Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Barbie's New Properties
A Barbie doll store has just opened in a suburb in Taiwan near Shanghai. It has dolls with many heels, traditionally dressed Chinese Barbie dolls, and is overrun with customers. The oldest one on display is from 1967. The first Barbie was shown wearing a black and white bathing suit. Another tribute is the temporarily rented Barbie Malibu Dream House decorated with wall to wall pink carpet, has a huge chandelier, and all her clothing and historical memorabilia. It was designed by Jonathan Adler, a well known interior designer.