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 with Midge and Skipper–from every decade since her debut. In fact, I especially like the vintage stuff, so I’m taking a bit of inspiration from Debut Barbie, which is a recreation from the original 1959 doll.
1. Bandeau Stripe Bodysuit, about $33, Lipsy London
2. Tahari Laser-Cut Houndstooth Suit, $538, Neiman Marcus
3. Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick, $25, Dillard’s
4. Pelle Moda Women’s Dyane Slide, $88.85 – $112.54, Endless
5. Jeepers Peepers Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses, $37.61, Asos Keep reading »
See the full Barbie display after the jump … [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
She’s been a doctor, she’s been a punk rocker, hell, she’s even moonlit as JK Rowling from the “Harry Potter” series. But Barbie‘s 2010 career will be of the geekier persuasion: computer engineer. Tech star Barbie comes with a laptop and glasses — both, of course, pink — and a pretty sweet Bluetooth headset.
If only she could suddenly come alive when your dang printer’s not working. [Barbie Media] Keep reading »
Now don’t get jealous, Stephen King. Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling doll to honor the billionaire-ess author of the Harry Potter series. At last, a Barbie who can realistically afford all those clothes, the pink Corvette, and mortgage payments for the Barbie Dream House! The J.K. Rowling Barbie made her debut alongside a tennis-playing Kim Clijsters Barbie and Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Barbie, all of whom a Mattel spokeswoman heralded as “true role models” for girls. Unfortunately, none of the three Barbies will be for sale for the general public. Sorry, Muggles! Instead, the new Barbies will chill at a toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, with other one-of-a-kind Barbies, like Oprah and German Chancellor Andrea Merkel. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at that doll-y tea party? [Sky News] Keep reading »
Looks like there’s a Barbie art trend catching on. Not too long ago, we saw some amazing re-creations of Lady Gaga costumes modeled by the doll, and now we’ve come across another designer who makes her over according to artist themes. There’s Vermeer “Girl With a Pearl Earring” Barbie and Coco Barbie. She also stars in a Helmut Newton photograph, dips her toes into the Dada movement in a Man Ray photo, and dresses up as German painter Otto Dix. Those are some pretty impressive gigs to add to your resume, Barbie. Maybe now people will stop making fun of you for being such a ditz. [BarbieMaMuse.com] Keep reading »
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 pictures after the jump! [StyleFrizz] Keep reading »
A Who What Wear intern made this unbelievable Barbie-in-Rodarte cake. We love! [Pipeline] Keep reading »
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 duds. I have to admit, I’m slightly jealous of this doll. First Louboutin, now Comme des Garçons? The creation, part of the design house’s Jingle Flowers floral pattern, sold out immediately last week in Tokyo, but it’s arriving later this week at Comme des Garçons stores, and London’s Dover Street Market. Barbie by Rei is not a steal — she’ll cost collectors about $368. Not exactly a toy for little girls. Still, even though some of us feel like this whole Barbie-meets-fashion-designer trend needs to end, you have to admit, this creation is pretty gorgeous, no? [Colette] Keep reading »
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 the Islamic garb, courtesy of a doll outfit designer, for a Save The Children charity auction. Keep reading »
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 some more hilarious pics after the jump! [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »