Someone’s made a hipster Barbie account, and it might just be the most epic thing we’ve seen on Instagram.
Socality Barbie basically sums up all of those classic Instagram clichés of the world, and plays them out beautifully. Arty coffee shot? Outfit lay-down? Pensive lookout over breathtaking scenery with a life-affirming caption? If the hipsters are doing it, she’s doing it.
The account has now racked up a whopping 45,000 followers. The creator, who is a wedding photographer from Oregon who’s remaining anonymous, explains why.
‘I think it’s because she’s so relatable,’ the photographer says. ‘Either your Instagram photos looks just like her’s or you know at least one person who does.’
And it’s not just the Insta-snaps that are so hilarious. It’s that each has been overlayed with the perfect filter, and is paired with the most LOL-inducing (aka. cringeworthy) captions.
‘Humble enough to know I’m not better than anybody wise enough to know that I’m different from the rest’, reads one.
‘Could I be any more authentic?!’ reads another. And our personal favourite, accompanying the coffee shot: ‘Rule 1. Always gram your coffee or it didn’t happen.’
So how did Socality Barbie come about? ‘People were all taking the same pictures in the same places and using the same captions,’ she says. ‘I couldn’t tell any of their pictures apart so I thought, “What better way to make my point than with a mass-produced doll?’”
And while some people follow hipster Barbs merely to admire the pretty, well-shot snaps and impressive locations, the creator insists there is a deeper message that she hopes the rest will get.
‘I get it, it’s pretty to look at,’ she adds. ‘But it’s so dishonest. Nobody actually lives like this. And it’s so overdone that it’s becoming boring.’
Check out Socality Barbie and have a look for yourself…