Can You Believe These Designer Barbies Are Real People?
Barbie’s had one helluva year. In the past 365, she finally tied the knot with Ken, leaned in and joined Instagram just in time for NYFW. Ever since we can remember, Barbie’s fashion game has always been on point, so it’s no wonder that designer fashion brands like Moschino created an entire capsule collection inspired by the toy-turned-pop-icon.
Models Elizabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak paired up with photographer Giampaolo Sgura for a stunning Vogue Paris editorial that takes iconic high fashion brands that rule the runway (think Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana) and re-imagines Barbie in a ultra-luxe world. (Just like the old school Aqua song, but she spends more plastic for her designer duds.)
These designer dolls showcases Barbie jet-setting across the Atlantic to make it to the shows in London, Paris and Milan with the finest luggage, clothing and accessories that the brands offer.
But really, where can we get this adorable floral dress from Valentino?
Just when you thought designers were transporting us to the future with their interpretations of upcoming trends, Saint Laurent takes us back to the future with this David Bowie-inspired ensemble. Slouchy culottes in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year tucked into a pair of silver riding boots — we can dig it.
Which designer Barbie is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.
(h/t Who What Wear)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!