A six-year-old pops a cassette tape into her mom’s car stereo. It's 7:30 am and carpool day, her mom glares at her thinking "not again". A high-pitched female voice sings; "We're Barbie and the Rockers! Dress so cool, we always make the scene. We're ROCKSTARS of your wildest dreams!"
Yeah, that kid was me and my oh-so-rad 80s self. With blue glasses, stirrup pants and a popables lunch box I didn't quite scream "cool". But oh that band! "Barbie and The Rockers" was a little girls fantasy answer to the question -- ”what do you want to be when you grow up?"
You might remember them dressed in their neon and lame clothes with teased hair and too much make-up. They were the coolest!
It's 24 years later and Barbie and The Rockers still holds a special place in my heart. Here's a modern day inspiration for her totally excellent style so that you can rock!
1. Structured Shoulder Leather Shift Dress by Alice + Olivia at Shopbob.com. 2. Brian Atwood Studded Ankle Boot at Net-A-Porter.com. 3. Dior 5-Colour Eye Shadow in Night Butterfly at Sephora. 4. Neon Pink Fishnet Tights from Hot Topic. 5. Silence and Noise Sequin Cardigan at Urban Outfitters. 6. Sequin Bow Detail Necklace from Forever 21. 7. Dororide Clutch from Aldo. 8. Moulin Rouge Sateen Skirt from Fred Flare. 9. Nicole Miller Chain Sequin Tunic at Bloomingdales. 10. Shocking Pink Feather Headband at etsy.com