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Photography Book: Barbie has a Style Icon

Photography Book: Barbie has a Style Icon – A lively and charming volume showcasing hundreds of beautifully detailed and accessorized lifestyle images from the @BarbieStyle Instagram page, vividly illustrating the modern identity and unique point of view of Barbie, The Art of @BarbieStyle features delightful texts written by Barbie herself.   This hot-pink treasure of a book presentsing her her affirmational outlook on life, travel, and the importance of celebrating special times with good friends. Reflecting the ambitions and aspirations of generations of children, Barbie is far more than just a toy, she mirrors the evolution of modern culture and provides the ultimate canvas for artistic and fashion inspiration. Born in 1959, Barbie arrived on the scene and took the world by storm. You may also like: Book Review: 70 Years of Innovation and Play with Mattel As a new kind of doll for a more grown-up mode of children’s play, and over nearly sixty years she has become the most iconic and recognizable doll in the world.Reflecting the ambitions and aspirations of generations of children, Barbie is far more than just a toy, she mirrors the evolution of modern culture and provides the ultimate canvas for artistic and fashion inspiration. You…

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Book Review: 70 Years of Innovation and Play with Mattel

Book Review: 70 Years of Innovation and Play with Mattel – “Innovation became a hallmark of Mattel operations,” said Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler in 1968. “We were unorthodox, venturesome—our people were willing to try new things. This quality, more than any other, has been the key to the company’s progress.” From its humble beginnings producing picture frames for portrait studios to icons including Barbie and Hot Wheels, Mattel has been a master of imagination and innovation for seventy years. In 1938, Handler began crafting art objects from Lucite in the LA garage of Harold “Matt” Matson. Soon he was in business as Elzac Jewelry, with Hollywood starlets modeling his designs. When Handler and Matson left Elzac and went into business as Mattel, the year was 1945 and with the nation at war, plastics were restricted for military use. Innovators as they were, they began selling wooden picture frames and quickly branched out into dollhouse furniture, before changing their emphasis to toys. Barbie was born in 1959 and one year later Mattel became a publicly owned company. In the following years, Mattel launched other iconic toys, including Hot Wheels and He-Man; began incorporating other brands, such as Fisher-Price, Pleasant Company (including…

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