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March 2nd, 2009
Happy Birthday Dear Barbie–Can You Believe She’s frikkin’ 50?


With a bod like that, and clothes to die for, I wish she’s give up the names of her plastic surgeon, nutritionist, trainer, and personal shopper. But baring a peek at her little black book, how about an invite to one of her birthday parties held round-the-world?


NYC will PAHTY-HARD for Barbie

New York Fashion Week this month will fete her 50th with real-life leggy models, where “Fifty designers will be coming together for the first time in history to celebrate Barbie as an iconic figure in fashion. Presenting as a three generational fashion show (Past, Present and Future),” a statement from the organizers announced. Word is that Vera Wang designed a wedding dress for B that will be on sale for $15,000. For poorer Barbie owners, it’s already been knocked -off for $159.99 at Toys R Us on New York’s Times Square.

Check out a Few Parties in Your Nabe:

– First-ever Barbie Runway Show at Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week in New York: In celebration of Barbie’s® unparalleled fashion heritage, on February 14, 2009, 50 world-renowned fashion designers will come together for the first time ever and showcase real-size, Barbie-inspired looks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Tent at Bryant Park. In this monumental fashion celebration – that only Barbie could host – designers will celebrate the past, present and future of fashion, as inspired by Barbie® doll, first launched in 1959 as the “Teenage Fashion Model.” Designer names will be announced in early February. (Runway show on February 14, 2009; to be webcast live on Barbie.com).

– Barbie’s Birthday Party at Her “Real” Malibu Dream House®: On March 9th (Barbie® doll’s actual birthday), event-planner-to-the-stars Colin Cowie will help throw Barbie® an outrageously pink birthday celebration at – where else – but a real Barbie® Malibu Dream House®, styled and decorated by famed “Happy Chic” interior designer Jonathan Adler. The newly designed “real” Dream House® (located on the beach in Malibu, Calif.) will play backdrop to what is sure to be the most talked about “pink-carpet” birthday bash of the year, where Barbie®’s closest famous friends from throughout the years will be invited to peek into the fashionista’s storied closet! (Barbie® Birthday Party on March 9, 2009 – by invitation only).

– Special Barbie™ Boutique & Exhibit at colette in Paris: Barbie® is celebrating her birthday all around the globe – including at one of the trendiest stores in the world, colette in Paris. As two icons of fashion and style come together, fashionistas will enjoy a special Barbie™ boutique featuring a capsule apparel collection “Barbie™ by Jeremy Scott”, which will include Scott’s iconic trench coat, dresses and tees, all done in fun Barbie® patterns and iconography. Additionally, colette has commissioned additional Barbie accessories for “grown up” Barbie® girls including a mobile phone, luxury jewelry, stationery, candles and cosmetics. Plus- catch a sneak peek (see above) of the highly anticipated photos shot by Karl Lagerfeld of Barbie with model Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken that will be displayed and then sold as silkscreen prints! (March 9 – 28, open to the public)

– Barbie Loves Bloomingdale’s NYC: Bloomingdale’s New York (59th Street and SoHo) celebrates as the Barbie® brand’s premiere U.S. retail partner for a month-long Barbie® celebration including traffic-stopping store windows along Third Avenue, an unprecedented in-store display of 120 historic Barbie® dolls, and a 242-square-foot, in-store Barbie™ boutique featuring Barbie™-branded apparel, accessories and dolls. (February 11 – March 15)

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