It's been a while, but I'm back! Hopefully I can post more consistently.
This week I learned Barbie is a Pisces like ME!! Yes, Barbie, as in Mattel, Ken, etc. I have been a huge fan since I can remember, She helped me hone in my hairdressing skills at a young age.
Way before I knew about hair design, color and all that goes with being a stylist, I had Barbie, to help me discover my passion,. I didn't know it at the time..... ah the possibilities, It's never too late!
I had loads of Barbie clothes, accessories, even the corvette (which may be the reason that's my dream car) I was always giving her a new hair style! She always started out long, then gradually she was shorter and shorter till BAM! she was bald!
My mom always tell the story how she was always buying shampoo and couldn't figure out why we were going through so much so quickly. Till one day she saw me washing Barbie's hair. LOL! The obsession was real yall!
So fast forward to 2016, we go Europe and stop in Paris, I can't remember if we were just walking around or if my wonderful sister/trip planner found out there was a Barbie exhibit at a local museum. Well, you know I had to go! Its so crazy to me how giddy I felt, like a little kid ready for a day at the circus (if that's your thing). I had butterflies in my tummy all the way there. Truth be told, I was shaky walking up to the entrance of the exhibit and yes, I got teary eyed as I opened the door..... and several times throughout the day.
They had everything you could possibly remember having as a child. I saw some of my favorite dolls on display. In pristine condition,,,, not how I left them, It was one of the best moments in my life. I know you may think "how dramatic" but Barbie was my pop culture thing. Seeing all the jobs she's had over the years was just so amazing. They really gave girls inspiration and hope that we could be anything we ever dreamed. Barbie really was more than just good looks. For me and so many girls she was that step in the direction of our dreams. Today I am still chasing my dreams, and it all started with that pink box.
Comment and let me know your Barbie memory.