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Doll Loving: Barbie Gets A Christmas Makeover

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You know by now how I love Barbie‘s fashion makeovers, I was so giddy about her transformation by London Fashion Week designers that I bought two, I couldn’t order the Coach Barbie quick enough, and it took me a year but I finally got all three Christian Louboutin beauties for my collection. Well now I am lusting over these five one-off Barbie dolls who have undergone a Christmas makeover by London milliner Stephen Jones.

The hat maker has not only created fabulous headwear for Barbie, but full on Christmas-inspired couture looks from the velvet ‘Santa Baby’ mini dress to a red carpet worthy sparkly gown for ‘Snow Globe’ Barbie, as well as a fishtail frock adorned with holly for ‘Happy Holly’ Barbie, a ‘Christmas Tree’ look, and ‘Toffee Ice’ Barbie – a sexy Rudolph on ice!!!

“Barbie is the most fabulous private client. She came into the salon for her Christmas morning hat and left with five glamorous outfits! Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future, ” Stephen Jones

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I am kind obsessed by them all – I actually can’t decide on my favourite. ‘Toffee Ice’ looks adorable and sexy in her antlers, red nose and faux fur outfit, while ‘Snow Globe’ Barbie is red carpet ready in her gown with the quirky addition of the snow globe headgear.

If I had to get just one though I think it would have to be between ‘Christmas Tree’ Barbie who actually lights up and ‘Happy Holly’, which is also Stephen Jones’ favourite, as it is just so exquisite constructed.

Happy Holly Barbie – “This is my personal favourite, using the contrast of soft velvet and spiky holly leaves. Barbie also has her very own pet Robin to give her a Christmas peck,” Stephen Jones.

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The exclusive Barbies by Stephen Jones are available at Selfridges from November 15, priced at £250 each.

Festive Fun: Rebecca Minkoff’s Holiday Card

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The festive season is all about adding a little fun and humour into the craziness of buying presents and eating your weight in chocolates and Rebecca Minkoff certainly has done that with her video holiday card.

Filmed to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, no I am not fed up of it either, Rebecca Minkoff has gathered her fashionable pals including The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, blogger Bryan Boy, and the gorgeous Hilary Rhoda to create a very fashionable greeting card.

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What I love about this video other than its smile factor, has to be The Man Repeller’s amazing ‘Jews Do It For 8 Days’ sweatshirt – I totally need one!!!

Now crack out the yule log, grab a glass of eggnog and sing along to this adorable festive fashion video.

[Pics: via YouTube]

Festive Cheer: Barney’s New York Electric Holiday

electric-holidayI have been meaning to blog this cute festive video from Barney’s New York for a few weeks now and I kind of got distracted by the holiday season. If you haven’t seen it yet it is well worth a watch as it features some of fashions elite including Franca Sozzani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenda Bailey, and Cathy Horyn in the five-minute clip.

What’s so magical about this campaign is that Minnie Mouse is no different from any other girl – don’t we all daydream over owning a Lanvin dress, going to Paris to have our picture taken by the likes of Steven Klein and Mario Sorrenti, being sprayed with Tinker Bell magic dust to create the perfect model body and then walk in a fashion show wearing designs by Alber Elbaz and Nicolas Ghesquière…well I certainly do.

This is just a fun campaign for the holidays that I truly adore.

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Festive Windows: Alexander McQueen Fantasy Box

London retailers really have put together some amazing visual treats this festive season, I loved the Swarovski forest at Harrods, Selfridges’ interpretation of a white Christmas, and Liberty’s 12 days of Christmas. When I walked by Alexander McQueen’s boutique on Old Bond Street I was completely blown away by its fantasy box festive display. If Santa grants me one wish this year it would have to be a McQueen dress!!!!