Posts tagged "barbie"

Move Over, Barbie: Ken Doll Models For Esquire

Barbie had a million jobs, but did we ever really know what Ken did? With that head of hair, of course he’s a model. This month, Ken is tricked out in teeny, tiny men’s fall fashions for Esquire UK. We pity the assistant who tailored that miniature Gucci duffle bag! [Esquire UK]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Is “Toy Story 3″ Sexist?

Toy Story 3” has been receiving nothing but praise. It’s topped the box office for two weeks in a row and has pulled in $226 million so far. Not to mention that critics are lauding it as the saving grace in a horribly blah summer movie season. But Ms. magazine is not too happy about…

By: Kelli Bender / June 28, 2010

An Obese Barbie?

If Barbie keeps it up, she’s not going to fit into her dream house anymore. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 28, 2010

Statue Of Liberty Barbie Arrives On Ellis Island

This is the 30th anniversary of the Barbie Dolls of the World Collection, and Mattel chose to celebrate this milestone with a special exhibit on Ellis Island, a fitting place since that is where millions of immigrants first landed in the U.S. The dolls in the collection represent 40 nations across seven continents. I wa…

By: Annika Harris / June 17, 2010

Introducing Wonder Bread Barbie

Little girls everywhere, it’s finally arrived — Wonderbread Barbie! It’ll be hard to control yourselves, but don’t freak out, OK?! Oh. Wait. No one’s freaking out? Probably because Wonder Bread Barbie clothes actually weren’t terribly high on your list of must-see items. That didn’t stop Catherine McEver from fashioning a whole pint-sized wardrobe out of…

By: Lily Q / June 15, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Positive Barbie Story

Last week, we asked you to tell us how Barbie positively affected your dreams and goals. And despite what some people claim, those of you who really loved Barbie didn’t turn out to be vapid, plastic surgery-obsessed bimbos. But only one person could win the limited edition Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin. And the winner…

By: Annika Harris / June 11, 2010

Win This! Limited-Edition Anemone Barbie By Christian Louboutin

Finding a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for less than $200 rarely happens outside of La La Land. But fashionistas around the world can stop dreaming now that Mattel has released its third Barbie doll designed by Louboutin. Anemone Barbie is red carpet-ready in a lime green and lavender gown and sparkly bracelet. And, of…

By: Annika Harris / June 4, 2010

Ken’s Dream House And Inferiority Complex

I’ve always had questions about the Ken doll. What’s his relationship with Barbie anyway? Does he like men or women? What’s up with the ascot? Where did he get all the money for his rad car? Well, this video promo for “Toy Story 3″ doesn’t answer any of those questions, but it certainly make…

By: Kelli Bender / June 2, 2010

Jon Hamm Plays With Himself On “Ellen”

Oh, get your minds out of the gutter! It was a Don Draper Barbie Doll Jon Hamm played with when he stopped by “Ellen” this week. And it wasn’t just any ol’ Don Draper Barbie Doll either; this one was wearing an Ellen thong under his pants. But who can think about dolls &#8212…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 25, 2010

In A Barbie World … Fantastic?

Looks like this Barbie-themed hotel room thing is becoming quite a trend. First the Palms in Las Vegas went Mattel-mad with a set of suites, now the super-swank Plaza Athénée in Paris has a special room decked out Barbie-style … for the sweet price of 1,600 Euros a night. Guaranteed nightmares? [BlackbookMag.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 11, 2010

Real-Life Barbie

It’s pretty obvious just from her absent nipples and ginormous head that Barbie’s body doesn’t exactly resemble that of a real woman. But this handy infographic does a good job illustrating just how disturbing her proportions would be on an Average Jane. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2010

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…

By: Lily Q / May 6, 2010

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…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2010

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.

By: Bianca Posterli / April 6, 2010

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…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 10, 2010

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…

By: Bianca Posterli / March 4, 2010

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’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2010

Sale On Black Barbies In Aisle 3

Look closely and you’ll see that the black Barbie dolls at this Midwest store are almost 50 percent cheaper than the white dolls. But instead of harping on the racial issues this sale exhibits, we’ll simply say this gives everyone an opportunity to buy their daughters a non-white doll, thereby proving to Mattel, which ha…

By: Annika Harris / March 3, 2010

The Inspiration Board: The Original Barbie Doll

No matter how you feel about Barbie’s measurements, her impact on the self-esteem of girls, or her conspicuous consumption, you can’t deny that she’s above all else, a true fashion icon. Barbie has flashed a covetable wardrobe of clothes and accessories–sexy items for every occasion, whether it be lounging by the pool or having brunch…

By: Annika Harris / March 3, 2010

Barbie Inc. Really Needs A Copy Editor

See the full Barbie display after the jump … [via BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 1, 2010