Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cummings and Goings

Sweater: Marshalls
Corduroys: Kohl's
Boots: J. C. Penney's
Bag: Marshalls 

Blouse: Material Girl, Macy's
Turtleneck: Mossimo, Target
Skirt: Marshalls
Shoes: Beverly Feldman, Marshalls
Bag: Journeys
Belt: Kohl's

Sweater: Candie's, Kohl's
Skirt: Candie's, Kohl's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: J. C. Penney's

The other night I was browsing Etsy's jewelry making supplies while Whitney Cummings's E! talk show "Love You, Mean It," hummed in the background.  So, I couldn't help but look up when Whitney began ragging on Etsy.  Her schtick was pretty predictable, which is to say that she ran a photo reel of questionable objects while offering up quips such as, "Who wants or needs a (insert profanity or obscenity here)?"  I watched with a mixture of amusement and fear (as in, what if one of my pieces turned up, a la Regretsy?), thinking that here was yet another hipster taking potshots at the much-mocked world of organized crafting.  But then I thought, hey, isn't it usually Etsians who are slapped with the dreaded "h" label?  Sure, hipsters are known for criticizing things (hello, Whitney), but they're also known for being artsy outcasts (Etsy, come on down).  So the whole thing was kind of a conundrum, juxtaposing two sides of one too-cool-for-school hipster coin.  In my bewilderment, I turned to, but even they couldn't shed much light on the term, supplying this dubious definition:

hipster -

1.  a person who is hip. 
2.  hepcat.
3. a person, especially during the 1950s, characterized by a particularly strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships.

On that note, here are some kooky creations that only a hipster could love - or hate.


Jewel Divas Style said...

Is that gold skirt lame?

As for styled up their wahzoo celebs, don't worry too much. She's probably bought from there but will never reveal it as they always think ragging on something will get them followers.

Pft! What do celebs know?

The Tote Trove said...

Yep, the skirt is lame. (Weird how the absence of that all-important accent changes the word completely.)