Just when you think you’ve heard everything, here comes “Hijarbie,” a Shariah-compliant Barbie doll entering the market. The doll, designed by 24-year-old Nigerian Haneefah Adam, is all about having a doll that represents her own cultural and religious background. Adam, an Instagram fashionista, said her doll — while not Mattel-compliant — is proving to be a success, at least among Muslim girls.
Adam told Style Mic she got the idea for her doll a few months ago.
“It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up,” she said. “I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the U.K. When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”
yeah? Well, here’s what I think, you stone-age fool:
Adam makes all the dresses and hijabs for the dolls herself. She said her intent was to show girls that wearing a hijab makes them no less beautiful than the traditional western Barbie everyone is accustomed to seeing.
Adam, who is also launching a modest lifestyle brand, makes all the dresses and hijabs herself. Lately, she’s been designing and sewing looks based off popular Muslim fashion bloggers.
Isn’t that special?
It’s a growing group of fashionable influencers. The world of Muslim style online is bustling with young women eager to show off their own outfits and find outfit inspiration. Stores like Uniqlo and H&M are recognizing these shoppers, stocking hijabs and hiring hijabis for ad campaigns.
Well now you know who to boycott, anyway… How could a woman buy a doll who may get stoned to death if she’s raped by an ISIS doll? Great message you’re sending there kiddo –
Let’s keep this Shiite out of stores in this country okay?
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