Posts tagged "barbie"

Barbie’s Latest Career Move—Becoming Lady Gaga

This seems like one of those cases of life imitating art imitating life, and makes you wonder, which came first? Lady Gaga? Or Barbie Gaga? The likeness is crazy-similar! The guy who makes these is a Gaga-obsessed artist who has recreated the pop singer's hairstyles and outfits with painstaking accuracy. Check out more…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 18, 2009

Barbie Does Rodarte!

A Who What Wear intern made this unbelievable Barbie-in-Rodarte cake. We love! [Pipeline]…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

Barbie’s (Still) More Fashionable Than You Are

Barbie has lived a ton of lifestyles: airline stewardess, teacher and doctor, to name a few. But now she's become more of a fashionista than ever. Christian Louboutin already outfitted the doll with her very own red-soled shoes (even though he thinks her ankles are fat), and now Rei Kawakubo gave her designer…
By: Bianca Posterli / December 7, 2009

Barbie In A Burqa Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Barbie has enjoyed many careers in her life—stewardess, doctor, rock star—and she's got all the teeny-weeny outfits in her Dream House closet to prove it. But one outfit Barbie has never worn is one that, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, makes women prisoners in their own clothes: a burkqa. Barbie has now donned…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2009

Bad Barbie! Bad, Bad!

Hey, the economy is hard for everyone, and if anyone knows anything about making career switches, it's Barbie. Her latest gig is as a dominatrix, or at least it is according to photographer Nancy Farmer, who created these set-ups with the dolls. We always knew Ken had to be into bondage. Click through to see…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2009

Barbie Goes Back To The ’80s

Barbie collectors, get psyched for December: Mattel is launching their "Ladies of the '80s" line, complete with mini interpretations of the great Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi Lauper. Joan is dressed in not only leather pants but also hot pink high tops, while Cyndi flashes her fishnets, and Debbie shows off a…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 26, 2009

Does Anyone Remember The Marvelous World Of Shani & Her Friends Dolls By Mattel?

Mattel recently released a line of black Barbie dolls that is supposed to be more authentic. The So In Style by Barbie dolls, developed by Stacy McBride-Irby, have fuller lips, curlier hair, and three distinct skin tones. Some have criticized these dolls for not being authentic enough and having long brow…
By: Annika Harris / October 22, 2009

Barbie Gone Wild!

As far as I was concerned when I was a little girl, there was only one proper use for my Barbie dolls—simulating sex acts. But Barbie and Ken humping (without privates mind you) got old after a while. Now I know that sex is not always a Barbie and Ken doin’ it missionary style event.
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2009

Calling All Barbie Look-Alikes!

Do you look like Barbie? Have you been graced with her odd proportions and doll-like looks? Or maybe you have a lingering obsession from childhood that has yet to go away? Well, Dubai Fashion Week wants you. While the blond bombshell took over New York Fashion Week in February, she's making her way…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 5, 2009

The Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups!

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are reportedly donezo. Though nothing has been officially confirmed and the couple was seen together earlier this week, it would be a slightly shocking breakup, mostly for the alleged claim that Rihanna is JT's other woman. After three years of on-again, off-again for Jessica and Justin, all…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 3, 2009

Tinseltown Toys With A Barbie Movie

Get ready to roll your eyes. Universal Studios announced today that they've reached an agreement with toy giant Mattel to make a live-action Barbie movie. I repeat: Universal will cast an actress to portray a doll that feminists argue would be unable to walk upright due to her proportions. But anatomical incorrectness is only one…
By: Jessica Goldberg / September 24, 2009

Japanese Harper’s Bazaar Turns Michelle Obama Into A Blond Doll

The latest Japanese edition of Harper's Bazaar presents an interesting take on first lady fashion by dressing up a blond-haired, blue-eyed Barbie-like doll in a number of outfits and plopping her into scenes with various presidents. The animal print-wearing Michelle Obama stand-in is especially curious (take a look at it after the jump).
By: Catherine Strawn / September 24, 2009

Fashionista Barbie Invites You To Do Her Dance

Our hearts and minds are in the midst of a fierce battle: to love or loathe this YouTube video. It's an instructional video on how to do "The Barbie," a new dance created by the same genius (seriously) who created the moves in Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video, JaQuel Knight. The dance features lot…
By: Zandile Blay / August 27, 2009

Barbie Makeup We Actually Want To Wear

"Barbie" and "makeup" aren't words grown women use in the same sentence, but I'll start by gushing over these cute Barbie Loves Stila eye makeup pots. The shimmery colors—Little Black Dress (a sexy charcoal), Cobalt Clutch (a bright royal blue) and Purple Pumps (violet like an orchid)—look just like grown-up versions of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2009

Crave: Barbie Hearts Jonathan Adler Canisters

Jonathan Adler brought his "happy chic" style to Barbie's Malibu Dream House earlier this year. Now you can add some of that glamour to your own home with these hand-painted canisters that instantly increase the sophistication of any bathroom or boudoir. The mod black and white stripes will coordinate with just about any decor,…
By: Annika Harris / August 24, 2009

Let’s Put An End To The Designer Dolls

Designers Christophe Decarnin of Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, Rick Ownes, and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, along with 295 others, have dressed Jason Wu dolls for a charity auction to benefit AIDS and breast cancer charities. The auction will take place at Jeffrey's during New York Fashion Week. It's true that these dolls were…
By: Annika Harris / August 11, 2009

Italian Vogue’s Second “Black Issue” Stars … Barbie?

Vogue Italia certainly knows how to increase sales: Drum up media coverage by launching an all black issue that features only African-American models. Follow up a year later, only replace the models with inanimate black objects and simply drum up controversy. In its second go-around, the magazine has named Barbie its cover girl of…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 21, 2009

Quickies!: Is Mattel’s New Doll A More “Authentic” Black Barbie?

Is "So In Style" Barbie on the right path towards a more "authentic" Black Barbie, with its fuller lips, noses and curly hair? [The Root] Michael Jackson’s kids reportedly want to live with neither their Grandmother, nor Debbie Rowe, but with their aunt Janet.[OK!] -- She does have the fiercest…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / July 15, 2009

Jessica Simpson Gets Dumped Right Before Her Ken And Barbie Themed B-Day Party!

What's worse than getting dumped right before your birthday? Getting dumped right before your Ken and Barbie-themed birthday party!!! This is exactly what happened to Jessica Simpson when Tony Romo broke it off with her. Obvs, Jess canceled the fiesta because, without…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 14, 2009

Jason Wu Dolls Just As Chic As Their Runway Counterparts

Returning to his couture doll clothing roots, fashion darling Jason Wu has designed a doll and clothed it in one of his Fall '09 runway looks. Reminiscent of Barbie way back before she became so fond of hot pink and boobs, this bleached blond little number is a classy alternative to…
By: Lily Q / July 13, 2009