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Behind The Scenes At A Barbie Photo Shoot Is My Literal Worst Nightmare

TIME FOR GLITTER!!!!

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I’ve seen into the soul of a unicorn. It’s a place where roads are painted in rainbows and clouds are misted in glitter. A place where fuchsia hair is combed by horsehair paint brush and the soundtrack makes K-Pop sound like Mozart. A place where women have starburst legs or mermaid legs or fairy legs or no damn legs at all.

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A place where eyelines are very important, but eyeliner is just as important, (but–hey!–eyelines are still important, so no slacking off). A place that makes Miss America look like an episode of Oz, filled with grizzled characters, frumpy clothing, and horrendous imperfection. A place where wearing earth tones is probably why you’re on Zoloft so get with the program already.

This is the behind the scenes photoshoot of Dreamtopia: a particularly fantastical line from Barbie, highlighted by Peta Pixel. Know that your eyes are only temporarily damaged. The pink sunspots will fade with an ice pack in a few hours. The emotional scarring may last longer.

About the author

Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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