Apparently we need to schedule a trip to Taiwan sometime in the very immediate future because not only is it home to the first ~*Hello Kitty*~ themed cafe, but as of last week, it’s also home to the world’s first Barbie themed restaurant.
Just how our girl Barbie would want it, the restaurant’s interior is painted bright pink and magenta from floor to ceiling with bling to match. The bar tables look like the heel of a stiletto and some of the chairs are even wearing tutus. Also, the waitresses at the Barbie spot wear tutus and tiaras, so we’re sure the Small Girls crew will fit right in (#always #wearing #our #invisible #crowns).
There’s also a jumbo sized Barbie box that visitors can hang in if they want to feel like a packaged Barbie girl IRL, because who wouldn’t want to be Barbie?
A look inside
our Barbie’s Dream Closet on The Coveteur
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with Barbie, so when The Coveteur opened the closet doors of our favorite fashion icon, we most definitely squealed with excitement. We’ll admit to the fact that we’ve watched multiple episodes of “Barbie: Life in the Dream House”- particularly those that cover the topic of her massive wardrobe. Oh yeah… we know how it goes down in BB’s closet.
Check out all the pink, glitter, and ruffles that make up Barbie’s style. Looking through the racks, we’re pretty sure that we own life size variations of most of these pieces. Also, some of those dresses are pretty PromGirl-esque, don’t you think?
(photos via The Coveteur)
We’re leaving a “Barbie pink” bookmark on this page from the Publicity Stunt Hall of Fame: in 1997, Mattel, the creators of our plastic bff Barbie, launched “Pink November” in an effort to push sales of the doll during the pending holiday season and establish Barbie as a global megabrand.
To promote “Pink November” London based PR firm, Beer Davies, stepped in to paint the town pink in Barbie’s name. They selected a quaint, residiential street in Salford, UK, and painted the entire space (rooftops, sidewalks, windows, chimneys, and all) “Barbie Pink”.
Media, excited little girls, a real-life Barbie model, and even the Mayor visited the pink street and Mattel’s fun stunt gained press coverage in a number of top European publications. American network CNN even reported on the event. Mattel estimated that media coverage of the paint job reached over 100 million people!
Can someone call Beer Davies and ask them to paint every street on earth pink? We really want to be Barbie girls in a Barbie world.
When you find a pair of shoes like these, you only need 100 pairs of them…
photo by Leia Jospe
We feel you, Katy Perry Barbie.
Two collaborations we’re really excited about- Hello Kitty x Friends With You and Barbie x Tokidoki
Hello Kitty in the art collective’s world of Wish Come True and a tattooed Barbie with pink hair and off the shoulder sweater? Yes pls.
is barbie a trendsetter? judging by its recent article, wwd seems to think so. flounce galore! pink satin as far as the eye can see! but too much of the feminine shade and you can end up looking like cotton candy instead of society’s prettiest children’s toy.
for a similar look that isn’t over-the-top, try these 4 pieces under $100:
- madewell, $88
- twelfth st. by cynthia vincent, $70
- lc lauren conrad, $42
- topshop, $40
Barbie is our hero, and pink is our favorite color. (queue Aerosmith’s pink)