Happy Birthday Barbie

Christian Leboutin was commissioned by Mattel to create these pink pumps.

Fashion Illustrations available at Pottery Barn Kids

Two of my favorites from my personal collection.

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Barbie. In celebration of her birthday, Jonathon Adler designed a full scale Malibu mansion in honor of her Dream House. I, of course, think this is brilliant. She celebrated her 50th globally with numerous corporations participating in specialized merchandise, including Pottery Barn Kids and Dylan's Candy Bar.

Although Barbie has numerous critics, I am definitely not one of them. I LOVE Barbie. I say that in present tense because my love for her as a child has never diminished. I find her to be an icon - she is both beautiful and an inspiration.