Meet Hijarbie, The Hijab-Wearing Barbie By A Nigerian

Barbie is having a moment right now, evolving with new body shapes and blowing up on Instagram.

But one young woman, 24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn’t seeing any of these Barbies dressed in the same way she did — wearing modest clothing that covers the body. So, two months ago, she started her own account, called @hijarbie.

In interviews with Mic and BuzzFeed, Adam explained that she makes the clothes for the Barbie dolls herself. The designs are often inspired by looks worn by popular Muslim fashion bloggers.

As chic and lovely as Hijarbie’s outfits are, the best part about the whole thing is what Adam hopes to accomplish through her Instagram account.

“I want [girls] to be inspired — this is about having an alternative and creating an awareness of having toys that adopts your religion and culture and in your own likeness, which at the end of the day, leads to an improvement in self-esteem,” she told Mic.

See pics below:

Blue ??? #Hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijabstyle #hijabfashion
I'm going to be emulating a leading hijabi blogger from the UK today! Hijarbie meets Habiba Da Silva!
Love the kimono abaya style??? #Hijarbie #hijabfashion #hijarbiestyle #hijabstyle
Hey there! #Hijarbie #hijabfashion #hijabmuslim #hijarbiestyle
Thanks for the love!!??
The #LBD (Long Black Dress). Staple in every wardrobe. 
#abaya #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion #hijarbie
Mustard yellow and burgundy. Dabbling into jewel tones #Hijarbie #instafashion #hijabfashion #hijarbiestyle
#hijabstyle #maxiskirt #hijabfashion #instafashion
#Hijab #details
Cape, anyone? ????
#Hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion #instafashion
Some #pink and #white action. Love it! ?
I created the prints myself to match @eslimah's.
Neutrals... ??
#hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijabbarbie #hijabfashion #modest
???? #hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #WorldHijabDay2016 #hijabbarbie
Credit: Cosmopolitan

British Beauty Aged 26 Accused Of Burgling Luxury Homes In Buenos Aires

A 26-year-old British woman nicknamed “the Barbie bandit” has been accused of burgling from 16 luxury homes in Argentina. Georgia Wawman has been arrested by police after exclusive homes and country clubs close to Buenos Aires were targeted.

According to local media, the burglaries took place in gated communities in the northern part of the bustling city. Wawman, who is originally from Marlborough in Wiltshire, has now been charged with 16 burglary offences. She was arrested along with her boyfriend – who reportedly has a previous conviction for robbery – and six other people.

As reported by Mail Online, a police source said: “In some cases the gang dressed up in police uniforms and cut through wires to enter properties.

“They used latex gloves to ensure there were no fingerprints.”

It is believed Wawman – who has a son – arrived in Argentina two years ago because her stepmother lives there.

She then reportedly began dating her current boyfriend who had a criminal record.

It is thought she played a minor role during the burglaries.

However, local media report that when the gang were arrested, she allegedly shouted” “Watch out what to say”.

Nigerian Dolls Outselling Barbie Dolls (Watch Video)

A man who couldn’t find a black doll in the shops as a gift for his niece decided to take matters into his own hands. In 2007, Taofick Okoya, 43, created his own doll that Nigerian girls could identify with by recreating their skin colour and style – and it is now so successful that it is outselling Barbie.

The doll, which is called Queens of Africa, comes with traditional outfits and accessories and costs around £4.50. /Bella Naija