Why Barbie's Still the Coolest Girl in School

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Time for Sunday brunch, tag your brunching bestie! 🍳 #barbie #barbiestyle

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With Coachella officially behind us and a new batch of music festivals (aka trend-spotting season) before us, fresh-faced fashionistas are staking their claim among the style set. But you may be surprised to learn which 56-year-old influencer is bursting back into the hearts of now 20-somethings everywhere, thanks to her awesome Coachella snaps. Maybe you caught her on Who What Wear, or perhaps on Seventeen? That's right: Barbie's back.

The sun is setting on #Coachella day two, excited for tonight! #barbie #barbiestyle #coachella2015

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Sure, the plastic doll has gotten a ton of flack recently for perpetuating unrealistic body standards for young girls. Pitted against the recent Lammily doll's body proportions, plenty of people (with arguably good intentions) are comparing the two toys - and thinking that Barbie simply doesn't measure up. Even we admit that Lammily offers a way more realistic reflection of our bodies than Barbie ever did (or does).

But if it's what's on the inside that counts, Barbie has inspired women to be astronauts, soldiers, even the president of the United States. She's worked a total of 150 different jobs and counting (how long is this girl's resume?!), so skinny mini or not, Barbie is one smart doll, which brings us to today's news.

April 27 is National #Shero Day. Mattel declared this fake holiday to celebrate the launch of their new line of dolls inspirational women. (If you feel inclined, pay tribute to important women in your life by tagging @Barbie and using the hashtags #Shero and #BeSuper on Twitter and Instagram today.)

The Sheroes include six incredible, real-life women like Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen and Oscar-winning Selma director Ava DuVernay. These fearless females are the ultimate superheroes, and they're urging the next generation of Barbie-loving leaders to change the world, too - one girl at a time.

Now we're just waiting on the Instagram pics of Trisha Yearwood Barbie cooking for her five Shero gal pals.


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