Happy 60th Birthday, Barbie!

by TG's Claire | Mar 11, 2019
Hey TGs!

Guess what TG's Rosie and I did on Friday night?! WE WENT TO CELEBRATE BARBIE'S 60TH BIRTHDAY and let me tell you, it was doll-ightful (hehe). 

It's good to be Barbie, right? She's got the dream house, the dream car AND over 200 careers! She's been to space, guys. Total #goals right there. 

When Rosie and I arrived up at the shindig in North Bondi, they had - no kidding - rolled out the Barbie pink carpet! There was a special pink ice cream van! We were LIVING. 

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By the way, that's the ice cream van behind me. It was delish!

Oh, I should mention, we brought an extra spesh guest - Ken! Yes! One time - I'm not even sure I remember exactly WHY - Team TG was sent a life-size cutout Ken and again, I'm not sure when - someone added a bushy mo' to his upper lip. We had a feeling Ken would have fun at the party (he totally did). 

Inside, we were treated to a heap of fun displays explaining Barbie's long history inspiring girls everywhere. They had a trampoline for the '80s section and let Ken have a try! 

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BTW, those 'hairdryers' blew real air so you could get a cool wind machine effect happening!

Sah many celebs came out to celebrate Barbie's big milestone: Katherine Sabbath the famous baker; Frida Las Vegas the pop culture fashion designer; Teigan Nash, formerly of Saturday Disney and now of Girls Who Glow, influencer Pixie Curtis, and more! 

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Ken was defs as starstruck by Ita Buttrose as we were!

And!!! We, by which I mean Ken, got a fab photo with a spesh guest of honour, Ita Buttrose. Ita, if you don't know, is a hugely influential woman in Aussie media (Rosie and I were so starstruck that only Ken pulled himself together enough to be in a photo with her). She casts a long shadow in the history of magazine publishing in Australia and her most recent role is ABC chairwoman. We reacted like we were meeting the queen! 

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Ken with the Ita Buttrose Barbie doll! That's a pink lemonade back there, yum!

Ita got a huge honour - she now has a Barbie in her likeness. Massive, right?! (and you know what, her doll really does resemble her!). Hopefully the doll will help inspire even more gals to pursue their dreams in any field they choose - perhaps journalism, publishing and broadcasting, like Ita! 

Anyway! What career would you like to see Barbie try next? Let me know in the comments below (and pssst, don't forget the new issue of TG mag on stands today, with Taylor on the cover. It's the funny issue and it's one of our G.O.A.T). 

xo Claire


  1. 7 Alyssa 12 Mar
    hi Claire!
    it looks like you, Rosie and Ken had a blast :)
    wow Barbie has been around for 60 years that’s amazing. I used to play with Barbie dolls when I was younger and watch all the movies and I still do watch the movies as they are so amazing to watch my favourite ones are Barbie spy squad and Barbie skylight adventure. What’s your favourite Barbie movie?
    From Alyssa xoxo
  2. 6 TG's Claire 13 Mar
    Hey Alyssa, 

    You know, we really did have a blast. Playing in a ball pit never gets old and there was so much pink, it was fab! 
    Out of all of Barbie's epic movies, my fave is Barbie Video Game Hero - I just love her kawaii aesthetic once she finds herself in the video game! Adorbs!
  3. 5 Brenda 16 Mar
    Hey Claire,

    I'm the new girl! I love to watch Barbie movies my favorite ones are Barbie princess Charm school, A Fairy Secret, Pony tale , and Mariposa. It was really exciting to read your blog. Until next time, Brenda.
  4. 4 Ava 18 Mar
    That's so cool! Do you have a favourite barbie doll?
  5. 3 TG's Claire 19 Mar
    Hey Brenda!

    You're new? A very TG welcome to you! Those are all great movies, so glad you're a big fan. Thanks for reading my blog. xo

    Hey Ava!
    My fave doll was a Snow White Barbie. I remember her quite clearly - I thought she was incredibly lovely. She had a cape and everything. I think one day I accidentally got texta on it, eek. I also like my extra spesh 60th anniversary Barbie that was gifted to me at the event! She really looks a million bucks in her fab silvery gown. 
  6. 2 Sarah 22 Mar
    WOW I can't believe that Barbie is 60 YEARS OLD! It sounds a little bit old but she still is always looking as young as she did 60 years ago. I must of been so cool to go where you did and see all of the memorable things that relates to barbie and I loved seeing the pictures of ken with the most ash, it was really funny. I also can't believe that she has over 200 careers! I wonder how she did all of that in 60 years! I hope you loved your time there Claire and Rosie!
  7. 1 Najwa 04 Apr
    Barbie you rock!


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