Plastic fantastic: Barbies gone wild (video)

Remember that annoyingly catchy song by Danish pop group Aqua? Hear it once and it’d be stuck in your head for days. “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world…” To young ears it might have sounded innocent and sugary-sweet, but when Aqua’s Barbie sung about playing and being undressed there was some cheeky adult double meaning behind it.

Ellen von Unwerth‘s latest video for Vs Magazine is a straightforward narrative of the plastic fantastic Barbie girl gone wild. These Barbies and Kens get more raucous as the night goes on, their booze-fuelled party ending in skinny dips and visits from the police. Does it draw your mind to parallels of Hollywood starlets who wind up being snapped by the paparazzi in compromising positions? Perhaps it’s meant to.

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Backed by the Aqua song and with a cast that includes Valerie Van Der Graaf, you can watch Ellen von Unwerth video above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.