Instagram celebrity Hipster Barbie has posed for her last selfie, and it was with her “mother.” Unfortunately for her fan base, her creator said that her work is done.
Also known as Socality Barbie, this entity experienced an amazingly rapid rise to fame. And it would’ve also included fortune if her creator, Darby Cisneros, would have accepted endorsements and advertisers, according to Huffington Post.
The source mentions that the Hipster Barbie creation had 137 photos in the short lifespan she experienced. Owner Darby Cisneros is an Oregon-based photographer who has remained behind the scenes until now. The news source says that, during an interview, she expressed that she only created Socality Barbie as “a way to poke fun” at ridiculous Instagram trends.
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However, via the page, she gave a public statement about her Hipster Barbie creation and her demise.
“Hey guys, my name is Darby Cisneros and I am the creator of SocalityBarbie. I just wanted to introduce myself and thank all of you for enjoying this account. I started SB as a way to poke fun at all the Instagram trends that I thought were ridiculous.
“Never in 1 million years did I think it would receive the amount of attention that it did but because of that it has open the door to a lot of great discussions like: how we choose to present ourselves online, the insane lengths many of us go to to create the perfect Instagram life, and calling into question our authenticity and motives.
“It’s been a blast running this account but I believe SB’s work here is done. I will be leaving this account open for a while for people still want to look through and enjoy it. Again, thank you for following along. If anyone has any questions or just want to say hi feel free to email me at email@example.com ✌️#RIP (account NOT for sale).”
TMZ reported that she also mentioned receiving attention from several places, even commercial entities. However, in a symbolic form of meekness, Darby turned them all down.
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The final post has only been up for the last six hours, and it has already received over 73,000 likes and several comments showing that it’d be preferred that Hipster Barbie stay. Although Cisneros notes that she’ll leave the page open for a while for viewing pleasure, it appears that there will be no new posts.
According to Fox-12 News, Darby enjoys as follows.
“[She enjoys] hanging out in a hammock in the Columbia River Gorge or getting ice cream at Salt & Straw in Portland.”
With over one million followers, it seems like a waste of a perfectly outstanding marketing tool, right? There have been several cases of social media success from businesses’ many followers. An article from Bloomberg Business mentions a clothing shop named Brandy Melville, who acquired over two million followers on Instagram and was able to capitalize on the influential numbers. The source notes as follows.
“Brandy Melville is notoriously tight-lipped about its business. Press accounts note the company was founded in Italy in the early 1990s by Stephan Marsan and his father, Silvio, an Italian entrepreneur and manufacturing expert. Stephan’s LinkedIn page says he’s the owner of a company called Marsan & Marsan, at an address that’s listed on Brandy Melville’s website as its Santa Monica, Calif., store.”
It also mentions that the teen retailer doesn’t use traditional advertising at all. With the amount of influence that Hipster Barbie and Darby Cisneros accumulated during the creation’s brief existence, it’s humbling that she — knowingly — would decline such possibilities.
What are your thoughts about Socality Barbie’s resignation? Are you a fan? Feel free to share your comments below.
[Image via Instagram]