The Unknown Hipster

Royal Wedding

Posted in People by unknownhipster on May 2, 2011

I was in London the other day, just walking away from Mr Bongo where I had scored some vinyls when I was caught in a huge gathering. The crowd seemed to have been staking out positions on the sidewalk for at least a day or two, with camping chairs and sleeping bags. I stopped by a group holding British flags and asked them what was going on. Troops in period costume and horse carriages passed by at that moment,  and I wondered whether they were shooting some Hollywood film, or maybe even a Fashion event, as I heard people saying that Sarah Burton at Alexander Mc Queen had designed the royal wedding dress.

All of a sudden, there was a deep silence, followed by a giant roar from the crowd as the Queen carriage passed by. I couldn’t help but shed a tear of emotion when I saw her waving a hand in our direction.

Uninvited, I tried to make myself discreet.


I was just following some fellows who seemed to know where they were going.


To be of some use, I joined the choir. 


Seeing my embarrassment, the Queen mercifullly asked me what kind of records I had bought at Mr Bongo.   



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  1. Heather in Arles said, on May 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Well at least you weren’t doing cartwheels down the aisle…

  2. Emmanuelle said, on May 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    unsurprisingly my favorite “review” of the royal wedding so far!

  3. voz said, on May 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

    at least you knew to leave your silly hat at hoome

  4. Bernard Victor said, on May 3, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I just love this !

  5. [...] love these fictional painting of the Unknown Hipster stumbling into the Royal Wedding. He looks delightfully hapless. Great [...]

  6. DLVS said, on May 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

    We love it! http://dlvs.tumblr.com/

  7. julie ansiau said, on May 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    hello unknown hipster. I photographed you a few years ago in paris and you were very chic. I loved your style, and you’re still very elegant today among all those brits. especially in the choir ! drawings are fabulous. JPD rocks ! xxx julie

  8. Lucy said, on May 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

    ….the Queen mercifullly asked me what kind of records I had bought at Mr Bongo…. Brilliant stuff! Very funny!

  9. isabelle said, on May 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Yes, definitely my favorite report about the royal wedding.

  10. susan said, on May 7, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Your paintings say so much with so little. I always feel nourished by your posts, and always take away a smile, and feel just a little more hip for having visited. Thanks for who you are.

  11. editor said, on May 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    The Queen has impeccable manners.

  12. Betty said, on May 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Dear Mr. Hipster,
    I have just found your blog and honestly, I am delighted! You have made my day!! When I saw the first image of “the gown” and you, ever so gracefully, making your way over it, I was hooked!!! I adore the way that your paintings are visual haiku. They are simple, but convey so much!

    Thank you for brightening my day!

    Betty
    The Gossamer Tearoom

  13. frenchstage said, on May 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Love it!!!

  14. deb said, on June 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for this lovely keepsake of the royal wedding from an accidental insider.

  15. reubenvision said, on June 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I literally laughed out loud!
    so thoughtful of you to join the choir
    …& thoughtful of Queeny Biz making polite conversation those stuffy sort of events can be a bore.

  16. Harvel said, on July 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Sitting in the studio, feeling rather sneezy about stuff and then I came upon a true happiness. Off to dance around the studio now.

  17. stickyhoops said, on August 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    THANK YOU!!
    what a joy you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i am a HUGE fan!!!!!!


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