From runway fashion to Coachella, Barbie does it all! Check out our fave Barbie doll images and read the 5 reasons you should follow her on Instagram, too!
Barbie may be 57 years old but yet this blonde beauty with brains is one of the biggest fashion icons in the world. At times in news for her latest style, and engulfed in controversy at other times, Barbie has always been a celebrity everyone wants to follow.
But this time, we have even more reason to follow Barbie, and quite literally at that. Her up-to-date Instagram-worthy style is on our style radar. The doll has 1.5 million followers on @barbiestyle and 809K on @barbie, her two official accounts, making her one of the most followed celebs on the social network. Her @Barbiestyle account is all about fashion and that is the one to really follow!!
While the title may suggest otherwise, I wasn’t paid by Barbie or Mattel Toys to write this article. In other words, I wish! I’ve just always been a Barbie fan!! Here are the top 5 reasons I have recently become obsessed with Barbie’s Instagram account and why you should follow her too! 😛
1. Barbie’s Insta Account is Shilpa-Approved!
Her album is a cool embodiment of fashion, travel and lifestyle – which is what we at ShilpaAhuja.com do as well. You see her hanging out at the beach, traveling to Maui, playing beach ball and doing photography at Chinatown. Ah! The life! Which brings us to…
From hanging out with friends to making some of the coolest travel destinations a backdrop to running on the track, enjoying summer picnics with Ken, and attending Coachella and fashion week, Barbie does it all! It’s like I find those daily Instagrams in my feed and I’m like yeah, I wanna do that!
3. The Latest Fashion Trends
Barbie pulls off all the season’s latest fashion trends, so if the Jenners and Kardashians make you barf, Barbie is the way to go! Lately seen on her feed are off-the-shoulder tops, athleiusure, ruffles, long leather gloves and metallic shoes, all of which are Fall 2016’s latest fashion trends! The album is like a guide on how to dress this season! Plus you see the hairstyles and accessories. Chanel bag, anyone!?
4. Fashion Meets Art
Art meets fashion and photography here. I love the way some of the images are composed and shot, be it a ballet shot or fashion shoot behind-the-scenes! As Barbie would say, “That’s totally amaze!” in her sing-song-y voice!
5. Couture by Top Fashion Designers
From Oscar de la Renta to Moschino to Charlotte Olympia to Valentino, Barbie’s Instagram account is always names-dropping! If you’re an international fashion designer, you’re not big enough until you’ve dressed Barbie!
Did you love these Barbie doll images and were you as inspired to shop and travel and do fashion as I was after looking at these pics? Which other Instagram accounts do you follow? Comment below! Lemme know!
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]