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New Barbies Have The Faces Of Australian Models

Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr made an estimated $3 million last year, making her the ninth highest paid model of 2009. But while she’s only just cracked the top ten on that front, she’s got something only one of the girls in front of her on the pay list can claim: an insanely expensive Barbie doll made in her image. Honestly, we don’t totally see the resemblance, but the diamond jewelry-wearing doll pictured is meant to be a mini Kerr — and yes, those diamonds are real. The doll was unveiled two days ago at Australian Fashion Week along with 11 other Barbies modeled after popular models. Aussies Abby Lee Kershaw, Elyse Taylor, and Catherine McNeil also made the cut. [Modelinia] Keep reading »

Karl Lagerfeld’s Shrine To Barbie And Ken

Karl Lagerfeld’s studio is featured in The Selby Is In Your Place, and there’s a preview of the space on TheSelby.com. When we first saw this photo, we thought, “Does Karl have a seriously weird Chace Crawford and Barbie obsession?” But then we realized it was a picture of Chanel model/muse Baptiste Giabiconi and a bunch of Barbies, which was part of Karl’s “Barbie and Ken” exhibit at Colette last March. But it’s still a little scary. [The Selby] Keep reading »

Barbie Goes Hardcore

In her time, Barbie‘s had more than a few outfit changes. Most recently, the master of red soles — Christian Louboutin — outfitted the doll, but now it seems she’s going for a bit of a harder edge, thanks to Chrome Hearts. Say goodbye to Barbie the cookie-cutter teacher and hello to downtown rocker chick. The more alternative brand teamed up with Mattel to create a 12-piece collection of 3-foot-tall Barbies and completely transformed the iconic doll. Each girl has her own specialized name and outfit, which includes a leather jacket, knee-highs, Keds, and detailed accessories. That’s not all — Barbie even got a bit of special treatment for her locks, thanks to celebrity hairstylist Oribe. But these Barbies are no play thing for little girls; each one is said to be valued between $18,000 and $25,000, but you can visit them on display from April 10-24 at Roma Cohen’s Alchemist in Miami, followed by locations in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Shanghai. [Racked] Keep reading »

The Barbie-fication Of “Mad Men”

For those of us who have dreamed of sleeping with Donald Draper, we may soon have our chance — courtesy of Mattel, that is. The toy company has announced that it will be manufacturing Barbie versions of several “Mad Men” characters, including handsome Mr. Draper; his wife, Betty; his partner-in-crime, Roger Sterling; and everyone’s favorite office siren, Joan Holloway. Mattel will be making 7,000 to 10,000 copies of each doll to be sold in specialty stores and on AMCtv.com and BarbieCollector.com in July, when the show begins its fourth season on AMC. Keep reading »

Barbie Must Make A Ton Of Money To Afford These Clothes

The girl’s measurements are outside of the realm of womens’ proportions, she’s accumulated hundreds of careers in her life, and meanwhile, hasn’t aged a day. And now with her new fashion friend Christian Louboutin, Barbie‘s dressing up in designer items and her wardrobe standards have become even more impossible to attain. The ladies over at Jezebel estimated the approximate cost of her new shoe habit thanks to Mr. Louboutin. Read on for the shocking prices. Keep reading »

All Hail Madame President Barbie

We know all you nerds were psyched when toy company Mattel announced “computer programmer” came out on top in a contest for Barbie‘s next career. But for those of us who don’t know binary code from biceps, there’s another career for Barbie’s ever-changing resume: president.

President Barbie actually appeared back in 2000. However, women’s rights activist Marie Wilson, founder and president of The White House Project, which seeks to put a woman into the White House, will be out on the road promoting Madame President along with Computer Programmer Barbie and the number two winning career, News Anchor Barbie. Keep reading »

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