How Barbie Inspired Vogue Paris In Dior, Valentino, Moschino & More

Hiya, Barbie!

Photographed by Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura for the Vogue Paris December/January 2015 issue, the aesthetically pleasing spread is the type of gloss and glitter little girls (and grown up Blair Waldorf’s) would absolutely vie for.

Clad in hues of neon pinks, British Racing Greens, cherry reds and chromatic golds with stilettos visually-gasmic enough to lip-bite into, Magdalena Frackowiak and Elisabet Erm struck a pose, accessories and all, in an homage to the Mattel staple. [Read more…]

Over-Analyzing the MAD MEN S4 Promo Poster For Glee

MAD WOMEN logo/name/likeness by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

After no debate or deliberation, we’ve decided to over-analyze the Mad Men Season Four promo of the cast because we had better things to do but couldn’t help our McDraper Dreaminess needs.

Click to Enlarge, Magnify on Picasa.

This serves no purpose other than to let out our yearning to talk about one of our favourite shows, that we’ve waited a year to bloody see.

So *yay!* and a big *le squeee* [Read more…]

The Mad Men School of Seduction

MAD WOMEN logo/name/likeness by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Nothing is better than those outdated, shameless and downright awesome pickup lines from AMC’s award-winning drama, Mad Men.

In lieu of the countdown to Season Four, the wonderfulness that is [Read more…]

Countdown to Season 4: 10 Rules of the Mad Men

MAD WOMEN logo/name/likeness by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

As a promotional tool leading up the premiere of Season Four, AMC released an 18-minute long, “Mad Men Rules” featurette on iTunes.

“I sell products, not advertising.” – Don Draper

It’s for those with an interest on how to drink like a fish, self-destruct and be the runaway cog in the not-so-well-oiled machine, while looking fabulous doing it [Read more…]

Countdown to MAD MEN 4: A Fresh Start [VIDEO]

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Leading into Season Four, which premieres on Sunday July 25, 2010 at 10 p.m. on AMC, the network has released a string of “A Fresh Start…” teaser clips [Read more…]

Take Home Your Very Own Don Draper: MAD MEN, the Barbie Dolls

MAD WOMEN logo/name/likeness by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes, indeed, they did.  Advertising Barbie and Ken are here!

Now you too, ladies and gay gents, can take home your very own Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Holloway and Betty Draper from Mattel.

From Oprah, to Jeopardy, to Saturday Night Live to a Simpson’s spoof — it’s all about advertising in the 1960s.

Releasing later in 2010, the dolls are part of Mattel’s Barbie Fashion Model Collection and will retail for approximately $74.95 USD each. Considered premium-price collector’s dolls, they are in the same company as the [Read more…]

Jacob Black & Edward Cullen Barbies Kinda Scare Me

I have no words.

Well no, that’s a lie. I always have lots of words. But Ken’s all shirtless, with 1990s shorts, 6-pack abs and a tattoo. It’s like that Kimora Lee Simmons hooker looking Barbie — there is a right way to make a doll and then there is the way Mattel seems to have gone as of late.

Back on June 25, 2009 I blogged about Bella Swan & Edward Cullen Barbie [Read more…]

Beam Me Up, Scotty, OMG Spock Barbie!

Geekettes, rejoice! [Read more…]

Edward Cullen Barbie, Jacob is hot & some Twilight Venom

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The New Moon book cover from the Twilight series. *purrr* I gotta tell you [Read more…]

Barbie’s creatives at Mattel are on crack

Her eyes are so incredible, they are going to be donated to science when she dies. A former Miss World (1994) winner who has an international contract with L’Oréal and her own wax figure sitting comfortably in Madame Tussauds, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has an incredible resume and the looks to go with it. Not to mention over the past three years she developed an international acting career with the release of films such as, Bride & Prejudice, The Last Legion and The Pink Panther 2. Heck she’s even been on CNN, Oprah, ABC News and she pwned David Letterman.
Outside of India, her publicity and self-PRfor the Bollywood film industry knows no bounds.
No other Bollywood actor, pre Slumdog Millionaire, judged the Cannes Film Festival, had a seat at the Oscars, the BAFTAs and was tapped to be a potential Bond Girl.
That is pretty impressive.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Photo by Dominique Charriau. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Rai is labeled, by some, as the most beautiful woman in the world, therefore, I want to know how in the great expanse of the universe, and all rational thinking, Mattel is going to go with Katrina Kaif, a second-rate actress, as the face for their first Bollywood, celebrity-inspired Barbie doll?
Talk about a public relations foul-up.
Was there no research conducted at Mattel about Bollywood’s trends, major faces and industry generally?
I guarantee that if there was, a few more names come to mind besides Katrina Kaif, if Aishwayra Rai Bachchan was not available (Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Madhuri Dixit etc., even 1970s Rekha would have been a better choice).
The entire situation screams M-I-S-T-A-K-E to me.

Someone please tell me what the creatives in the land of Barbie are smoking?
Especially, since Ash was in the running along with Frida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire.

Katrina first gained real Bollywood popularity back in 2006 when she appeared in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiyaopposite Salman Khan. Word on the Desi gossip street, at the time, suggested that she was one of the many girls Salman ushered in to replace his ex-girlfriend on and off screen after a bad break-up. For you non-Bollywoodites, his ex-girlfriend was none other than Aish (who dumped him.)

Katrina Kaif. Photo by Rizwan Zakir. All Rights Reserved 2009.

I’m not saying Katrina’s ugly — she’s very beautiful. But c’mon seriously?

Who would you choose?

The second-rate actress or the woman globally nicknamed “Indian Barbie” anyway?


Sasha H. Muradali
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Little Pink Book and SashaHalima PR.

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