>> Mattel is expanding Barbie's domain to include high-end designer clothing. Yes, you heard me right. Barbie, that inhumanly large-busted, small-waisted, long-legged individual with the feet permanently in high heel shape, is getting a clothing line. For adult women. The so-called "Barbie Luxe" line will include jeans, shirts, handbags, and jewelry designed by the likes of Anna Sui, Citizens of Humanity, Judith Leiber, Paper Denim & Cloth, Stila, and Tarina Tarantino (a good pick on that one, I must say). Barbie is their muse, so think pink stitching on jeans or a retro silhouette on a cameo pendant. Pardon me while I cackle at this idea -- it's supposed to be targeted at "the fashionista." Well, I never did like Barbie as a kid.
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