Tag Archive: Ken Carson

Mar 11 2011

Paris: Colette Go Crazy For Plastic Ken

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Every time I go to Paris, one of my highlights has to be the Colette window display. Last year, it was an amazing super heroes celebrating DC Comics and this time round it was all about Ken Carson turning 50.

In collaboration with Cassette Playa, this window is like a mini exhibition as it features a display of Ken archive dolls spanning six decades, one of my favourite has to be Totally Hair Ken from 1992, it is the purple trousers and white shoes – very trendy!!

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CP X Ken capsule collection features Cassette Playa’s signature oversized digital print silk t-shirts, pants and shorts, featuring printed 3D fold Ken torsos, roses, as well as text message and BBM symbols. My favourite piece of the collection has to be the Merino wool embroidered cricket sweaters, go for either white with blue and red stripes, or my personal fav the black teamed with red and blue stripes, yours for €240.

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Don’t worry not all the pieces in the Ken shop are expensive, why not pick up this limited-edition Cassette Playa keyring, €15.

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Love Ken? Love this collection? Then you have to check out the amazing shoot from Dazed & Confused – seriously cool clothes for a fifty year-old doll!!!

Feb 06 2011

50th Ken: Should Barbie Take Ken Back?

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These two love birds met for the first time in 1961, yep I know Hollywood would like you to think it was during Toy Story 3, but after a very public split on Valentine’s Day in 2004, are the two plastic beauties about to get back together?

It seems that Ken has been wooing Barbie in a big way over the past few weeks as part of his 50th celebrations, on TwitterFacebook and he even set up his own website where you can vote ‘yes or no’, on whether Barbie should take Ken back.

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I have to give to Ken he really has tried hard over the past few weeks, he has even tried online dating with Match.com, only to realise that Barbie was the girl for him.

He even created the Barbie Cupcake at Magnolia Bakery, sadly only available in New York and Los Angeles, but it does look very tasty, he definitely gets points from me for this.

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You have two choices, either a classic vanilla or chocolate cupcake iced with Barbie’s favorite shades of pink buttercream and sparkling sugar crystals, topped with a white chocolate heart inscribed with a special message from Ken, “You’re the one I love”. Get them quick though as they are only available until Valentine’s day.

The ultimate end I am sure will be that the two love birds will be back together, but also for Ken’s birthday Mattel are releasing the new Sweet Talking Ken, a doll which is described as ‘the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion.’ As this Ken doll can record up to five-seconds of sound, and play back the message in Ken’s voice, so basically he ‘says whatever you want him to say!’

Ken with his Bieber looks sells for $19.99 *not seen a UK price*. I collect Barbie’s, but I don’t have any Ken’s in my collection, but I do love his T-shirt which reads ‘The Ultimate Boyfriend’ in 10 different languages – it’s cute.

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So what do you think – should Barbie take Ken back? Or will the heartbreak of 2004 continue?

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[Pics: Mattel]
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