The Unknown Hipster

Sunday in Dumbo

Posted in Whereabouts by unknownhipster on October 27, 2009

Dogs, too, like to dress as hipsters

On my way to the Flea Market in Dumbo, I came across a little Halloween dog parade on the Promenade of Brooklyn Heights.

Costumed dogs parades are to Fashion what Outsider Art is to Art sold at Gagosian.


Graphic black & white


Pumpkin all-over


A studious jury


Banal entries


A poodle doesn't need a lot to look gorgeous


These nervous greyhounds remind me of young, timid Fashion editors

But outsiders are no less committed than professionals. They believe so much in their creations that they proudly walk next to their models instead of hiding backstage to only appear at the very end.


Rottweiller in satin cape

There were several photographers documenting the event, dangerously crouching at a pit bull jaw’s height. You might check for photos and a full report on Style dog com (skip this ad).


The Alice Cooper wig gives this pit bull a sweet look

I then skated down to the Flea market. There was a beautiful autumn light, which made the vintage cars in the parking lot looked even more like Stephen Shores. If you can’t own a print,  maybe you can drive an original.

I was in search of a vintage peacoat for the winter when I saw a great horse theater mask. It had a patient, melancholic expression, with a hint of craziness, just like a real horse.


Maria and Mark at the Flea market

I was contemplating the avant-garde productions in which the horse mask had been used  70 years ago, when I bumped into Maria Cornejo and Mark Borthwick. They have the free spirit, illuminated faces of real artists, and outshined everybody else around them with natural fantasy.  Mark was carrying a small, carved dark wood canoe he has just bought. It seems just like the right accessory for his pictures, or music.


Maria and Mark

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  1. whereisthecool said, on October 28, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Hello, can i put one of your drawing on ?

  2. editor said, on October 29, 2009 at 9:26 am

    a small wooden canoe. that sounds so cool.

  3. Marie said, on October 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    interesting those routes and observations of yours! Great drawings as usual- truly inspiring!

  4. la flore et la faune said, on October 30, 2009 at 6:01 am


    the stripped one looks like a skeleton

  5. ROXY MARJ said, on October 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    AHHHH!!! It is events like these that makes me want to be back in New York… ;/ that would have been fun to witness! Again, love the drawings!

  6. Blue Satin Sashes said, on October 31, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I dressed my cat up as a lobster a couple of years ago. He was not a fan.

  7. RoskÖ said, on October 31, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Doggy styles!

  8. Sabine said, on November 1, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Lovely drawings! I think the young,timid fashion editor dogs would look even better with a cigarette.

  9. fanny said, on November 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, I do love it! I think you are my new favorite blog!

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