It just told me that I am a borderline hipster. Seriously. 51%. I didn't realize I looked anything like this.
Its been a while since I wrote anything fashion-like and of course once in a while the Bimbo in me needs a little breathing space :).
I am secretly in love with hipsters. Generally I think it is the attitude that makes them so desirable to me. The whole "Screw the world, I am who I am?" Take note of the question mark. No secrets there. According to the internet, most hipsters have particularly high amounts of self loathing and self importance but you know what, who doesn't? Which teenager/ adult is/was not obsessed with themselves?
The only difference I see is that now, society sticks a label on it. Good and bad. Bad because we have to put up with it. Because now more people think its okay to be snooty with their views because "I'm a hipster, bitch!". Good because at least now all these tortured souls have something to be. They fit in.
The whole hipster thing really seems quite convenient to me. I speaking to a friend yesterday who was discussing some troubles he had growing up and feeling like he didn't really quite fit in. This lead to a fear of rejection by his peers and so he focused all his energy into fitting in. Have you ever tried diverting a river with a pile of rocks? It overflows and causes more damage.
So yea, What/who are hipsters? This is Urban Dictionary's definition of a hipster:
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.
Both hipster men and womensometimes sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer.
For more in case you have decided that that is your path, check this hilarious link out: http://www.cracked.com/funny-4573-hipster/ Its got some hilarious takes on hipster attitude, personality, and everything else.
So this is my take on it: LONG LIFE HIPSTERS!!!! Now excuse me as I put on my thick rimmed purple glasses ;) I need to live up to my 51%.