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- proper noun A
diminutiveof the female given name Barbara.
- proper noun trademark A popular brand of fashion
- noun informal, derogatory Any stunningly beautiful but
stupidor shallow young woman.
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But Mattel insists its site (www. barbie.com) is the official source of information on Barbie.
At its famous Centro Stile (Styling Centre), Fiat has created two special edition pink Barbie ™ Fiat 500 life-sized show cars especially for Barbie®.
"We immediately recognized the synergy between Barbie and Fiat 500 - the two brands 'unique profile and popularity make them instantly recognized worldwide and their shared roots in design excellence make it a perfect marriage," said Richard Dickson, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Barbie®.
AND NOW ... some Barbie trivia: "In 1963 with the introduction of Midge® Hadley (Barbie® doll's friend), Allan® Sherwood was being designed.
And she leaves her alone with Hamilton Waverly, the famous photographer whose interest in Barbie is far from professional.
Caribou Barbie is about as intellectual as a say Barney the Dinosaur, no disrespect for fuzzy purple dinosaurs intended.
Caribou Barbie is a dummy and a right-wing nut job.
The only form of war Caribou Barbie is an expert on, is shooting wolves from helicopters!
As I read the book I was struck by an interesting conundrum -- on the one hand Barbie from the start was an idealized doll and the early concern was that girls not see her as something to emulate.
In terms of pop culture, Barbie is at the top of that list and I found that fascinating.