Obsessed with the Barbie Movie? Check out our #Barbiecore book recommendations!

by |July 4, 2023

What is Barbiecore?

Barbie-mania has taken over the world! With the upcoming Barbie film by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie (She’s everything) & Ryan Gosling (He’s just Ken), the bright colour of Barbie pink is adding some much-needed pop of colour to Australia’s winter season. So what is Barbiecore?

Since the beginning, Barbie has been a fashion icon. So it’s no surprise that the Barbiecore trend includes bright, fun and unashamedly hyper-feminine aesthetics. From head to toe, it’s all about exaggerated pink, glitter and more pink. 

Inspired by the Barbie film, here are our top picks for how you can incorporate Barbiecore pink into your home and bookshelf! Explore our whole collection here.

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk by Andrew Bolton, Suzy Menkes, Olivier Flaviano

The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture collections, is presented through original catwalk photography. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs – and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway.

Buy it here

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton, Australia’s best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: ‘Can you please tell me a love story?’ A heartfelt, deep, wise and tingly tribute to the greatest thing we will never understand and the only thing we will ever really need: love.

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Grace Kelly by Megan Hess

Elegantly enclosed by a hardback cover and ribbon, Grace Kelly: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is a celebration of a cultural icon who turned heads and won hearts wherever she went, with every enchanting detail brought to life on the page by the expert hand of Megan Hess.

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Not Now, Not Ever by Julia Gillard

Ten years on from the speech that stopped us all in our tracks – Julia Gillard’s Misogyny Speech. Where were you then? And where are we now? With contributions from Mary Beard, Jess Hill, Jennifer Palmieri, Katharine Murphy and members of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard explores the history and culture of misogyny, tools in the patriarchy’s toolbox, intersectionality, and gender and misogyny in the media and politics.

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Paris: The Memoir by Paris Hilton

Recounting her perilous journey through pre-#MeToo sexual politics with grace, dignity and just the right amount of sass. Paris: The Memoir tracks the evolution of celebrity culture through the story of the figure at its leading edge, full of defining moments and marquee names. Most important, Paris shows us her path to peace while she challenges us to question our role in her story and in our own.

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price. This special collector’s edition of It Ends With Us includes a limited-edition cover, a Q&A with author Colleen Hoover, and an excerpt from her best-selling book All Your Perfects.

Buy it here

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Tell Me What To Read – Australia's Ultimate Guide to Books (May 15, Edition) Tell Me What To Read

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