Showing posts with label Barbie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barbie. Show all posts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Barbie Does Fashion Week

Growing up, my other The Portmanteau half was only allowed play with toys that came from the Early Learning Centre. Meanwhile, I was the ultimate Barbie girl - the town house with its own lift and patio area, a salon for my hairdresser Barbie in her Elvis-style jumpsuit and the huge pink van that opened up to reveal extremely stylish living quarters - I had it all.

So you can imagine my excitement when I heard the news that Barbie and her makers Mattel are to sponsor the Danielle Scutt and Roksanda Ilincic shows at London Fashion Week. Both designers will also dress 50 limited-edition dolls in looks inspired by their collections. Now, if I get one of those in my goody bag next week, I can die happy. Scutt is a lot more cutting edge than the designers Babs usually goes for. I can recall Barbie rocking the fantasy looks of Cher favourite Bob Mackie back in the 80s. Ilincic could be a better match: her grown-up clothes would look amazing on a 50 year old, 11.5 inch beauty. I may also get the chance to spot my very first style icon in all her plastic glory: the pop star/doctor/hairdresser/business woman/whatever will be making front row appearances at both shows. 


                                    Roksanda Ilinicic SS08