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If you've noticed an extra spring in the steps of your local drag enthusiasts these past few weeks, it may have something to the release of a special edition Barbie doll designed by the Blonds David and Phillipe , a famous NYC fashion duo known for their opulent designs they've dressed the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry and their involvement in drag culture. The Blonds' Barbie officially known as The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie — which sports a bejeweled mini dress, a full length fur coat, Veronica Lake hair and dramatic makeup — has quickly been dubbed Drag Queen Barbie, thanks largely to her resemblance to co-creator Phillipe Blonde's own signature drag look. It rings true to his sense of design and personal style. While several mainstream media outlets have reported on the doll and adopted the moniker "Drag Queen Barbie," both the Blonds and Mattel are denying that this edition of the beloved doll was ever intended to be anything beyond a glamorous Barbie girl in a glamorous Barbie world. The Blonds and Mattel never intended for the new Barbie to be a drag queen.

Drag queen barbie

Drag queen barbie

Drag queen barbie

Drag queen barbie

Drag queen barbie

We want Drag queen barbie hear what you think about this article. Browse channels. Here is a picture of my Ru-Paint of Princess Vira by allaboutvalentina barbie allaboutvalentina doll rupaint repaint barbiedoll barbierepaint barbierupaint dollrepaint faceupartist faceup ooak Field striping for girls softball Drag queen barbie dragqueen rupaulsdragrace dragmakeover rpdr9 season9 yourebeautiful youreperfect youlooklikelindaevangelista lindaevangelista mexicana logotv logo valentina worldofwonder wowpresents. Every single doll was made according to the fashion trends of the time and also served as reflections of the eras. Like what you're seeing? Check out his Beauty and the Beast Belle doll:.

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Share this article Share. My repaint video for this will be up soon. Watch Queue Queue. Headed to rupaulsdragcon to hand this baby off. It matters. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Art imitates life: New York design duo Phillipe left and David Blond right are the team Drag queen barbie the doll. I get really obsessive with my art and am constantly trying Drag queen barbie improve or fix things and this doll was definitely one of those times. Mark Jonathan. Summit organiser suffers an awkward moment by respectfully curtsying to Meghan Markle as the Duchess leans in for an Drag queen barbie hug 'He could have just said no! Jonathan also put his doll repainting skills to good use by fixing one of those weird-looking Belle dolls that Disney made for the new Beauty and the Beast — he made it actually look like Emma Watson.

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  • The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are famous for turning over instantly iconic looks and verbal side-eyes , so it's not a surprise that the RPDR fandom loves to pay homage in ways as creative and artistic as the contestants themselves are.

This article is from the archive of our partner. The connection seems pretty obvious:. Barbie was once seen as a plasticized ideal of femininity.

Has the anatomically ambiguous doll been fooling us all along? However, this isn't the first time the company has gotten creative with the Barbie brand.

This is the closest they've ever come to addressing Barbie's well-known status as a gay icon. Considering all the ways Mattel could've botched this, they seem to have pulled it off tastefully. Of course, Blond Diamond Barbie won't be found in Toys 'R' Us, waiting to teach a new generation of kids it's OK to express gender identity in nontraditional ways.

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The artist also uploads his painting process on YouTube , and these videos are utterly hypnotic. Boxed and on the shelves. Now, however, the famous plastic doll is aiming to inspire male fans through the first 'drag queen' Barbie. Share this:. Back to top Home News U.

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Season 9 contestant Valentina's the subject of two Barbie RuPaints, and both of them are modelesque creations:. Here is a picture of the final look of my Ru-Paint of allaboutvalentina barbie allaboutvalentina doll rupaint repaint barbiedoll barbierepaint barbierupaint dollrepaint faceupartist faceup ooak ooakdoll drag dragqueen rupaulsdragrace dragmakeover rpdr9 season9 youreperfect youlooklikelindaevangelista lindaevangelista mexicana logotv logo vh1 vh1rupaulsdragrce worldofwonder wowpresents dragracefanart.

Finally done with my Ru-Paint of allaboutvalentina. Wasn't satisfied with my first attempt, so I decided to try repainting my Ru-Paint of allaboutvalentina updated one on the right. As beautiful as her smile is, I prefer my dolls with closed mouths. Here is a picture of my Ru-Paint of Princess Vira by allaboutvalentina barbie allaboutvalentina doll rupaint repaint barbiedoll barbierepaint barbierupaint dollrepaint faceupartist faceup ooak ooakdoll drag dragqueen rupaulsdragrace dragmakeover rpdr9 season9 yourebeautiful youreperfect youlooklikelindaevangelista lindaevangelista mexicana logotv logo valentina worldofwonder wowpresents.

And she is finally done! Here is my Barbie Ru-paint inspired by naomismalls from rupaulsdragrace. The outfit was hard to make in that plastic but with some help from my talented Mama, it is finally done.

I love the way it turned out. Will finish this after Halloween because well Halloween always becomes priority for me lol. Boxed and on the shelves. Just kidding lol. Made a box for the naomismalls doll Rupaint. Headed to rupaulsdragcon to hand this baby off. It's been a long time coming but so happy to share my Ru-Paint, inspired by violetchachki from the Hello Kitty challenge on rupaulsdragrace.

Still have to work on the hair and outfit. Since drag race season has started, I was inspired to give barbie a drag make over RuPaint inspired by Trixie Mattel. She has never looked better honestly LOL! My repaint video for this will be up soon. So glad I was able to give trixiemattel my doll I RuPaint-ed of her. Put them together and you've got Barbie, baby. In some cases, he just adds extra makeup and styling to a doll, but in many, he completely repaints the doll's features, constructs a new ensemble, adds nails, and even takes the head off the body to make his creations just right.

And if it's not perfect, he'll just paint the doll again. Jonathan also put his doll repainting skills to good use by fixing one of those weird-looking Belle dolls that Disney made for the new Beauty and the Beast — he made it actually look like Emma Watson.

Best of all, Jonathan has a partner in crime. Is drag makeup the new mother-son activity? We're into it. By Allure. By Nicola Dall'Asen.

Drag Queen Barbie Is Not a Drag Queen, Says Mattel

The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are famous for turning over instantly iconic looks and verbal side-eyes , so it's not a surprise that the RPDR fandom loves to pay homage in ways as creative and artistic as the contestants themselves are.

One artist, Mark Jonathan, pays tribute to these fabulous performers in a particularly appropriate way: by painting Barbie dolls as RuPaul contestants, in a series he calls "Drag RuPaints. Season 9 contestant Valentina's the subject of two Barbie RuPaints, and both of them are modelesque creations:. Here is a picture of the final look of my Ru-Paint of allaboutvalentina barbie allaboutvalentina doll rupaint repaint barbiedoll barbierepaint barbierupaint dollrepaint faceupartist faceup ooak ooakdoll drag dragqueen rupaulsdragrace dragmakeover rpdr9 season9 youreperfect youlooklikelindaevangelista lindaevangelista mexicana logotv logo vh1 vh1rupaulsdragrce worldofwonder wowpresents dragracefanart.

Finally done with my Ru-Paint of allaboutvalentina. Wasn't satisfied with my first attempt, so I decided to try repainting my Ru-Paint of allaboutvalentina updated one on the right. As beautiful as her smile is, I prefer my dolls with closed mouths. Here is a picture of my Ru-Paint of Princess Vira by allaboutvalentina barbie allaboutvalentina doll rupaint repaint barbiedoll barbierepaint barbierupaint dollrepaint faceupartist faceup ooak ooakdoll drag dragqueen rupaulsdragrace dragmakeover rpdr9 season9 yourebeautiful youreperfect youlooklikelindaevangelista lindaevangelista mexicana logotv logo valentina worldofwonder wowpresents.

And she is finally done! Here is my Barbie Ru-paint inspired by naomismalls from rupaulsdragrace. The outfit was hard to make in that plastic but with some help from my talented Mama, it is finally done. I love the way it turned out. Will finish this after Halloween because well Halloween always becomes priority for me lol. Boxed and on the shelves. Just kidding lol. Made a box for the naomismalls doll Rupaint.

Headed to rupaulsdragcon to hand this baby off. It's been a long time coming but so happy to share my Ru-Paint, inspired by violetchachki from the Hello Kitty challenge on rupaulsdragrace. Still have to work on the hair and outfit. Since drag race season has started, I was inspired to give barbie a drag make over RuPaint inspired by Trixie Mattel.

She has never looked better honestly LOL! My repaint video for this will be up soon. So glad I was able to give trixiemattel my doll I RuPaint-ed of her. She is ridiculously nice and obviously flawless. Freakin Mission Accomplished! The artist also uploads his painting process on YouTube , and these videos are utterly hypnotic. Here's the one of the original Trixie Mattel RuPaint:. Wishing that Mark Jonathan would tackle one of your favorite other queens?

No worries; though he's specifically working on a series of Valentina looks, it appears that he's got quite a few faves queued up for RuPaints:. I get asked which Rupaint I'm doing next a lot so I thought I would share my line up with you guys. Mind you the Valentina series will still be made in between each other repaint. And the RuPaul's series isn't the only franchise he's working on. Check out his Beauty and the Beast Belle doll:. I get really obsessive with my art and am constantly trying to improve or fix things and this doll was definitely one of those times.

I have repainted my emmawatson doll again. Sometimes you need to take a step away from your work for a little and the re-approach it. Follow Lilian on Twitter. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Lamar Left Taraji P. Mark Jonathan. Lilian Min I'm the night shift at Cosmopolitan.

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