The New York Times made a ridiculous claim that monocles are a big fashion trend, and Twitter responded with appropriate mockery. More
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Our time is fleeting, nerds. Rock trendy glasses while you can, and then resent them forever. More
Have you ever wondered what Cat Woman would look like if she were an artsy young purrson trying to make it in the big city, or what Wonder Woman would look like if she shopped at Urban Outfitters? Conversely, have you wondered what you, a stylish young lady, would look like if you were secretly a superhero? Illustrator Elizabeth Beals did, so she drew a bunch of female superheroes from DC Comics as fashion-forward urbanites. (I refuse to put the word “hipster” in the body of a post.) But unlike most things with “hipster” in the name, it doesn’t seem borne out of some haterade-chugging desire to mock the creative class so much as something she did because makeovers are fun. Enjoy these drawings with a clear conscience that they are not part of the problem. And if one of them really catches your fancy, you can buy it in print form. More
Have you heard this hip, new urban trend called “raising chickens”? It’s grand. You see, while the breakfast food known as “eggs” was once an amalgam of chemicals and yellow food coloring concocted by McDonald’s, cutting edge food scientist Michael Pollan recently discovered that you can also get “eggs” from an animal called a “chicken,” and now all the foodies are “flocking” to the nearest lifestyle brand to buy these neat and feathery things, which are 100% biodegradable once you are done with them. More
Today, in news of trends! The kinds of people who allow themselves to be interviewed for trend pieces have a hot new home decor item, and it’s the teepee, a type of indoor pillow fort Native Americans have been using as a cutesy objects of curiosity in their homes for thousands of years. More
An Urban Outfitters is coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that will serve food as well as overpriced, transparent “slub tees.” While they may just keep serving $19 veggie plates, I hope it’ll much more entertaining that that. More
Some 56 years after Norman Mailer first popularized the term in his essay The White Negro: Superficial Reflections On The Hipster, “hipster” is still being flung around with all the stinging heft of a wet noodle. Why? More
Grimes is pretty much the best. Through a combination of technical wizardry, obsessive perfectionism, vocal prowess, and pop sensibility, she makes music that feels like having your dancing muscles lovingly prodded by Korean computer ghosts from the nineties. She’s also an accomplished artist and jewelry designer with a great sense of style. But in case you needed another reason to love her, she’s also an outspoken feminist who is not afraid to call out the indie music world for sexism, despite the fact that it has granted her a livelihood. More
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Greetings everyone! I write to you from sunny Austin, Texas, where I am currently convalescing after four days of intense party reporting. (You can read about my adventures here if you don’t mind joining The New MySpace to do so. The series is called “And Then It Got Weird,” because duh.) My week was pretty well occupied by seeing bands, consuming intoxicating substances, and breaking into hot tubs, but I still found the time to take a few style snaps of people I encountered on the street and at parties. While many people looked like they’d just stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalog, I tried to get some diversity in there, which is why you will also see a guy in a monster costume and a girl dressed like a slutty Rainbow Brite. I’m in there too, of course, because I am a narcissist. More
Once again this weekend, I went to numerous concerts and parties, and all of them were full of people wearing things. Many of these people were kind enough to let me take pictures of them. I usually confine my adventures to Brooklyn, as I have a superstitious fear of crossing water, but this time I ventured to Queens as well for an art show that turned out to be really cool. If everyone seems less blurry this week, it’s because I took pictures on a real camera and not my iPhone. I am moving up in the world! More
So it’s no secret around these parts that I attend a decent number of social and cultural gatherings, especially on the weekend. Often, the people at said gatherings are wearing “cool outfits” which they have picked out for themselves. Hence, in the interest of fashion journalism, I will now be taking pictures of some of these outfits and posting them every Monday. Some of the subjects are people I know, others are friends I haven’t met yet, but you can bet that pretty much all of them are having a good time.
Note: I apologize in advance for the quality of these photos…I’m going to obtain a real camera this week…but in the meantime, I hope you will consider their “lo-fi” quality a part of their gritty, Brooklyn charm. More
I feel you may be divided on this. More
By now, you have probably read that trollsome New York Times article about how a tiny subset of the population (hipsters) is emblematic of a larger first world problem. (No link on purpose!) As with any time a piece of clickbait like that gets lots of play on the internet, my first impulse was to ignore it and go about my life (which is, ironically, rather enriched by irony), but when I realized many of my Facebook friends had found it “food for thought,” I
shot myself in the face realized I’d been doing it wrong all along. My ham-fisted efforts at dressing myself and making my friends laugh were undermining the very fabric of society! In an effort to reform my ways, I’ve compiled a list of handy tips for healthy, happy, irony-free living. I hope you will take them into account as you go about your modern life. #authenticity More