Traits to look for:
- being African-American (...obviously?!)
- people might call you an oreo on a daily basis - hi. my life.
- you own more scarves than pairs of jeans - shopping tip? H&M keeps their stock FRESH.
- We love Targets. But really as a general rule who doesn't love Target? If you don't you're soul-less. but for real.
- we're pretty open about our love of Starbucks. but also enjoy supporting local/organic eateries
- EXTRA love local artists and art movements in general
- strong magnetic personalities - made way more awesome by the fact that you have to push your glasses up on your nose. not sayin? just sayin.
- favor glasses over contacts - obvs.
- having multiple pairs of prescription glasses to match outfits
- guaranteed a pair of those are red (or you REALLY want them to be. secretly.)
- lots of plaid. SO much plaid?!
- 2 or more pairs of TOMS
- you either have a tiny cute nose ring, tattoo or both
- your hair is natural (mine is seasonally natural... do i still count? i SO count. pfft.)
- you're still SUPER awkward! haha hey guys... have you met me? cuz... oh man haha... just... WOO! so awkward is my ENTIRE life - sweet.
- generally their job will reflect said nerdiness/awesomeness status - Apple, local coffee shops, anywhere in Wicker Park... that sort of thing
- continually up-to-date with technological culture (iPhones, iPads, Macs)
- revel in the vintage aspect of the products they buy as well - it's a balance : )
- loves finding creative outlets and ways to refresh and reset their life and surroundings
now the hot black artsy hipster nerd (I'm gonna affectionately shorten this to h-bahn) is not to be confused with the attractive black trendsetter but we're almost in the same category. we don't care about trends... which oddly enough makes us trendsetters. it's completely brilliant.
i laugh too loudly. i have dimples. i look off to the side a lot. i told a woman today that if she weren't there i'd just be walking around talking to myself about how awesome our products are. she hugged me. probably out of sympathy. *nods* so yeah. we're a rare find... which is why we're awesome.
but for real.