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I know what you’re thinking…not another Barbie post. Couldn’t resist.  I showed my husband the Barbie jewelry when he got home from work, he proudly showed me a USB key that he had fashioned out of an old Barbie head from Goodwill Thrift Shop.  Had to share it on this Barbie’s birthday.

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Colette, the amazing gallery, design boutique, water bar and more, in Paris has just launched a line of jewelry and fashion in honour of Barbie’s 50th Birthday. Margaux Lange has created some unique and beautiful pieces using Barbie doll parts with more traditional materials like sterling silver and resins.  She has re-purposed mass produced materials into one-of-a-kind handmade, wearable art.  I love the ‘Hand hinge Bracelet’ made with Barbie hands, and the ‘Have a Heart’ necklace using Barbie’s size 39 (!) breasts. Check out the rest of the line on Colette’s site.
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New York Fashion Week celebrated Barbie’s big birthday, with a fashion show that saw everyone from Vera Wang to Rag & Bone designing collections for the big event. Life-size dolls strutted the catwalk in designs that showed just how versatile and eclectic she really is. During her 50 years, Barbie has had as many as 70 designers contribute to her extensive  wardrobe, and has had careers that range from Astronaut to Doctor.  A true renaissance woman.

Happy Birthday Barbie!

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