As you know from the last post that the Italian Vogue magazine published it’s “Black Issue” back in July 2008. I would have hoped they would do this annually. I was disapointed when I went to look for the 2009 version of the 08 Smash. But what I did find was quite intriging. In July 2009 Italian Vogue’s new “Black Issue” had a new muse.The Iconic Barbie has been given a numerous makeovers throughout the years. This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the toymaker Mattel’s Barbie Dolls. The first Black Barbie was introduced in 1980 (the first black doll from Barbie was actually introduced in 1967 and was called Black Francie) and this year, a new black Barbie (limited edition) was introduced by Mattel. Called So In Style, S.I.S, the new Black Barbies have more accurate facial characteristics. My little sisters certainly aren’t little girls any more but they have an extensive Barbie Collection. It’s not insane becuase im sure that there are woman all over the world who have an inconceivable collection.