The Blue and White Magazine
Blue Book, November 2020
How to Do Fall Like a Brooklyn Alt-Indie Chick.
The complete guide to looking like you’ve attended every LCD Soundsystem show.
By Malia Simon.
The pumpkin spice latte-drinking, UGG boots-donning Basic White Girl is a mere relic of the past. In her place is a new archetype that comes from the “underground” scene of anything you’ve ever heard of. To be clear, she is without a doubt much cooler than me. But that won’t stop me from trying to replicate her entire being in a short list of aesthetic motifs. Here’s everything you need to tackle the season like your favorite semi-Twitter-famous icons.
Jackets that just keep getting bigger + corduroy pants.
Playlist with some made-up word in the title, like “nightroom.”
Loneliness tweets ( if loneliness is not currently being experienced).
Male movie character Halloween costume.
Tote bag that’s self-referential about being a tote bag.
“Socially distant” hangouts on fire escape.
Reductress internship application.
Tweets about Reductress internship application.
Whatever cool type of beer you guys drink, but in 30-degree weather.
Rooftop comedy shows in the dark.
Mirror selfies in which you look kind of mad.
Laughter at this and similar lists, because you’re just that cool Brooklyn alt-Indie chick. <3