Photos of Barbie's--Yes, the Doll--New Dream House in Malibu
In honor of Barbie's 50th Birthday yesterday, locally based Mattel revealed the famous ultimate California blonde's Malibu Dream House along with the new version of Barbie. The 3,500 square foot house in Malibu was designed by “Happy Chic” interior designer Jonathan Adler and features a chandelier made of Barbie hair, a closet filled with thousands of shoes and a sunburst mirror made from 65 Barbie dolls.
The house is not open to the public, but in May, Adler will be taking some of the signature designs from the house and making a Barbie suite at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The room will be viewable by the public and also can be rented for parties (pink bachelorette party, anyone?). The new Barbie dolls are also being sold at the cheap price of $3 for one week at select stores, which is how much it cost 50 years ago when it first was introduced at the New York Toy Fair in 1959.