Wednesday, May 7, 2008

No hippy chick

The sun is shining so beautifully today! Among locals, Brooklyn is the Mecca of hipsterville, as a close second to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Don't ask me what a hipster is. I'm only just vaguely getting it and was introduced to the concept when I moved here almost a year ago (has it been that long?). I know for sure it's a label that is used to describe the alterna young people who instead of using their parents contacts to become investment bankers, have decided to move from the mid west of America and set up a stand selling handmade organic products while trying to become an "artist". But more importantly, who would have known how much negative press a group of people could get for doing nothing too scandalous besides owning a whole wardrobe of American Apparel. You could call it a subculture, but it seems to go beyond that.

Anyway, since I will be attending many outdoor events this Summer, I wanted to convey what I will be influenced by and not feel too much like a douche (another word I learned here) among the trendy Brooklyn hipsters. For me, I feel this Summer will be all about the polished but deconstructed hippy. I thought I'd use my beloved "Private Icon" (ala Nylon magazine) gorgeous stoner Michelle Burroughs in "Dazed and Confused"(1993) played by Milla Jovovich as inspiration. Although her part was tiny, when I first saw this movie I was enchanted by her long hair, huge flares and guitar playing. I also took this opportunity to pop the cherry on the exciting web site for all fashion nerds- Polyvore.
















Photos from "Dazed and Confused" movie, fashiontoast.com, Frankie magazine, Jalouse magazine and Polyvore

5 comments:

Runaway Gallery said...

The inner hippie in me is so happy right now. fringe, and nuetral colors and florals. today is a good day!

Ragamala said...

I want the weather to be amazing so that I could just go around dressed like that!

Caroline said...

i plan on wearing flowers in my hair a ton this spring. i love that look.

Angela Adriano said...

I'm so excited about outdoor concerts and fairs in NYC this Summer. Although the weather is all weirding out the last couple of days. Boo!

FASHIONPICS said...

LOVE HIPPIESTYLE