Last night when I cracked open my season 3 dvd collection of Mad Men, I was presented with a sketch of Betty Draper as Barbie. “What the what?!” was my first reaction. I jumped on the Google to get further details, and I found out it gets even better!!! Not only is Mattel making a Betty Barbie, they’re also making a Joan Barbie and Don and Roger Ken dolls as well!! The Barbie Collector website describes the foursome as follows:
Gracefully molded of Silkstone®, a material that resembles the look and weight of porcelain, each doll is stylized in iconic costumes from the series, and comes with accessories true to their show counterparts.Continue Reading
Jonathan Adler loves Barbie. As evidenced by the new Barbie-inspired items available in his on-line boutique. There’s a plethora of powder room do-dads, but there’s also Barbie plates (below), candles, trays, pillows, a mirror (above) and Barbie-Pat Nixon throw.
Of course a Jonathan Adler Barbie collection wouldn’t be complete without a Jonathan Adler Barbie Doll…
or this little loveseat et al. for your Barbie Dream House.
One of the U.S.’s top celebrity designs has teamed up with, well, Mattel, to create a line for another U.S. fashion icon, Barbara Millicent Roberts.
“Jonathan Adler’s fresh, modern ideas about interior design have established him as a true design visionary. Introducing the Jonathan Adler Loves Barbie Doll, a modern doll embodying the Adler lifestyle brand. Stylish, adorable, and oh-so-chic, Barbie comes with miniature accessories inspired by real pieces, including a side table, lamp, 3 funky-patterned vases, a lacquered tray, and a Barbie silhouette mirror… all in pink, black, and/or white!”
Barbie turned 50 this week which got me thinking about the endless childhood days I spent ‘playing Barbies’ with friends, dressing and redressing my curvaceously perfect plastic Barbie and her auburn- haired sidekick, Midge. Then one day it all changed when my bargain shopping mom negotiated a good price on a used, but still intact, Barbie’s Mid-Century (Atomic Ranch-like) Dream House, completely furnished with colorful cardboard furniture. See room-by-room photos after the jump.