Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Is the First Hijab-Wearing Barbie | Glamour




Even though the doll is currently one-of-a-kind, this is an epic move for Mattel.  If rumors are true, the doll will be mass produced in 2018. 

To learn more about Ms. Muhammad, navigate here.





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7 comments:

  1. This is terrific news. Go Mattel!

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  2. I agree, Gini. I hope the doll is mass produced.

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  3. They eventually released the Ava du Vernay & Gabby Douglas dolls so this should seethe Ibtihaj Muhammad doll produced. I saw on the Barbie Style Instagram another doll wearing a Hijab which was pretty exciting. I know that the Middle East has their own fashion doll but I definitely know if released I would pick them up...really think Mattel should think about including traditionally dressed Muslim dolls into their fashionista line...or at least offer a line that is respectful to the religion and their beliefs but that can sit alongside the current Barbie doll line up...it seems appropriate and a great time to expand the concept of the Barbie line further.

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    1. If the Ibtihaj Barbie is mass produced, including an extra traditional Muslim fashion would be a way for Mattel to "kill two birds with one stone." Seeing Ms. Muhammad in her fencing attire is wonderful and it will be equally nice for the doll to have something else that a Muslim woman would wear as well.

      I have added a link in the post to her Wikipedia entry for those who may want to learn more about her.

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    2. There I go again duplicating myself. :-)

      I found this photo on Facebook, Julius. The red carpet, Glamour Women of the Year Awards fashion the Ibtihaj Barbie wears would be the perfect extra fashion for the production doll. Don't you agree?

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    3. Yes, that’s the photo I saw and yes, that’s a fabulous option to include...remember those deluxe Barbie gift sets back in the day “and an extra outfit” or “there’s a ring for you and a tiara for Barbie!”...it would be so awesome to also see a Muslim version of the S.I.S doll line, that would be cool. 😎

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    4. I do remember those deluxe Barbie gift sets. I won't hold my breath for Mattel to create a Muslim version of the S.I.S. line, however.

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