LBJ sounds so much naughtier than LBD, don’t you think?
An LBJ is just as important as the perfect LBD, the dream pair of jeans and the ultimate T-shirt when it comes to wardrobe essentials. The Tatler describes the Chanel little black jacket as “like an Aston Martin for your closet.”
Barbie’s LBJ is a genuine Mattel piece, designed I think by Robert Best, that I bought on eBay. It’s the perfect fit and has been worn many times and feature in many BOTD photo shoots.
My own LBJ is from All Saints. I bought it in the sale in 2007 and it has become the perfect fallback. It makes me feel very expensive and looks as good with a shirt and tie or with a battered pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
Today The Little Black Jacket exhibition opens in London’s Saatchi gallery, as part of its international tour.
Curated by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, the exhibition is dedicated to the famous boxy bouclé Chanel jacket and shows 113 of Karl’s photographs of various stars from Alexa to Kanye wearing the classic piece.
Karl has updated, undressed, bedazzled and parodied the LBJ during his time at Chanel and this show is a celebration of what has become a wardrobe staple for so many.
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!
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.
Oooh. My head. Please please please can I have a night off tonight?
I had a lovely birthday day and a super fun evening but no more rosé, thank you. After partying all weekend with the queen(s) I think I need to stop…. Just for a little while.
Thank you for all the lovely messages and tweets. Xx
Starting the week with a fashion dilemma. The Festival de Cannes starts on Wednesday and BOTD Towers is upside down as the dolls are picking out their outfits for all the red carpet madness ahead. Madison’s hair looks a little cray-cray but I’m loving the Monday morning office chic. As my friend Rudyard Kipling used to say to me…
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on Cannes…..
A very sexy Easter Bunny for you today. Mary Madison has gone all sacrelicious using St Ken on the cross as a handy coat rack. Not entirely sure which part of the bible that was in but she looks fabulous. She’s gonna spend all Easter weekend fighting off those disciples in her lacy couture. Work it girl!
Or are you just pleased to see me?
Top models and top mo-dolls are not know for their love of pastry based food stuffs but unlike the British Prime Minister, we would never claim otherwise. While Mr Cameron may be embroiled in Pastygate, the dolls are way too focused on remaining a sample size so they can fit into BOTD couture.
Imagine it happening to Meryl! You’re halfway through an acceptance speech for the biggest award of the night and someone says “sorry to interrupt but I’ve got a band from the past due on at five to and a bus to catch after that so…”
Poor Adele! Her speech began by saying how proud she was to be British and ended with me thinking, jeesh, only in Britain. Only on ITV. I know people had paid for their ads but really. And Blur still had a song cut. Probably their best song. It left a very sour taste in the mouth. It makes you wonder what else we’ll do in this great British year. Cut the 100m finals 90 metres in? Wait until the queen is halfway through her speech and say, “soz, ma’am, there’s an EastEnders special on, we’ll have to switch you to BBC3.”
I was too busy thinking about Cleopatra yesterday to mention that girl married to that prince guy was turning 30. Ok. Ok I get it. She’s a princess. But she’s young and sexy. People say she wears too much eye make up but in BOTD world there is no such thing as too much. I just wish she would sex it up a bit. She’s got great legs. Swishy hair. She’s sample size. Somebody throw some Donatella at the girl.
And you answered!
At the end of 2011 (it seems so long ago) Barbie of the Day asked the folks on Twitter what they would like to see from BOTD in 2012. More pyrotechnics was top of the list (thanks, Kathy) but following the London riot photo shoot where our Kate Middleton doll lost a substantial amount of hair, such stunts may have to be reduced. Other answers included more TOWIE (it ain’t happening!) more wind machines and less Cheryl Cole.
With a few new faces joining the team we thought we would take a look at the best responses and see what to expect from BOTD Towers this year.
How many more sleeps? We’re trying to be productive and do some work but we would be much happier necking egg nog and wrapping presents for the dolls. At least we have dressed super sexy for the office in a Mad Men inspired look. Check out the new shoes we got in NYC. They hurt like hell but look purr-fect with this outfit.