Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Barbie of the Day - I shouldn't have favourites but...

Working for a collective of bloggers I know I shouldn't have favourites - everyone who comes on board comes on board because of their merits and before this turns into a plug for Handpicked Media and you all click away I would like to say that yes, there are certain blogs that I visit because on a personal and private level they give me an enormous amount of pleasure.

One such blog is Barbie of the Day purely because it's genius mixed with a bit of British bonkers. I had Sindy as a child - Barbie was far too brash and American (and probably too expensive as well) and I think my parents were really into their 'buying British' kick as early as the sixties. So Barbie didn't really feature in my consciousness as a child really. But boy did I love my Sindy - favourite outfit that I can remember? A mock leopard coat and black knee-length boots and... well that's all I can remember actually so my Sindy probably grew up to be a right little madam (in all senses of the word).
Sindy 1960's - what's not to love?


Anyway back to Barbie of the Day. This blog is written - or should I say, written, photographed and all the clothes are made by a Yorkshire boy who has the enviable lifestyle of living in the South of France. Here Barbie and Ken frolic and live out their A-list lives in the sunshine and wear the most fantastic outfits. These are some of my favourites...


To quote 'Clean, crisp and fresh. Nope, not the picnic, but today’s BOTD beach chic. We’re keeping cool and taking Halloween for a stroll around the cap. A touch of sparkle brightens up our simple tennis whites and a handsome hunk is the perfect finishing touch.' What's not to love....


But Barbie does Diva too...
'Beyoncé has arrived at Glastonbury with her flunkies in tow. Big gay stylist, big gay bouncer and big gay personal trainer/dog walker. Who run the world?'
But my favourites are those outfits shot on location that really conjure up that A-list lifestyle and working it on the Cap D'Azur...
'There is no such thing as a day off at BOTD Towers so it must be an off day. Never mind. Whatever is to be thrown at us this week, at least we will be looking great. Two minutes of peace by the pool before the madness begins.'


Barbie of the Day makes me smile, keeps me on my toes fashion-wise and is a daily dose of glamour and glitz - put her in your favourites or follow her on Twitter for the perfect antidote to working days in London.

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