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Barbie Takes Ken Back On Valentine’s Day

Oh happy, happy Valentine€™s Day! It€™s official: Ken and Barbie are back on after a seven-year hiatus and Barbie€™s romp with a surfer named Blaine. While it€™s a wipeout for Blaine, it was quite a victory for Ken, who has been pulling out all the stops in recent weeks leading up to Fashion Week and Valentine€™s Day with custom cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery, billboards, magazine ads and plenty of texting for the public€™s support in helping to woo his gal.

Today Ken tweeted:

€œHappy Valentine€™s Day everbody! Lucky for me, it seems Cupid€™s arrow has struck @Barbiestyle€¦we€™re back together!€

Note to guys: See, all this wooing really does work!

There were Kens aplenty last night at Christie€™s auction house for the Menswear Meets Art exhibit.

Beach Ken “dressed” by Yigal Azrouel

Swooning female party goers posed throughout the event with various iterations of live Ken models dressed by CFDA designers Yigal Azrouel, Billy Reid, Robert Geller, Nicholas K, Michael Bastian and Simon Spurr. Each model was paired against pieces curated from Christie€™s first open post war and contemporary art sale.

Fittingly, Beach Date Ken €” dressed (well, more like draped) by Yigal Azrouel in denim shorts and a linen short-sleeve, double-breasted knit cardi €” stood in front of an April Gornik oil on canvas, titled €œThe Wave.€ The painting is priced between $12-18,000.

DJ Paul Sevigny (yes, brother of Oscar-nominated actress Chloe) deftly DJd for the event, looking ironically smart in his navy suit and tie €” the Connecticut native€™s wink to a former life as a commodities trader and money manager.

Definitely, not the kind of profession we see Ken taking up anytime soon. Sorry big guy. But don’t worry, you still got it!

The parting gift: Magnolia Bakery€™s Barbie cupcakes. We happened to have had one before we left L.A., but took one for good measure last night to see if the NY version was just as good. Uh, that would be a yes.

Fashion Trends Daily was there to capture Ken and his messages of love for Barbie. Check it out€¦

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Save Steal Splurge: The Python Clutch

If you’re the type to lug your life in your tote, take a step back. Deep breaths. It’s time to lighten up. Summer totes call for filling everything to the brim, but let’s try to edit our everyday carry and really trim it down to the essentials. You might think that a clutch is too small, but the truth is, it’s the perfect way to make sure you’re only bringing exactly what you need. Sure, you won’t be able to slide your laptop in, but if you’re heading out for some happy hour libations after work, there’s no need to bring five lipsticks, your immunization record and the receipt from your Chipotle lunch.

Try these sexy, sleek clutches on. With everything at your fingertips, you’ll wonder see just how easy it is to live with just the bare necessities.

Save: Topshop Snake Print Faux Leather Clutch ($48)

Steal: Vince Camuto Essy Snake-Embossed Clutch ($148)

Splurge: Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch ($198)