Happy 60th Birthday Avon & Barbie

Barbie's turning 60

She is 60 this year and still doesn’t have a single wrinkle! Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favourite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years

Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel, who was inspired by her own children to create the doll, named after her daughter Barbara

Barbie was an instant success. In its first year, 300,000 dolls were sold

The original 1959 Barbie doll

Photograph: Mattel Inc/via AP

The doll was supposed to teach girls “that they had choices, that they could be anything.

Barbie Special Edition Avon Representative Barbie Doll By Mattel in 1998.

Avon Founder David H. McConnell - Creating the Company for Women.

Mr. David H. McConnell - Avon's Founder Avon Founder David H. McConnell offered women a rarity in 19th century America: a chance at financial independence. In 1886, it was practically unheard of for a woman to run her own business. Only about 5 million women in the United States were working outside the home, let alone climbing the ranks of any corporate ladder. That number accounted for just 20% of all women.

McConnell’s first recruit for Avon, then known as the California Perfume Company, was Mrs. P.F.E. Albee of New Hampshire.

Today, Avon is still the company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables, that fights wrinkles with one hand and Breast Cancer with the other. That knows the value of a perfect lip, but still opens its mouth and speaks out against Domestic Violence and for women’s financial independence. This is the company that not only brings beauty to doors, but also opens them. The company that supports 6 million Representatives in over 100 countries. This is Avon. The company, that for OVER 130 years, has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and above all for women.

A look at some of the Avon Representatives Barbie Style.

To view more Avon Barbie check out my Pinterst Board

here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jackiesavon/avon-barbie

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