Barbie on Fame, Summer Travel, Personal Style, and More!

by Sydney Sadick

This is not a drill! We interviewed the one and only Barbie in the midst of her very busy schedule celebrating her new book The Art of @BarbieStyle as well as her delicious collaboration with Ladurée on a box of macaroon treats. Where can you find her when not at home in L.A. this summer? This California girl explains… 

Barbie, when did you start becoming interested in fashion? 
I’ve always been obsessed with fashion as it’s the ultimate form of self-expression. I’ve been lucky enough to share my passion on my @BarbieStyle Instagram channel, where I share all of my stories and inspiration with all of my followers.

How do you describe your personal style?
The channel has helped me define my personal style while exploring the world for new looks—so it’s ever-evolving. When I’m around Malibu, I rock everything from California chic to everyday bold looks, but really love to try something new on a red carpet, like when I wore Valentino to the Zoolander 2 premiere.

You’re the face of your own Ladurée box of macaroons. Do you visit there often?
Oui! I have stopped by their Soho location several times over the past few years. It’s a must-visit while in New York and I’m thrilled we’ve partnered with them to help launch my Assouline book and am looking forward to checking out their new store in L.A., too.

Favorite flavor?
Strawberry poppy, of course!

What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Going to the beach and traveling, for sure. My big trip this summer will be the book tour. When I’m home I love being outside and staying active; from swimming, hiking or biking, to exploring new things to do around L.A.–like the Museum of Ice Cream!

What are your travel plans?
I am so excited to go on a book tour for the launch of The Art of @BarbieStyle. The tour will start in NYC, with an extremely packed week. In addition to launching my book with Assouline and Ladurée I attended the CFDA Awards and will be going to the Forbes Women’s Summit and attending the Tony Awards for the first time! I love to take in the New York culture when I’m in town, so museum visits and a Broadway show are also on the agenda. Then off to London and Paris! I’m also looking into some spots to road trip to around SoCal! Follow me on Instagram to see where I end up!

How do you deal with fame?
The journey has been incredible! I am honored to have partnered with such amazing people, brands, and fashion partners along the way.

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