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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Colours: Another Barbie Pink

People generally hear of a colour called Barbie Pink. It refers to the chewing-gum pink that characterizes the Barbie doll and its accessories. However, another "Barbie" -English author Barbara Cartland- also used to dress in pink. Cartland (1901-2000) was known for her romantic novels, which have been translated into 38 languages. Vogue magazine called her "the true Queen of Romance".
Barbara often appeared at public events and on television, dressed in her trademark pink and discussing issues such as love, health, religion, fashion, social matters and politics. Barbara even launched her website with pink computers in early 2000.
Cartland had originally stated that she would like to be buried in her local parish church, in a marble construction, covered in angels. This was later changed and she was buried in her Hatfield home near a historic oak tree. Due to her concerns for environmental issues, her body was put in a cardboard coffin, though it wasn´t pink as her favourite colour.

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