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Sadly, Kali Barbie will not be seeing the light of day, or exhibit hall. Remember? The blue plastic doll fashioned as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction, including a severed head, which we were all a little unsure about? It’s part of the “Barbie, the Plastic Religion” series by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and [...]

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Yes, it’s really Barbie Kali, severed head and all. We’re not sure how we feel about this but we can’t take our eyes off of it. Kali Barbie isn’t the latest addition to Mattel’s toy store offerings. It’s actually part of a 33 Barbie and Ken doll art installation by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and Marianela [...]

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If you’re just tuning in, Mattel created the inevitable, a Yoga Teacher Barbie made exclusively for Target as part of the “I can be…” line, which ended up looking a bit more like Paris Hilton at a pajama party. While some cheered the plastic lady yogini for bringing yoga awareness to kids, others ridiculed Babs for insensitivities to real women body proportions, being stereotypically thin, white and blonde and for her a cute yet befuddling down-dogging chihuahua. Woof!

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Behold. As part of the “I can be…” line sold exclusively at Target, Barbie becomes her dream, a yoga teacher! Complete with lotus tank top, pink yoga mat and mini chihuahua pup somehow Mattel mixed up a yoga teacher with a Malibu rollerblade Paris Hilton. It was only a matter of time, but it’s still [...]

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