Stop the world, I wanna get off!
Apparently it’s the end of the world today which is proving an absolute nightmare, wardrobe-wise.
I mean is there really any point straightening the dolls hair? Or doing amazing gothic Gucci-esque make up?
I guess I didn’t really need to go to the gym this morning either if it’s all gonna end, but then I thought, well let’s make the effort. The lace dress is a reworking of a BOTD fave and as it’s a special occasion Amber has opted for a feather headdress. This outfit has a lot of nip-slip potential. I may have to put some of the more risqué pictures on Instagram…. (Right before I delete my account.) Saying that, more nipples is one of my resolutions for 2013 if we make it through today
The world only ends once so I might as well slap on some make up and dress up faboosh!
Less Black Friday, more, multicoloured Friday to be honest. In case you didn’t know, Black Friday in Americaland is a bit like Boxing Day used to be in the UK. Remember when sales didn’t start until December 26th?
So it’s a big old shopping day when the race to the shops in the middle of the night, then fight eachother in department stores in an attempt to burn off the average Thanksgiving dinner of 50,000 calories. Mmmm calories.
What has this got to do with Barbie of the Day? Well nothing really. But if you are in a spending mood and let’s face it who isn’t? Then today would be a good day to buy a BOTD 2013 Calendar. Not only is it just £12, the price includes international postage and packaging and as its Black Friday, order today and I will throw in a special gift. How generous am I? Click on the Goodies page at the top, or click here and it will take you to my super sexy shopping cart. It’s all payable through the wonderful PayPal. Hurrah!
Seriously. I sent out my first batches this week so if you’ve already ordered one (or seven) then they are in the post. And if you haven’t? Well what are you waiting for. Click click click. It is the perfect gift for anyone who loves anything and an even better gift for yourself!
While I’m pimpin’
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We raced to the airport this morning, late for the flight. Not easy when you have done nothing but eat dough and cheese all weekend. Don’t pretzel my buttons!
It has been a super fun weekend. Shamazeballs in fact.
What happened to my weekend?
A question you probably ask every Monday morning but this time we’re talking BOTD. What did happen to the weekend? You can’t just stop on Friday with some Chanel and start up on Monday with big hair and a wind machine. Why not?
I decided to give myself two days off as an experiment. To see what would happen if there was no Barbie of the DAY for two days. Answer- not a lot. The world didn’t implode. I still got up and got dressed. So did the dolls. I still took photos. I still drunkenly rambled my way through the X Factor on Twitter (just so you all knew I was still alive and hadn’t fallen off a cliff during a dangerous photo shoot).
Having made it to 1000 without the site taking a proper day off (doesn’t count if I’m in the wrong country/timezone/have been hacked) I figured I would pause for a moment and breathe. I love doing BOTD but 365 posts a year is some commitment. Yeah but, Richard, it’s called Barbie of the Day, not Barbie of the Weekday or Barbie of the Week or whatevs
This is true. But until I come up with a new name for the site (answers on a postcard-address is BOTD Towers, France, or just Tweet me @barbieoftheday) then you are stuck with it. And like the dolls you are stuck with me.
Don’t worry! I’m not going anywhere (fast) but I’ve mad a conscious decision to I’ll your Barbie week with more quality and less quantity. I’d rather give you 5 great posts a week than 3 good and 4 so so.
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Babs went back to Brooklyn to performat the new Barclays Centre in Brooklyn last night and how I wish I was there. Alas she didn’t fly me back to Brooklyn to see her Back to Brooklyn show so we have to settle for this flashback to Brooklyn from the BOTD USA tour last December. How many times can I say back to Brooklyn? Without wandering into Beckham junior territory?
I give up.
Here’s a poster for the Back to Brooklyn show…
After all the champagne at the wedding yesterday it’s no surprise I’m seeing double.
Double vision and double tartan, in matching boy shorts and bralet. And the best cure for a champagne hangover is of course, more champagne.
I broke all the rules and opted for triple tartan in clashing patterns. Very directional. My high fashion outfit went down a storm, attracting just the right amount of attention (from all the right people) but in no way stealing the thunder of the two boys getting married in skirts (okay, kilts).
A Monday makeover at BOTD Towers today. As predicted a couple of weeks ago, Amber has undergone a major transformation. Nose job, eye lift, skin peel, chin implant, boob lift and quite possibly a serious new do, extensions et al.
Amber is the only doll that seems to get such extensive treatment. The queen of BOTD Towers had a cute crop not so long ago….
But it’s all change! New look. New face. The “Louboutin face” apparently. What do you think?
A bit fierce, non?
A bit mean.
A bit drag queen.
A bit amazing!
Makeover Monday at BOTD Towers today. How do we have time for a haircut at the start of couture week, I hear you ask? And how have we had time to redecorate BOTD Towers in a Paul Smith stripe? And wait! What’s this? Amber in a pair of wedges? Wedges!
Well first things first, the haircut was a bit of a spontaneous move. I’ll add the twitpics of the process at the bottom of this post perhaps. As BOTD regulars will know, having a dramatic cut can get you hired or fired on Barbie of the Day’s pages but equally it can signify a head transplant is imminent. You know how it is. Plus Amber is notorious for her major surgical procedures, giving her an entirely new face. She didn’t rise to the top of this site without having had a lot of work done. How do I look this young? I sleep in the deep freeze!
Which brings us to Donatella Versace who presented the most amazing collection at the Ritz in Paris last night. So many things to say but not enough time today and I’d rather do it properly. In the meantime check out the office. What do you think?
And the wedges! Why the hell have I put all these things into one post? Well they definitely deserve a discussion of their own. Stay tuned, doll lovers.
Every duke and earl and peer is here
Everyone who should be here is here.
What a smashing, positively dashing
Spectacle: the Ascot op’ning day.
Oh we do love a Ladies’ Day and yesterday was no exception. While most of the dolls were getting their groove on during Fête de la Musique, Amber chose to join her old pal Queenie to watch some horses running about at Ascot.
A set of brand new rules meant that Amber had to dress a little more conservative than normal.
1. Proper hats only. No fascinators or Anna Dello Russo style cherries on your head.
2. No knees, thigh high slits or slashed to the navel vintage J.Lo Versace numbers (how bang on trend is this print right now? I’d be getting out of the wardrobe for this summer. Also how amazing is it that it has it’s own wiki page?)
3. No side boob or nip slips.
In the end we opted for a relatively high necked sparkly number in bright white. Knee length. Not too much flesh on display. And burgundy nails with matching binoculars. Classy! Even Liz hadn’t thought of that one.
Oh and you may have noticed we went all subtle when it came to head gear. Nothing too showy. It’s not about us, it’s about the race, right?
BOTD Towers is in need of a freshen up. I guess it’s not spring cleaning if it’s June, right? And I guess it’s not fun when it’s 85 degrees outside. Rather than cleaning the office in a bikini (it’s happened before and will happen again) Amber is sticking (quite literally by the looks of it) to her LBD.
So this brown dress, right. Well it’s a present from my friend Kathy. Well the fabric. Which would have been a lovely scarf for my mum. Here it is transformed into an amazing dress for Amber. Here she is in Joshua Tree Park, California. I liked it there. I miss my US Tour. And my US friends. If they don’t tour Europe soon I guess I’m gonna have to go back?! I’ve reinvented the scarf tonight into an amazing chocolate confection. It will probably appear this week.