Friday, January 14, 2011

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I've always loved Barbie. She's controversial, for sure, but her myriad of clothing options and her undeniable glamour kept me coming back for more. After digging through countless images for inspiration for my upcoming collection for Domino Dollhouse, I couldn't help but revive my own love for the classic doll.

And thus: I give you my style inspiration for Spring 2011...BIG GIRL BARBIE!!

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Prints/Color Scheme
: Leopard Print, Bright Pink, Lips, Bright Rose prints, black/white checkered prints, polka dots, Red, Turquoise

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Style Icons (Real Life Barbies): Traci Lords in Crybaby and Amanda Lepore

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Clothing/Lingerie
: cardigans, 50's party dresses, pencil skirts, colorful printed bras, fishnets, bold dots, full skirts, fitted bustier tops

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Shoes: wedges, vintage heels, ballet flats

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Accessories: pearl necklaces, cat eye glasses, wrist gloves, patent belts, clutch purses

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Make Up/Hair: red lips, winged eyeliner, matte skin, hot rollers, pony tails, major bang curlage

I also started a Big Girl Barbie Tumblr, dedicated to showing the best and most fabulous dolls (in my humble opinion) out there.

How do you feel about this concept? I love the idea of taking a character that some say is supposed to make me feel bad about my body and turning it into something celebratory.

14 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this concept! Everything you showed here is the epitome of Barbie, and I'm pretty excited to see what you come up with. :)

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  2. Love, love, LOVE this idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration
    xoxox

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  3. Thanks, ladies! I'm totally in <3 with it too.

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  4. Your line is going to so absolutely amazing. I have always been in love with Barbie & Pin-ups girls. Bring back the class lady! I can't wait to see it...and buy it!

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  5. Thanks, so much! <3 How are you? Haven't seen you in FOREVER!

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  6. ARRRRGH!

    There is nothing I don't love about this post. Those black & blue wedges? AMAZE!

    Lauren xx
    Pocket Rocket

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  7. Thankie, Lauren! <3 <3 <3 when I gets comments from youuuuu!

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  8. I am totally into it!
    I wom't write down everything I love fomr your collection of inspiration, because everything is so lovely.

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  9. I love your blog. and I love your Barbie collection...so creative :-) Also love your store and want that polka dress so bad, but i told myself i would not buy anything online for a couple months...Closet is too full of clothes i haven't even worn yet!!

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  10. Love it!!! Amazing idea! I've always wanted to be a Barbie, now I can hahaha! :D

    <3

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  11. are you kidding? this concept freekin rocks!!! bring on the pics!

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  12. Traci Lords in Crybaby is the perfect style icon. All of her outfits were AMAZING! Go for it!

    Brooke
    PrettyPennyMae.blogspot.com

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  13. Love it! How hot are those Chanel polishes?! *covets*

    I love the use of red and hot pink together. I'm on a self-imposed 'no buy' ban because I'm saving for my wedding, so I shall keep looking at this for my fix.

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