Posts tagged "hipsters"

Hipsters & Hippies: Know The Warning Signs!

Print this out and keep it in your wallet. You can never be too prepared! (Click here to see larger image.) [The Bold Italic]

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2011

Home Is Where The Artillery Weapons Are

Hey, hipsters aren't like me and you. Regular housing is just so confining and restrictive. And that's why some particularly ambitious members of the hipster class have taken to finding alternative means of shelter. Like tanks. Yes, tanks. Could anything be further from the hipster mentality of ambivalent permissiveness, freedom to wear stupid hats and…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2011

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: I’m Not A Hipster, I Swear!

Are you wrongly accused of being a hipster just because you wear vintage dresses and men's cardigans and have perfectly coiffed bangs? If so, whip out your thick-rimmed glasses and read the words on this adorable little print: "I'm not a hipster I just dress like one." Might I suggest posting it by your front…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 12, 2011

Was Your Dad An Original Hipster?

A few weeks ago, my brother and I were looking at old family pictures and we came across a photo of my dad in the '70s. He was wearing giant Terry Richardson-style glasses, short shorts, some kind of subversive message T-shirt, and rocking a full beard. We looked at each other, and I whispered, "Oh…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 28, 2011

Yelp Helps Hungry Hipsters Find Places To Dine

I'm glad that Yelp has finally recognized the hipsters as a category of people that need to eat. Now you can find out if a restaurant or bar is known for its "hipster" ambience. But you'd better act quickly, as once an establishment earns a "hipster" rating, all the actual hipsters stop going there. Maybe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2011

Alia Shawkat Is A Self-Loathing Hipster

"[Ellen Page and I] created a pretty stupid hipster versions of ourselves [on her HBO show "Stitch 'n Bitch" with Ellen]. ... We both want to become artists of any type or form. She’s the more earthy bitter one, like, We’ve got to save the world — that kind of hipster. I’m more of the,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2011

Smooth Move: Camel Targets Hipsters With “Williamsburg” Cigarettes

Smooth move, Camel. You may think you're being smart by touting Williamsburg, the Brooklyn hipster enclave, on your new cigarette packaging. You think you're appealing to youngsters who feed on Brooklyn pride and the idea of "authenticity." But newsflash: hipsters hate being called hipsters and probably aren't going to associate themselves with products that imply…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 18, 2010

RIP: Hipsters?

If you live in Brooklyn, ride a bike, wear skinny jeans, or listen to bands with the words "wolf" or "deer" in their names, you've probably been called a hipster at one point or another. And each time this has happened, you've probably denied it or been offended. Looks like you may now rest i…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 27, 2010

Hipsters, Beware: Your Leader Has Abandoned You

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is done with hipsters, but it has nothing to do with his company going down the toilet and nearing bankruptcy. Rather, Charney explains, hipsters are over, stylistically-speaking: "Hipsters are from a certain time period ... The stereotype of a hipster is not something people aspire to anymore. Do you want…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 16, 2010

Watch This Hipster Daily Affirmation

Remember young Jessica and her adorable "affirmations" video that went viral earlier this year? She of the blond ringlets and empowered fist pumps stood on a bathroom vanity, stared herself in the mirror and proclaimed, "I can do anything good!" before yelling a long list of all the things she likes (her parents, her sister,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 12, 2010

Quick Video: How Many Hipsters Can You Fit In A Car?

Someone has finally asked the question on all of our minds: How many hipsters can you fit in a single, brightly colored car? Even if we never find the answer, at least we've learned that “with such an amazing field of vision, it makes being judgmental of people who aren’t as cool as you eve…

By: Lily Q / July 29, 2010

Man Dares To Hug A Hipster

Given the chance, there are plenty of things normal people would like to do to hipsters: push them off their bikes, wipe the smirks off their faces, maybe laugh at them. But one comedian who went to Wiliamsburg, capital of hipster culture in Brooklyn, New York, had a goal that was decidedly less aggressive —…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 15, 2010

Check This Out: Hipsters Have To Pee Blog

In need of a little Friday distraction? Us too. That's why we're entertaining ourselves with a hilarious Tumblr blog called Hipsters Have to Pee. The site re-blogs lookbook pics and sources street style and fashion spreads for models/posers/hipsters bent into weird shapes. Ever notice how they always do that awkward legs-together, shoulders slumped forward thing?

By: Leonora Epstein / June 11, 2010

32 Signs You’re Not A Hipster Anymore

I'm just gonna go ahead and come out and say it: I used to be a card-carrying hipster. And back in the day, I had a lot of fun with that. For one, the group wasn't as universally loathed as they are now. If you can even believe it, kids, it was actually considered kind…

By: Erin Flaherty / April 13, 2010

Riots At the American Apparel Sample Sale

We get that American Apparel's colorful cotton basics have become staple items in most wardrobes. We also understand that sales can make people a tad crazy. But the scene outside of this U.K. American Apparel rummage sale still seems a tad excessive. Shouldn't hipsters be more interested in making the rest of us feel pedestria…

By: Lily Q / April 5, 2010

Terrifying Trend We Hope Goes Away Quickly

Brooklyn is kind of the birthplace of numerous hipster trends. Why, the streets of "artist" neighborhood Williamsburg were flooded with mustached men in skinny jeans and girls who looked like American Apparel models long before these unfortunate looks trickled down to the masses. So what's the next big craze? No, it's not tie-dye (over before…

By: Erin Flaherty / April 1, 2010

Hipster Puppies Are, Like, Much Cooler Than You

From squeezing into jeans skinnier than any person should ever wear to looking like you totally don't give a crap about anything and constantly searching out appropriately ironic accessories, being a hipster takes effort. Now imagine doing all of the above without opposable thumbs or the ability to sigh in mock, all-encompassing boredom. Challenging? Hell…

By: Lily Q / February 22, 2010

Terry Richardson’s Hipsterfication Of Uggs?

So, too cool for school photographer Terry Richardson has a new blog, Terry's Diary, on which he likes to post pictures of models, beautiful celebs, and other famous people you pretend to know of. Here's a shot of Terry himself, seemingly tame until your eyes scroll down to his feet—UGGs. No! You can't do that!

By: Leonora Epstein / January 11, 2010

These Design-y Branding Irons Are Begging For A Hipster Following

In the past, branding irons have been for cowboys and dads who like to grill. With this customizable, handheld version, however, we could see it becoming a new hipster accessory. (Is that a Helvetica font to lure in the design junkies?) If you think about all the weird things hardcore hipsters do to their bodie…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2009

Behold, The Hipster-Zoic Era

Paste Magazine has put together a genius spread, "Evolution of the Hipster," detailing the ascent from The Emo to The Meta-Nerd. Having witnessed an embarrassing number of these stages, I've got to commend them on their accuracy. Especially for the evolution of accessories like American Spirits, beards and Sparks, the queen of alcohol-enhanced energy drinks.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2009