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Melissa Torres from Cake Hero X Charles James Barbie™ Cake

Milk chocolate frosting and tiny bits of gold were used by Melissa Torres of Cake Hero, one of the 6 cakemakers who were asked to bake a « Barbie™ Cake » which reproduces a dress by Charles James, to celebrate the « Charles James : Beyond Fashion » exhibition, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, in New York, from May 8 until August 10, 2014.

To read about Barbie™-influenced collections and items, search for the « Barbie™ » post that I have published on September 19, 2013.

Photo : Grant Cornett / VOGUE.com

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Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Food

 

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City of Light

Chantal Thomass X UNICEF 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dolls that designers (such as lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, whose « Eiffel Tower » doll is pictured above) and artists have created for the 11th edition of the UNICEF’s « Frimousses de Créateurs » project, titled « Le Pari(s) Merveilleux », pay homage to Paris, the City of Light (these dolls will be showcased at Paris’ Petit Palais, from November 26 until December 1, 2013, in a preview for a benefit auction, to be held on December 2, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, to raise funds for vaccinating the children of Darfur).

Another City of Light-influenced collection : Hermès Spring/Summer 2006 (this collection, dubbed « L’Air de Paris », featured the « Structure » jewelry line, which was based on the Eiffel Tower’s construction).

To read about other City of Light-inspired collections, search for the « Paris » post that I have published on March 1, 2013.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Places

 

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Cabbage Patch Kids

Jenny Fax SS14

Cabbage Patch Kids dolls influenced several looks of the Jenny Fax Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Moreover, in Christopher Kane’s profile, published in the « STYLE.COM / PRINT 04 : FALL 2013 » issue, Jo-Ann Furniss wrote that a picture of a Cabbage Patch Kid doll that belonged to Tammy Kane is pinned by the designer’s desk.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Comics

 

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Barbie™

Moschino Cheap and Chic SS14

« Barbie™ goes to Miami Art Basel » is the theme of the Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

Other Barbie™-inspired collections and items : Barbie™ @ DSM (to celebrate Barbie™’s 50th anniversary, London’s Dover Street Market presented, in April 2009, the Henry Holland-curated « Barbie™ space », with collaborations from various designers, including Jeremy Scott, who created a « Barbie™ logo skating » dress), Barbie™ by MNG Jeans (line of 6 T-shirts, launched by Mango in June 2008), Barbie™ Loves Stila (2 makeup lines, launched in the Spring of 2009, then in the Summer of 2009, to recreate the looks of Barbie™), Jeremy Laing Spring/Summer 2014 (the idea of this collection was « Malibu Beach Barbie™ goes to a rave »), Louise Gray Spring/Summer 2013 (Louise Gray designed 3 adult-sized looks, based on Barbie™, which were unveiled at her Barbie™-sponsored show, on September 17, 2012 ; a special one-off Barbie™ doll, dressed by Louise Gray, was later released), Molly Goddard for ASOS Spring/Summer 2013 (« Barbie™ meets the Spice Girls » was the theme of this 4-dress collection), Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2012 (for the makeup of this doll-themed show, Pat McGrath thought about what kind of makeup a modern Barbie™ would apply).

Furthermore, in February 2009, as part of Mattel®’s global anniversary celebration, 50 designers created looks for Barbie™’s 50th birthday, which were presented by real models at the Barbie™ Fashion Show, in New York.

Among the numerous brands who have dressed Barbie™, the most recent one is Hervé Léger by Max Azria, who has created a Barbie™ doll, which will be released in October 2013, as part of the « Barbie™ Collector » collection.

Photo : Courtesy of Moschino Cheap and Chic

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Holly Hobbie

Givenchy Resort 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Hobbie rag dolls influenced the dresses over pants of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Holly Hobbie-inspired collections : Anna Sui Spring/Summer 1993 (Anna Sui said that the theme of this collection was « A kind of combination between Holly Hobbie and Grunge »), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring/Summer 2005 (this collection featured outfits which brought to mind Holly Hobbie).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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