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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Barbie fashion show: Can we go?? Please??



Barbie_showAs a wee Diva, I played Barbie with the neighbor girls all the time. I loved dressing them in beautiful 80s-fabulous outfits, experimenting with color -- yellow pumps and a teal taffeta ruffle dress? How totally cutting edge! Toe pick!

Back then, one of my friends took it to a new level. She HACKED Barbie's hair off and SHAMPOOED it with COOKING OIL in the KITCHEN. Homedoll looked like Ellyn Burstyn at the end of "Requiem for a Dream." Not hot.

Barbie turns 50 this year, and instead of bending o'er sink with meat cleaver to mane, she has embraced her youth by enlisting a slew of fashion designers to put on a fabulous runway show Feb. 14 in New York. It's safe to say these models will look better than 1989 Burstyn Barbie. Designers including Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Bob Mackie, Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Donna Karen and Kenneth Cole will create life-sized creations inspired by Barbie's past, present and future.

Oh, how we wish we had unlimited funds for plane tickets. Or a home in New York. Or Barbie's anime bodily proportions. Or just, you know, an unrelated-yet-delicious brownie.

Alas, we'll just stay at home with the peanut oil and safety scissors acting resentful. Fun!!

~ Deal Diva Stephanie

Photo: AP shot of a Mattel exhibition booth during a press preview of an international toy fair in Nuremberg, southern Germany Wednesday.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:13pm]


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