My first thought upon seeing doll versions of two office temps practicing casual Friday (top) was “Hey, these Barbies aren’t skanky at all!” Then I decided to read the words that accompanied the picture on the web page, even though this is a casual Friday, and learned that the two dolls are supposed to be Victoria and Alice from Twilight.
I emailed the online edit staff: “Check it out: non-skanky Barbies,” to which our resident straight guy and multicultural doll historian Mike Bruno almost immediately replied with a rather rude “Uh, hello?” and a link to Burka Barbie. It’s a good thing I allowed his observation to eclipse my singular vision of the doll world!
But we must be missing some other conservatively dressed Barbies. Got any?