She’s a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur, an influencer and now – she’s a Barbie! Chriselle Lim has revealed her partnership with Mattel that includes three custom dolls, modeled after her and her daughters, Chloe and Colette, and two dolls that have been styled by Lim herself! She calls this opportunity a “Dream Come True.”
“When Mattel first approached me with the opportunity to have my very own One-Of-A-Kind Barbie, I was speechless…but a Chloe and Colette Barbie too?! I lost it! It’s an absolute honor and there are no words to express my gratitude.”
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I’m not even sure where to start with this one. When @mattel & @barbiestyle first approached me to be a part of their Styled By series where I style and create my own barbies I was speechless. I knew it had to represent a number of things. Representation in culture, inclusion in size, and a woman who does it all. She can have an amazing career and family, be a boss at work and at home. She can be strong yet vulnerable, assertive yet kind.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With that said, meet the 2 Styled By Chriselle Lim dolls! An Asian boss babe and a curvy independent multi ethnic working girl- Inspired by Laura from my team! Growing up we both were never able to identify with what was out there. Whether it be skin color or body shape. That is why we are sooooo proud and honored to have this opportunity. These Barbies are more than just dolls they represent a movement towards inclusion. She is the modern woman! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ And with that said… yes!! These dolls are available for purchase! These Styled By Chriselle Lim dolls are limited edition with limited quantity so get your hands on them now! For yourself, your best friend , your kids, nieces/nephews, & any loved ones! Make sure to snap a photo with the Barbies and use the hashtag #chrisellelimxBarbie and share your story of representation & inclusion! Will be posting on my IG!!! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ HAPPY SHOPPING! Link in bio! ⠀ ⠀⠀ #chrisellelimxBarbie #barbiestyle
While the one-of-a-kind Chriselle, Chloe and Colette dolls will not be for sale, the two Barbie dolls styled by Lim will be. She chose to represent an “Asian boss babe” and a “curvy independent multi-ethnic working girl” in her doll designs. To her, these are the definition of the modern woman.
“Growing up Asian American I didn’t see myself represented and found myself identifying with people that didn’t look like me. Representation, diversity, and inclusivity matters especially for our future generation.”
Mattel’s Barbie has been a little girl’s dream since 1959 and continues to break through barriers with the creation of new sizes and ethnicities of their dolls. Besides Lim, only two other people have been asked to do a Styled By Barbie: Iris Apfel and Marni Senofonte. Being only the third to style a Barbie and the first Asian, Chriselle continues to inspire those around the world to push forward and be themselves.
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As I get older the more I crave simplicity. I want my wardrobe to be clean & streamlined, I want my house to be simply designed, I want all my products to be simple, clean, and to the point. No frills, no fluff, no bullshit, just all around easy & effective. Perhaps my wardrobe is reflecting the simplicity im craving in my life. What about you? What does your wardrobe say about you? ✨ Thank you @rebeccaminkoff for having me host my very first workshop at @thefemalefoundercollective today! Felt so inspired connecting with so many ambitious fellow female founders.
“In such a large global conversation, I’m so proud to have even a small part of it…I wish I could go back in time to my younger self and tell her to embrace her differences because they’re beautiful. I wish I could tell all the young girls and boys that don’t feel seen or heard that they’re beautiful…and to keep fighting for what they believe in,”
The two Styled By Barbie dolls are available for purchase now on the Mattel website. You can purchase them separately, or in a pack of two. Check out Chriselle’s blog for more about her personal journey and the story behind the creation of the five custom Chriselle Lim dolls.
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