I’m on a train. Will this post upload? Who knows?
What’s happening this week, Barbie readers?
Well I’m glad you asked….
1.Hitchcock is out this week. Feels like the trailer has been on for hundreds of years, right? And it’s only just out!
Oh well. I’m gonna go see it. I love Hitchcock. I’m going to see a play about Hitchcock tonight….
It’s called Hitchcock Blonde. I may have to get the peroxide out again. I should see the film in the cinema as well, then watch the Sienna Miller version on some kind of illegal iPlayer. A Hitchcock triple bill!
Remember when we were in Bodega Bay recreating The Birds?
Amazing! They’re not real birds of course. They are cows in bird-suits. But mine is way better than the official Mattel version. They should have made the effort to go to the original school house like me! Though I would love a suit with birds sewn on. Or even cows in bird-suits sewn on. Scary!
Here’s the trailer….
2.SMASH. OMG! I’m too excited. Season two premieres on some American channel tonight and on Sky Atlantic tomorrow. Yes I know it all got a bit ridiculous at the end of the last season; someone literally tried to poison Ivy in the last ep. Wack! Who knows what will happen? Do I dare look at a trailer?
Oh my god. It’s too much!
J.Hud is in it!
And Jack! Just Jack. Not Jack and Karen. Lord, imagine if Karen was in it too?
Even if it’s rubbish we get to see loads of shots of New York. I heart New York!
3. New YorkFashion Week starts this week. Exciting! I love a fashion week. I hope they have one in a town where I am soon. OMG you’re kidding? They’re having one in London? This month? Perfect! I’ll be there.
4.The Year of the Snake is upon us. It’s Chinese New Year. How exciting? Chinatown was gearing up the other day as I waltzed through on my way to something or other. The dolls will be rocking their Princess of China chic even though it clashes with….
5. The BAFTAs on Sunday night, when London sparkles that little bit more, with all that extra Hollywood glitter. Who will win what? As if that matters. Who will wear what is surely more important. Expect a comprehensive Red Carpet Review, BOTD style, on Monday!
Now you may have noticed we’re still in Egypt which is bonkers as we should totally be at the Men’s London Collections.
I’ve been keeping up with what’s been going on but it would nice to have been on the front row making imaginary shopping lists.
Obviously top of the list would have to be Craig Green’s amazing plank headgear.
Practical. Chic. Eco friendly.
What’s not to love?
I’ve been a fan since his fringed pill box hats from last season…
Okay so it’s all a bit bonkers but I kinda love that.
There has been a lot of beautiful things on the runway already. A full review to follow I guess.
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…
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.
Just when you thought Fashion Month was over, along comes a story to shock the press. Not the fashion press mind you, nor the bloggers, nor, well really you must have figured it out, non? Reports are suggesting that stars have been paid to sit on the front row at fashion shows! Gasp! Can you believe it?
Erm… Yes of course we can believe it. Since when did Katy Perry have an interest in Chanel.. Or Miu Miu? Or whatever else she turned up to in Paris last week? (Seriously, KP, we’ve all had bad break ups but that hair is atrocious.) Stars have always been courted by the fashion houses. There’s always a free dress in it for you if you turn up to the right show. They might even fly you over for an event. Pay your hotel bill. Throw in a couple of handbags. Designers like to be endorsed and stars (like everyone) like free stuff. You can spend millions on advertising or give away a handbag or a pair of sunnies and let Gaga, Kate Middleton or Victoria Beckham do the hard work for you.
I’d like to state for the record, though, that Barbie of the Day has never been paid to sit on the front rows and promote a single designer. Never. Honest.
And so London Fashion Week is upon us once more. While it may be winter on the catwalk the dolls have decided to brighten things up with a spring fling. Citrus brights contrast well with grey skies and of course it makes us a lot easier to spot on the front row amongst the sea of black.
Rocking some sparkly workwear today at Barbie of the Day. Channelling Chanel in this fabulous tweed jacket. Sexy silver and a metallic skirt is a perfect look for the front rows at New York Fashion Week . A pair of glitzy heels and a sparkling clutch and we’re good to go.
At last. Fashion month is coming to a close. An early start at Vuitton and a little Miu Miu to finish the afternoon off. With some massive hits and quite a few misses it has been 4 weeks of fun and fabulousness. How will this all filter into our wardrobes next year? No idea. I will be taking my inspiration from the vegetable market via the little mermaid in a gimp mask. For now it’s time for our annual BOTD runway shot….
So said Mr Cavalli, yesterday in Milan. Nope, he wasn’t talking about the Inside Soap Awards but in fact, the economy. Moments later he sent beautiful, blinging dresses worth thousands of Euros down the runway. Fabulous black, lacy numbers and tuxedos embellished with glitzy gold beads and sequins lit up this “dark sky” as they shimmered on the catwalk.
We’re red hot in preparation for London Fashion Week. We’ve had rather a hasty fringe. Totally unnecessary and totally ugly. The things you do after 2 mojitos (and a few glasses of wine, then maybe a port.) Anyway. It’s happened at Paris Vogue. It happened at X Factor. It’s happening at Dior and now at BOTD. We’re talking replacement and tomorrow one of our favourite top mo-dolls is being replaced. Amber, our racy redhead has taken on various forms at BOTD and tomorrow will be regenerated in a Doctor Who style. Tune in to see her new look.
London Fashion Week begins today and we are thrilled to be in town. The perfect fashion show needs fabulous clothes and an even more fabulous guest list…. But can you spot who is sitting where on the BOTD front row?