Published On: Tue, May 12th, 2015

Is This Barbie’s Worst Nightmare? Introducing… the Lammily Doll

LammilyMeet Lammily. Nothing extraordinary about her right? But that’s the point. Lammily is a doll created by Nickolay Lamm after he toyed with the idea of a doll based on average body measurements. This led him to designing the Lammily doll, a young woman with the real life body proportions of your regular 19 year old girl.

Nickolay says his inspiration comes from wanting girls to grow up and be proud of their bodies, to be more true to themselves. He emphasises that Lammily promotes a healthy lifestyle, is fun and wears minimal makeup. She enjoys activities such as reading about the world around her, along with getting her hands dirty in the garden. The doll has captured a lot of media attention with information surrounding it becoming viral.

While Lammily may seem like an odd name, it’s the brands name rather than the dolls personal name. When you buy Lammily from the website (currently the only way to get your hands on one in Australia) you are encouraged to create your own name for the doll and can print out a passport to complete the process. Currently to get Lammily to your door, it will cost you $38.95 inc postage. 

Lammily owners can also purchase stickers to give the doll a more realistic look and experience for the child. You can purchase stickers that look like cellulite, stretch marks, freckles, acne, glasses, blushing, adhesive bandages, moles, temporary tattoo, stitches, scrapes & scratches, bruises, cast, scars, mosquito bites, grass and dirt stains.

 It can be easy to Barbie bash, but perhaps there is a place for both Barbie and Lammily in this world. No-one can deny that good old Barbie has some desirable qualities that we would all love our girls to have. A happy disposition, a go-getter, and a confident woman who grabs life and runs. Although something tells me, that if the two met for coffee, Barbie would be shouting, and Lammily would be providing the eco-friendly, reusable, recycled material coffee cups.

By Danielle Mantakoul
Copyright 2015

Photo Source
Photos and video courtesy of Nickolay Lamm

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