The first look at Margot Robbie in the teaser trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie required no context checking for me. The actor was instantly recognizable as the OG 1959 Barbie doll, formally known as Barbara Millicent Roberts (yeah I knew that too).
I found a Barbie non-fiction book (my favorites being Scarlett O’Hara Barbie and Christian Dior Couture Barbie) in the library during my middle school lunch hour and my MSN handle was ‘barbie-girl-loves-pink’. And I’m not even a super fan. So let’s just say there is a lot of pressure on this movie and Margot.
The teaser focused on how Barbie was the doll that changed this, as little girls turned from baby dolls to lady dolls. So, those of us who are somewhat Barbie historians are already convinced that the message will hopefully do justice to the importance of the babs. But I was even more convinced that she worked so hard on those incredible 1950s corkscrew bangs.
Staying true to the full glory of the original doll, the spiraling corkscrew bangs haven’t been tweaked or altered to fit the modern look, but 1950s Barbara is totally what’s known and if anyone could pull it off , then it’s the ever stunning Margot Robbie.
Plus those irresistible, super-structured curls and their almost Crunch-like appearance, the attention to detail is *Chef Kiss*. I mean, blue and black eyeliner, red lips, hoop earrings. We can’t wait to see what other magic comes from this incredible hair and makeup department.
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