So yesterday I got to attend my first-ever press conference for a presidential candidate. If all of them are as charming (and pink and cupcake-filled) as this one, I may switch careers to become a political blogger. It was announced yesterday that Barbie is launching her fifth bid for the Presidency, and that she's being dressed by none other than Chris Benz, who has already shown that he's part of Barbie's fan club future constituency after I ran into him at that amazing fashion week Barbie party.
The busy lady is now starting her "glam-paign" dressed in a Chris Benz creation. Here's what we learned about Barbie's run for office, her clothes, and why she's standing on her own two feet for the first time ever:
•Barbie can finally stand up on her own! Thanks to Benz's amazing wedges (which we totally want in Barbie pink) and the help of some magnets, Barbie can stand on her own two feet without the help of one of those orthopedic-looking stands. (Or masking tape, which works in a pinch if you use a lot of it on her feet and ankles.)
•Barbie's outfit was inspired by Michelle Obama (who Benz has dressed a few times).
•The Chris Benz/Barbie collab came about after the designer decided he had to work with Barbie and then tweeted it. And lo, it happened.
•Benz chose a pink suit because pink is "inspirational, encouraging, and uplifting." We couldn't agree more.
•Benz wanted to make sure that Barbie's hair was long enough for girls to be able to "chop off" in case they wanted to give her a "Nicole Kidman To Die For" look.
•Barbie is neither a Democrat or Republican, but rather a member of the B Party. No word on her stance on abortion, taxes, or health care. Perhaps at the next press conference.