We all know that toymakers are trying to make modern Barbies fit today’s normal women body proportions, height, minimal make-up and adapt current dress styles. Manufacturers are making great efforts to make Barbies look like us, average girls and promote healthy lifestyle and no doubt, this is amazing. But these dolls’ styles is what you didn’t see before (and didn’t expect to see as well).
Check out the unique Instagram account by Haneefah Adam, a pharmacology student from Nigeria, 24, that already has got 50,000 followers! In her gallery, Adam shares photos of a doll wearing an Islamic veil in various different ways. The young woman created her account in December and it became extremely popular since then. Well, she didn’t actually expect such a huge success and virality.
What inspired her to take photos of Barbie dolls looking this “modest” way? Watching Barbie doll design changing, Adam didn’t notice dolls looking the way she did. So she decided to show how interesting, stylish and modest Muslim fashion can be.
Adam makes outfits totally by herself. Many of these looks are inspired by lovely outfits worn by popular Muslim fashion bloggers. She’s trying hard to prove that a “modest” style can also have various options and combination opportunities.
It is important to note, that wearing hijab now is more of a choice, not an obligation in many Islamic cultures. The author of these photos hopes that her designs will bring a positive impact on Muslim girls and women, making them want to rock sophisticated outfits, choosing a modest lifestyle and wearing the hijab proudly.
More and more girls decide to adopt the hijab style knowing that it can look stylish thanks to such amazing projects. Artist’s Barbie outfit designs project is now a part of the Muslim world movement, which includes the World Hijab Day, founded to offer women around the world an excuse to experience wearing a hijab.
Adam is planning to launch her own hijab collection now, and working on her new project. Soon will be available for purchase (we are really looking forward to it!).