My travels overseas to the south of France introduced me to a slew of wild characters, but one of the men that sticks out the most in my memories is my dear pal Richard Allen. Richard worked as a bartender at the Chez Net cafe in Villefranche sur Mer while I was over there, and he is single-handedly the most out-of-this-world individual I have ever encountered. I would never be able to decide for you what his best quality is; his snappy wit, his adorable red gingham canvas sneakers that he just had to import from the UK, maybe his ridiculous flamboyancy? Richard is unstoppable, and never failed to put me in the best spirits when I was around him.

The point of this is – I wanted to share his website with you, in an attempt to spread his zany antics with the rest of the world. He runs a website called ‘Barbie of the Day,’ and it does exactly what the name implies. Every year for my birthday he sends me a photograph of a Barbie dressed up in an outfit for my special day. This website is the year-round version of my birthday treat; each day he crafts a fashionable outfit for one of his Barbies, strikes her a fierce pose, and posts the results of her photoshoot.

Some days, Barbie looks ridiculous and you can’t help but laugh out loud at her insane outfit. Other days, Richard leaves you wishing he would sew up some real life versions of Barbie’s garb. He even recreates celebrity outfits from major events.


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Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

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  1. Edie
    July 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Wow..its Joan Jett, Cherie Curie and Lita Ford….nice to see them together and happy once again…..

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