CART (0)
.

The Belt Bag: Why We Went Hands-Free and Why You Should Too

Posted by RD on 6/28/2012 to Community
Top 10 Reasons City Girls Need a Fanny Pack

We absolutely adore the online blog post, "Top 10 Reasons Why All City Girls Need a Fanny Pack."  This blogger's intelligent wit and charm, combined with her creative way with words reveal a refreshingly original point of view regarding the belt bag and the subsequent feeling of liberation that comes with adopting this "hands-free" lifestyle.


Fourth of July: American Beauty

Posted by RD on 6/27/2012 to Fashion
Fourth of July American Beauty

Look like an all-American beauty this July 4th with a classic white blouse, American flag-inspired denim cut-offs, and the Hipsters for Sisters Cobalt Belt Bag. The HfS Cobalt fanny pack is the ideal accessory for a long day of celebration. With both hands free, you can have twice the fun in the name of freedom and liberation!

--RD 

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
_______________________________________________________________________
Items shown above:

Hipsters for Sisters Cobalt Belt Bag
$310 - hipstersforsisters.com


Equipment silk sleeveless blouse
$188 - otteny.com

Vanessa Bruno silver sandals
$289 - my-wardrobe.com

Plastic sunglasses
£274 - farfetch.com

Shorts
wanelo.com




A Whole New Meaning to "What's in My Bag"

Posted by RD on 6/20/2012 to Fashion
What's in The Bag?


Is the inside of your bag a messy sea of receipts and gum wrappers? Still lugging around that pair of shoes you were supposed to return last month? Not sure how to transition from wearing a big bag to a belt bag?  

No need to worry. Here's a look at the most popular items we, at the HfS office, carry with us in our belt bags. Use this as a how-to guide for scaling down the number of items you carry with you everyday to include just the few you really need.


1.  Hipsters for Sisters Gesso Belt Bag Wallet:  Of course, the first thing you'll want to have with you is your matching HfS wallet that comes with the belt bag. Designed to fit everything you need from credit cards and cash to business cards, the HfS wallet is the perfect size to accommodate all of your monetary needs. 

2. Set of keys. 

3.  Karen Walker Oversized Sunglasses: Wherever you go, it is always wise to bring along with you a great pair of shades, especially during these hot Summer months.  These edgy sunglasses by Karen Walker fit perfectly with the style of our HfS Gesso belt bag.  While you're on the go, these large framed glasses will have you looking fabulous in no time.  No makeup necessary.

4. Donkey-Products Ball Ben: A pen is always a handy item to have on hand. 

5. Listerine PocketMist Cool Mint: Do not underestimate the importance of having fresh breath. 

6. iPhone: This is a great tool to have with you when you're out and about.  iPhone applications such as "Maps," "Around Me," and "Beat the Traffic" not only help guide you to where you're going, but also show you the fastest route, how to avoid traffic, and allow you to search for virtually any type of store or business nearby.   


With just the essentials on hand, you'll be rearing and ready to go--anywhere, anytime, any place.  Are we missing anything? Tell us, what is your most necessary item to have on hand? 


--RD
________________________________________________________________________________
Items shown above: 

Sunday Style Inspiration: Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller

Posted by RD on 6/17/2012 to Fashion

Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller


Today’s Sunday Style Inspiration comes from The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine.  The recently wedded fashion blogger has been made popular for her creatively quirky and fearless style of dressing featured on her online blog, The Man Repeller.  Spotted in everything from drop crotch trousers, jean overalls, and outrageously lacey jumpsuits, Medine’s “man-repelling” manner of dressing is a celebration of fashion trends that men hate, but women love. 
Although some of her looks may take both men and women by surprise, Medine’s “man-repelling” is not undergone with malintent. Rather, in coining the term “man repeller,” Medine directly confronts the fear many women have of dressing so over-the-top that it repels men and instead, turns this idea on its head. In fact, not only has the blogger made “man-repelling” fashionable, but perhaps also a tool for indicating one’s level of fashion sense: the more men repelled, the more fashionable.



(source)

(source)

(source)

In the age-old debate of whether (straight) women dress for themselves or dress for men, Medine has certainly made her opinion clear.  In an interview with New York Times, she stated, “I'm really happy that people understand man-repelling is a good thing.  I was afraid people would think I was mocking fashion.”

Medine’s blog is a brilliant effort at recapturing--for women--the intended purpose of fashion as a fun and liberating form of self-expression.  At HfS, we admire Medine for her creative liberality and confidence in dressing.  It is apparent that this sense of freedom expressed in her style emanates throughout the entirety of her being.  Because in the end, when it comes to your own style, who better to please than yourself? 

---RD 

What to Wear to the LA Film Festival This Weekend

Posted by RD on 6/14/2012 to Fashion
What to Wear to the LA Film Festival This Weekend


Thinking about going to the LA Film Festival this weekend? Well we have put together the perfect outfit you're sure to turns heads in. A bright colored shorts suit, tailored white blouse, chunky heels, along with our Hipsters for Sisters Saddle belt bag is the perfect combination to achieve that oft sought after look of understated sophistication.  

---RD

Featuring items from:

3 1 Phillip Lim sleeveless tank
$175 - lagarconne.com

Juicy couture jacket
$280 - net-a-porter.com

Juicy Couture neon shorts
$140 - net-a-porter.com

Prada clear high heels
dellamoda.com



Tahiti Tropical

Posted by RD on 6/5/2012 to Fashion
It comes as no surprise that one of this summer's biggest trends is the nature-inspired print. Exotic floral and palm prints have graced the runways this season in a variety of forms: peplum and bra tops, pants, form-fitting dresses, and high-waisted skirts.  Although often overlooked, fruit and vegetable patterns have also made their way into the Spring/ Summer 2012 collections of countless designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Missoni, and Kenzo.


Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012
Dolce & Gabbana 2012

Kenzo Paris 2012
Kenzo, Paris 2012 

Dolce & Gabanna 2012
Dolce & Gabbana 2012

The resurgence of nature-inspired prints as a major trend this season suggests a humble return to the earth and celebration of nature and its bounty.  The naturalistic theme and combination of warm yellows, oranges, and greens in these patterns are reminiscent of the portrait and landscape paintings of the famous French post-impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin.

Gauguin (1848-1903) is best known for his painted scenes of Tahiti, characterized by a stark contrast of bold colors and depiction of soft, rounded human figures.

Paul Gauguin Femmes Tahiti
Femmes de Tahiti (Sur la plage) [(Tahitian Women (On the Beach)]
1891 (150 Kb); Oil on canvas, 69 x 91 cm (27 1/8 x 35 7/8 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris 

Paul Gauguin Nave, Nave Moe
Nave, Nave Moe (Miraculous Source) 
1894; Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

For the majority of his early life, Gauguin worked as an artist in Paris, where he lived a bohemian lifestyle typical of artists during the late 19th century. However, Gauguin quickly grew dissatisfied with the Parisian bourgeois society and in 1891, left Paris and Western civilization as whole for the remote island of Tahiti.  For Gauguin, Tahiti was a land of beautiful and strong people, untainted by the superficiality of Western culture and instead, grounded in a love and respect for the earth and natural environment that surrounded them.  

-----RD