Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wish List

Speaking of Barbie dolls, I really want one or all (preferably all) of these Barbies from the My Favourite Barbie series. My housemate Rosie and I were on a shopping spree a few weeks ago when we came across these and got so excited! They are so amazing, especially since it is really hard to find originals of these dolls, new, in the box. I have been hunting for a Barbie and the Rockers doll in op shops for years with no luck, and I never win them on Ebay since I am notoriously bad at bidding/winning. Needless to say, these would make a perfect addition to my room decorations and if anyone feels the need to shower me with presents, namely Barbies, now would be a great time. Thank you!

Happy Birthday Barbie

This is so amazing! Barbie celebrated her 50th anniversary with a fashion show featuring 51 designers' specially created outfits at New York Fashion Week Fall 2009. Models with high ponytails, BIG hair, and cat-like eye makeup wore bouffant prom dresses, sequined bodysuits, and futuristic minis. I love the detail in the show, on tights, lapels, ankle socks, accessories, and hair pieces.

Rachel Roy

Rebecca Taylor

Nicole Miller

Alexander Wang

Badgley Mischka

Calvin Klein

Patricia Field

Rag and Bone

Tommy Hilfiger

Three as Four


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Collage

My BFF Em and I are pretty into Disney Castles, My Little Ponies and heart-shaped gems. Perfect collaging fodder.

Horror Show

I just stumbled across Ann-Sofie Back's AW 09 collection which instantly conjured up images of horror movie sleepovers - staying up all night freaking out and spilling popcorn down the fronts of our pajamas, being traumatized for months afterwards by possessed dolls and prom queen zombies. Or high school Halloween parties where we were toilet paper mummies, macabre zombie brides, and white-faced, lace-draped ghouls. Sneaking into the cemetary at night and making grave rubbings with Crayolas and covering black tin lunchboxes with glitter, moons, and stars. Making voodoo dolls at lunchbreak and listening to the Misfits whilst sewing bone shapes onto black cutoff gloves. And the smudgy kohl eyeliner and black chewed up nailpolish. Always, always.

"Ann-Sofie Back Burns in Hell" screams of teen horror films and their characters - the slash and rip decor of that sullen, sinister classmate; the torn denim and patchwork pieced uniform of the serial killer next door; the tainted ballgown of a doomed prom queen. I especially love the zombie killer makeup and how the runway soundtrack was made up of horror movie theme songs.

Every day should be Halloween!