Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Introducing Mitten State Barbie's Instagram!

I’d like to introduce you to a close friend of mine. Her name is Mitten State Barbie (@mittenstatebarbie), and I created her!

This has been a little side project of mine since last December of 2015. I stumbled upon the popular Socality Barbie Instagram (a late discovery, as she had already stopped updating by that time) and was so inspired! Anyone who knew me in my pre-high school days knows that I am a HUGE Barbie fan! Unfortunately it took a back seat from about 2003 to 2015 as I proved myself to be a normal adult who didn’t play with Barbies. Except now I want to play with Barbies. I am 27. After seeing that Instagram account I thought, I could totally do this myself! And perfect timing, because Mattel released the new Made To Move Barbies right at the same time. They are the first fully-articulated Barbies! Very exciting.
Tap the video below to play her yoga sequence!

Of course I had to make her look like myself! Mattel hadn’t introduced the newer redhead Made To Move Barbie yet so I had to take matters into my own hands. After lots of analyzing of skin tones through online images, I bought the blonde Made To Move (2015), and found Surf City Midge (2000) on Etsy. Perfect skin tone match. One head-swap later, Mitten State Barbie was born! To top it off, I found her glasses in my old bin of accessories. Transformation complete!

How ambitious am I feeling?? 🍹☀️ #itssohotoutside #wineoclock #spritzertime

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She recently acquired a friend, @barbieatthebarre, run by my friend Claire (who is a dancer). They went on vacation together last week:

Summertime! I'll drink to that! ☀️🍻 #beachday #summertime #livinitup #puremichigan #barbievacation #barbiefriends

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Drop by Mitten State Barbie's Instagram account to see what she’s been up to! I hear she may have a fiancΓ© doll on the way… ;)

Seriously? Another gray day? Michigan, you disappoint me today *sigh* πŸ˜’

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