Barbie has been a fashion icon for girls (both young and old) since the late 1950s. What would be a more perfect way of celebrating vintage style than through Andi (of Andi B. Goode)’s collection of fabulous vintage Barbies! Which is your favourite?
Hi We Heart Vintage readers – I’m Andi (of Andi B. Goode) and I’m very excited to be here to show you all a bit of my vintage Barbie collection.
[8 photos]This Barbie is not vintage (she’s from the 1995 Solo in the Spotlight set) but the dress she is wearing is – Fancy Free #943.
And Fashion Queen Barbie modelling her different wigs!
Let me introduce you to some of my mod girls! In 1967 Barbie got a complete makeover so she could stay up to date with the fashions of the time. Gone was the heavy eyeliner and somewhat stern expression (which I love), replaced by the slightly open mouth and real eyelashes!
The freckled ladies in this photo are two variations (titian, left and blonde, right) of Barbie’s best friend, Midge. The Midge on the left is wearing a repro set of Garden Party #931 and the Midge on the right is wearing a vintage Cotton Casuals #912. I am not sure what Allan (who is in the middle) is wearing exactly.
But Barbie wasn’t the only stylish one! Her mod cousin, Francie, had some of the cutest outfits ever. The Francie on the left is a repro and is wearing her repro outfit, the one in the middle is a modern Silkstone Francie but her clothes are definitely inspired by the late 60s and the Francie on the right is vintage and is actually wearing a vintage Blythe doll dress by Kenner.
And even her little sister Skipper had some really cute clothes! This is Dramatic Living Skipper and Dramatic Living Fluff. Skipper is actually wearing a modern dress made for the Japanese fashion doll Licca Chan but Fluff is wearing some vintage Skipper clothes that I think are really cute.