Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christian Louboutin!

...I mean, Christmas. 

But seriously, S got me the Christian Louboutin Barbie and I am so excited. 

Because I am entirely comfortable being an adult who not only asked for, but genuinely desired, a doll, I am not going to try to justify this gift.  I will not appeal to your appreciation for collectors items by telling you only 2,400 were made available for purchase online and only 7,700 were produced worldwide, compared to the 1.5 million other Barbies sold each WEEK, according to one source. 

I am not going to appeal to your inner shoe-lover, by telling you that this Barbie has 4 pairs of Louboutins, including a pair of leopard print knee high boots that are amazing, even in miniature (or maybe especially in miniature).  Veterinarian Barbie: your shoes aren't nearly as fabulous; your wardrobe can suck it.

And I will certainly not try to explain how, even though Barbie has been under fire for everything from poor self-esteem and body-image to encouraging young girls to cultivate dumb-ness to attract men, I really like the image- from a style standpoint- of Barbie wearing a black catsuit, so as to showcase the shoes, which are obviously the whole point here.

No, I will merely leave you with this: next time a shoe designer as fabulous as Louboutin does a Barbie collab, I'm first in line.  I may or may not have already signed up on the Barbie collector site so I can be notified of the next one...


Lindsay said...

I LOVE it! I just wish I had known about this, because I probably would have asked for one for Christmas too! :)

Kim said...

I'm jealous! Even after your advance notice, I neglected to mention this to anyone, so no Louboutin's for me... miniature or otherwise... this Christmas! Hope your holidays were great!