Happy 50th to Barbara Millicent Roberts, aka Barbie. Like Barbie, Me & You, your mama and your cousin too would all die and come back as a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater if it meant Mr. Louboutin would do the same for us on our born day. Here’s some extra information that is probably not useful unless you are in a wicked game of trivia. Barbie is estimated to have owned about 1 billion pairs of heels! A girl can dream can’t she? Well now, all of those other heels don’t mean a thing.
“Barbie has a long history of working with various designers and artists who use Barbie as a muse,” said Stephanie Cota, senior vice president of marketing of Barbie brands at Mattel. “It was a natural for Barbie, not only with her fashion heritage, but also because of her passion for shoes. She has a billion shoes and we needed to do something special for her shoe collection.”
I read on BarbieCollector that:
Christian has designed not one, but three extraordinary dolls, the first debuting later this year (keep reading to find out how YOU can be one of the first in line to get the doll!). Barbie “traveled” to Paris to visit Christian for a year, exploring his favorite places and experiencing his fashion-filled life. Lucky for us, Barbie documents the experience in a gorgeous 2010 souvenir calendar diary, complete with stunning photography and colorful commentary of her French adventures. (You’ll have the opportunity to purchase one of these calendar diaries very soon!)
Only 2,400 of the first Barbie® by Christian Louboutin dolls will be available for purchase for just $150 in the online shop and in the catalog. There are only 7,700 produced worldwide.
The only way to be in the know about when the doll goes on sale in the BarbieCollector.com online shop is to get on the VIP Pre-Sale list. Once you’re on the list, you’ll get an email alert when the first Barbie® by Christian Louboutin doll in the series goes on sale (soon!). This gives YOU one of the first opportunities to purchase the doll. PLUS, purchasing this doll gives you priority access to the VIP Pre-Sale list for the second Barbie® by Christian Louboutin doll, coming early next year.
On a side note, the diary, which comes with the jewel thief Barbie and is also sold separately for $40, is titled “My Year in Paris With Christian Louboutin.” Launching in December, it features photos of the doll shopping with Louboutin in his boutique, on a journey down the Nile, performing at the Moulin Rouge and in a cafe with a male doll that is decidedly not Ken. However, Barbie and Ken are friendly, but just “friends.”
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- Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter ’09-’10: Footwear Euphoria
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- Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin
- Louboutin World: Louboutin’s Newly Designed Site