April 25, 2011

Hipster For A Day


Okay, so in order to avoid being called more of a hipster than I already "am" I will refrain from making any sarcastic comments. My big, Caramie and I decided that it would be fun to dress up like hipsters and take ironic pictures... however, being ironic and witty is sort of a "hipster" thing to do... it was fun nonetheless.  To be honest, I actually liked some of the outfits I picked out. So I will probably wear them to school. Guilty.  Not sure if I would actually rock those glasses in everyday life though. I'll leave that to the true hipsters.  What a day! 

In case you don't know what a hipster is... Urban Dictionary claims, "Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities.It is part of the hipster central dogma not to be influenced by mainsream advertising and media, which tends to only promote ethnocentric ideals of beauty. The concepts of androgyny and feminism have influenced hipster culture, where hipster men are often as thin as the women they date. Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. He or she rejects "mainstream" culture and embraces and contributes to independent culture, and prides him/herself on this."
This is just a snippet...
To become a hipster yourself try websites like: 
1.  www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Hipster
2.  www.urbanoutfitters.com
3.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbLVm618xs (this guy knows what's up)
4.  www.latfh.com (this is actually a website Caramie was told about that makes fun of hipsters, but some of it is rather enlightening as to hipsterism... please ignore the actual title of the website)

And now presenting Caramie and Taylor... the Hipsters


3 comments:

  1. this made my day. i want to learn how to be a hipster now.

    also, that hat is super adorable on you.

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  2. Hahaha, Oh Claire! You could pull it off!

    Thanks!!! I like that hat a lot.

    P.S. We're hanging out this summer.

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