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Sep 02 2014

Barbie Lagerfeld: Coming September 29, 2014

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OK Barbie lovers, mark up September 29 on your calendar, set an alarm in your phone, write it on the back of your hand, whatever it takes to remember – as this is when Barbie Lagerfeld goes on sale.

Part of the Barbie Collector series, Barbie Lagerfeld will be limited to only 999 dolls, so it will go quickly and will be priced around $200/€200. Unlike other launches which were exclusive to the BarbieCollector.com, Karl Lagerfeld’s doll will also be sold at select Karl Lagerfeld boutiques, Colette in Paris, as well as on Net-a-Porter.com, which is probably where you will find me on September 29 ready to add to basket!!!

When the news broke that Barbie would be channelling Karl Lagerfeld’s complete look, from his trademark white ponytail to his signature tailored black jacket and fingerless gloves, I was excited, but I have to be honest it wasn’t until I saw my favourite doll alongside the designer himself, above, that I got really giddy.

I really can’t wait to add this beauty of a doll to my collection. Just look how fierce she looks below – I am loving everything from her eyebrows to the statement sunglasses and that incredible belt that only Barbie and Karl Lagerfeld can really pull off!!!

What do you think of Barbie Lagerfeld – will you be buying at the end of the month?

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[Pics: Karl Lagerfeld/Mattel]

Jul 17 2014

Coming Soon: Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

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So Barbie has immortalised many celebrities, even works of art, and has worked with most of the top fashion houses over the years, but this has to be her most stylish makeover, my favourite doll is getting the Karl Lagerfeld treatment.

This is no ordinary doll, Barbie will be channelling the fashion designer’s complete look, from his trademark white ponytail to his signature tailored black jacket and even his fingerless gloves. I am also loving the fat necktie and dark sunglasses as her accessories, so stylish and so Lagerfeld.

Set to be released in the autumn in the States this is going to be one popular doll, no word on the actual date, or how much, but I think it will be similar to the Herve Leger and The Blonds Barbie’s that were $150.

I have to be honest I am sold and can’t wait to add Barbie Lagerfeld to my collection.

My only wonder is will there also be a mini Choupette?

[Pic: Karl Lagerfeld/Mattel]

Jun 08 2014

Doll Loving: Fan Bingbing Barbie

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If ever there was an actress that deserved to be immortalised as a Barbie it is Fan Bingbing, as come on she is already doll-like perfection. I have been blown away by the Chinese star’s red carpet looks since I first saw her at Cannes many years ago, she has this ability to wear dramatic dresses with ease, and I love that she incorporates her own culture into her exquisite looks.

One of her most recognisable Cannes looks from back in 2010 was this divine one-sleeve Dragon Robe gown by Laurence Hsu, it really is a piece of art with the waves, the tapestry-style print and the slinky silhouette, and Barbie really has recreated it perfectly. Not only is the gown amazing, I really love this look, but more than that they’ve really capture her delicate beauty right down to the blue coloured nails perfectly.

I really have to add this beauty to my collection, the only thing I wish they had also included was her drop earrings, but that is just me being extra picky!!! You can buy the Fan Bingbing Barbie for $39.95 from Barbie Collector.

Will you be adding Fan Bingbing to your Barbie collection?

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[Pics: Mattel/Cannes Film Festival]

Aug 07 2013

Doll Loving: Coach Barbie & She Has The Most Adorable Teeny-Tiny Bag

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It really has been a busy week for Barbie, first the fashionista was given a London makeover by emerging fashion designers Sister by Sibling, Fred Butler and Nasir Mazhar, and now my favourite doll has been decked out head-to-toe in Coach.

The very chic Coach Barbie is sporting pieces from the American label’s spring/summer 2013 collection and is wearing a miniature checked tailored Tattersall trench coat, over a striped jumper and a red ultrasuede skirt, inspired by the brand’s archival Bonnie Cashin designs complete with tiny turnlocks that it is famed for.

But it is her accessories that have got me really excited as not only is she wearing Coach’s gorgeous round ‘Patty’ sunglasses, and statement colourblock Tristen sandals, but she is carrying her first ever genuine leather accessory, the brand’s classic red Duffle bag, which was created in the same factories and with the same materials as Coach’s life-sized consumer handbags.

Seriously swoon – I am just sad that the Duffle bag is so small that I won’t be able to borrow it!!!

Do you like Coach Barbie? Will you buying her?

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Coach Barbie is a Gold Label doll, and only 13,000 dolls have been produced, she is $95 and can be bought online at Coach or through Barbie Collector. I have also heard that the doll will be available at selected Coach stores worldwide including the New Bond Street flagship – but no UK price, but I reckon it will probably be £95 as that is generally how it goes.

I of course will have to add her to my collection, I am a sucker for a bag after all, I just wish they had gone for the yellow one above – maybe that will come separately!!!

If you do fancy dressing like Barbie – I have found a few of the items that she is wearing:

[Pics: Mattel]

Aug 01 2013

Doll Loving: Ball Gown Barbie By Robert Best

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As you know I collect Barbie dolls, I reiterate this as I met someone the other day who just thought my blog was called Fashionista Barbie as I was blonde, which I am not, and that my name was Barbie, which it isn’t.

I have around 60 dolls, possible more it just all depends whether my boyfriend is reading this. I generally go for the fashion related dolls, the designer collaborations, a hint of pop culture, movie-inspired Barbie’s as well as Hard Rock Cafe dolls to sit next to my bear collection. There are exceptions – like I have to get the Christmas Barbie every year, I love a doll in a wedding dress and it seems if you add some Mickey Mouse ears I am sold, and there are just the ones that are too cute not to have.

I was asked recently to share more of my collection, and I will, I am photographing a few of favourites at the moment to share, but until they are ready I thought I would share the latest doll designed by Robert Best – Ball Gown Barbie – mainly because she is high up on my current wishlist!!!

There is always something special about a Robert Best Barbie doll and this is a beauty – I love the retro feel of her from her face to her hair, seriously glamorous, which works perfectly with her gorgeous off-the-shoulder ball gown. What caught my attention the most with this doll are the details from the bow belting her tiny waist to the opera length gloves, the dazzling rhinestone brooch and her statement eye make-up – she is exquisite.

Price at $100 she is a little pricey, I have only paid that for Grace Kelly, Christian Louboutin and Vera Wang – but I think she would make a great addition to my collection.

Are you a fan of Ball Gown Barbie? 

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[Pics: Mattel]

Sep 12 2012

LFW SS13: Louise Gray Is A Barbie Girl!!!

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So my favourite doll Barbie loves coming to London Fashion Week, last season I loved her modelling for Sister by Sibling, and the season before she made Ken a little more stylish by working with Casette Playa, but this season is the best yet as she will be sponsoring the amazing Louise Gray’s catwalk show.

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I actually squealed a little when I heard, Louise Gray is the perfect Barbie girl, not only has she openly admitted to loving Barbie as a child, she is a fellow blonde, she loves sequins and pink and her quirky take on girlie is just what Barbie needs for her latest fashion makeover.

“My clothes are always about colour and fun – making a bold statement through the way you dress.  I wanted to see Barbie® in some separates and layer up her look, giving her a different way to be girly and fun, than how people are used to seeing her.”  Louise Gray

I am super excited to see Louise Gray’s spring/summer 2013 collection on Monday, as not only will it be a bold spectacle, I always love attending her shows, but three of the looks have been inspired by Barbie, and they aren’t going to be just for show, these Barbie looks will be sold as part of her collection.

The good news keeps coming though as I am most excited about the fact that Louise Gray will also be dressing a special one-off Barbie doll in one of the new season looks she has created for her – OMG scream!!!

Granted I wish it said that it was going to be sold, a Louise Gray Barbie would have made a great addition to my collection. I was trying to guess what a Louise Gray Barbie will look like, I have to be honest I am kind of hoping that Barbie gets a little rag doll makeover similar to Louise Gray’s spring/summer 2011 collection, or a sequins overload like her Topshop collaboration, I could keep going on but I am sure pink will play a part!!!

I was excited about London Fashion Week before, but now I seriously can’t wait for Friday when the shows begin and come Monday I will be hyper waiting for Louise Gray and I promise that I will tweet a piccie of the Barbie doll as soon as I track her down!!!

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[Pics: Louise Gray/Rankin]

 

Mar 20 2012

Shoe Obession: Barbie Is A Shoe-a-Holic

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It has been a month or so since I bought my last Barbie, I know fashion month really does screw with my doll needs, so I am on the look out for my next addition and I came across this shoe-obsessed Barbie doll. Working a white tulle bubble dress that has been customised with yellow, purple, black and pink shoes inside the skirt, this doll really has it bad for shoes that she is even wearing them around her neck, which is so cool that I want it in an adult size!!!

I love this fun Barbie doll especially because of her fun ponytail hairstyle, I have been known to buy dolls just on the face and hair alone and this one is perfection.

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What’s not to like – just a fun shoe-loving doll – I think she would sit right at home with my dolls.

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Do you have a Barbie collection? Would love to know what your last purchase was.

[Pics: Mattel]
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