About

About
About Me

Travel

Travel
Travel

Fashion

Fashion
Fashion

Hippie or Hipster?

 One of the things I love about living in California is all of the different kind of people that make up this great state.  I took the pic above in Cayucos which is on the central coast of California.  Haven't we all been through a hippie phase?  I think I go in and out of it.  The summer seems to bring it out in full swing.
This poster was in Silverlake which is hipster central.  It made me chuckle.  I would like to think I am un poquito/a little hip, and if I ever do feel like a hipster it is definitely in the winter.  Maybe it's because I tend to wear darker colors and more put together outfits.  I am using "put together" loosely here!  You have seen my outfit posts, after all and I am definitely a casual cali chica.
So are you a hippie or a hipster? What would you call your style?


PS:  Muchísimas gracias for all your comments about my outfit post on Monday.  I was very touched that you all liked it so much and gracias again for your sweet compliments.

14 comments

Ms. Givens said...

Define hipster?

Loui♥ said...

ditto!
Loui♥

Cindy Whitehead said...

I'm more hippie than hipster! Love your pics.

anita said...

a hippie at heart and a wannabe hipster :)

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

i'm a hippie.. :) but i do love a lot of hipsters, they are the yin to my yang

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I had my hippie phase in my 20s..., am not sure what a hipster is?!

sealaura said...

Hola! So what is a hipster? I got some questions on this so as stated in the urban dictionary:

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. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. 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 women 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. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...not sure if i am hippie...i think gypsy suits me better...

Brenda's Arizona said...

Per definition above, I'm tool old to be a hipster. Even tho I was too young to be a hippie, I thought the idea was cool!
Hippie it is. And Cayucos? Love it!

Love of the Sea said...

Thats what I love about California too. And I am definitely a hippie - if I had to pick one or the other.

cherylr said...

Laura, definitely hippie. I'm too old to be a hipster. And I have the photos from the 60s to prove it!

Marlowe said...

Ive been called a hippie...several times now that I think about but I dont subscribe to any labels so I choose Free Spirit!

David Fleming Arts said...

I may be referred to as a bit of a hipster...depending on who's defining it. If it's EVER a certain, prescribed look - I DO try to stay away from it. While not looking like the theatre/art student that I used to be, all in all - I'm probably more of a short-haired hippie.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Hippie. Original circa the 60's.