When earlier this year Polaroid announced that it would stop producing its instant photo film and cameras, Girl Talk concerts came to a screeching halt and American Apparel model wannabes actually registered something else on their faces besides indifference. What would the world do without the artsy party snaps? “Culture, man, is going down the sh*tter,” they said.
Who should come to the rescue but hipster shopping mecca Urban Outfitters, who is about to launch an international Polaroid-saving (they hope) campaign. Yeah, really. Keep reading »
“Sweaty Sundays” is a tremendously popular dance class at Foresight Studios in Silver Lake, California. The spaz class is led by choreographer, designer and performer Ryan Heffington. The students, who are artists by day, partiers by night, and hipsters round the clock, show up a little before noon on Sundays, usually hungover and highly caffeinated but never without colorful spandex and metallic headbands. Although “Sweaty Sundays” looks more like an American Apparel ad than an exercise class, the hipsters enjoy it so much the teacher had to add more classes. One’s called “Wet Wednesdays.” Ew. Keep reading »
We couldn’t be more excited about season two (FINALLY) being released on DVD, so we were double stoked to see this rather exhaustive article on The Washington Post‘s Express Night Out regarding the oft-overlooked sartorial brilliance that is Flight of the Conchords. They make a great point: “Sure, the wardrobe on ‘The Tudors’ probably took a bit more effort to create, but Conchords fashion is plenty evocative as well. Looking like a lascivious French royal would be expensive and ridiculous, but impersonating an expatriated New Zealander in a ‘guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo’ is both achievable and affordable. So true! If you’re as busy as we are on Mondays, you may appreciate that we’ve gone ahead and cut through all the superfluous details. [Express Night Out]
The quickie version of how to dress like Bret, Jermaine and Mel cheatsheet — and a hilarious song from season two — after the jump… Keep reading »
Usually, hipsters are funny when they aren’t exactly trying to be (mullets, legwarmers, unironic ironic mustaches). Sometimes, as this short film called “Hipster Job” (as in the biblical “Job”) proves, they’re funny on purpose (a rent-controlled loft in a former asbestos factory, an American Apparel model “g-fry,” a celestial trust fund from God). “Hipster Job” is a great reminder that people are always more endearing and likable when they’re poking fun at themselves. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go write about my wedding some more. Keep reading »
File this in the “why didn’t I think of it first?” folder: Look At This F**king Hipster is a hilarious new blog that pokes fun at everyone’s favorite brand of poser. With their absurd sense of style and their even more ridiculous sense of entitlement, hipsters are sort of like your favorite animal at the zoo. It’s not like you’d ever want to be stuck in a cage with them — or at a party, for that matter — but they’re pretty fun to point and gawk at, which is why this blog is all kinds of brilliant. Saving you the annoyance of having to actually deal with these badly dressed trust fund kids yourself, or giving you an outlet an outlet if you do, Look At This F**king Hipster posts photos of real-life hipsters in and out of their natural habitat. From subway platforms to house parties, they bring their collective brand of irony everywhere they go, making themselves the perfect target for caption like this: “Someone told me there’s going to be a rodeo over at Barcade tonight.” [via Scanner] Keep reading »