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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 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 »

A Little Piece Of Lanvin You Can Actually Afford

Lanvin is 120 years old! Started in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, a 22-year-old dressmaker, the boutique became accredited as a Parisian couture house in 1909, and has been on the fashion scene ever since. To celebrate the label’s birthday, Alber Elbaz designed these cute limited-edition notebooks. The illustrations reference Lanvin’s past with mother-daughter themes. (Lanvin started out designing clothing for her daughter.)

At less than $20 per notebook, it might be the only thing we’d ever be able to afford at chez Lanvin! [Colette.fr] Keep reading »

Colette’s “Fresh Paper” Candle: Highbrow Or Silly?

Sometimes these artsy-fartsy designer collaborations are deceptive: High prices aside, your instincts tell you that the appreciation for the product is more about the concept; and if it’s not something artistic, then it’s something ridiculous meant to rile up excitement.

Then, there are these special edition products that walk a fine line between highbrow design and sheer uselessness. They almost seem to be mock-testing your taste. Like, for example, Colette‘s collaboration with the conspicuously edgy Another Magazine: a scented candle in the aroma of “freshly printed paper” which Colette describes as “much more than just ‘another’ product!”

Is this the kind of design item or conversation piece you’d like to have in your home? Or complete rubbish? [Colette] Keep reading »

Bizarre Fashion Trend: Rubber Boots And Criss-Crosses

Once we discovered Fashematics, the blog that shows where fashion comes from through equations, we began to see the logic behind it everywhere in our style research, as in, “Huh, funny, that dress kind of looks like an apple and Jerry Seinfeld at the same time!”

Today’s find: Givenchy rainboots + Anzevino & Florence tie leggings = Lacoste/Zaha Hadid for Colette spiral boots? [HighSnobette, 80spurple.com, Colette.fr] Keep reading »

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 those slutty Bratz dolls. The marabou feather and spike-heeled wonder in plastic is available starting this week at Collette in Paris for 215 euros (that’s about $300). Get yours today! (Once they sell out, we predict serious Ebay value.) Or just stare at it on your computer screen and wonder if it’s weird that you’re jealous of a doll. [Style.com] Keep reading »

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Unhappy With Purse Featuring Her Naked

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is none too pleased that clothing maker Pardon is using a nude photo of her on a tote bag without her consent, and she’s seeking $167,000 in damages, which, if she wins her claim, would be donated to charity. The bag features a silk-screened version of a 1993 photograph taken during Bruni-Sarkozy’s modeling days. (A print of the photo sold for $91,000 in April.) A speech bubble coming out of the nude First Lady of France’s mouth reads, “My guy should have bought me Pardon!” Bruni-Sarkozy is protesting Pardon’s use of her image without her consent and for commercial gain, as the company sells the bags for around $4 and gives them to customers who make purchases in their stores. Keep reading »

Tuesday Quickies!

  • Check out this internet dating-inspired wedding cake. [Engadget]
  • American Idol winner Ruben Studdard just applied for a marriage license in Alabama. Will he sing at his own wedding? [AHN]
  • The best boutique department store in the world, Paris’ Colette, is coming to the U.S.! [Fashionista]
  • Chinese government bans lesbians from donating blood. [Boinkology]
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