Barbie pink has creeped into home decor, beauty and accessories. And Barbiecore has hit heavy on Instagram and TikTok. There are plenty of ways to gift the trend. Some starters:
Pink sapphire, rose quartz, star ruby, rhodonite, rubellite, pink tourmaline and — last but certainly not least — pink diamonds. If you’re looking for pink in gemstones, there are lots of options but perhaps none so special as the diamond hue. Ben Affleck chose a pink diamond from Harry Winston the first time he proposed to Jennifer Lopez, back in 2002. Pink diamonds are rare and pricey so a lesser gem might have to do. There are also pink opals, pink malaya garnets, pink topaz. I could go on.
The brand Good American has lots. There’s a pair of skinny corduroys for $120, a leather bomber jacket for $175 and a body hugger of a midi dress for $99. A pink leather bando, a cropped long-sleeve V-neck collegiate style sweater, a jumpsuit, bodysuit, rugby shirt, pocket T-shirt. The company has thought of it all. Head to GoodAmerican.com.
Koral sells a short onesie in pink and black for a good ole fashion Barbie workout. $121.
Look for the Alexander McQueen holiday collection Skull Four Ring Clutch in pink for $1,890, or a less expensive bag elsewhere.
Target is full of pink for the kitchen, from mini donut and cupcake makers by Brentwood (under $50 each) to a 100-count of disposable K-cup lids for Keurig at a cost of $15.95. Is Barbie into saving the planet?
WHAT ABOUT KEN?
Little is known about the plot of the new “Barbie” movie, out next July starring Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling as a platinum Ken. Greta Gerwig directs and co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach. The look of the film has been teased and there’s plenty of pink. Ken also rocks some denim gear.
If a jean jacket with the arms cut off doesn’t sing the holidays, keep in mind that Ken debuted in 1961 wearing only swim trunks and a matching beach shirt. Celebrate with the gift of Ken gear for the sand and sun.
But Ken has also been a fashionisto. Upgrade to a smart tuxedo, or seek inspiration in one of his other many iterations. You could pick up a pair of neon yellow rollerblades like the ones Gosling and Robbie navigate in leaked set footage. They’re dressed in, you guessed it, pink.
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