Mattel Partnered With Queen and Slim Stylist Shiona Turini On A Wardrobe Project For Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month, Mattel recently launched an epic partnership with Queen and Slim stylist Shiona Turini who designed a wardrobe photo project that promotes diversity and inclusion. The collection is a reflection of Shiona’s personal style and the work she has done in her career. On Instagram, Shiona shared her thoughts on her collab with Barbie.

“Black Barbie dressed in… || I grew up obsessed with @barbie and while she was one of my first fashion icons, I clearly remember searching shelves for a doll that looked like me and coming up empty-handed. The first black Barbie was introduced in 1980 – in a sparkly red dress with an Afro pick in her hair.

Here she is, on her customized throne, surrounded by friends created and styled by me. I hope other young children, and adult Barbie lovers, are as excited to see themselves reflected in these dolls as I am. Thank you @barbiestyle – for collaborating with me to create barbies with braids, finger waves and everything in between. Chicks by the layers, all different flavors.

And even a curvy doll, in a crop top, with waist-length twists. Baby Shiona is PROUD. Representation matters and I’m so grateful to be a part of this moment.”

 

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Black Barbie dressed in… || I grew up obsessed with @barbie and while she was one of my first fashion icons, I clearly remember searching shelves for a doll that looked like me and coming up empty handed. The first black Barbie was introduced in 1980 – in a sparkly red dress with an Afro pick in her hair. Here she is, on her customized throne, surrounded by friends created and styled by me. I hope other young children, and adult Barbie lovers, are as excited to see themselves reflected in these dolls as I am. Thank you @barbiestyle – for collaborating with me to create barbies with braids, finger waves and everything in between. Chicks by the layers, all different flavors. And even a curvy doll, in a crop top, with waist length twists. Baby Shiona is PROUD. Representation matters and I’m so grateful to be a part of this moment.

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The dolls are so cute:

Congratulations!

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