Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Barbie Turns 50!

On March 9th, 2009, Mattel Co. will celebrate the iconic doll Barbie's 50th Birthday. The company honored the occasion last month with a huge Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show here in New York City.
The show featured designs by 50 designers including looks from Alexander Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Catherine Malandrino, Derek Lam, Tracy Reese, Tory Burch, Vena Cava, DVF and Rachel Roy (two of my favorites).

What a treat!

Celebrity attendees included Heidi Klum, Rachel Roy (and daughter), Catherine Malandrino,

Annie Leibowitz, the ever stylish Joe Zee,
Simon Doonan,
the still sexy after sixty, DVF
and socialite Fabiola Beracasa who donned a wonderfully surprising ValStyle- approved look

A classic American beauty, as impossibly sized as she was, we all played with our Barbies and loved her dearly, as did Ken and the occasional teenage mutant ninja turtle, even if she didn't look much like us. And when she eventually got her multi-cultural makeover and Nigerian Barbie hit the shelves, well, needless to say, we just couldn't get enough! :)

Still smokin at 50, our gal Barbie gives us something to look forward to. All quite timely as we recently made friends with the founders over at, a web portal for Barbie dealers, traders and enthusiasts, alike.

While we didn't get to attend the show in person, thanks to our homegirl from IMG, who saved us a super stylish trinket, we felt like we were there in spirit. What can we say? ValStyle girls are Barbie girls!

Thanks K!!

Learn more about Barbie's 50th here.

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