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Holiday Wish List: Barbie Toy Soldier Doll at FAO Schwarz

Holiday Wish List: Barbie Toy Soldier Doll at FAO Schwarz

As I love you all so deeply, I feel the least I can do for you is keep you abreast of my holiday wishes. You have a scant month left to shop for my birthday (and even less for Hanukkah!) – and among my latest covetable finds is the super adorable exclusive Barbie FAO Schwarz Toy Soldier Doll. Does she look deliciously British? The doll was inspired by the FAO Soldier and is wearing a crimson red skirt with black and metallic golden accents. It’s amazing. (Did I mention I have a burgeoning collection???) She is wearing even wearing a cute black soldier hat!  She also has black arm cuffs and black boots. (Like me.) The doll costs $39.99 and can be found here on fao.com....

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Barbie (and a certain someone else) is ready for an Outback adventure

Barbie (and a certain someone else) is ready for an Outback adventure

Every so often, I imagine it knows how it feels  when a bird has her wings clipped. So used to flying about, visiting amazing places in the name of journalism, that I feel curiously stagnated of late. It never really gets any better, you know…in fact, as time goes on, I get more restless…more frustrated with it all. Much as I hate to spend my Friday evening quote John Mayer, I can’t help but relate: This is a call to the color-blind This is an IOU I’m stranded behind a horizon line Tried to be something true Yes, I’m grounded Got my wings clipped I’m surrounded (by) All this pavement Guess I’ll circle While I’m waiting For my fears to dry Someday I’ll fly Someday I’ll soar Someday I’ll...

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Latest Barbie Need: “I Can Be President” Doll

Latest Barbie Need: “I Can Be President” Doll

Because I CAN. Or not, but I really want to be able to wear Barbie’s suit (in burrito-eater’s proportions) — but I am smitten with the latest Barbie – the I Can Be… President doll. If I was going to throw my hat in the ring for the oval office, it would, much like Legally Blonde (as well) be pink — as is apparently Barbie’s. Barbie’s campaign platform calls for girls of all ages to “B inspired,” “B informed” and “B involved.” She’s running with the “B Party,” you see. To further deliver her message, Barbie will continue to partner with The White House Project – a national, nonpartisan women’s leadership development organization – from the...

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Barbie Lust: New Hope Diamond Collector Barbie

Barbie Lust: New Hope Diamond Collector Barbie

Over the past few years, I’ve been slowing amassing a Barbie collection that I’m immoderately obsessed with — and for that part of my crazy self is super excited that Mattel has launched a limited-edition Barbie inspired by the Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat diamond housed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Clearly, this doll is destined to be my newest acquisition – the Hope Diamond Barbie wears a miniature version of the deep-blue diamond around her neck.  (The closest I’ll ever get to the real thing, obviously.) Hope Diamond Barbie is donning a gorgeous deep blue floor-length gown with long white gloves, chandelier earrings and bracelet. She has crimson lips and vibrant red hair. The Barbie Collector...

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There Is a God: Mattel Cancels Kardashian Barbie Dolls

There Is a God: Mattel Cancels Kardashian Barbie Dolls

Let it be noted, I am a major Barbie fan — in fact, I’ve collected quite a few special ones over the years. However, when I heard Mattel was rumored to be working on a line of Kardashian Barbie dolls, I was a bit…perturbed…I mean, really? Aren’t the Kardashian sisters overexposed as it is??? These plans have now been shelved, praise the lord. MTV reports that a Mattel rep told them that there are currently no plans in place to make Kardashian Barbies. Mattel said, “As popular as the Kardashian sisters are, at this point in time we are not manufacturing Barbie-branded Kardashian dolls.” Another deal that recently fell apart for the Kardashians was the plan for a Kardashian-themed magazine that would be published by...

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On my wish list: Katy Perry Barbie!

On my wish list: Katy Perry Barbie!

I’ve never bothered to downplay how much I adore Ms. Katy Perry, and so I’m LOVING that Mattel created a Katy Perry Barbie doll to benefit Project Angel Food. The inspiration for the doll was Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” video. Mattel’s Barbie designer Amy Lee went into great detail on the Barbie doll, which contains 70 hand-painted cupcakes, a glittered candy cane mic and fishnet stockings with embedded Swarovski crystals. T he doll is being auctioned here on Charitybuzz.com and will end 3 pm on December 19 (which just HAPPENS to be my...

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Must Own Immediately: tokidoki Barbie!!!

Must Own Immediately: tokidoki Barbie!!!

Perhaps I am emotionally around 12 (I still read Sweet Valley High and just came from a Carnival Cruise fun-ship themed lunch) – but that doesn’t change that what I am about to show you is the most amazing thing since pod-based coffee pots. But maybe, just maybe, in this particular piece of amazing, my child-like tendencies and adulthood have found a beautiful utopia where they can live as one in one fantastical way. Behold..my beloved friends…the tokidoki Barbie ($50)!!! Now, the majority of you reading this have never been inside my apartment, but for the half-dozen or so of you who have been who are reading this, you will realize that this reflects just about all of my style sensibilities. (Feel free to judge. I just live by whim and you do...

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