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It used to be that getting your likeness immortalized in the form of a Barbie was like getting your star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nowadays, plastic reincarnations are being doled out helter-skelter.
Take, for example, the Twilight Barbie collection and the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire collection. They look eerily similar. This should, by no means, come as a surprise: Barbie's entire aesthetic — the fine-boned nose, the cupid lip, the cheekbones — is iconic, and deviating too far away could have negative reactions from the customer base. However, a little creativity (and less favoritism) goes a long way when faced with reimagining a franchise in doll form. Do collectors want a Barbie dressed as Katniss, or a Katniss Barbie?
We aren't claiming to be versed in focus group analytics, but seeing the four new Catching Fire dolls Mattel has put out has us scratching our heads and wishing the designers had consulted Cinna before the big unveil.
Art Deco jewelry is unlike anything that came before it in history — loud, geometric, and forward. "A heady, celebratory air flowed through Europe and America after the end of the first World War," explains Doyle & Doyle founder Elizabeth Doyle. "Artists [of all kinds] strove to create a new vocabulary of design, read
We practically peruse Aritzia’s site every day — we can’t get enough of the cool and easy pieces, each just waiting to become wardrobe staples. While the store's price points certainly have some range, there are a ton of affordable finds that are worth a thorough look-see, too. To save you time scrolling read