I'm actually not. But - Barbie is 50 years old today...and she doesn't look a day over 18.
[The original Barbie; The 50th Anniversary Barbie]
I only knew this because she kept showing up in my magazines - it's fascinating how popular this disproportionate doll is.
[How to look like Barbie; Nylon March 2009]
[Barbie through the ages; Allure February 2009]
For the big 5-0, there are several stores that are selling limited-edition Barbie merchandise. Bloomingdale's and Fred Segal has apparel and accessories, and Stila teamed up with Barbie to make a special set of makeup.
[Barbie display at Bloomingdale's]
[Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 2000 Jewel Doll]
So, Happy Birthday Barbie. Maybe you'll actually look 50 when you turn 100. But I doubt it.