No Barbie for me…
It’s Barbie mania out there!
Ah, those Barbie-less wonder years!
Growing up, I was the envy of all the other girls in the neighborhood because I never had a Barbie doll.
Oh, my mother was quite the rebel, marching to the beat of her own drum! While everyone else was swooning over those impossibly proportioned dolls, my mom had a different plan for me. She believed in individuality and uniqueness, and she made it her mission to ensure I never felt pressured to conform to societal norms.
Instead of Barbie, she bought me wholesome Tammy and her sister Pepper.
Did you even know those two existed???
It was tough being the one with the different doll, but also educational.
Why be like everyone else?
My mom encouraged me to explore the world of creativity, adventure, and imagination by not copying others. No disappearing into the crowd for me.
When I wanted white Go-Go boots, she bought me orange ones.
OK, she took it too far that time, but you get her intention.
Thanks to my mother, I’ve become a personal wardrobe stylist who loves to be unique, and creative.
Looking back, I’m incredibly grateful for my mom’s unconventional approach because it instilled in me a deep appreciation for being different and thinking outside the box.
Speaking of boxes, here I am in a Barbie box at the premier of the Barbie movie at The Prospector Theater where my son works.
Definitely check it out.
Here’s to being different!!!
Note: The Prospector Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and inclusive employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater and online popcorn business.
Just like Barbie, we all have our own style magic! 🎀 Now, it’s time to embrace what makes you special. Are you ready to transform your style and love the clothes you wear? Book a Zoom call with me to find out how to work with me in person or virtually so you can finally love the clothes you wear and how you look in them.