i love love love how perfect each doll look and when i was younger, i had to beg my Dad & Mum to let me buy new dresses for the Barbies...
By the age of 10 i beg my Grandmother to buy me a sewing machine ( she REALLY did get me a toy sewing maching that operates on battery.... UNFORTUNATELY i step onto a needle that was stuck in the carpet of our old house while i was playing the sewing machine & it peirce throught into my foot. thus ending my interest for sewing till years later) so i would cut up my PJ into small pieces of cloth & sew them into dresses for my Barbies. My grandmother fully supported our interest in sewing because as far as i remember, she had a chest full of fabric for all the female cousins whenever we step foot into her house for the weekend.
With that being said, you can expect my excitement when i came upon a article showing all the edition of Barbies all over the world in 2013, this has been ongoing since a long way back. Revision has been made periodically to better relate to the tradition/fashion in each country, see for yourself. :)
I read that this was not authentic and has been receiving criticism for its lack of relation to the real Mexico, the hair on the Barbie should be weaved like the ones they use to make below
The first edition Mexico Barbie (left), released in 1989, is far more authentic looking, with a colorfully embroidered blouse, a woven ribbon belt, and a lace mantilla -- a nod to the country's Spanish-influenced culture. The second-edition version, which came out in 1996, had ribbons woven into the dolls braids and a clothes in the colors of the Mexican flag.
i guess i could comment here that the barbie in 2013 looks much much prettier than the one in 1989, the eyebrows looks a little scarce & the eyes a little too dopey... 1996 version looks less Glamorous & real, i would choose these over the "extremely sassy looking 2013 version"
do they even dress like that? isnt this too masculine in comparison to the other feminine barbies? i can understand that they are trying hard to match up to the tradition, but this?!