All Dolled Up: A Barbie by Sophia Film
“The best part about being alive, is the gift of a new day,” intones singer-songwriter Kali Uchis in her soft, pouting Colombian accent. A blonde bombshell for the internet era, Uchis is the perfect embodiment of Barbie in 2015, in a collaboration with Sophia Webster that makes pastel pink perfect sense.
You don’t need Ken to be Barbie, every girl is barbie in her own right
In Dolled Up, a film by Sharna Osborne, we see Uchis catch the bus, nip to the corner shop and catch up with her girls — Yinka, Yasmin, Maya and Emerald from Rinse FM — in the iconic L.Manze jellied eels, pie and mash shop in Walthamstow. Kitted out with backpacks and clutches that proclaim “I love shoes,” they show their footwear fandom in Sophia Webster’s winged stilettos, bubblegum slingbacks, flat sandals and patterned high top trainers.
I treat the world like my Barbie Playhouse making up the rules as I go along, changing my costumes whenever I feel like it.