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Meet Hijarbie, The Mini Hijab-Wearing Fashionista

24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn’t seeing any Barbies dressed in the same way she did — wearing modest clothing that covers the body. So she started an Instagram  account, called Hijarbie where she showcases Barbie in a variety of hand-sewn modest outfits and hijabs.

“I want to inspire the Muslim girl. It’s about having a doll that looks like her, that represents her own cultural and religious background” 

“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” Adam told Mic. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing. Instead of dressing up her dolls in clothes she wouldn’t wear, hijabifying it will create a sense of belonging and hopefully make a positive impact." 

My night is Barbie as the princess and the pauper 😍 I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve watched one of my favourite Barbie movies, this one was the second one I ever watched and a big part of my childhood ❤️ The dolls and playsets for this movie are just GORGEOUS too I wish I owned them!

If you’re a huge Barbie fan in the UK just like me then don’t forget to turn into channel 4’s Barbie: the most famous doll in the world tonight at 9:15! 💖 Everyone knows how much I love Barbie, Barbie was number one always in my childhood and I had everything Barbie then a few years ago the obsession came back and grew stronger than ever. I have so much Barbie stuff that is so precious to me and Barbie will always be such a priority to me- even though I admit I don’t like much of the Barbie today, I can’t stand the new movies and some of the dolls are very disappointing 🙁 and those vlogs 😖 since when did she become a main stream, cringey pre teen??! But I’m not going to dwell on that, I love my 90s-00s Barbies so much and some new merch out today still is so pretty. I know there’s going to be some criticism on the show about her being a bad role model and promoting “unrealistic expectations for women” and the usual crap which I hate seeing but again I won’t dwell on it, I can’t wait to tune in 💖

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Just now a guy startled me while I was laying in the grass on campus. He flopped down next to me (less than two feet away, mind you) while laying in the grass before my next class. I had my earbuds in and tried to ignore him when he said ‘Hello’, but then I thought that maybe he’d do something if I didn’t respond (poke me, etc). He asked me if I was okay and something regarding why I’m just laying in the grass. I responded with “I’m good, I just like to lay here in between classes.” Satisfied with this response, he said “Ah, ok,” jumped up and left. How strange. He caught me quite off guard…

Made to Move Barbie Review

About a week ago, I bought a Made to Move Barbie (specifically Lea). I wanted a body for my LA Girl that had articulation, as those Fashionista dolls are horrendous. Lea’s skin color seemed to match the best, but Barbie might have worked as well. I just really don’t care for Barbie’s face.
I love the body on the Made to Move dolls. She’s a very sturdy doll, which is great for holding poses. Her legs swivel at the thigh, much like the Frightfully Tall girls if I’m not mistaken. Her torso is jointed right below the bustline, and her arms swivel below the shoulder where a bicep would be.
Her only weakness are her flimsy little ankles. It’s extremely difficult to pose her standing up, and the majority of this photoshoot was spent picking her up after she fell. She can bend in any position, do any yoga pose, but she can’t stand up to save her life. Now I’m wondering if trying a different pair of shoes would help. She’s currently wearing the LA Girl sandals, which give her ankles zero stability or support. Perhaps wearing taller shoes would help. I’ll have to keep my eye out for some. Just know that she has a hard time standing on her own.
For now, let’s ignore the fact that LA Girl’s head is on the body. Overall, I really like Lea. Her hair feels really nice, at least where there isn’t hair gel. Her face up is really simple, but that’s okay. A minimal style can be good, and can be refreshing after working with dolls such as MH and EAH. But at $14.99, I think that their best use will be to rebody another doll for posing. Just remember that they really can’t stand on their own, at least with sandles. Obitsu will beat them every time when it comes to standing. If you want a doll that stands up easily for photos, Made to Move are not the ones for you. As for posing, she’s very comparable to an Obitu’s movement, but looks more natural doing it. These bodies are a lot more human-like in shape and size than other dolls.
TLDR: Posing range is fantastic, and body feels sturdy. Downfall lies in the weak ankles. A great doll for rebodying and posing, but not for standing. Lea’s head is on an Obitsu 27cm body.