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Barbie’s Designer Was Pervy

Barbie has had a rather controversial past that has centered around her physique and her impact on young girls. But the past of Barbie toy designer Jack Ryan is juicier than any compromising position you may have put Barbie and Ken in when you were younger. In Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel, out next month, Jerry Oppenheimer reveals that Ryan was a “full-blown seventies-style swinger” with “a manic need for sexual gratification.” Keep reading »

Look Like Barbie! At Least In The Face

Barbie gets everything. Really, it’s not fair. Sure, it’s her 50th birthday this year, but, jeez, she is getting the coolest presents! Besides a fashion show during New York Fashion week and a customized pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, Barbie also gets a collection of makeup by Stila. The limited edition series features four “Decades of Beauty” cans: #1 Ponytail Barbie from 1959, Malibu Barbie from 1971, Foxy Doll from 1980, and Jewel Doll from 2000. Stila also will launch a version of its talking palette with tips on how to get the “Barbie look.” The products will be at Sephora starting next month, though neither will make your boobs as big, your boyfriend as coiffed, or your house as pink as Barbie’s. Sigh. [WWD] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Is Dirty And Lindsay Lohan Is Straight

  • Eww gross! Jessica Simpson only washes her hair two or three times a month. [Star]
  • The man who created Barbie was a total horn-dog. [Daily Mail]
  • This hockey player must have been hungry at last night’s Ottawa Senators game. He bit a player on the opposing team. [ESPN]
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    Lesbian Action Figures Snap Into Void In Market

    Don’t want to give you baby girl some plastic doll with a wack sense of what women look like? Well, check out DYKEdolls, an alternative action figure that positively portrays ladies and the lesbian lifestyle. Just look at the adorable family of Kelly, Christine and baby Soo! Or how about a total Betty in a basketball uniform? There’s even a gayelle Cali skater chick! Now these are gals we’d all like to play with…regardless of sexual orientation. [DykeDolls.com via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

    Christian Louboutin To Make Barbie Shoes For Her 50th Birthday

    As you know, Barbie’s turning 50 next year, but don’t worry, she isn’t going to start wearing orthopedic shoes any time soon. Christian Louboutin is designing a pair of pumps in Barbie Pantone 219 Pink that will make their debut at the Mattel runway show during February’s fashion week in New York. “I guess I always had a little ‘girlie side’ who liked Barbie,” Louboutin said. “Barbie needs to wear great shoes because every girl needs to wear great shoes.” Wouldn’t it be cool if he made the soles pink instead of his signature red? [WWD] Keep reading »

    Attack Of The Zombie Barbie!

    One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Oslo, Norway’s Are Sundnes of Paranaiv, has created this lovely Barbie of the Undead. No longer nice, blond, and sweet, Zombie Barbie is gently eaten, somewhat gray, and stands over a random limb that she was likely gnawing upon. Bad Undead Barbie! Flesh-eating Barbie and a gorilla-My Pretty Pony chimera are part of a series Are’s making out of recycled toys; “Make boring toys cool!” he explains. Check out some behind the scenes shots of Barbie getting modded here. Of course, Are’s not the first to turn this female icon into art. National Barbie-in-a-Blender Day celebrates Utah artist Tom Forsythe’s court victory over Barbie maker Mattel. The toy manufacturer sued Forsythe for taking arty photographs of Barbie in a blender. Long live Undead Barbie! What did you do to your Barbie? [Boing Boing; photo used by permission of Are Sundnes] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Scarlett Goes Brunette, Curvy Bodies, And The New “Gossip Girl” Couple

  • Scarlett Johansson dyed her hair darker for winter. Now she looks more normal girl and less sex kitten, which makes me like her more. [Marie Claire, U.K.]
  • This is bananas: Bravo has ordered a second season of “The Rachel Zoe Project”! [LA Times]
  • Having a body that’s not the ideal hourglass shape by could be better for your health. This is because the hormones that makes women stronger and better able to deal with stress tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist, making for a less curvy shape. [EurekAlert]
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    Barbie’s Big Birthday

    Barbie is turning 50 next year (doesn’t she look good for her age?), and her birthday celebration is going to be huge. She’s getting a line of beauty products, collaborating with Vera Wang on a wedding dress and Jeremy Scott on a capsule collection, and getting her own show at New York Fashion Week in February. For the show, 50 designers will produce life-sized outfits inspired by the doll — oh, to be a style icon. We’re curious whether the models who will walk in Barbie’s fashion show will all resemble her. If so, they’re going to have a hard time finding anyone, because even models don’t have her kind of proportions. Check out Barbie’s many, many, many looks over the years, after the jump… Keep reading »

    Creepy Or Cool? Barbie Baubles

    Personally, I think these are really rad. Made by Etsy retailer Margaux Lange, these earrings, necklaces, and rings are made from disembodied Barbie parts. Edgy? Subversive? Icky? Or all of the above? [$110-$185, Etsy] Keep reading »

    10 Favorite Dolls From Our Childhood

    I was kind of obsessed with Barbie dolls when I was younger. Although I had over 50 Barbies, my mom knew we couldn’t leave a toy store without visiting the Barbie aisle. I didn’t get a new doll most of the time, but sometimes she would buy me a new Barbie outfit, which is just like getting a new doll. Anyone that wanted to buy me a gift knew that anything Barbie would delight me. I could play with my Barbies for hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, but on some rare occasions, I did play with baby dolls. For most girls dolls are a large part of childhood because dolls allow them to play at adult situations, like being a mother or having a career. Some women continue their doll play even as adults. We’re not longing for our childhoods, but every now and then we feel the pull of nostalgia, so we put together a list of our favorite dolls. Check out the list, as well as some classic commercials, after the jump. Keep reading »

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