Sunday, March 7, 2010

Twitterland and Barbie Parts...

I've been on twitter for a little while now. I don't post there often, I don't have much to say and I'm still not sure how it all works. Learning as I go. Anyways, one of the people I follow is Roger Ebert. I think most people in the US know who he is but if you don't, he's a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. He's also very outspoken about his political views(which I don't always agree with)but I do find him interesting. And he dated Oprah. :)

The links he post don't always have to do with movies. I'm not sure how he finds these links but he does find some interesting ones. Like the one he posted tonight about Barbie jewelry. It's not jewelry for Barbie but jewelry made out of Barbie (and Ken)parts. At first I thought it was really bizarre but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. Except for the ear earrings. Those I find disturbing. I don't remember seeing these in blogland last summer but the post is from last July. They could certainly be conversation starters or scare the heck out of little girls.

You can go here to read the post and here to designer Margaux Lange's site. She has even more pics of her work. And if you read the comments on the post, look at #7 from Barbie. LOL

Here are my three favorite pieces from the post. What do you think? Would you wear Barbie jewelry? Here's a list of places where you can buy it. Barbie is not cheap!~


  1. Wow, it's definitively different... and some of the pieces are very nice, but at the same time, disturbing ^_^;

    Can you imagine how much Barbies she had to mutilate? At least, she's using parts that don't usually get damaged... Like the hair - it never stays as nice..,

  2. nath ~ maybe she uses Barbies that are no longer played with. So she's recycling Barbies. :D

    The hair always became a rats nests within a day of playing. And those little brushes that came with the dolls could never get all the snarls out.

  3. This probably wasn't the point of the post, but the one glaring factoid that I think needs to be pointed out is...
    Roger Ebert dated OPRAH?!?!?
    Wowza. That is seriously shocking. I honestly cannot wrap my head around it... I need 'Google Images' to provide pictorial evidence.

  4. Danielle ~ you can read about the date here. It's about 3/4 down where he tells about the actually date. A movie and dinner. :)

  5. LOL, yes, I think she is recycling barbies.

    I agree with the brushes. Totally useless. I'm always amazed at kids who are able to keep them so nice :)

    But seriously, still a little bit disturbing!

  6. Okay that's kind of cool and kind of creepy at the same time. LOL!