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Jul 07 2010

Barbie: Ken Gets An Esquire Makeover

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Pic: Matthew Donaldson courtesy of Esquire

When these pics dropped into my inbox I just had to share – as Ken has been given a style makeover courtesy of Esquire magazine. In the picture above Ken is sporting Burberry Prorsum, barley cotton canvas overcoat, grey cotton utility shirt, black wool pants and black leather boots – what a hunk – this is a good way to make Barbie jealous!

With Ken making his big screen debut in Toy Story 3 this month, Esquire’s fashion team headed up by Fashion Director, Catherine Hayward, came up with this fabulous idea. I love it, Barbie always gets the spotlight and now her ex-boyfriend is getting his camera time – do you reckon she will change her mind and take him back after these shots?

The six-page shoot is in the August issue of Esquire, out now, and Ken is wearing key pieces from autumn/winter 2010, including Burberry, Prada, Gucci and Paul Smith. It is so cool that they got these designers to take part. Now I wonder if we will get a limited-edition designer Ken.

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Pic: Matthew Donaldson courtesy of Esquire

Who: Gorgeous Ken

Wearing: Gucci head-to-toe, a cream suede trench coat, grey cashmere turtle-neck sweater, white wool slim pants, dark brown calf-length boots, tortoiseshell aviators and my favourite item a beige weekend bag.

Verdict: Country winter chic at its very best and I love his weekend bag and I am sure that Barbie will be most jealous of this item

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Pic: Matthew Donaldson courtesy of Esquire

Ken in Prada: camel wool jacket, beige wool sweater, blue cotton shirt, black wool pants, brown leather shoes and a camo print leather bag

Barbie in Prada: pink gabardine camo coat, brown leather heels, and a burgundy/brown leather handbag *I want this Barbie*

Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief, Jeremy Langmead says: “It was great to work with such a style icon as Ken.  If you thought the metrosexual was dead, Ken proves otherwise.  There were no tantrums, although he did spend a little longer in hair and make-up than is usual.”

I can’t wait to check out the full Ken Fashion Icon photo shoot in the August issue of Esquire – I looked tonight on my way home and the newsagent didn’t have. Check out how sexy Katy Perry looks on the cover – those shoes are so pretty and those Mark Fast knickers are amazing.

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Pic: Esquire - August issue

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  • claudia

    OMG!!! I never saw this photoshooting. It is great.
    By the way…amazing blog, I’m reading through it, keep up the good job :)