It’s safe to say we all want the finer things in life, right? That’s understandable. My issue arises when people take that statement too far. We’ve all witnessed that guy or gal draped in designer duds head to toe. Idea = cool. Execution = epic fail! These my friends are what we call Hypebeasts. These mofos have been roaming the concrete jungle for years, but now they’re breeding like rabbits.
The term ‘Hypebeast’ came from the popular blog turned ‘how-to guide’ for the fashionably challenged. The title of the site says it all: Hypebeast. It’s creepy how the name foreshadowed the offpring. The creators must have known just what they were getting into when the site launched in 2005. 16 million views a month! Ay, caramba!
My problem with Hypebeasts isn’t that they look to a blog for all their fashion finds. It’s the fact that these people walk around like they are the best dressed people EVER. C’mon chief. Just because you spent your entire refund check on an outfit doesn’t mean its ‘fly.’ In all honesty, your attitude makes the outfit. When people wear things because it’s the hip thing to do, everyone can tell. It doesn’t fit your personality and it shows. You’d be better off writing ‘I have no identity’ on your forehead with a Sharpie. I know people that look better in thrift store finds than some Hypebeasts do in full designer ensembles. So people, for the sake of my vision and your image, be yourselves. Wear what you want, what fits your personality, and, most importantly, what you can AFFORD. You can’t have champagne dreams with malt liquor cash flow. I’m just saying.
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