|This book became a borderline between my love to play dolls and my love for fashion|
|I realized that I can dress myself instead of Barbies...|
|Marc Jacobs grunge collection for Perry Ellis, 1992|
|Guess which one I'd like to wear? Second!|
|Hats that looked like meringue cakes|
|Day ensemble, ca. 1927|
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, 1883–1971)
Silk, wool, metal
|"New look" by Christian Dior|
In the new s/s 2012 season the feminity or, better to say, 'dollness' forgotten last years ascended the throne again. 'Ladylike' style came back from the 50s. Coats from the Louis Vuitton collection remind me clothes I have been sewing for my dolls, pastel colors from Chanel fashion show make an image of the doll of Tutti's heir come to my mind and Nina Ricci and Valentino shows, fruit and berries printed dresses Moschino Cheap&Chic bring association with the most famous doll in the world. Makeup on the catwalks doesn't contradict clothes: shiny skin with light blush, soft-pink lips, downy lashes like at the Chanel, Dolge&Gabbana and Louis Vuitton fashion shows. And also doll makeup version with juicy lip gloss palette from Marc Jacobs and Victor&Rolf shows. And Meadham Kirchhoff has made women look like Russian dolls (matreshkas).
This tendency hasn't just ended with spring/summer looks. As an example Barbie The Dream Closet party in February in Lincoln Center in the network of the NY Fashion Week. This event hasn't left indifferent American designers, stylists, bloggers, actresses. A lot of them have come with their kids. Kids' dreams to visit Barbie's house have realized and adults wouldn't mind to explore the wardrobe of this pretty, that she has been collecting during 53 years. Visitors could not just see 'live' dolls, plunge into a pink world of kids' dreams, but also try on virtual Barbie wardrobe.
I don't know how long will stay this Barbie-trend. Because early or late it will pall on us like it was before. But it's impossible always put on the Gothic look of a mysterious femme fatal introduced by Ricardo Tisci in Givenchy collections. Little girl that dream to feel like a fairytale princess live in every one of us. However, fans of feminine look and baby-doll dresses rejoice this season and we can easily compete with Barbie in wardrobe not being like Cindy Jackson!
Feel yourself like a doll!