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Even Barbie is looking for a job.  I guess I am in good company! For a girl who has had about 120 careers, is there anything she can’t do?

1961, she entered the scene as an Astronaut, an Olympic Athlete in ’75, 1986 saw Barbie as a Rock Star, and she has been everything in between. Vote for your career choice for 2010 Barbie. Architect? No…I know too many out of work. Environmentalist? Perhaps…but Google ‘Top Jobs in 2010’ and what you discover is that the Health Care field is a safe option. Number 1 career, however, accordingly to the Wall Street Journal, and many other sources is an  Actuary, [they evaluate the financial impact of risk on an organization]. Not sure if Barbie is a numbers girl or not…but I think I’ll suggest it.

So, vote for Barbie’s career. She needs a job.via: Fast Company

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I know what you’re thinking…not another Barbie post. Couldn’t resist.  I showed my husband the Barbie jewelry when he got home from work, he proudly showed me a USB key that he had fashioned out of an old Barbie head from Goodwill Thrift Shop.  Had to share it on this Barbie’s birthday.

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Colette, the amazing gallery, design boutique, water bar and more, in Paris has just launched a line of jewelry and fashion in honour of Barbie’s 50th Birthday. Margaux Lange has created some unique and beautiful pieces using Barbie doll parts with more traditional materials like sterling silver and resins.  She has re-purposed mass produced materials into one-of-a-kind handmade, wearable art.  I love the ‘Hand hinge Bracelet’ made with Barbie hands, and the ‘Have a Heart’ necklace using Barbie’s size 39 (!) breasts. Check out the rest of the line on Colette’s site.
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New York Fashion Week celebrated Barbie’s big birthday, with a fashion show that saw everyone from Vera Wang to Rag & Bone designing collections for the big event. Life-size dolls strutted the catwalk in designs that showed just how versatile and eclectic she really is. During her 50 years, Barbie has had as many as 70 designers contribute to her extensive  wardrobe, and has had careers that range from Astronaut to Doctor.  A true renaissance woman.

Happy Birthday Barbie!

via:  Colette 

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