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Year Of The Living Dolls

New business magazine Portfolio has just published a Q&A with "Barbie fashion designer" Kim Culmone, who says that designing for the 11.5-inch, high-heeled plastic blonde is way preferable to designing for real people (maybe because they can't talk back!). "There's a sense here that anything is possible, which we…

Year Of The Living Dolls

For some reason (It's the money, stupid! -Ed) Hollywood has decided that making a movie based on the ever-popular and increasingly-sickening Bratz dolls is a good idea. Coming this August from Lionsgate is Bratz: The Movie, a live-action (comedy? tragedy?), in which the Bratz — Sasha! Jade! Chloe! Yasmin! — enter high…

Year Of The Living Dolls

News from the headquarters of San Francisco-based, female-run Benefit Cosmetics: A new makeup collection for fall that will be modeled by dolls. "They're great to work with since they agree to everything and don't talk back," explains company co-founder Jane Ford of her well-behaved mannequins. Ford, of course, is…