March 9, 2009 |
What sets today apart from all other days, of course, is that it's Barbie's 50th birthday. And what a life she has lived. She has held successful careers as a pilot, pediatrician, flight attendant, astronaut, veterinarian, lifeguard, firefighter, cowgirl, teacher and, most important, teenage fashion model. She's appeared in many books and videos and controversies. Andy Warhol painted her portrait.
June 17, 2007 |
ARE women beyond worrying about being "baby dolls"? If you look around this summer, the answer would seem to be yes. The baby-doll dress, with its demurely tented silhouette and playful, above-the-knee hem, is everywhere, cramming the racks from Barneys to H&M. And -- OK, we'll admit it -- they look adorable. So easy, so summery, you've probably already snapped one up.
September 16, 2006 |
During Fashion Week, the tents at Bryant Park are a dizzying display of personal style. There's Kanye West sporting a tuxedo shirt, cummerbund and fur stole during the daytime, Vogue's fashion news director Sally Singer teetering around in studded platform gladiator sandals, and a whole raft of editors, stylists, buyers and hangers-on dressed to the nines.
February 15, 2004 |
Blue-eyed Baby Annabell is too real for Saudis. The life-size doll babbles, gurgles and giggles like a baby. She sucks on a pacifier and, after a meal, she burps, yawns and falls asleep. When awakened by a loud noise, she begins to cry. But the human characteristics that make Annabell a top seller in Saudi Arabia are part of the reason that she will soon be banished.
May 11, 2003
In Susan King's survey piece about Tennessee Williams' plays ("Adapting Tennessee Williams," Calendar, April 27) and their various incarnations, while it is true, as reported, that Williams did indeed write the screenplay for the 1956 movie "Baby Doll," it may have also been worth mentioning that he adapted the screenplay from his own one-act play "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," which ran on Broadway as one part of a three-act production under the title...
December 10, 2000 |
It's a ritual as familiar to me as baking holiday cookies, stringing lights along the eaves, shopping for the perfect Christmas tree. With two weeks to go until Christmas, I am cruising the aisles at my local Toys R Us, looking for the toys that Santa will bring. Reflexively, I wind through the rows--board games, baby dolls, Barbie gear. But when I emerge, my basket is empty. Magic Megan, Makeup Mindy, My Dream Baby . . . none of this looks familiar to me. I feel lost, bewildered, disoriented.