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For Barbie’s 50th birthday four years ago, fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic gave the doll a “makeover” that involved dark hair, a purple jacket, and a bondage skirt, plus a suit outfit with metallic pants. Now, in a new collaboration with Barbie company Mattel, Ilincic has created a “Dreamhouse” for Barbie that is equally edgy and unexpected.
By now, you’ve probably seen the photos of Nickolay Lamm’s ‘normal’ Barbie circulating the Web. Rather than the big boobs and tiny waist, Lamm’s toy looks, well, average. She’s not as defined the middle, her chest is kinda flat and she’s got some meat on her thighs. Grown women are singing the doll’s praises because it represents ‘real’ women, but last I checked adult women don’t play with Barbies. So I decided to ask my 4-year-old daughter what she thought when looking at the two dolls side by side. Her response:
Mattel’s “Dolls of The World Collection” was intended to increase awareness of different cultures among the younger generation, but some of the dolls have women up in arms.
Back in April, we came across Valeria Lukyonova, a 21-year-old Ukranian with a truly unique look and ridiculous Barbie-esque body proportions. Of course, we wondered if she was indeed real or just the result of some heavy duty Photoshop. Well, V magazine took that question to the next level with an interview and spread with the real-life Barbie, and well, she’s as real as real can be.
Just when you thought Barbie couldn’t get any more fabulous, The Blonds go and puts her in an outfit like this.
And her name, of course, is Barbie.
Have you ever seen a real-life Barbie? No? Well, 21-year-old Valeria Lukyanova bears a striking resemblance to the real thing. The Ukranian model has the doll’s plastic-y skin, long blond hair, wide eyes, thin nose, and (of course!) an insane chest-to-waist-ratio.
Barbie just unveiled its latest “I Can Be President” doll — and she’s the most stylish to date, thanks to Chris Benz.
Fashion’s favorite exotic bird romps around an eery mansion, perches at an open window, and poses as a gilded statue in this Tatler spread.
Help us decide whether this is cute or creepy. Mattel, the company that makes Barbies, is making a limited edition of dolls that look like Kate Middleton and Prince William to celebrate the couple’s first wedding anniversary.
Tens of thousands of people have gotten behind a campaign asking Mattel to mass produce bald Barbie dolls after the company made a one-off version for a young cancer patient last year. Now the only question is, will they actually do it?
Could a Kim Kardashian Barbie doll be hitting shelves next year?
Well, this is awesome. An African-American natural hair group in Georgia is gifting natural hair Barbies this holiday season.
Printable Barbie hair is the coolest! In honor of Barbie Design Printables, the talented team over at London’s Bleach salon has created some insanely awesome custom hair looks for the iconic doll.
Barbie is not normally synonymous with badass, but there’s a new girl in town. Hello, Tokidoki Barbie! We think you’re swell.
This summer was chock full of weddings, but the pictures from Barbie and Ken‘s nuptials might have to be our favorite.
Okay, there are a lot of not nice things we could say about Barbie. Most of them are things we learned about in college, and they shocked and saddened us. But this old school Barbie commercial (the first one ever, in fact!) is awesome as far as the fashion is concerned.
We already knew Anna Dello Russo was an icon, but now that she has her very own customized Barbie, she’s on a whole other level.
Barbie’s Ken doll is getting a lot of exposure these days — he’s in popular animated movies, on reality television, and now, in international fashion magazines. In the summer issue of GQ Style Germany, photographer Armin Morbach lensed a few pages called “Barbie’s Puppet.” We’re sure there’s something lost in translation there, but the name is really creepy. And so are the photos.