Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Barbies New Shoes

I am so jealous of Barbie right now. As part of Barbies 50th birthday, Louboutin paired up with Mattel and Barbie to create a one off 'Cat Burgler'. She's in a sleek black catsuit and has 4 Louboutin heels, each with its own shoe box and bag.

Mr Louboutin has designed three dolls, inspired by an Egyptian Queen and Marilyn Monroe, each coming with 4 pairs of Louboutins!!! The jewel thief/cat burgler one was out last month, a safari style one will be out in February and a Barbie styled to go to Cannes film festival will be out in May. I really can't wait to see the other two!!! The cat burgler collection is out now and you can get it from Net-A-Porter.


All in all, the whole campaign looks great. The set also comes with a photographic style calender/diary, which you can use to follow and see what the two are up to. There are pictures of Barbie and Christian Louboutin together, around Paris and the pictures are fantastic. The calender/diary is called 'A Year in Paris'. You can check out some of the pictures here. My favourite is the one of Barbie on a date (with Ken?) and Christian is in the background looking hilarious.

There was, however, a bit of controversey behind this campaign as well. While designing the shoes, Christian claimed that Barbies feet were too fat. He said that her feet needed to be more curved so that the shoes looked better. Heres what Christian Louboutin said about the issue:

“She needed great shoes, a thinner ankle and, to me, as I’m obsessed with feet, a foot more curved,”

“Barbie’s foot has always been shaped less ‘curvy’ than the rest of her perfect body,” he said. “I just added my little science to Barbie and I’ve been proud to serve her. But fat ankles she didn’t have, she just could have had thinner ankles. That’s all"

Quotes from WWD

Other designers, such as DVF and Givenchy will also be interpreting Barbie in their own ways, as part as the 'Barbie as Muse' Project.

Sherin xx

P.S. I've recently discovered Posh-Swaps. It an online clothes swapping website. People can swap, buy and sell clothes here. January 9th has officially been declared the International day of shopping. To celebrate this, Posh-Swaps is hosting a free online swishing event. We all know that swishing parties have gained popularity in the last year or so, and that they aren't going anywhere soon.
All you have to do is register online and then you can list as many items as you want, by the 9th January. You can browse and see what you like from other users, and then you can propose swaps. One key aim is to get
Fashion Bloggers from all over the world to attend and help promote sustainable style by listing their clothes.

Ceri Heathcote founder of said “International Day of Swishing is such a great opportunity to get people from all over the online at once to swap clothes, have fun and promote sustainable style. It is also a great way to refresh your wardrobe for the New Year without spending money and swap any unwanted Christmas presents”

Hope to see you guys there!!! xx


Erin W. said...

Love the Louboutin Barbie!! And not to creepily make you read my blog, but I just posted pictures yesterday about this guy who dresses up Barbie like Gaga, including making fierce little McQueen heels...the pictures are adorable!

Sher said...

Oh my, I've never wanted to be a Barbie doll so badly:P


Anonymous said...

Liked the one in the first pic.... x

Anonymous said...

That is so cute I love it!! except the whole feet bashing thing haha

p.s You and Leia have an award you received on my site!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Barbie is the luckiest doll in the world. Hehe. Have you seen the new Lady Gaga Barbie? Sooo fabulous. :)

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Shopgirl said...

I desperately want one of these!!!! Maybe I'll put the Cannes one on my birthday list - my birthday's in May!!! A girl can dream!!!! Haha!!!

Taylor Sterling said...

wow what a bad ass barbie! xx

Couture Carrie said...

So fun!
I am jealous of Barbie too!


The Trendy Fashionista said...

That is really cool! Now, I want a Barbie like that :)
Thanks for all of your amazing comments. Sorry I didn't reply them earlier but I was on holiday with no internet.
-The Trendy Fashionista

Sunny Wardrobe said...

Never thought i'd be saying this....but i'm jealous of Barbie! (or should i say her shoes)



OceanDreams said...

Posh Swaps sounds like fun - thanks for the info. I am sooo jealous of Barbie. She has it made, seriously!

St├ęphanie said...

I'm so jealous too !

Nina said...

Been looking for this Barbie!

The idea of Posh Swaps is super cool!

Anonymous said...

What?! WHy does Barbie get everything cool??? That Louboutin Barbie should come with a free pair for her owner

Cafe Fashionista said...

Is it wrong that I want to be a Barbie right now? :)

The Anthology said...

First the Corvette and now this? Barbie really does have it all, doesn't she?


LAYNE said...

I am super pumped about this barbie campaign.

I wonder why my email didn't work.

thanks so much girlfriend!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, Barbie sure is living the life! I wonder why they made her a red-head though? Maybe Louboutin doesn't like blondes? Those pics of him and Barbie are hilarious!

Aury said...

I agree with clarewbrown. Free louboutins with every purchase should be the way to go !!!

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

ahhhh so jealous of barbie right now! haha :)

if only i could afford a pair of gorgeous louboutins... *sigh*

♥ Hannah



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