Barbie goes au naturel
The famous blonde doll sheds her plastic perfection and steps out sans makeup.
For the first time, Barbie has been seen without her usual flawless face, smooth hair and Technicolor makeup. Graphic designer Eddi Aguirre posted a digitally altered photo of the blonde doll on Imgur with the caption, “No one is perfect,” reports the Daily Mail.
The altered image portrays the long-criticized icon with freckles, undereye circles, frizzy hair, oily skin, yellow teeth and braces.
More from Living: 10 most stylish Barbie outfits of all time
Responses to Barbie’s natural look have been met with mixed emotions.
“A doll with an incredibly sick look? Like she's got an awful hangover or renal failure? Which child would want it?” wrote one commenter on Imgur.
Another woman commented, “I wish they could have shown me this when I was a kid... I always thought Barbie was so perfect. Maybe I'd be less self-conscious without makeup if I'd seen this earlier!”
More from Living: 30 days of fun spring makeup
Fran Walfish, a child and family therapist based in Beverly Hills, Calif., told Yahoo, “Barbie with braces and acne looks very much like the type of women and girls who come into my practice. Perhaps this new image is a good thing.”
Tell us: What do you think of this image of Barbie?
Bing: Biggest Barbie collection in the world
More from Simply Chic:
Would you buy a special dryer for your bra?
$91,500 tee for sale in New York
Is there a 'peak' beauty age?
Photo: Courtesy of Eddi Aguirre
Making Barbie look like a nasty, rundown, mother of six after a night spent with a bottle of Jack is not the way to teach kids about 'real women' or proper body image, this is just a ploy to sell more products.
Big Business wants young women to feel that if they don't buy all those beauty products and makeup, they would look like a nasty, rundown, mother of six after a night spent with a bottle of Jack! Wow and our kids would believe it if we dont teach them differently!!!
beauty tips and style advice
Stunning wedding styles that create a statement.
Hue-changing dos we absolutely love.
In case you weren’t already overwhelmed enough by the daunting task of jeans shopping (or really, clothes shopping in general), our friends over at Racked published a handy little infographic today comparing the sizing of a variety of different retailers that you’ve likely frequented at least a handful of times in your lifetime.
I attended the Abercrombie and Fitch holiday-season press preview yesterday, and in between checking out the cute gear that will hit stores this November, I picked up a little nugget of information I just have to share.
How to wear this cool-weather staple in the summer.
See how Miranda Kerr made a pair of Birkenstocks chic.
We love how a new nail polish has the ability to instantly change your look and your mood with a simple swipe. While happy lime greens and aquas are ruling the five million #nailpolish Instagrams this summer, there are a variety of great colors to choose from—whether you want an office-appropriate neutral or a fun going-out shade that’ll give your LBD a punch of color.
You already know wearing white after Labor Day is cool. But menswear is reinventing itself rapidly, leaving some long-held mandates by the wayside, not to mention a bunch of men with a lot of questions. Sure, some style laws are truly inviolable. Showing a quarter-inch of cuff will always be crucial, but with designers and dandies flaunting so many former taboos it's hard to tell what's in play these days. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to let you know which rules no longer apply.
Put down the wrinkled button-down, step away from the Crocs, and open your closet. We need to talk about the new rules of casual.
Buying a brush is like getting a new smartphone: once you learn how to use it, it’s indispensable.
Surfers are the epitome of cool, laid-back American style. And if we can’t be them, at least we can copy their hair.
It’s time for bridal beauty to loosen up. Hair doesn’t have to be tightly wound, makeup perfectly contoured, and nails French manicured (on this last point, really, please don’t). You can, in fact, look gorgeously and timelessly cool at your wedding. Here’s how.