The new style book your coffee table needs

From the original It girl


From the original It girl

We’ll happily admit we’re big fans of Barbie here at Marie Claire, especially since she got a realistic makeover.

Which is why we’ll be adding this new book to our coffee table. Barbie, the art of @barbiestyle is a colourful tome that showcases hundreds of Barbie’s best looks from Instagram. It's been published by Assouline, a publishing house that specialises in luxury books on everything from fashion to travel, and is available online now.

In case you didn’t know about @barbiestyle, it’s well worth a follow for Barbie’s avant-garde looks.

Shop now: Barbie Style for £38 from Amazon

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We’re not just talking your standard pink bodycon and pumps, we’re talking Gabriela Hearst pleated skirts, mini Louboutins and Hermes handbags.

As well as her best #ootd, the book also features inspiring fashion quotes from designers, models and editors, as well as Barbie’s own thoughts on life and friendship.

Because Barbie is nothing if not a multi-tasker.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.