Immaculately posed, looking from the outside in, one may appear envious but what’s going on inside the box?. Feelings of peer pressure, cultural expectations, and a tick box of ‘what’s cool’ have Barbie feeling trapped…..until she breaks free from the chains of society.

‘Beautifully Boxed’

 “People will always put you in a box that they think you fit in, and its up to you to not fall into it”- Tricia Helfer


White dress, model’s own

DIY bow and puff skirt, created by the stylist.


‘On Your Marks’

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are”- Kurt Cobain.


Pink bandages as top

£2 Wilko



‘Breaking Out’

Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices”- Ruth Handler.


Tank top: £17.45, ASOS

BUY IT NOW: tank top


Leggings: £24.70, ASOS

BUY IT NOW: leggings


Trainers: model’s own.

Get the look: New Balance, £18.50

Sports Direct trainers

leg warmers: Get the look, Amazon, £3.99

leg warmers

Headband: Get the look, Amazon, £2.45



‘Authentic Self’


“To know what that true self is without social pressure is to know your true nature” -Martha Beck.


Get the look: Pink blazer, £59.99, Zara



White trousers, £45, BecauseofAlice



Pink shoes, £20.00, Shein



Photography by Cheryl Boothroyd

Styling by Cheryl Boothroyd

Model-Katie Jeffries

Make up artist-Cheryl Boothroyd

Hair stylist-Cheryl Boothroyd

Location-photography studio, Priestman building, Sunderland University


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