Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm A Barbie Girl In A LBD

Barbie® is a Cougar babe, looks fashionable in a little black dress and Ken is still her best accessory.

I found this breaking news for you last night at the first-ever Barbie Tweetup event held last night in Soho.

Me, my fabulous fashion blogger friend Kristin and about 30 other bloggers wore our best LBD (as requested) for the exclusive unveiling of 12 one-of-a-kind LBD-loving Barbie Basic™ dolls. This 51-year-old iconic figure, who you would think already has a closet full of clothes, had some of her favorite fashion designer friends from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) outfit her. The 12 designers, including Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Betsey Johnson and Isaac Mizrahi, were invited to update Barbie by putting their own fabulous interpretation of another iconic staple - the little black dress - and accessorize Barbie to the nines.

Ain't life just swell Barbie.

Me and Kristin posing in our LBDs with the Albertus Swanepoel Barbie.

One of my more favorite Barbie's was by Subversive Jewelry's Justin Giuta because I just love the layers and layers of pearls and the sleek hair. It's sooo chic.

Subersive Jewelry's Justin Giunta Barbie.

I also loved the Barbie by Lorraine Schwartz because she has about $10,000 worth of diamonds and is currently is bidding on eBay at $4,050.

Lorraine Schwartz Barbie.

The Alexis Bittar Barbie also added glamour to the night. I love the one-shoulder look on this Barbie, who stood next to the real AB cuff bracelet.

Alexis Bittar Barbie.

These newest dolls in the Barbie family are part of the Barbie Basics collection and are available on auction exclusively on eBay now through February 7. Opening bids start at $100 and all of the proceeds are benefiting the CFDA's educational initiatives and scholarship program. You can bid for these amazing dolls here.

The packaging on these Barbie's is also special. The CFDA put their own stamp of approval on the boxes, marking the first time the council put it anywhere. Also, the boxes have a quote from one of the designers explaining the importance of the LBD.

You can contact Barbie on Twitter and Facebook. You can even reach this career babe on Linkedin. You can follow her on Twitter by using her Twitter name BarbieStyle. She has almost 10,000 followers already. She sounds like she had so much fun last night because she tweeted: "Kisses to everyone that came out tonight! Pink bubbly, fun beats and fab friends. Life as a doll couldn't get better!"

I was a huge Barbie fan as a child. I had a whole bevy of dolls I would play with in my Barbie Townhouse. That's why I'm super excited about my new doll I received last night.

If you want to play the designer and dress her yourself, and who wouldn't want to do this, you can purchase one of your own here or at Target or Toys "R" Us. The new collection is aimed at adults who still want to play (or be) Barbie. The Barbie Basics collection features 12 different Barbie dolls attired in different styles of the LBD. You can also purchase one of four accessory packs aimed to further personalize your very own Barbie doll.

My new Barbie doll I received last night.

The Barbie Basics collection.

Oh Barbie, you are still fabulous. Tell me, would you want to play with Barbie again?


  1. What a fantastic post! I love it! Your photos look amazing! And a cute photo of us with Kate Spade Barbie if I don't say so myself - thank you anonymous photographer for taking the shot!

  2. Very nice... well done! PS. What's the blue wrap thing you are wearing - looks cool!

  3. Thanks Hala. I actually knit that wrap myself. How cool is that?

  4. you two (or should i say three?) look fabulous in the pic above... =)
    i finally broke down this week...and decided to sell off my whole barbie collection...i think i counted 35 total...all box...reading this...i had a moment of...should i have? haha
    great post!

  5. Your gift Barbie looks like you. I wish I could age as well as she does.xoxo rainie

  6. Love the fact that we can all play "barbie" at any age now! Fabulous!

  7. How great are those accessories! And what a fun night for all of you. I would have loved to be a part of that.

    I never took to Barbies when I was little for some reason, but the tininess of these outfits and jewelry makes me want to play with them now!

  8. Well, nice figures here hehe. Good old Barbie style is the best as always.

  9. Really good article, thank you for sharing, I will always look at the future, too talented.