Do you wanna go for a ride?
If you love Barbie (which, if it’s as much as I do, it’s a lot!) hop into your Barbie Hummer (a-maz-ing!) and cruise on down to the Selfridges Wonder Room to celebrate all things pink, girly and Barbie in their brand new pop-up shop!
Barbie has always been seen as a style icon, and has been used as inspiration for many a designer, but now has a whole room dedicated to her for the new era of Barbie. The ‘So In Style’ and ‘Chrome Hearts’ (which are HUGE btw) dolls showcase Barbie’s that represent all types of communities and styles, all styled by the geniuses that work at WAH nails.
‘So In Style’ dolls, a new collection of mixed race and black Barbie dolls, all dressed in miniature hip-hop threads courtesy of Rocawear, the fashion label owned by rapper Jay-Z.
12 unique Barbie’s created by LA-based, luxury, motorcycling inspired label Chrome Hearts. The gothic rock vibe of the label is sported by the larger than life dolls, modelling a range of Chrome Hearts fashion and accessories.
As well as the latest new additions, you can also explore a cultural retrospective curated by Sharmadean Reid, charting black dolls by Barbie, first introduced in 1967.
Other recent Barbie/Designer mash-ups include Louboutin, available at Net-a-porter, and the ASOS Barbie Lounge. So you can now buy fashion-forward Barbie’s with Louboutins (I am so jealous!), both Cat Burglar Barbie or Dolly Forever come with changeable accessories all with the signature red sole! So if you can’t afford Louboutins for yourself, make sure your Barbie is kitted out!
At the ASOS Barbie Lounge you can get your hands on Barbie Basics dolls, which you can then style with colour-coded accessory packs, and if you want some Barbie accessories for yourself, try the Paul Boutique Barbie bags that would make Paris Hilton green with envy!
Not forgetting the hotly anticipated Mad Men Barbie’s which will be out in July, based on characters from the slick 60s drama. It’s Barbie cocktail hour – spiffing!
There’s also the fash-tastic Wildfox Couture You’re a Doll Barbie lookbook for SS10 which asks which Wildfox Doll are you? Hangover Doll and Beverly Hills Doll are my personal faves, but check out the whole lookbook here. This new collection is hitting shops now at Selfridges, ASOS and Spoiled Brat, so dress as you’re favourite Barbie, grab you’re dolly (and her Louboutins) and jump in the HUMV!