“St. Tropez used to be the cool place to be in France, but it became too bling-bling, so the real cool is here (Biarritz) now,” says Thibault Taniou, 30. He and his girlfriend, Audrey Perrot, 28, met as classical dancers in Paris but now live here full-time. They own a minimalist fashion boutique, In the Middle, which stocks hip labels like Grenson and Warriors of Radness. ‘Madonna visited Guéthary two summers ago,’ he says with pride.”
So the hipsters are coming to the south-west of France, according to a New York Times blog that featured the above quote. Now we are not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. The whole hipster movement is confusing. Is it just a bunch of image driven pretentious fools trying to polish an authenticity turd? Or is it idealistic young surfers searching for a new creative path? Cyrus Sutton from Korduray TV argued it best here , when commenting on Dane Reynolds, the poster boy of surfing hipsterdom.
Sutton concludes, “It is essential that we see past the trends or anti-trends, the stoke lies in learning from people who live their lives connected to a practical reality beyond the chatter of people bashing “hipsters” on their blogs or buying a lifestyle just to look cool.”
In opposition to Cyrus’ sound reasoning, the Bondi Hipsters Dom and Adrian’s infamous youtube clips probably best skewer the worst excess of hipsterdom.
As Dom says, “It’s exactly why we dress so cool, cause we don’t give a shit about not giving a shit.”