Market Watch: Barbie Fashionista Launches

Zandile Blay

My heart and my mind are in the midst of a fierce battle: to love or loathe this Youtube video. My mind is in shock, my heart is in love. While they are duking it out, I will share today's news with you: a brand new doll, the Barbie Fashionista is set to invade the market. Besides sporting a fierce wardrobe, the BF sports some fierce dance moves too. She has flexible joints and can bend, twist and turn into 100 different poses. Literally. To celebrate this plastic fantastic feet, MTV Music Award Nominated choreographer, JaQuel Knight has come on board. Even if the name isn't familiar, his handywork is: Knight is the talent behind Beyonces "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" music video. In the Barbie Fashionistas video above, he's created a brand new dance, "The Barbie," and not only shows us how to do it, but enlists three "real life" Barbie girls to enact it for us. The soundtrack is none other than 1990's hit "Barbie Girl." The dolls will be available for purchase in October for $20. Are you buying it? More to the point, are you doing "The Barbie?" Learn more at

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