Ruby's Corner

Hipster Confidential

So, this past weekend I went to the Williamsburg flea market. There were SOOO many people, and I realized that a lot of them had the same style and it’s a lot different than what I’m used to at school. They were more like the people in that show Portlandiathat I watch.

You know where I was, right? I was in the land of hipsters. And I noticed something: There were the hipsters, and then there was everyone else. Now you may know the differences, but remember, I’m 11.  So this is what I have figured out so far about hipsters.


  1. Rejects American Apparel and Urban Outfitters for political reasons.
  2. Walks with an “I got s000 mUcH SwAGGAAaaaa” strut.
  3. Wears baseball caps. Backwards. Srsly.
  4. Annoyed by anyone who doesn’t have an iPhone.
  5. Will not step inside second-hand shops, flea markets or wear hand-me downs.
  6. Claims to be “from the cool part of Brooklyn”.
  7. Can be overheard discussing whether to “join” Tumblr or not.
  8. Uses their Outside voice Indoors.
  9. Has never heard of any bands you have.
  10. Thinks that being a dreamer is lame.


  1. Enjoys wearing hoodies, flip flops and bright clothing.
  2. Takes their time when walking anywhere.
  3. Shops at flea markets and vintage stores.
  4. Rides bicycles with baskets and recycles.
  5. Knows where all the wifi hotspots are.
  6. Dresses like Jordan Catalano and those Mad Men.
  7. Understands what Coachella is.
  8. Watches TV on their computer.
  9. Discusses latest post of theirs on Tumblr, the most amount of times they’ve been re-blogged and what their next post is going to be.
  10. Plan on doing big things, one day.

I am not a hipster myself; I’m a tween. But being in Williamsburg on a sunny spring day was fun for me, checking out all these people that are so different and so the same. And that’s also part of the awesomeness of being a tween: at some point, when I grow up, I can choose to be anything I want to be.

Featured image by Natalie Dee