Barbie of the Day is officially three years old today. 3!
Much like Jesus and Carol Vorderman, this blog’s birthday is swallowed up by Christmas. No presents for us. Boo hoo. (Feel free to send us things in the new year, even if you get it in the sales!). But it’s easy to remember for me, as the blog was born on my other half’s birthday so if I can remember him I can remember the dolls.
We celebrated the 1000th post back in October but three years feels like a pretty significant milestone too.
To celebrate I have brought the team together for a sparkling family portrait.
BOTD hasn’t made me millions (yet) but it has brought me, and I hope you guys too, a lot of pleasure.
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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Part two of my Marc Jacobs love affair.
With the Louis Vuitton show today, I figured it made sense to show my appreciation of all things Marc. This mainly involves wearing lots of MJ jewellery, buying gifts (not just for myself) from his shop in Mayfair, wearing his perfume and melting at the sight of him in a skirt.
This MJ gift is in fact, a miniature gift box. What could be cuter? Unless there was maybe a mini miniature box inside, Russian doll style. Fingers crossed there is a little top, a blouse or even a bra for this top mo-doll.
The fabulous front row!
Our fashion week shoots are big news here at BOTD but this time fashion week has been taking a back seat. We have been so busy preparing for the BOTD 2013 calendar plus working on a full size fashion project, LFW has been lower down our list of priorities. I’ve been watching all the streamed shows and catching up with all the latest from the runway but the recreation will have to wait. Maybe I will do city reviews of London and New York. Stay tuned…
Happy Birthday Beyoncé!
Those of you lucky enough to have a Barbie of the Day Calendar will have seen Queen B as the August cover girl. This image is from the same shoot, with Beyoncé in all her sparkly glory. Beyoncé is a real staple here at BOTD featuring in stories and shoots all over the world on our various trips.
With a Cartier, a Boucheron and a Fred on La Croisette, there really is no excuse for not being blinged up to the nines on the red carpet during festival. Chopard is an official partner of the festival and have an entire collection devoted to the Cannes red carpet and the Magnificent Marilyn Set.
Oooh. Sparkly, right? As big Marilyn fans and huge fans of Smash we think this would make the perfect birthday gift (two weeks to go people, this is your two weeks warning) and would look great on the dolls, on me, on the bus. Click here to see the intricate “making of”.
Gold gold gold and a bit of gold. We’re blinging up our weekend with a little glitz. While I’m wearing my amazing new Ken watch, Amber has gone for a much brighter look in her blue rubber dress (I know you will be wearing yours too this weekend) and oodles of blinging bangles and necklaces. Conspicuous, yes. Faboosh? Absolutely.
That’s not Victoria Beckham, I hear you cry. Why of course it is, doll lovers. Have you not read the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar China edition? I know you all subscribe. Mrs B looks quite incredible on the cover with an amazing Crouching Tiger Hidden Drag Queen thing going on. We were inspired by this rocking red head so we blinged up to recreate the shoot. Obviously we threw in a pair of Posh’s fave Louboutins for good measure. Do you think she will release her own shoe line? It’s only a matter of time, surely. How amazing would that B?
In the meantime, Happy Birthday Victoria. You look amazing as always. Scroll down to see the originals if you can’t find your copy of Harper’s or if your maid stole it.
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got! As my buddy Jen used to say.
I’d like to point out that we cannot be bought. £250,000 might get you supper with Call-me-Dave and SamCam, but it won’t get you access to the top models at Barbie of the Day Towers. We don’t even get out of our Barbie beds for £250k. As Mr Cruddas (what’s in a name?) has had to resign as Tory Treasure he may be looking to work as a pimp for us but so you know, we do not work on a cash for access basis. Got it? Jewellery on the other hand? Well now you’re talking.