Barbie takes a lot of stick for her unrealistic proportions and impossibly smooth skin, but 2015 seems to be the year that she’s finally getting real. Not only can she kick off her high heels after 56 long years (thank you, adjustable ankles), for one, it’s about to be that time of the month.
That’s right – Lammily, a doll made to the typical proportions of a 19 year old female, is about to get her period, thanks to a $10 Period Party pack. Now we’re the first to admit that our period isn’t exactly a party each and every month, but we like the way Lammily thinks. The aim is to teach young girls about the wonders of the female body in a fun way, rather than having that awkward conversation with an adult.
Created by toymaker Nickolay Lamm, Nickolay said “[periods are] just what happens in real life. We wanted to put it on the doll so it’s not a scary thing”. So what does a Period Party pack actually include? Don’t worry – it’s not quite as graphic as you might think. There’s a handy leaflet explaining what a period is really all about, a pair of underwear for Lammily, 19 coloured pads and a sticker sheet to track the menstrual cycle.
This isn’t the first time Lammily has rocked a totally natural look or experience to show little girls that not everybody (read: nobody) looks and lives like Barbie in real life. You can pick up add on packs which include freckles, acne, cellulite, stretch marks, moles and even cuts and bruises – now that’s a doll we can relate to.
Barbie has been a massive fashion inspiration lately (just check out this Moschino collection and Rihanna’s perfume campaign), with even this make-up artist transforming herself into the blonde doll, but is this Lammily’s time to shine? We hope so!