3.16.2009

Here's to the Hottest 50 year old around!


I never thought I'd be jealous of something plastic, even more, jealous of something 50 years old. Well i thought again when i gazed through Nylon's
post of (Kaiser)Karl Lagerfeld designed gorgeous looks for Barbie for her 50th anniversary.

1st I'm kind of jealous at how fabulous those pieces are. 2nd I'm jealous of how she (i should be saying "it" because Barbie's plastic) of how it gets to stand with hottie male model Baptiste Giabiconi (hope I spelled that right).

(That look is very Chanel, no?)


I got my first Barbies early in elementary school for Christmas, right after I moved from Nigeria to the States. It was a Christie doll and a regular Barbie and I remember thinking, wow. They're very much like the supermodels from the GAP ads. Barbie had everything to be envied, including a Malibu Dreamhouse (which i had no clue about, but since she had one, i wanted it. Marketing is cruel, no? lol). Before long , I ended up with one of those life-sized Barbie's, which I used to hide in my closet because it scared me (those blue eyes used to follow me, I'm so serious). One of my hobbies is designing, so I'd try out my outfits on the doll, sewing to the best of my ability, like any designer fits his clothes to a model, I did the same.
I later concluded that Barbie is actually pretty useful: temporarily detach one of her limbs and you have a makeshift baseball bat , perfect for defending you against mean older brothers- my gosh that sounds morbid when I think about it, "detach"-
She serves as great inspiration, an imaginary friend and at the end of the day, an awesome, style-inspiring toy. So here's to the most fabulous 50 year old around-- Barbie Doll!


Click here for the awesome Barbie 50th Anniversary Fashion Show at Fall NYFW


photo credit: colette.fr

16 comments:

prettyneons said...

Barbie, is great and all, but what about Sindy ha ha, suppose Barbies wardrobe was far better, thinking about it? Did you ever see sindys shoes, good god they were hideous, hideous I tell you, ha ha...=)
PeAce & BoWs...
PrettyneOnsX

Kelz said...

I love this post! Yay, Barbie! lol! I think this is the best Barbie yet, she echoes back to the original "woman" of the 50s when she made her debut, but she still captures the modern woman of today. :)

kandace said...
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kandace said...

I so want Barbie's last outfit. Who knew I could be so jealous of something plastic.

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hanna said...

Barbie sure has improved style-wise! Good on her. Im sure she's cringing at the days when she wore bright neon pink spandex sausage hugging dresses with NO UNDERWEAR. hahaha.

Emz said...

Oh I love Barbie. She shows us exactly how fashion progresses! I mean, we think half her outfits are atrocious but I bet in 30 years people will look back at the 2000 decade and be like what the heck were they thinking??

Bebe said...

Ohhhh she looks so chic, I want one! :)

Ida said...

Awww, I love Barbies. Still feel that awe when I look at one:)

Hope you are well, dear.

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ryder said...

im so sure that no one evr loved barby as much as i have.
somehow i always wanted a barby from hawai.

giselaisback said...

hihi, i like barbies :DD

Milt-fresh_best-dressed said...

Barbie is runway ready at her best. I love your blog. Check mine out when you get a chance

Kat said...

that's too cool ;)

donna AND navaz said...

Life size Barbie? I never knew there was such a thing!

Nx

Jasmina said...

oh how I wish that my skin would look as healthy as barbies when I´m 50 and I want to be the same size as her x>>>

Vina Sagita said...

barbie is very lucky girl i can say. LOL

The Jack of Hearts said...

Haha!