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Barbie Baby Shower in Beijing

7 Aug

It is no secret to those who know me that I am a lover of all things Barbie.  So when my dear friends here in Beijing decided to throw us a baby shower – the theme was apparently a “Barbie Doll Brainer”…i.e. a no brainer.  Not to suggest that creators behind the famous doll do not have brains…it is just that if you literally squeeze the doll’s head, it is hollow – there is no plastic brain.  Perhaps something Mattel should think about adding…

While my Ken doll, Brett, was in the know, the shower was a total surprise to me!  What a fun treat to find all of my Beijing beauties dressed in their “Barbie Best” to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Olive Bee.  And while the actual brunch baby shower was a surprise, I was not surprised at all to find that these special ladies had covered every detail – including a preggers Barbie centerpiece!  I will now let the pictures do the talking…

The brunch menu – complete with my face super-imposed on the Original Barbie. Each place setting came with its own pair of shoes and matching handbag…Barbie size of course!

Playing with the pregnant Barbie. She and I really bonded that day as we were the only guests not partaking in the free-flow of pink champagne!

Preggers Barbie Centerpiece

How cute are these custom Barbie cupcakes??

More of the cutest cupcakes… by Lollipop Bakery in Beijing

Brett and I with KC Connolly – i.e. Ghetto Fabulous Barbie!

2 of our Barbie Hostesses with the Mostesses! Neon Barbie Megan Connolly and Lena Abed as Skipper.

The very pink party table sprinkled with Barbie Shoes…

GIFT TIME! The must-have onesie for our future New Yorker.

Thank you ladies for all of the amazing gifts…snuggly blankies, her first Qipao, the cutest teeny tiny socks I have ever seen, and enough clothes for me to change her “look” multiple times a day. Let’s just say…you all know me well!

With our very own petite size Happy Family Set – Ken, Barbie, and Baby!

It is tough to get this many Barbies to focus at the same time… Thank you to our wonderful hostesses!

Outside of MODO, a fabulous choice for the Barbie Brunch Baby Shower, in Sanlitun village.

I would like to say another BIG Barbie THANK YOU to all of our sweet friends who organized this celebration in honor of our little one.  Being pregnant and planning to give birth in China is certainly a unique and sometimes challenging experience, but having the love and support of  such great friends is a true blessing.

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Coco & Karl

15 Dec

 

Channeling Chanel - Cigarette = Prop!

I have to go a bit back in time for this one.  Not all the way back to the time before January 10, 1971 when

Cloning Karl

the world lost one of the greatest designers of all time – Coco Chanel – but back to October 31, 2010 – when I channeled Chanel and Brett cloned Karl (Lagerfeld) for a Halloween celebration…Beijing style.

 

We hit the town with a fantastic group of friends dressed in a variety of costumes including:  a Piece of “Bad Press”, a Greek Goddess, a French Painter, a Bride and Groom, and my personal favorite – Barbie and Ken.  The night started at the Saddle Cantina (one of our favorite spots) to fill up on mexican food and margaritas.  Although, I am pretty positive that Coco would have preferred Steak Tartare and Champagne….if she ate at all!

Coco "Taking-In" Barbie's Dress

After dinner we set out for an official Halloween Party at LAN Club – a Phillipe Starck designed restaurant and lounge.  The party was packed with locals in fabulous costumes.  I was thrilled to see how much the Chinese love a costume.  I would wear a costume everyday if I could.  Perhaps in Beijing…I can.  At the party we spotted  a Lego, a variety of Pandas and Disney Characters, and of course a slew of girls dressed as scantily clad as possible – because after all – that is what Halloween is all about, right?

Coco with Bride Moya Li (She didn't even recognize me!)

 

The music was a big highlight of the party.  There were 3 rooms with completely different genres of tunes – so if we got tired of one – we just danced our way to another area.  Because LAN is also a restaurant, we were able to find a deserted private room to rest our feet and avoid the long lines at the loo.  It was a win – win!

Halloween in Beijing.  I give it 4 Blonde’s out of 5!

**Please NOTE – The cigarette is a prop.  It was never lit!

 

Karl + Coco

 

 

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