Hipster Barbie is more authentic, gritty, down to earth, and "real," than you and me both, and you can follow her #inspirational photo thread @socalitybarbie. She spends her weekends among rocks and rivers and the tall, tall trees that emblematize the Pacific Northwest...aka the mecca of "authenticity." She poses with artfully messy hair, she effortlessly clutches frothy cappuccinos and lattes in white mugs, undoubtedly in the midst of topping her steel-cut oats with raw coconut sugar and matcha-infused almond milk.
Before even leaving her corner coffee shop, she's managed to accumulate more wholesome, VSCO-filtered moments than I can in a span of six months.
Not only does Hipster Barbie manage the maintenance and health of her succulents and snake plants like a responsible new-aged hipster woman, she also goes camping and experiences nature and shit. Or, in Hipster-Barbie speak...she makes it a priority to #getoutside.
Oh my god Barbie, can you CHILL? I'm trying to keep up here.
No, Barbie can't chill...she has to experience life to the fullest. She has to #gosomewhere. And in the process, she dispels pumpkin-spice-latte inspired holistic wisdom. Live, love, laugh, life's lessons can be printed on a skinny Starbucks cup or, if you're like Barbie and you're above it all, they can appear in pixelation on your Instagram feed.
...lol thanks Barbie. Where would I be without you?
The project was created by a Portland-based wedding photographer, jeering at the mass-produced nature of millennial "adventurer" posts. "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,'" she said to Wired magazine. The photographer wishes to remain anonymous in order to preserve the #authenticity of Hipster Barbie...lol.
Images via Instagram