Barbie's Dream House Is Real, and It's in Los Angeles
Barbie’s dream apartment is not just real, it’s life-sized.
Azusa Sakamoto, a nail designer in Los Angeles, is obsessed with everything Barbie related. Sakamoto’s quest for Barbie’s hot pink lifestyle has resulted in her incredible studio apartment completely decked out in Barbie gear.
Sakamoto told Yahoo that her obsession with the super-stylish doll began when she was a child growing up in Japan. She said she never played with the dolls as a kid, but at 15 she got her first Barbie: “It just looked like cool American pop culture. I didn’t think it was for kids, you know?”
Ever since that fateful day, Sakamoto has been collecting everything she can with Barbie’s hot pink logo attached to it. She not only has clothing and home items, she also has a collection of 160 dolls, including some rare and special edition designs.
Not only does Sakamoto rarely leave her home without being dressed head-to-toe in Barbie or otherwise pink swag, her studio apartment is a shrine to the 11-inch doll icon. Her walls are painted in the customary hot pink and decorated with Barbie decals and art, and all of her decor, including her bath towels and drinking glasses, is Barbie-themed.
Sakamoto has spent over $70,000 for her completely immersive Barbie lifestyle. But when it comes to Barbie life, you go big or go home.
Sakamoto also incorporates her job into her obsession. She has a collection of custom nail tips to coordinate with all her Barbie outfits.
Sakamoto goes by Azusa Barbie on Instagram, where she shares her perfectly pink lifestyle with over 20,000 fellow fans.