Meet Hijarbie, instagram’s newest style star

Published on 02 February 2016

 

I wanted to experiment with some sleeve choices. Yay or Nay to this super wide sleeve? #Hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion

Фото опубликовано Mini Hijab Fashion! (@hijarbie)

 

Last month, Dolce & Gabbana released a hijab and abaya line and Barbie released three new body types: tall, petite, and curvy. Now, Haneefah Adam has created the hijab Barbie. Adam, who lives in Nigeria, uses her Instagram account Hijarbie to showcase "mini hijab fashion." That means photo after photo of the Barbie we know — tall, thin, long-legged, probably blonde — wearing clothes we're less used to: Instead of princess gowns or hot pants, it's all hijabs and abayas.

Inspired by the @barbiestyle Instagram account, which features Barbie in blogger-like fashion shots from street style shots to “what’s in your bag?” spreads, Adam wanted to feature the doll in fashions that she herself would wear, telling Mic in an interview, "It got me thinking about how I'd actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have—covered up." Hijarbie is featured wearing a ton of modest, yet fashionable outfits, complete with matching hijabs, often side-by-side with the same outfit in real life.

 

Today is February 1st and it's #WorldHijabDay! What does the hijab mean to you? 💚💙 #hijarbiestyle #hijarbie #hijabfashion

Фото опубликовано Mini Hijab Fashion! (@hijarbie)

Can anyone guess who I'm emulating today?! ♦️😁 #LadyInRed #hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion Hint: You can find me on her page!

Фото опубликовано Mini Hijab Fashion! (@hijarbie)

 

Although Hijarbie shows how trendy dressing modestly can be, the account was also created to also inspire young Muslim girls that their religion and culture is beautiful and something to appreciate. Adam states, "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."