A Portland Hipster Barbie Is Taking the Internet by Storm
"That 3 minute hike was so worth it."
"The mountains are calling to me. 🗻"
"Grabbing some coffee at my favorite spot (@coavacoffee ) before I head out for more adventures. (Don't worry, picture of me with cup of coffee & latte art will be posted soon)"
"'Wherever you are, be all there'... But take a picture first though."
"Could I be any more authentic?!"
"Adventure planning. Hurry up weekend!"
"Waking up at 10am was so worth it to get that perfect light & fog."
"The things that you are passionate about are not random, that are your calling."
"Cuz holding your ice cream up to a wall turns it into art. 🎨🍦"
"Coffee & Kinfolk. Cuz my lyfe is beautiful. 💁 "
"My art is as 'unique' as I am."
"'You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore' 🌊"
It started as a joke, poking fun at ladies who take their social media a little too seriously, but Socality Barbie’s viral Instagram account hits close to home.
Created by a local freelance photographer and graphic designer (who wanted to remain anonymous), the images capture a brunette Barbie doll, sporting the requisite beanie and thick-rimmed glasses, in “places that are over-instagrammed, like Multnomah Falls,” using retro filters, pseudo-inspiring hashtags, and appropriately silly captions.
“I made her trendy backpack out of a denim patch for jeans, her beanie out of the cut off fingertip of a glove, and found a lot of her accessories (camera, glasses, shoes) from other dolls and at craft stores,” writes her creator.
The pictures have certainly struck a chord, having now made it to the pages of Wired, Glamour, and People. Socality Barbie’s secret for success?
Says her creator, “Say yes to adventures and coffee, and always use filters.” #notbraggingjustblessed