Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Malibu Barbie on a budget? by Nashville interior designer, Amanda Burdge




Back in March Miss BARBIE herself turned fifty. Doesn't she look smashing for 50? How does she do it? How is she devoid of this economy and simple old age?
Mr. John Adler himself did a Malibu beach house in her honor , and he doesn't come cheap! It raised a question. Could BARBIE survive on a beer budget; or GASP!, a strawberry wine budget? Could her life be as fabulous as cotton candy, and pink poodles if she had to use the word budget? Is budget in her vocabulary? And lastly, could she shop at Target and find her shoes at Payless, leaving the store with a smile?
I shutter to think how BARBIE could survive. So desperate for her Jimmy Choo's, and her pink corvette. And Ken? Well he would find a new blonde, maybe even branch out to a brunette, driving around Malibu in her Maserati; after all Corvettes are so yesterday! How would BARBIE feel as Ken drove off with his new 25 year old?
Well as much as I would love to see this bitch go down, just once, in my heart of hearts (dig way WAY down) she is what dreams are made of. Every little girl gets it. The BARBIE fascination, and the all too dreamy eyes for Ken. A thing of "may all your dreams come true" with martini in hand, a smile on her face and twinkle in her eye. A pink EXPLOSION of all things wonderful and fabulous. And as much as I hate to subscribe to the BARBIE ideal (talk about exiting reality) I suppose it is good, at times, to enter into a world of all things pink, wonderful and fabulous, just for a moment, to get a prescription that is devoid of the economy, and old age!

29 comments:

  1. That was a very witty post! Even I would like to see that B*** go down but remember craving for her some time during my childhood! &I love the white couch red background sitting area:)

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  2. Glad you stopped by my blog! Cute post!

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  3. Love it! Thanks for stopping by mt blog! :)

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  4. That house is out of control...you know what Barbie taught me....marry a guy with money! haha!! i love the picture of the closet with all the same shoes. classic! thanks for coming by the blog!!

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  5. What a fun post. It is such a balancing act when it comes to Barbie and other dolls. I want my daughter to have fun playing with Barbie but at the same time understand that real life doesn't come with those measurements. I still say Barbie is way better than the new Brats dolls. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. BARBIE on a budget?? Now that's a MAJOR confirmation we are in a recession!
    You Freaking Crack me up!! Great Post!;O)

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  7. I've never been much of a girly girl, but I still liked barbie for the great townhouse that I had... it was the fantasy world that i enjoyed :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you have a great day!

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  8. I still love Barbie. lol Those pics are great!

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  9. This post made me laugh so hard, thanks so much! I do feel for Barbie, she is probably somewhere having things injected on her forehead, while warning the *cough* doctor to be aware of the fact that after so many face lifts her bellybutton is very close to her eyebrows "Please don't poke it!"

    Okay, that was mean, huh? But wickedly funny!

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  10. Aahhh, Barbie. I hope I look that good at 50, and maybe have a pair or two of those pink Choos. ;) Such a funny post!

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  11. Sweet lord, I think I'm in love with that house!

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  12. Wow, Barbie is living large!! Lucky girl!

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  13. It just doesn't seem right that I'm jealous of Barbie....that house is divine!! LOL....

    Love your blogs new look! It's fabulous! & thanks for stopping by our blog. We're excited about our websites updates & more to come! :)

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  14. Returning the visit. Glad you visited my blog, now I know about you. My husband's family is from Clarksville...I'll pass on your blog's address..I love what you do. Great taste!
    Myriam
    www.mouthteaser.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow, Barbie has a nice house.

    My kids would ruin that white couch in two seconds flat though.

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  16. Hey I left you a tag!! come on over sister!

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  17. i agree! Barbie looks fantastic for 50! i think everyone would hope to look her age!! Man...to have a house like that one...

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  18. Yes. Barbie is quite a DIVA, and I love just love her! And, I love the music on your blog! Nat King Cole singing L.O.V.E. in French? LOVE IT! Loving your blog and the music, so I am going to hang around for a bit! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment the other day! I hope to see you again soon!!!

    Love,
    Taryn

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  19. Thank you so much for visiting my blog because it gave me a chance to come visit you and oh my gosh i am in love, eveything you do is so classy!

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  20. Not sure if it posted my last comment. Internet is being picky. Anyway, grrr...

    I think the key phrase you made is "just for a moment." That kind of fits the bill! Great post!

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  21. Holy cow -wow!!! Thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog! it's nice to meet you adn i'm excited to go dive into your blog!!!

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  22. Thank you for stopping by my blog!!! Your blog is fabulous!!!

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  23. LOL!! Yep, "Budget Barbie" would have roots. The femininst in me hates to admit it but I learned to love Barbie once I saw her through my daughter's eyes.

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  24. seriously I love this design! So fun and Barbie fabulous!

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  25. When I first saw the pix I thought I was looking at Paris Hilton's latest home decor. Of course the rug would have a big "P" on it, but I guess the "B" could stand for bitch. Thanks for stopping my blog. Take care.
    -Kiki

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