Sorry to interrupt the GD Fab content hangover…. But I have to hop on the #BARBIE bandwagon and tell you about my mad love affair with Barbie. This is my Barbie & Ken from my childhood, Miko & Ken. I used to be ashamed of the fact that I played with Barbie until I was 13… But now as an adult, it makes me proud that I held onto my childhood for as long as possible.
Like most young girls, Miko was an escape for me. A chance to dream and make big plans. She was exotic, stunningly beautiful, with goddess hair down to her knees, and the most golden tan. I LOVED that my Miko was different looking than I was.
My Ken was always naked, sorry not sorry. I still don’t have any of his clothes to this day! I think this is why I have a thing for tall, dark & handsome men.. to
They lived the dreamiest life in my custom-made Barbie Chalet (See photo below - I still can’t get rid of it and it now lives in my warehouse).
My Barbie was a chance for me to escape my parents’ divorce, mean kids at school, going through puberty, and dream about my future of being a world-famous clothing designer.
Miko was my first customer! I made all of her clothes and learned all about tailoring for a not-so-realistic body. I’d spend hours playing and dreaming, it was magical.
I cherish so much these memories and love that Barbie was, and still is my role model. She’s had every profession. She’s an ICON! I have to be authentic to myself… rather than posting a trending photo of myself in neon pink (I do that everday anyways..), I thought I’d share my Miko.
Miko & Ken now permanently live in my office shrine, as a reminder to never stop dreaming, and that anything is possible! med of the fact that I played with Barbie until I was 13…. But now