Sometimes, on twitter, the strangest things pop up. Today it was this link to a new Barbie – the Barbie I Can Be….Architect.
“Girls can imagine designing their very own Dream House with Barbie® I Can Be…™ Architect. Ready to tackle the daily responsibilities of a real architect in or out of the office, Barbie® I Can Be…™ Architect includes a hard hat and a set of blue prints. Wearing an architecturally inspired dress showcasing a city skyline, Barbie® doll’s outfit is symmetrically stylish with bold colors and clean lines. In designing this doll, Barbie® partnered with the American Institute of Architects to keep Barbie® I Can Be… ™ Architect doll authentic to the career.”
I’m a little disappointed that she’s dressed so “colorful”. I mean, everyone knows the “architect” is supposed to dress all in black with black framed glasses. And seriously how many architects you see these days carrying a roll of drawings in a tube on their shoulder?….NONE. But hey, who am I to judge. After all, they did consult with the AIA to ensure “authenticity”…. :-\