Barbie- Glamorous IDOL

Designer Roksanda Illincic created a collector’s Barbie!!!
Barbie inspires artist Mariel Clayton

 

Barbie : The good and the evil? photography by Ronald Stoops

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THE DOLL, THE  IDOL, THE FASHION ICON

Η Barbie είναι η  fashion κούκλα που γεννήθηκε στην Αμερική το Μάρτιο του 1959! Το όνομά της εξακολουθεί να είναι συνώνυμο με την αψεγάδιαστη ξανθιά με τα μακριά πόδια, το μεγάλο στήθος και το ατέλειωτο βιογραφικό. Τώρα, όμως, εμπνέει πρωτοποριακούς καλλιτέχνες όπως την φωτογράφο Mariel Clayton που δημιουργεί σοκαριστικές συνθέσεις γύρω από την ζωή της με το Ken και διάσημους fashion designers που σχεδιάζουν πανέμορφα σύνολα, αποκλειστικά για αυτήν.

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Bild Lilli .. the German mother of Barbie
Real Barbie figure by Ronald Stoops
Barbie illustration by Robert Best
Barbie.. the real girl by Ronald Stoops
Barbie illustration by Robert Best
Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie κούκλα
Blake Lively Barbie κούκλα
Απίστευτο κι όμως αληθινό! Κάθε λεπτό που περνάει πουλιούνται 3 Barbie!

Dr Agnes Nairn of Bath University asked 100 children what they thought. Most had a box full of Barbies … to them Barbie has become a symbol of excess! Barbie is not special she is disposable!

Disposable Barbie


Retro girl by designer Henry Holland
Κι εγώ έπαιζα με Barbie.. εννοείται και το απολάμβανα!
Barbie Ad displayed at the Science Museum in London


Vintage Barbie Dolls displayed at the Science Museum in London

Bad Barbie: The Works of Mariel Clayton 

Barbie…mother figure
Όταν είδα τις extreme φωτογραφίες με την Barbie της Mariel Clayton εντυπωσιάστηκα και σοκαρίστηκα! Η Barbie  κακό κορίτσι! Χμ.. Ενδιαφέρον! Όσο παρατηρούσα τις συνθέσεις σοκαριζόμουνα περισσότερο αλλά μου άρεσε η εναλλακτική οπτική της γωνία.

Mariel Clayton started out with a camera and a major interest in travel photography, but a sublime encounter in a Tokyo toy shop led her into the surreal world of Japanese miniatures, and ultimately to the stories that could be told with them.  Since she started working with dolls, she has grown more and more to appreciate what can be done with them, how the smallest gesture or placement seems to convey volumes.

Barbie drinking in the middle of the night…


Mariel Clayton : “Μισώ την Barbie”


Why Barbie ? Mariel Clayton answers !!

Mariel says:  “Because I hate Barbie. I intensely dislike the stereotype that the “ideal” female fits no current authentic female form. You can’t get to be Barbie without an ocean’s worth of peroxide, 27 plastic surgeries and a complete lack of intelligence, so it irritates me immensely that this is the toy of choice women give to their daughters to emulate”.


Barbie as Uma Thurman in Kill Bill by Mariel Clayton
Barbie by designer Nichole Miller

 

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Barbie in the Titanic by Mariel Clayton
Barbie by designer Tommy Hilfiger
Mariel Clayton Barbie

Barbie Bond Girl and Ken …as James Bond

Barbie is she depressed?
Retro Barbie in pink swimming-suit
Barbie and Ken by Mariel Clayton
barbie by Mariel Clayton
barbie and ken by Mariel Clayton
Barbie and Ken
Barbie house
Barbie and Ken by Mariel Clayton
Barbie and Ken
Barbie Family
Retro Barbie mother and daughter in pink
Barbie and family by Mariel Clayton
Barbie and family by Mariel Clayton
Barbie and Ken extreme violence by Clayton
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Mariel Clayton
Barbie and Ken retro illustrations
Barbie commits suicide by Clayton

“My first picture with Barbie was actually of her committing suicide in the tub, after Ken had dumped her for another man — my wishful thinking on the end of evil influence. I’m not sure why it ended up being Barbie killing Ken, if I am to be honest — I think it’s because I find it really damn funny. Behind the vacuous perpetual lipsticked-smile and soulless eyes lurks the black heart of the true sociopath, just like in real life. I think it finally makes the doll interesting, and I like that contrast between saccharine sweet and pure malevolence”.

Barbie with her girlfriend
Barbie with her girlfriend
Barbie and Ken by Mariel Clayton
Barbie and Ken at a party by Mariel Clayton
Barbie and Ken by Mariel Clayton

 

Η Barbie πληρώνει το τίμημα για να χωρέσει στα μικροσκοπικά της ρούχα

 

Barbie Singer
Barbie Style dolls dressed by Jason Wu
barbie and Ken in the bathroom
Barbie dressed by Peter Som
Η Barbie τα έχει όλα! Εκπληκτικά σπορ αυτοκίνητα, υπέροχα σπίτια, όποιο επάγγελμα θέλει, πολλούς φίλους, κορμάρα σύζυγο, παιδιά και τώρα στα 52, εμπνέει πρωτοποριακούς καλλιτέχνες της νέας γενιάς! Δεν είναι και τόσο χαζή αυτή η ξανθιά?!

Have a lovely Day!!!

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3 Comments
  1. These images are amazingly clever and a great comment on marriage and modern life. When I was a girl, playing with my Barbie doll, I never thought she would end up like THIS!!!! Even Barbie can’t have it all!

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