I love Disneyland Paris. When I lived in Paris I went… Quite a bit. Seriously, considering I didn’t work there I was there a lot. I went the year it opened with my mum for my tenth birthday.
Tomorrow is the park’s 20th anniversary (meaning I must have a big birthday coming up soon too) and to celebrate, the most fabulously fashionable Minnie Mouse and the rest of the Disney team are hosting a fashion parade. a Disney fashion parade. OMG! With celebrities? Yes! With celebrities.
Following the success of her collaboration at Barneys last Christmas, Minnie has once again opted to work with Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.
Well obviously we love leopard print at BOTD.
It screams classy.
Now did you listen to Desert Island Discs on Sunday?
It was leopard loving Julie Goodyear of Coronation Street fame. Her character Bet Lynch was possibly the biggest leopard fan of all time, except maybe for Jackie Collins.
I could literally google image her all day.
This one is a really memorable fashion moment (and Corrie moment) from my childhood life.
When she left the Rovers in that taxi in these earrings….
Beyond amazing. I want to do a post dedicated to birdcage earrings. It will happen. Next week. On a slow news day maybe.
They live on in my fashion memory!
Her Desert Island Discs is totally bonkers. At moments moving but mainly bonkers. Kirsty Young clearly falls in love with her. It is brilliant and of course available to listen to now on BBC iPlayer and possibly on their podcast. (People keep telling me that D.I.D isn’t on iPlayer but the rules changed over a year ago and there is now a huge archive of all of them. 70 years worth!)
Oh and it’s also repeated tomorrow at 9am on BBC Radio 4. And it works in France… On this link at least… Though only on a proper computer. Not a pad or pod. Because then it doesn’t work abroad. Does that link work in the USA too? If you could let me know. Thanks…
Today the Design Museum launches its annual exhibition celebrating the most innovative and inventive design from the past year.
There’s awards to be won. It’s like the Oscars but for the design world and without Anne Hathaway.
Renzo Piano’s The Shard is up for shiniest architectural design and the Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio is up for best cauldron.
Aw I miss the Olympics.
Let’s have a look at the nominees for the fashion design award…
Omg. How to choose?
Prada was obvs amazeballs.
But I love Giles too.
I never saw the Vreeland docco. Is it any good? It’s not on UK or French Netflix or on any of my totally legal streaming sites.
But I did totally love Yayoi Kusama’s collection for Louis Vuitton.
And what about Craig Green?
I loved his bonkers wooden plank fashion inspired by luggage carriers…
Oh I can’t choose. Fortunately I’m not one of the judges so I don’t have to.
There are also awards for digital, furniture, graphics and transport with winners announced on April 17.
I’m gonna take the dolls next week. We cant wait!
Enough to wear a hat?
Maybe not this hat. It kinda makes one look un peu touristy. But whatevs. It’s certainly sunglasses weather. But then it’s always sunglasses weather in Nice. Even if you have to wear a fur coat with it.
How red is Amber’s hair by the way?
No Doll’s Diary this week.
But I’m back in sunshineland.
Not for long. Don’t panic, London.
The dolls and I are back on the Côte d’Azur and I say sunshineland, but the weather has been pretty awful.
Rain rain rain!
Now I know it’s been arctic in England but it really has been quite yucky here.
Saying that I have been on the beach today…
(digging my way back to London)
But I am filling up my London calendar with lots of excitement next week which I will of course be sharing with you all. Wherever you are.
In ancient Ireland, a reddish blond-haired beauty keeps the legends of yore. She is a poet with a repertoire of hundreds of stories. Traveling the lush green countryside, she takes tales and casts her own special magic, weaving yarns of mythic exploits. As she recites her lilting lyrics, she plays a golden harp, its sweet music intriguing and alluring — captivating all who are near. She celebrates the Celtic chieftains and heroes who, in her verses, will live forever!
Well that’s what it says on the Barbie Collector site but my vision of St Patrick’s Day is a bit more….
With a little bit of…
There are loads of official Irish Barbies. Wo knew? Those Yanks love a bit of green, don’t they. I think St Paddy’s Day is bigger over there than.. Anywhere.
Who was St Patrick, anyway?
I’ll wikipedia it. Show me the crazy Irish Princess Barbies already!
Ooh a brunette…
Wait. This is just the first one in a different wig!
No background for you, missy.
But great make-up and sleeve action!
So that is St Patrick’s Day then. A day for sleeves and maybe a crown. And obviously Guinness and Lucky Charms.
Anything to add, Mr Hasslehoff?
My friend Kate is doing a charity run tomorrow in Monte Carlo. That’s some glamourous fitness!
To support her I thought I’d get the pom-poms out.
How cute are these University Barbie cheerleaders?
Apparently these are their actual uniforms scaled down. Those crazy American universities. Love them! Go Team America!
Is big hair okay with you?
If you are doing something “funny for money” in a Comic Relief style then good for you.
If you are shaving off your hair… And I’m talking to you Jessie J…. Then really good for you. I’m sure you will look amazebald!
It’s cold and it’s wet. And I’m pretty unimpressed to be honest.
So I’m having, what is known other business, as a yellow bikini moment. (What business? What are you on Richard?)
So I dressed Kelly Poundland in something to make the sun shine. Oh and I changed her hair again. I’m gonna give her her own hair post next week.
I saw this…
… On Asos this morning and thought; that is a yellow bikini.
And it is.
And then I thought; who else loves a yellow bikini?
And so does a Kardashian.
It’s Britney, b*tch.
I wish I had a private jet where all the staff wore only yellow bikinis.
Controversial Clutch Alert!
I think it’s quite cute. A bit terrifying obviously but still fun.
I came across Yvonne Koo as I googled my way through my afternoon yesterday. I love happening upon something so random, so randomly.
Look at her bags….
Aaagh. Amazing and terrifying. I love them.
But these….. These are just too cute… And terrifying!
I keep seeing things and hearing about things and thinking wow that would fit nicely into the Doll’s Diary but then the dates tell me it is in the distant future and then I get all sad and think I don’t want to tease.
But I know what you’re thinking.
What’s happening this week?
Well I’m glad you asked.
1. Head On at the London College of Fashion is a celebration of hats. I love hats.
There are collaborations between Stephen Jones and AF Vandevorst and Noel Stewart and Roksanda Illincic. How very fashionable!
Press release please….
Head On investigates this new space occupied by women’s decorative millinery, situating headwear within the context of a total look and thereby addressing its relationship to body and hair. The exhibition also showcases contemporary interpretations and subversions of headwear, exploring their dynamic role in fashion styling.
2. After years in the pop wilderness David Bowie has a new album out. Since he left the Pussycat Dolls he has struggled with his solo career but looks amazing in his new video for the single Boomerang…
3.There is an upcoming retrospective of pop icon and make up wearing legend, Nicole Skirtswinger at the V&A. I’m beyond excited. Tilda Swinton will be there. You know, the one from that film, We Need to Talk About The Pussycat Dolls. Love that movie.
4. Top of the morning to you etc etc. it’s St Patrick’s day on Sunday. Wear something green, perhaps. Or dress as a Guinness. Daphne, Lulu or pint of? Decisions decisions.
5. OMG. ONJ is doing a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday? Tell me about it, stud.
Erm okay. Olivia Newton John is doing a show. At the Royal Albert Hall. It’s on Wednesday. Probably about 7.30.
She will be singing. Oh god I hope Sue Sylvester is there. I bloody love ONJ and her in that high-larious episode of Glee.
Here’s a picture of her getting physical…
That’s it for another week. Go out. Enjoy all these amazing things. Have a biscuit!