Today in the blog-sphere, no matter how much talk about the world ending tomorrow (suppose to be in about in a hour and a half at the time of this posting), Angela and Vanessa Simmons put joy in everyone hearts when they launch their newest Pastry collection with Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.) dolls. The two young ladies held a launch party in L.A. wearing custom design glamorous dresses designed by Chris March of Project Runway Fame. Angela looked like a real-life futuristic Party-time Barbie doll while big sister Vanessa emulated the more elegant-evening Barbie. According to TheYbf.com, the event will be featured on on March’s upcoming BravoTv reality show “Mad Fashion” (no air date set).
I absolutely love the Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.) which is the mastermind of Stacey McBride-Irby who introduced this line in 2009. The moment I heard of her through Wendy Williams Tv Show, I immediately brought the dolls for my niece for Christmas that same year. Irby’s intentions was to bring a line that would serve as a role model to young African-American girls, especially with the big sister/little sister packaging. It broke my heart to see on the internet that this line was “controversial” when complaints regarding the skin tone and hair texture of the dolls arose amongst the black community. Later, I learned that the world is filled people who will always find something wrong with everything.
Other than that, I think the Pastry and Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.) have a wonderful collaboration due to being positive role models amongst young girls in the community and hope that African-American mothers buy these dolls for their little girls because not only are they beautiful and for playtime…they have a positive role model sitting in their doll house. That is priceless!!!
Credits goes to: TheYBF.com