Hipster Headdress, Outside Lands. Le Sigh.

In hipster headdress, hipsters, music festivals, outside lands by Adrienne K.6 Comments

(via SF Weekly) Why isn’t the music-festival-going population sick of this trend yet? Aren’t the hipster-ish ones known for abandoning things once they become “mainstream”? I will say, however, that this is the only picture I’ve come across in the coverage of the festival so far. Even twitter was remarkably quiet. Of course, if you spot any others, send them …

Oh Spirit Hoods.

In cultural appropriation, fashion, hipsters, Navajo Wolf, playing indian, spirit hoods, these are just plain ugly, tribal fashion, tribal trends by Adrienne K.35 Comments

Oh Spirit Hoods. One of those fashion trends that makes me pause, cock my head, and say “really??” If you’re unfamiliar (meaning you’re not one of the 15,000+ people who “like” the brand on facebook), Spirit Hoods are furry animal hat/scarf combos that are all the rage with tweens, celebs, and hipsters alike. I’ve gotten a few tips recently about …

But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?

In coachella, cultural appropriation, hipster headdress, hipsters, tribal fashion by Adrienne K.108 Comments

(image from http://www.facebook.com/iamhowlingwolf, which is an entire post in itself. geez.) I’ve posted a lot about the phenomenon that is the hipster headdress (see here, here, and here), but I’ve never really broken it down as to why this trend is so annoying and effed up. A lot of this will be review and is repeated elsewhere on the site, …

The Hipster Headdress Abounds at Coachella

In coachella, hipster headdress, hipsters, indian headdress by Adrienne K.7 Comments

(image via www.shockhound.com) Can you believe it’s been almost 3 months since I first grappled with “The Strange Case of the Hipster Headdress?” Since then, I’ve definitely been shocked by just how much the trend has invaded indie/hipster culture, as well as more mainstream outlets (like Ke$ha on American Idol). Two weeks ago, the Coachella music festival was held in …

The Jezebel Fashion Post that keeps on giving

In headdress, hipsters, jezebel, tribal fashion by Adrienne K.5 Comments

 (Jen Mussari’s now iconic image ) I’ve come across some awesome blog posts in response to the Jezebel piece (found here) on Native fashion that Lisa at Sociological Images pulled together with images from this blog. The comment thread on the piece was really interesting, with people debating what should be deemed “ok” what is “offensive” and some just telling …

Tribal Fashion Roundup!

In "tribal", fashion, headdress, hipsters, jack spade, lucky magazine, trends by Adrienne K.6 Comments

(http://www.etsy.com/shop/coyotepheonix) I’ve gotten a few tips this week about more tribal fashion appropriations, so I thought I would compile a few of them into a single post, because let’s be honest, I’m a little lazy this week. I found the image above thanks to Lanova posting my hipster headdress piece on a blog that “loved” this headdress (thanks girl!). It’s …

Really? Amy Poehler? A headdress, really?

In amy poehler, headdress, hipsters, peter yang photography by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(http://peteryang.com/images/a7/x_amy.jpg) Amy, you’re funny. I like you. But the headdress? It’s not irreverent, it’s not quirky, it’s not funny, and I don’t like it. And frankly, it’s starting to be a bit played out now. Celebrities in headdresses are taking over the internets. Not. Cool.  Previous entries for background on the issue: Ke$ha, the headdress, and the trend that won’t …

Ke$ha, the headdress, and a trend that won’t go away

In american idol, headdress, hipsters, ke$ha by Adrienne K.12 Comments

I don’t watch American Idol. But, this morning I woke up to a flurry of text messages and emails about Ke$ha’s performance last night–looks like another pop star decided donning a headdress would be an awesome way to show how “raw” and “counterculture” she was. Here’s the selection (via MTV) with her sporting a headdress and face paint: UPDATE 2/25: …

Random Appropriation of the Day!

In headdress, hipsters, random appropriation by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(Image via http://hipsterpuppies.tumblr.com/) Today’s random appropriation comes from Hipster Puppies, a pretty adorable tumblr feed playing off hipster stereotypes by captioning pictures of dogs. The above image was posted with this caption: “lola got booted from the kickball team after just showing up every week and drinking” In the words of tipster MK: “I’m gonna hope the caption about drinking has …

The Strange Case of the Hipster Headdress

In "tribal", fashion, headdress, hipsters by Adrienne K.16 Comments

  (anyone know the source? I love this!)  I think the graphic above (which I totally want on a shirt) sums it up well, but am I the only one who is baffled by the hipster headdress phenomenon? I’ve been trying to break it down, thinking back to the hippies of the past–connections to nature, to the mystical, against the …