Friday, March 06, 2009
Barbie Shoes for big girls
In celebration of Barbie’s 50th anniversary, toymaker Mattel has launched a new line of life-sized Barbie-inspired footwear and accessories. The shoes are not copies of Barbie's shoes instead evoke something connected to her. For example there is black-and-white striped pumps in the style of the zebra-striped bathing suit Barbie wore when she made her debut at the New York City Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. Barbie, the toy is considered as the original fashionista who has helped girls play out their love of fashion and beauty for five decades. The new shoes are geared toward woman aged between 24 and 49 who have an interest in fashion and in Barbie. Cleverly the shoes are being made available in different styles in Canada and the US which is sure to draw out the collectors.