The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Nicki Minaj is Finally A Barbie, Michael Kors Goes Public, and Lanvin’s Holiday Video

• It’s Barbie, b*tch–for realsies this time. By the power invested in Mattel, Nicki Minaj‘s likeness is finally represented with a single pink wigged Barbie doll, to be auctioned off for charity.

Bidding starts at $1,000, and money from the proceeds will go to Project Angel Food, which helps people affected by HIV/AIDS. Wonder if the booty is proportionally correct? (MTV)

• Today’s the day! Download the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, and take a digital tour of the designer’s work dating back to the 1960s. Get the app here. (Valentino Garavani Archives)

• Michael Kors is going public! The designer plans to sell 48 million shares for between $16 and $19 apeice, which could raise some serious bucks for Mr. Kors. So… who’s buying shares? (WWD)

• You’re never too old to compete with younger women! 84-year-old Marie Kolstad is the oldest woman in the world to get breast implants. She went from a 36B to a very perky 38D. She says the difficult dating climate at her age is the reason she got the surgery: “I would love to find a new man, but all the men my age want women 20 years younger. I thought I’d better take action so I can compete.” Who knew the senior citizen dating scene was so competitive?  (Daily Mail)

• Here is the new Holiday Video for Lanvin, featuring the delightful (and authoritative) Alber Elbaz, and some folks dancing slightly off beat. We’ll forgive them. (Racked)


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