Derek Zoolander and Barbie Had the Most L.A. Day Ever
The pair hit up SoulCycle, followed by Pressed Juicery and selfies in Runyon Canyon.
Someone needs to give the Zoolander 2 marketing team a pat on the back. Not only has the fictional model been popping up everywhere you look, but his placement has been, well, not annoying — which is no small feat. (Cough, Star Wars, cough.)
From landing Vogue and Esquire U.K. covers, to crashing Valentino’s runways and store displays, to establishing a real-life Derek Zoolander Center for People Who Don’t Age Good, the on-brand material has been fodder for fashion industry folk who are excited to have a meeting of the entertainment and high-fashion worlds that isn’t necessarily focused on the red carpet. (Though the film’s red-carpet fashions have been spot-on, too.)
The latest in Zoolander’s shenanigans? A partnership with Mattel in a which a doll version of the international supermodel spends the day with the most legendary of L.A.’s plastic women: Barbie.
Zoolander’s official Instagram account chronicled their cliche L.A. adventure, which included visits to SoulCycle and Pressed Juicery, as well as a selfie-filled midday hike in Runyon Canyon.
Doll versions of Hansel (Owen Wilson) and Valentina (Penelope Cruz) also had cameos in the pair’s Instagram-worthy day — which was not without its drama. For example, a caption of Barbie, Zoolander and Cruz at brunch reads: “At an innocent friends brunch with @barbiestyle when @penelopecruzofficial walks up all mad like [angry emoji] but I'm like ‘it's not what it looks like! It's only lettuce!’ And then She was all like ‘No Derek, I can't trust you after the @caradelevigne incident!’ and I was like ‘but it was sugar free champagne!’...”
Classic. See the display below.
I really want to show off my beach body but for A) I don't think that Instgram is even ready for that and for B) my epipermis may melt and then none of my coorporate brand sponsors will be very happy. #truth #besafe #dontmelt #endorsementdeals #summeralready? #hotinLA #protectyourneck @barbiestyle #barbiezoolander
Getting a good post-spa post-beach pre-shopping spin in my system. @SoulCycle is like spinning for the soul. It also makes my perfect body feel less stiff and keeps my thighs toned so that they don't touch because ew that would be so gross! @barbiestyle #exercise #4aday #earlybirdgetstheegg #noeggs #justjuice #soulcycle #barbiezoolander #sweat #perfecthairevenatthegym
Me and @BarbieStyle ran into #Hansel (who's not on Instagram because it's "not real" whatever that means) at @pressedjuicery having our mid-morning shot of chlorophyll water X date juice X hemp seed oil X matcha squeeze X moringa X sea salt X spirulina X no vanilla bean #please and #thankyouverymuch #healthyhansel #barbiezoolander #zoolander2
At an innocent friends brunch with @barbiestyle when @penelopecruzofficial walks up all mad like but I'm like "it's not what it looks like! It's only lettuce!" And then She was all like "No Derek, I can't trust you after the @caradelevigne incident!" and I was like "but it was sugar free champagne!" And then she was all "I'm talking about you cheating on me Derek!" and then I was all "oh" and then she was all "oh? hi Barbie" #AWKWARD!!! But then of course Barbie says "No problem! I like new friends!" LOLOLOLOL so anyways, I wonder who I'm going to bring as my date tomorrow to the premiere? #choices #decisions #whydoihavetochoose #beautifulpersonproblems #barbiezoolander @aocla #brunchproblems #zoolander2
Selfies unite people. Let us all join together and be in 1 ridiculously good looking picture that is literally flawless. I mean, do you see our skin? It's as smooth as a smooth baby and we didn't even use my beautifying skin smoothing app. Also, you girls are getting ridiculous with your workout couture these days! #SQUAD #gunshow #hollywoodsign #run #yon #selfie #bluesteelselfie #mygirls @penelopecruzofficial @barbiestyle #barbiezoolander