Barbie Gets Makeover with New Muslim “Hijarbie Barbie”
BARBIE has been given her most surprising makeover yet – and we don’t just mean a curvier body or different skin tone.
Following the creation of the new curvier Barbie, we give you ‘Hijarbie’.
Complete with a tiny hijab on her plastic head, the miniature fashionista could not be further away from the blonde doll that has brandished the bedrooms of millions of youngsters for almost 60 years.
The ‘Hijarbie’ was created by 24-year-old Haneefah Adam, from Nigeria, who wanted to create a doll that dressed the way she did.
Her creation came just days after Mattel introduced a more realistic range of Barbie dolls in the biggest shake-up in the 57 year history of the model.
The new line includes four body types – the original rail-thin Barbie, a taller Barbie, one with more curves and a petite version.
In addition there are seven skin tones, 22 eye colours and a number of hair styles.