Vogue Italia: The Barbie Issue - 2009 July issue

Vogue Italia: The Barbie Issue - 2009 July issue

I'd like to recommend Vogue Italia supplement publication The Barbie Issue. The Barbie Issue features So In Style dolls; which have been designed with more authentic-looking black features, including a new facial sculpt that has fuller lips, a wider nose, more distinctive cheek bones and curlier hair. "Barbie has been an icon for whole generations which is why I really wanted to give a strong sign in step with the times, and dedicate the anniversary issue to Black Barbie," Sozzani said. And by the way, in 1967 the first black doll from Barbie was introduced as a friend of Barbie called Francie, followed by the first "Black Barbie" doll, introduced in 1980. The Barbie Issue continues Vogue Italia's public conversation of physical diversity as it is represented in fashion. Back in the July 2008 issue of Vogue Italia the publication celebrated the best of fashion’s black models including Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Iman and Sessilee Lopez. Just thought you might like to know, that issue sold out quickly and has become a sought after collectors item. Nuff said ^_^ P.S. the July issue features the wonderful Kristen McMenamy on the cover