September 1 2014

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13 posts tagged "Barbie"

Barbie’s New Boyfriend: Her Bodyguard


Remembering that “fan” finds its root in “fanatic,” Mattel has come up with the ultimate test of the true Barbie collector’s fervor. Today in Sydney, the company launched a $600,000 Barbie. At least, that’s what the latest version of dolldom’s most loved/hated figurine will set you back in Australian dollars if you opt for the model draped in diamonds by local jeweler Stefano Canturi. It’s the one-carat emerald-cut pink diamond in Barbie’s necklace and matching ring that account for the price tag, elevated enough that the launch party, during Australian Fashion Week, called for a swarthy bodyguard as Barbie’s necessary accessory (pictured). Ken was absent (plastic vs. pink diamond? nolo contendere), but he should really stick around, because the $600,000 Barbie (a mere $555,452 U.S.) greeted the world alongside the 12 new sisters who make up the Barbie Basics line: 12 hairstyles, 12 skin tones, 12 LBDs. One Ken. And an Indian summer in Sydney. Nicholas Sparks is probably on the next Qantas flight south.

Rie Rages, Tommy Forgives, And More…


From the Department of We’re Staying Out Of It: Model Rie Rasmussen apparently took Terry Richardson to task in Paris for exploiting models. [Page Six]

Details are finally emerging about the notorious Tommy Hilfiger/Axl Rose brawl of 2006. (We know—you’ve been on the edge of your seat ever since!) Apparently Axl pushed Tommy, Tommy called him rude, and a punch or two was thrown. Don’t worry, they’re bros again. Phew. [Vogue U.K.]

The weird/wonderful Japanese menswear line Number (N)ine is sadly shuttered, but its last collaboration, a range of sneakers with Converse, hits stores this weekend (pictured). Get ‘em while you can. [Cool Hunting via Racked]

Fashion favorite (and Balenciaga campaign star) Charlotte Gainsbourg is taking her show on the road. First stop: Coachella, California’s outdoor music fest. [Pitchfork via Hint Mag]

We usually try not to get too invested in the goings and comings in Barbie Land, but you may like to know that the girl’s got a friend, Darren, on the scene. The guy’s got connections: Jay-Z personally selected his outfit from Rocawear’s collections. [Nylon]


The Men Menswear Has In Mind, The Fashionable Fifty, And More…


Jack Kerouac, D.H. Lawrence, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the wayward youths of Glasgow—no, not one of the stranger cocktail parties imaginable, just a few of the inspirations menswear designers drew on for the season. [WWD]

The New York Daily News rounds up fashion’s 50 most fascinating people to keep an eye out for this fashion week. (The aw-shucks one among them: our own editor in chief, Dirk Standen.) [NY Daily News]

Christian Louboutin has released his second Barbie doll, Dolly Forever, who wears a pair of the designer’s knee-high, fringed boots in hot pink. [Vogue U.K.]

Breaking news from the Wall Street Journal: Fashion week seating is competitive, and you are where you sit. Also hot off the presses: Sky Reported to Be Azure. [WSJ]

Photo: Everett Collection

Gaga Galaxy, Celebs Never Learn, And More…


Beyoncé and Lady Gaga in a video?! As a wise woman once said, “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.” [Grazia Daily]

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lauren. We hope that when we turn 70 we’ll be celebrating it somewhere like the Boom Boom Room (sorry, but we’re just not calling it QT). [WWD]

OMG OTK. An impassioned argument as to why the thigh-high boot trend shouldn’t trickle down. [The Awl]

Christian Louboutin clarifies his thoughts on the ankles of his new muse, Barbie. [WWD]

The Kardashian sisters—Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney—are designing a collection for Bebe, making them the 12,693rd celebrity team to try their hand at fashion. Sigh. [People]

Manolo Blahnik certainly won’t be happy about it. “I hate celebrities. All those pointless girls. They are ‘famous.’ Ridiculous,” he tells British Vogue before showing them his new collection over tea and cakes. [British Vogue]

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

Quoted And Noted: Louboutin’s Doll Parts


He thought her ankles were too fat. —A Louboutin spokeswoman on the shoe designer’s three upcoming customized and reshaped Barbie dolls, which come complete with tiny shoe boxes.

Photo: Jemal Countess/Wireimage