Just Call Me “Harlem Barbie” (Well, Maybe Not)

Last night I attended the cutest event for Barbie Basics. Here’s the skinny: 12 CFDA designers created a befitting LBD for one of the most popular girls around. Old 39″-19″-33″ herself, Barbie! The dopest part? You can bid on them on Ebay until February 7th! Wow I remember when the highlight of my Barbie’s life was her big date with my Michael Jackson “Thriller” doll. You’ve come a long way, Barbie!

P.S. Though I had on one of my favorite LBDs, I got showed up by a room full of Barbie dolls. Take a look at my competition:


Ah…this one is sooo Betsey Johnson; from the avant-garde skirt to the “put a ring on it” bodysuit. And yes, there’s even the signature rose. Beyond.


This one was designed by Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry. The multi-strand pearl and gold leaf necklace (elegantly draped on her forearm) is so ridiculously chic. I gotta’ admit. I was a little jealous of this Barbie.


And my absolute favorite…Rachel Roy…the only Little Black Dress that wasn’t, well, black. From the side bun to the hot pink strappies. I love this one beyond words!

Photos Courtesy of: TheLuxist.Com