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January 25, 2009

You're [still] a Barbie girl, in the Barbie World


Never really recovered from your Barbie period?

You're not alone in your simmering obsession.

Margaux Lange, now 29, has made a career out of hers by literally deconstructing Barbie.

No semiotics or the usual literary nonsense but the real thing: she buys Barbies on eBay or at garage sales, then cuts them apart and incorporates the pieces into jewelry (like the earrings up top) which she now sells online.

Sweet, when you can make a living out of something you'd do anyway.

[via Rob Walker's "Consumed" column in today's New York Times Magazine]

January 25, 2009 at 01:31 PM | Permalink


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My only comment on this one is euwwwww!!! Who the heck does that? Gross! Even my 11 year old, former voilin playing barbie loving daughter has moved on to singing chorus, neopets (like every other normal girl in her age group) and taking care of real live kittens! What's up with Lange? Not a trend the youth are following, nor one I'd advise as a mother (or father/gender neutral parent to be PC here)!


Posted by: DefinatelyCreativeEnough | Jan 25, 2009 6:02:26 PM

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