Oh Barbie. You tease me always, with your perfect, multifaceted life, your endless ability to reinvent yourself, and your lust-worthy wardrobe. (Actually, you can keep Ken. I’m not envious of Ken.) The next designer collaboration, though, has me seriously craving a shrink-wrapped box, like even more than the time when I saved up all my money for a Snoopy Snow Cone Machine. (It was worth every penny. Every. Damn. Penny.) The Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie will be hitting stores mid October AND I REALLY WANT ONE.
The Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie doll dons a scarlet bandage dress, accented with a black corset harness belt, black gladiator boots and a signature black and gold clutch. Never one to go without options, the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie doll also includes a full outfit change, complete with a second runway-inspired, black and white jacquard dress, open-toe booties and a black studded clutch. (MUSIC TO MY EARS.)
Why? I don’t know. I never played with Barbies as a child, but I loved to BUY them and receive them as gifts. Then they just kind of sat there, looking plasticly perfect. I guess I simply want one of these $150 Hervé Barbies to have and to hold. I can put her on my office shelf next to my Statue of Liberty Barnie with the 70s Farrah Fawcett hair.
Or … maybe it’s because an actual Hervé Léger by Max Azria bandage dress in my all-too-human size is something I shall most likely never be able to afford?
Welp, if anyone wants to get me a Christmas present (HINT!!!), the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie will be sold exclusively at Hervé Léger by Max Azria retail stores, select Neiman Marcus retail stores, and on BarbieCollector.com … for $150. According to the folks at BCBG: “Barbie’s miniature dresses will be constructed out of authentic Hervé Léger by Max Azria bandages and yarns and will be manufactured at the same factory that produces the full designer collection.”
Oh also? Her dresses and accessories will also be available in life-size:
What do you think? Am I nuts for longing after a $150 doll with cooler clothes that me?
Photo credits: Photographer Paul Jordan; Stylist Mary Jordan