There's a little area just a few blocks from our house that is just lousy with hipsters. Really, they're all over downtown but they like to congregate in an area known as the Milk District. It's full of hipster-y places like thrift shops, dive bars, and independent coffee houses. There is nary an unpierced eyebrow to be found and people travel on two wheels (bicycle or scooter) rather than four.
Despite the fact that I'm not nearly cool enough to hang in the Milk District, I do find myself in the area on occasion. A few years ago, I wandered in to the hipster hub to pick up lunch at a Milk District sandwich shop. I made the grave mistake of asking for lettuce on my sandwich. The hipster behind the counter looked at me through his thick rimmed glasses (which I'm sure aided his vision in no way), breathed a faint sigh of frustration and informed me that they did not have lettuce, they had mesclun. Dude, whatever. Put the green leafy stuff on my sandwich and quit looking at me like I work for Enron and drive a Hummer.
Point being, I don't fit in so hot in the Milk District. (Even though I probably share common political beliefs most hipsters. But they don't see that. Not that I blame them. My Volvo SUV and pearl earrings are a pretty good cover for my crunchy granola liberal core.)
Well, I found something that might help me fit in a little better on my next trip to the Milk District. Allow me to introduce you to Hipster Girl.
You can create your very own hipster alter ego. It is awesome. You can choose your own hipster hair do, sport eyeglasses you don't need, rock a fedora or a full sleeve of tats. Skinny jeans with Chucks or flannel and leggings - totally up to you, hipster girl!
Here's my hipster girl:
I like to think she's a librarian by day and spoken word poet by night. Or maybe she's part of an all girl punk band. Regardless, my hipster alter ego is definitely much cooler than I am. That girl knows to order mesclun rather than lettuce. And she definitely doesn't drive the Mom-mobile.
What will your hipster girl look like? Geek chic glasses? Skinny jeans? Anti-establishment tee?
Many thanks to my sister Jill for bringing Hipster Girl into our lives. That's a (very entertaining) half hour I'll never get back.