March 7, 2014

Lammily: The Normal Barbie

Will Lammily usurp Barbie? 

This week Nickolay Lamm raised enough money from his Kickstarter page to begin manufacturing and selling Lammily. In case you haven't heard of her, Lammily is a doll based on the proportions of an average 19 year old American girl and was designed to promote realistic beauty standards. Because, as her critics love to point out, were Barbie a real woman, her jumper-bumps would be so large and her feet so tiny, she would simply topple over.  Well, realistic beauty standards are all well and good, but  call us shallow (you won't be the first) is it really necessary that Lammily's wardrobe be imbued with the same spirit of "average"? As Barbie's wardrobe gets ever more exciting, it would have been nice to see Lammily in something a little less boring, after all, there's nothing wrong with a bit of aspiration.

Lammily likes the gym...

Barbie hangs out at the atelier.
For an evening out we would  much rather wear Barbie's digitalised rose-print Ken Repeller dress.  

 Barbie's Sibling knitted ensembles are dreamy...

But this makes us snoozy.

Facts from The Guardian and The Independent, opinions from our befuddled brains.

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