Today is Barbie’s birthday and whether you are a Barbie fan or not, Barbie is still a major inspiration for many fashion doll designers today. After 53 years she continues to re-invent herself and capture the hearts of collectors and children over and over.

Happy Birthday Barbie

Now this looks like a birthday party dress for Barbie! This is the 2000 In the Pink Silkstone Barbie that is from Kay’s Collection.

Jonathan Adler Barbie

Madelon’s older daughter collects Barbies, like my older daughter Megan does. This is her Jonathan Adler Barbie set. I bet Megan would love this one, too. It matches her room.

NY FAO Barbies

In honor of Barbie’s Birthday, Madelon sent these in too. These dolls represent three visits to FAO Schwartz in New York. Her daughter picked the outfits and accessories. Each trip, the saleswoman at FAO Schwartz dressed the doll and placed her on the Barbie runway. Then she had a fashion show, taking a spin on the runway. How cool is that?

Some reproduction vintage Barbies from a doll show. I posted this because of the Happy Birthday Barbie banner in the background.

If you have any photos of your Barbie collection or favorite Barbie, feel free to post them along with your Happy Birthday wishes for Barbie on the Doll Diaries Facebook page today!