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!!
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.
Don’t worry not all the pieces in the Ken shop are expensive, why not pick up this limited-edition Cassette Playa keyring, €15.
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!!!
Ken has not only won over Barbie, but also me, I wasn’t a big fan of the man doll, but this 50th anniversary drive for Mr plastic fantastic has really made me change my mind.
I am big fan of Barbie-related books and I have to get this colourful, ‘I Love Ken: My Life as the Ultimate Boyfriend’ by Jef Beck. Not out until March 31, the book offers up Ken’s fifty years’ worth of advice as the undisputed expert when it comes to dating. Ken tells readers how to be the perfect red carpet escort, which gifts to buy, and how to squeeze in some ‘me time’ at the gym between galas.
Hilarious I know, but the book features more than 200 images, and of course his girlfriend Barbie offers up a perfect introduction.
With Ken’s birthday coming this weekend, I am loving all the 50th anniversary related merchandise, and what’s really good is that it is only £8.09 from Amazon. My copy has already been pre-ordered.
For weeks Ken has been stalking – sorry wooing – Barbie, well this week the plastic pair rekindle their romance when Barbie said yes!!
They’ve been apart for seven years, but after cupcakes, billboards, dating sites, and even adverts declaring his love, oh and the masses of fans who voted, Barbie just couldn’t refuse. Keeping up with the social trail of the wooing, Barbie aptly changed her status on Facebook to “in a relationship” and the couple even merged their Facebook pages, how very sweet!!
“Barbie and Ken have an epic love story that has stood the test of time,” said Stephanie Cota, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Girls Brands. “As the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion, Ken knew just what to do to win Barbie back. The iconic couple is truly made for each other and this is just the beginning of their next chapter together.”
To celebrate their rekindled romance, Barbie and Ken dolls appear together in a limited edition ‘Together Again’ gift set. I am not sure if this is just available in America, but the gift set shows them sporting sun-kissed tans and modern fashions inspired by their original 1959 and 1961 swimsuits, as they go for a romantic date in Malibu.
Not only is this a cute set, the limited-edition set is only $5 – BARGAIN!!
Guys want to see what it takes to get back your doll? Well check out all of Ken’s romantic gestures on this amazing video: