This Barbie Instagram Perfectly Skewers Every Hipster Instagram Trend You Know

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Source: Instagram

Barbie's #latteart game is tight.

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In fact, we should be taking all our Instagram tips from Barbie, from how to perfectly position a succulent to how to nail the perfect mix of selfies and still lifes. Because let's face it, @socalitybarbie's Instagram is every stereotypical Instagram wrapped perfectly into one clever parody account.

From the color scheme (muted, hazy, heavy on the greens and blues) to the hashtags (hello, #vscocam) to the accessories (worn beanie, thick glasses, surplus jacket, Herschel-style backpack) to the photo choices (your classic coffee snaps, the sweeping scenery selfies, the inevitable feet shots) — the account, which is about three months old, captures the most pervasive Instagram practices. 

Nailing those well-worn — dare we say basic — stereotypes through the most basic of dolls is exactly the point, the creator of @socalitybarbie told Wired.

"People were all taking the same pictures in the same places and using the same captions," she said. "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?'"

Here are some of those same pictures in the same places with the same captions:

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We see you, Chemex

As for everyone's reactions? 

"It's been great! I never had thought it would get this much attention. I'm glad people are enjoying it and laughing along with me," the account's creator, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Mic.

The irony? Barbie actually has a real Instagram account, and it's filled with every stereotypical fashion Insta-snap you can imagine. And we have to admit: It's pretty damn great.

Said the brain behind @socalitybarbie to Mic, "I think I might need to step up my game after seeing that."

h/t E! Online

Sept. 4, 2015, 3:15pm: This story has been updated to include quotes from @socalitybarbie's creator.

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Ellie Krupnick

Ellie is Mic's editorial director of lifestyle. A former style and fashion editor for The Huffington Post, her writing has also appeared in Women's Wear Daily, HarpersBazaar.com and the Twitter feeds of British royal fans everywhere.

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