Barbie: I Can Be... Fashion Designer

from Mattel


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

This year Barbie takes on a new career as a fashion designer. Barbie I Can Be … Fashion Designer comes dressed in a black tunic with sparkly leggings. A tape measure is tied in a bow around her neck. Barbie also wears a pin cushion on her right wrist and carries around a tablet computer so she can sketch, style, and research designs. Her hair is twisted into a super stylish bun, and she keeps a pencil tucked there for quick access when inspiration strikes. The doll also comes with Barbie-sized scissors.

Is It Fun?

Barbie has had more than 125 careers, showing girls all the possibilities of what they can be when they grow up. The Barbie I Can Be … Fashion Designer doll offers girls the chance to play out the role of fashion designer, while also engaging them in classic fashion doll play.

Who It’s For

Barbie I Can Be … Fashion Designer is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

This is really the essence of Barbie play, allowing kids to explore different roles for themselves and trying them on in a play context. It's a classic way for kids to engage in play while their express themselves.

The Barbie I Can Be line is also supported by a free iPhone app and a dedicated I Can Be website that offers a variety of games and activities related to the various dolls in the collections.