… about the Paralympics.
It all ends tonight with a show to end all shows, apparently, and a show to end the summer of sport, of medals and magic moments.
So why, I hear you ask, is Beyoncé looking out at me from under those (amazing) spectacles, in that super sexy bodycon red dress? Why Beyoncé and not a Paralympic Barbie? What is her disability? Let’s face it, she’s not even short sighted!
Why, indeed, were the Olympic games so heavily played out here at Barbie of the Day with endless photo shoots of diving, cycling, sexy gymnasts, and yet the Paralympic Games have received only one post? And that post featured an able bodied doll doing umbrella acrobatics.
So what’s going on?
Well actually I have watched a lot of Paralympics. Not as much as the Olympics, I admit. Probably like a lot of you. And even though Channel 4 did a great job, those darn adverts really got in the way.
And the posts?
Well I considered doing some blind judo Barbies in eye masks. I thought about burying Madison waist deep in the sand to recreate seated volleyball. I flirted with the idea of taking a bread knife to Amber’s perfect pins and replacing them with bendy straws a’la Mr Pistorius, (his blades aren’t actually bendy straws, that’s totes against the rules, he knows these things).
Ultimately these ideas seemed very inappropriate whereas an orange bikini or white trouser suit are always appropriate.
The one doll I did want to feature was, alas, out of my grasp. Despite bidding on eBay since June the official Paralympic Barbie from Mattel was not to be mine…
How amazing? I guess I have 4 years until the next games. Sorry, you guys will just have to wait.
Caught somewhere between that Bank Holiday feeling and that back to school dread. The holidays are winding down so it’s bye bye bikinis and hello sensible shoes… As if. Bikinis and ridiculous shoes are the dolls main wardrobe staple!
No, not the eagerly anticipated sequel to Tilda Swinton’s amazing movie. I’ve already talked about yellow being a key trend for this spring/summer but today I’m focussing on footwear. The dolls are loving these lemon Louboutins as they are so hot they can melt any snow that gets in our way. We need to talk about yellow shoes because they are everywhere. Don’t believe me? Check out the gorgeous Mulberry campaign.
Not only that, the stars can’t get enough. They look great sitting down…
Or standing up…
I actually have the same banana Converse as Miley and they always bring a smile to my face on the greyest day. If Cons aren’t your thing then take a look at these amazing heels. The ones from New Look are only £25 and look just like Minnie’s and they have even more yellow shoes on their site including an amazing lemon wedge(see what I did there?)
Keep an eye out for yellow shoe addict, Katy Perry. She loves that canary yellow.
In New York, just before Christmas, I went a little cray cray buying shoes for the dolls. Call it an early Valentine’s present but I couldn’t resist these hot pink beauties. Which are your faves?
Who doesn’t love a Barbie pink heel, right? Well apparently the designers do as they’ve all gone nuts for fuchsia footwear.
All from Net-a-Porter
All from The Outnet
And my personal faves from Kurt Geiger
Keep an eye out for Heidi Klum, international super model and pink shoe addict.