A Doll Stylist’s Tools Make Barbie Picture-Perfect – Wall Street Journal

Mary Jordan considers it her job to bring Barbie to life.

On a recent shoot, that meant holding the doll by the hips and moving her legs to fake an elegant elevator exit. As her husband, cameraman Paul Jordan, shot the promotional video, the goal was to capture just a shot of Barbie’s legs, clad in pantyhose and high heels. But something didn’t feel right.

“She was wearing a very contoured skirt and her foot and leg…