Even though Barbie hits the 50 year mark on March 9th, she’s still causing controversy. Apparently the iconic doll is just too much for one West Virginia lawmaker, who proposed a bill on Tuesday to have sales of the famous doll banned in the state.
Unfortunately, this lawmaker doesn’t seem to understand that on the eve of hitting the half century mark, Barbie is unstoppable. She’s got a facebook, twitter, and a blog, which includes Barbie’s version of the “random 25 things” that was going around on Facebook. The West Virginia lawmaker, Jeff Eldridge doesn’t seem to have any of these. He obviously doesn’t know what he’s up against.
Barbie doesn’t stop there. During NYC’s fashion week, 50 Designers took a stab at dressing the doll turned American icon. Didn’t make it to the tents at Bryant Park? Not to worry, there are pictures and video from the event.
Barbie’s website proclaims that it’s “Barbie’s world and we just play in it,” and gives links to Barbie inspired merchandise sold at Bloomingdale’s, Fred Segal and Sephora. Not all of these things are actual dolls. I wonder if the lawmaker from West Virginia will attempt to stop the sale of this gorgeous eyeshadow as well. Does he even know it’s out there?
While Barbie might not be the best role model, she’s above this. Having stripper poles at your 17-year-old son’s parties? Really?
Another landmark anniversary/birthday is that of Glamour magazine which turns 70 this month! The March edition of the magazine includes a spread featuring current actresses dressed up as American Icons from the past 70 years.
Another spread that caught my eye is in this month’s GQ. The magazine pulled men off the street and did style interventions. The results are quite euro, in a good way.