Meet Hijarbie: Barbie with a Muslim makeover

Hijarbie-ifdc           Just days after Mattel announced that it was giving Barbie a makeover, adding features such as wider hips and fuller thighs, a spinoff on the classic product is taking the Instagram world by storm. Hijarbie, a hijab-wearing Barbie with colorful headscarves and lengthy abayas, is the brainchild of Haneefah Adam, a 24-year-old medical scientist in Nigeria. Adam posted the first photo of Hijarbie, clad in a bright blue skirt and black hijab, eight weeks ago and has already garnered more than 24,000 followers. Hijarbie-ifdc                   Adam came up with the idea to create the Hijarbie account after perusing the popularBarbie Style Instagram account. The account, separate from Barbie’s official Instagram feed, shows Barbie engaging in typical activities, like packing and watching the Super Bowl with friends. In the photos, she sports a variety of outfits, from a Zoolander-inspired black and white combo to a denim shirt-and-skirt ensemble. The account boasts 1.3 million followers.

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