Well today is a big day here in France, with Monsieur Sarkozy hoping to cling on to his crown, battling it out against Monsieur Hollande. Do presidents wear crowns? They should shouldn’t they?
Did you know Barbie has run for president five times? She first sought office way back in 1992, when 24 women were elected to the House of Representatives. She followed that up with a millennium campaign in 2000 and had additional bids in 2004 and 2008. Talk about persistent.
As part of the official Barbie I Can Be range, Mattel has worked with designer Chris Benz (nope, me neither) on Barbie’s 2012 presidential campaign or “glam-paign” look.
While we’ve fitted Tyra (for who would make a better president? ) out in a classic white shirt, bling bling pencil skirt and skyscraper ox blood Louboutins, Mr Benz has opted for a pink skirt suit with a patriotic red, white, and blue ruffled trim. Perfect for the USA or indeed here in France. Clever, huh?
But who would you vote for? Barbie or Tyra?
•Barbie can finally stand up on her own thanks to Benz’s magnetic, weighted wedges. I find them a little orthopaedic and can’t imagine Miss Banks, Mrs Obama or Mrs Bruni in them but whatevs… Maybe Mrs Merkel.
•Barbie’s outfit was inspired by Michelle Obama (who Benz has dressed a few times).
•The Chris Benz/Barbie collab came about after the designer tweeted that he “had to work with Barbie” and then it happened. How nice. We are in now way jealous, here at BOTD Towers.