Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hipster Style

It began with a web site http://www.unhappyhipster.com/ where interior design photos from Dwell, NY Times and other publications are posted with funny captions.  I passed it along to friends and someone commented that in all actuality myself and my husband were hipsters!

It got me thinking: what exactly defines a hipster?

"Hipster is a slang term that first appeared in the 1940s, and was revived in the 1990s and 2000s often to describe types of young, recently-settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers with interests in non-mainstream fashion and culture, particularly alternative music, independent rock ..."- Wikipedia

Of course, Urban Dictionary says a Hipster:
"Listens to bands that you have never heard of. Has hairstyle that can only be described as "complicated." (Most likely achieved by a minimum of one week not washing it.) Probably tattooed. Maybe gay. Definitely cooler than you. ...Always denies being a hipster. Hates the word...... Has friends and/or self cut hair. Dyes it frequently (black, white-blonde, etc. and until scalp bleeds). Has a closet full of clothing but usually wears same three things OVER AND OVER (most likely very tight black pants, scarf, and ironic tee-shirt). Chips off nail polish artfully after $50 manicure. Sleeps with everyone and talks about it at great volume in crowded coffee shops. Addicted to coffee, cigarettes (Parliaments, Kamel Reds, Lucky Strikes, etc.), and possibly cocaine. Claims to be in a band. Rehearsals consist of choosing outfits for next show and drinking PBR....."
LOL - all I know is that I am seeing hipster fashion, home decor, accessories, art and more everywhere I look these days. Here are some of my faves:

Hipster Kiss by Daniel Hughes

Hipster Fashion Pins by Tea and Laundry

Hipster Print by Whale and Bee

Geek Rock Hipster Glasses by Pretty. Useful. Stuff. (My site!)

Hipster Glasses Necklace by The River is Everywhere

Hipster Plush by the Felt Mistress

Stay hip!

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