Thanks to Mattel, our childhood dream has finally come true.
To be honest, I blame Barbie for setting unrealistic expectations of adulthood for me.
My Barbie had it all – a huge purple mansion, a stunning brown horse, a pink convertible, a closet that would put Carrie Bradshaw’s to shame, etc… You get the drill. So typically as a little girl, I saw my doll as somebody I could one day become (sans the blonde hair, but even that’s achievable now!). But fast forward 20 years later, and not only is the mansion, horse and convertible something I can only afford to add to my Pinterest board, my closet is also nowhere near what I envisioned it to be.
With that said, my collection of Barbie dolls taught me how to dream big and be open to possibilities. They played such a huge role in shaping who I am as a person today that it broke my heart when my mum suggested to give them away when I left home for college. How dare she?! Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie, once said that “Barbie’s philosophy is that a woman has choices,” so forgive me for being selfish, but I chose to keep those Barbie dolls because they’re a reminder of how I, as a girl and now a woman, can be anything I want to be.
Anyway, enough about me. You clicked this story to read about how you can create your own Barbie, not to read about how much I love mine.
Ladies, please do your childhood selves a favour and drop by Sunway Pyramid this weekend (25th to 28th May) cos that’s where you’ll find the first ever Barbie customisation experience in Southeast Asia!
The last day to do so is on the 28th of May 2017, but don’t worry if can’t make it to that as the event will continue to be held at three other locations:
- MidValley (from the 1st to 4th of June)
- KLCC (from the 8th to 11th of June)
- One Utama (from the 14th to 18th of June)
For only RM59.90, you’ll get to select a doll of your choice, style her up and have her packaged nicely in a box, complete with your name printed on the front. Flip through our gallery below for a sneak peak of the Barbie options you’ll get to choose from.