marlo marketing. fully integrated marketing, public relations, and creative services agency based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City

From influencer engagement for luxury hotels to website design for assisted living communities to public relations for iconic beer brands, we cover a lot of ground.

In industry lingo, we’re considered a full-service integrated consumer marketing agency.

In our lingo? We just get sh*t done.

Fine Art Barbie

Fine Art Barbie

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Criticized for instilling unrealistic body images in the minds of young, impressionable girls, Barbie often gets a bad rap. Sure, her waist line might be equivalent to that of a small child with the bust of a porn star, but let’s be honest: dressing and accessorizing Barbie was my first introduction to an infatuation with fashion that has served me well in my adult life.

From the Spice Girls, to William & Kate, over the decades Barbie has played a (critical?) role by immortalizing pop culture icons with commemorative dolls. Completely useless? Perhaps. But entertaining nonetheless. But as seen on my new favorite site (appropriately titled Incredible Things), there is now a Barbie that serves a legitimate and educational purpose. Thanks to French artist Jocelyne Grivaud, little girls everywhere can now develop an appreciation for higher culture at a young age from her series inspired by the most iconic women in fine art. As a closet art history nerd, this was very exciting news!

While I do not anticipate procreation to occur any time soon, I can assure you that if and when it does, my little girl will know a Vermeer from a Da Vinci long before she can recite lyrics from the next Justin Bieber sensation.

Posted by Emily