cultures are represented in these collections. Below are pictures of some of my favourite ones. Even if you are not a fan of this iconic doll, you have to admit; these dolls are gorgeous.
|Irish Dance-Ireland (2006)|
North American Barbie
|Hawaii U.S.A (2012)|
|Native America (2000)|
|Cinco de Mayo-Mexico (2006)|
|Puerto Rico (1997)|
South American Barbie
|Kwanzaa Festival-Africa (2006)|
|Chinese New Year-China (2005)|
All images were taken from the Barbie Collector website.