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Barbie Gets New Groove at 50

I loved Barbie as a kid and, I’ll admit, far too long into my ‘tween years. My mother even made a birthday cake with Barbie for my 6th birthday. (The skirt of her huge, flowing dress was the cake part. Barbie stood motionless in a pile of delicious flour and frosting.)

So it’s no surprise to me (or Mom) that I’m all ears about Barbie turning 50 this year. In celebration, Mattel Canada has hooked up with a few notable Canadians with special collections, including one of our favourite Canadian designers, David Dixon. He’ll debut the first co-branded Barbie women’s apparel line in Canada at LG Fashion Week in Toronto (March 16 – 21). Inspired by Barbie and made for women, the Barbie by David Dixon collection takes influence from modern and vintage styles. The pieces blend fabrications in Barbie’s signature shade of pink, black and ivory.