Ita Buttrose, Kate Ritchie and Roxy Jackenko celebrate Barbie’s 60th birthday at Sydney’s Bondi Beach

A birthday fit for a Queen.

Last Friday, in honour of International Women’s Day, Barbie took over — and lit up — Sydney’s North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club.

To celebrate the occasion, which also happened to be the eve of Barbie’s 60th birthday, guests including Ita Buttrose — who was recently immortalised as a Barbie as part of Mattel’s 2019 “Shero” collection which pays homage to women who are breaking boundaries around the world — Kate Ritchie, Clementine McVeigh, Anna Polyviou and Katherine Sabbath got to play in a modern-day Barbie Dream house space.

Inside, guests and their families could play dress-ups and learn about Barbie’s ground-breaking heritage over these past 60 years.

Ita Buttrose

The Ita Buttrose “Shero” Barbie doll

Kate Ritchie and daughter Mae

Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie Curtis

Clementine McVeigh and daughters Lolita and Florence

Anna Polyviou and partner Casey

Sisters Lucie and Elle Ferguson

Katherine Sabbath and Frida Las Vegas

Abbey Gelmi

Ita Buttrose

Inside the Barbie Dream house space

Kate Ritchie

Inside the Barbie Dream house space

North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club lit up pink

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