First off, all this happenend a few week ago so if you’re already onto this, many apologies - but I’m spring-cleaning the backroom of our post section and its about time this little slut was aired off. Anyway, as I said Mr Christian Louboutin has teamed up with Mattel (creators of Bab’s) in a net-a-porter exclusive. Dolly Forever Barbie (below right) and Cat Burglar Barbie (below left). Who the hell these are targetted at, I have no idea - they kind of remind me of Eastern Europeans and Bratz Dolls but 30 years ago? So basically Neo-vintage Bratz Dollz for adults? (Neo-Vintage? I like that).
Speaking of things I like, The above picture is actually referencing Barbie’s collab with Mad Men TV series, which I secretly think is quite good too, so there you go.
Anyway, the ever reliable Lifelounge added a little social commentary on the whole debacle, (she gets everywhere),
“In the past, she’s also been a vet, a nurse, a NASCAR Driver, a TV chef, a wedding stylist and a palaeontologist. She’s even denounced her white-collar roots and worked the cashier of Macca’s.
Did you know that apart from these fetishised ideas of what a woman should be, Barbie has also helped the United States win the propaganda war? She’s been a Storm Trooper, a member of the Marine Corps, and has even run for the presidency (apparently voters weren’t convinced by her promise of world peace). She’s even donned an evening gown and practiced grass-roots activism in Ethiopia for UNICEF.”
Personally, I always assumed humans would be better qualified for international relations but seems plastic covers flesh. Anyhoo, this is a chance for me to finally air my own take on the Barbie phenomenon. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the hours whiled away as a young ‘un with my very own B-dolls; dressing, cutting and subsequently regretting. So when the time came (I’ll not say how old I was), myself and my dear friend Adam had our final Barbie shindig -and then she was gone forever. Although I’ve also included some snaps of Barbie’s more erm …. ‘unconventional’ versions. I think you can tell them apart from mine i.e. mine don’t include Ken-Doll cum.
Actually, I highly recommend a trip to net-a-porter (here) to witness the thoroughly entertaining mini-film intro for the Barbie/Louboutin collab featuring the man himself - it’s actually way better than those pics suggest!