Monday, May 27, 2013

Angry Punk Meets Princess Doll: An Interview with Hipsville

 Hey babes!
So, a while back, I got to interview my personal favorite queen ever (and the only Tumblr in my favorites sidebar), Hipsville! In case you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, Hipsville is the raddest, most unapologetic, body posi fat feminist babe on Tumblr! When she's not blogging about her adorable girlfriend, great music, and being queen of the internet, she also posts the CUTEST outfits on the web! I got to interview her and find out her inspo, how she got into body acceptance and ~MORE~. Read it below!

What’s your name? How old are you? TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF!
My name is Luna, and yes that’s my real name! People often think it’s not my real name, but I was born on a Lunar Eclipse on April 3rd, 1996, and I’m turning 17 this year!

When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging about three years ago technically, I just got into it more in the past two years. I originally started blogging because my ex-boyfriend told me I should get a blog, but I didn’t use it much. Then I started making a lot friends on here, some of which I’ve been following these entire three years, and I adore them

 If you were a flavor of ice cream, what flavor would you be?
I’d probably be cookie dough or something like that. I don’t even know why. Cookie dough rules, and I rule, so I’ll just go with that as an answer.

 How did you get into fashion and style?
I have always been somewhat into clothing since I started middle school. Although my style in middle school was atrocious, it was still “different”. It wasn’t until I got into high school that fashion became very important to me, especially during my sophomore year. It tied very strongly into body acceptance because dressing certain ways helped me express myself and also flaunt my body.

Who are your favorite bloggers?
I have TONS of favorite bloggers and I’m sure I’ll forget many of them, but this list is going to be more oriented at blogs I am totally interested in, because my first instinct is to list my friends. A hell of a lot of my friends on here share totally different interests than me, so I hope they don’t feel bad if they aren’t listed here. Some of my favorite blogs are:
Gosh that was a lot of people, but there are so many great people on here that I adore, and even that is leaving people out!!!

What are your favorite books, movies, and bands/artists?
I’m a huge Vonnegut fan, my favorite books of his are God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse Five, and Welcome to the Monkey House. Other books I like are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Great Gatsby, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (an excellent autobiography even if you aren’t a Marilyn Manson fan), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 1984, The Great Shark Hunt, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Into the Wild. I’m also a huge Allen Ginsberg fan.
Some of my favorite movies are Ghost World, The Big Lebowski, SLC! Punk, Heathers, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, American Beauty, Spun, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Trainspotting, Hard Candy, and Almost Famous.
Music is one of the most important things to me! My favorite musicians are Ty Segall, Reatards, Jay Reatard, Hunx and his Punx, King Tuff, Ramones, Fang, Flipper, Dead Moon, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Bauhaus, The Moldy Peaches, Black Lips, Alien Sex Fiend, The Stooges, Butthole Surfers, and old Marilyn Manson.

 Your style is so rad and unique and AHHH, SO PERFECT. Where do you get your inspiration for your outfits?
I get my inspiration from lots of people! Obviously like a billion other people, Courtney Love is one of my style icons. So is Debbie Harry, Lydia Lunch, Jayne Mansfield, and Bridget Bardot. A huge part of my inspiration is from 1920’s-1960’s women.

 How did you find out about feminism?
The first time I had ever heard of feminism was when my friend Juliet (neutralmilkhostel) lent me a book on feminism when I was in 7th grade. I found it interesting, but didn’t get super into it at that point. Tumblr was a hugely important influence on my learning in feminism, as well as reading books recommended to me on the subject. However, I’d say that this website definitely had the hugest impact on me, as it helped me become informed on not only feminism that applies to me as a cis white woman, but it helped me learned about intersectional feminism, as well as teaching me about racism and cissexism and other topics such as that. Of course, I still have a huge amount to learn, but I’m glad I’ve begun the process of educating myself on these topics.

 How did you find out about body positivity/fat acceptance?
The first two blogs I ever found relating to body positivity and fat acceptance were Stop Hating Your Body and Chubby Bunnies. When I was a freshman I submitted a photo of my stomach and thighs to Stop Hating Your Body, and was shocked at all the nice comments. At this point in my life, I was still feeling as if I needed to lose weight to feel good and I was still very self conscious. As I started to become more accepting of my body (still not quite), I submitted a photo to Chubby Bunnies, which I did several more times. Two of the people on here that helped me a lot with my body without even knowing were Jen (pussybow) and Sarah (lotsalipstick). It’s kind of funny because for a long time I used to look up to them a huge amount and was so jealous of their beauty and confidence, but now I share the beauty and confidence that they have. It’s also weird to think that they were almost like “celebrity” type people to me, where I’d send them long messages telling them how great I thought they were and such, and now they both follow me and talk to me and I’ve met Jen before at a King Tuff Show.

Why are the feminist and body acceptance/fat acceptance movements important to you?
Both of these movements are SUPER important to me and directly apply to me. Feminism has helped me realize a lot of things about how the world works and why I and other women are treated a certain way, as well as opened my eyes to other inequalities that women of color and trans* women face. I think feminism has ultimately helped me to better myself, and I still have a lot of work to do, but it’s had a hugely positive influence on my life.
The body acceptance and fat acceptance movement had one of the biggest impacts on me ever. I would honestly be a completely different person if I had never accepted my body as it is. Confidence is one of the larger parts of my personality, and once I learned to accept my fat body and things of that nature, I was able to truly become more how I am today. These movements helped bring attention to the inequalities many fat people are faced with (I had never even realized that fat people are literally KILLED by doctors refusing to treat them for their weight), as well as to help me look at all body types with the same set of eyes.

 Describe your style in 5 words.
Angry punk meets princess doll.

 Has blogging changed your life at all?
DEFINITELY. It sounds strange to other people I think to say that blogging literally changed my life, but it did. Without blogging, I wouldn't have learned half of the things I know about feminism, I wouldn't have gotten into a lot of the garage bands I’ve gotten into, and I wouldn't have met some of the most influential and wonderful people I know from all around the world!

Your art is so so so so cool and amazing and just different. It’s so original and feels really personal. Where do you get your artistic inspiration?
Ahhhh thank you so much!! I always feel surprised when people compliment my art for some reason. One of my favorite artists is Bridget (vile-insect) and another artist who I adore is Josie (bemyghoulfriend). Lately I’ve been inspired by a strange mix of either very bright, blocky, vibrant colors, or just black and white art. I also very much like to use a lot of geometric shapes in my art. For a long time I tried to improve on realism, but I think my art took off much more when I gave up the notion that realism is the best kind of art and looked at all sorts of different kinds of art. Also, taking an Art History course has inspired me as well!

 Name your top 3 style icons.
Courtney Love, Jayne Mansfield, and I’d have to say Victoria B (toridori69) is one of my favorite people when I wanna look at nice clothes.

 Anything else you’d like to leave us with?
Thank you so much for interviewing me! It always makes me feel nice that anyone is interested in what I have to say, I feel like I left a lot of things out of my answers, hopefully that’s not the case, thank you so much! <3

ISN'T SHE THE MOST FAB INTERNET PRINCESS? Be sure to check out her writing at the Pulp Zine, her perfect blog, sob over her perfection, and look for more blogger interviews in the future!

Psychedelic Daisy


  1. I was just on her blog yesterday! She has amazing style, and I love her hair so much! Luna you are so cool!

    1. EEE so coincidental! She is an ABSOLUTE QUEEEN. Her style is so unique and her hair is perfect!!


  2. Wow, she is SO COOL! Thank you for introducing me to her blog! :D This was a great interview!
    Also I love your new header! It looks fabulous :)
    -charlotte <3

    1. YESSSS isn't she perfect??! And thank you bby!! I've done some changes around the 'ol blorg and I'm glad you like them!!


  3. Although your interview with her was really long, I found it really interesting ! I'll be sure to check out her blog :D

    1. YAY! Thank you darlin'! I'm so you liked it <333


  4. Aww, this is such a nice interview, thanks for introducing me to Luna, can see that Courtney is hers style icon (♡)
    I am the same age as Luna, but she seems older, must be because of the radness and adorbs girlfriend (jealous!).

    1. Eeee, thank you!! She is SO Courtney-esque (so jeal sigh) and I have a sister who's older than her but Luna seems more like the ~cool big sis~ than mine does! <3


  5. Gosh, I am so obsessed with her now. I don't care that she's 5 years younger than me, I want to be her!!!


    1. I KNOWWWW! I'm so in love with her style and personality and EVERYTHING. She's my total idol! <3

  6. Thanks so much for introducing her to me and interviewing her, I love her so much! <3

  7. Ahh she's so cool and awesome new header btwz

  8. Love her style and her hair is amazing. Great interview!


  9. wow loved this interview! she is so awesome and i love all her photos. going to check out her blog now xx

  10. Interesting interview, I love how the occurring issues we face in today's society are addressed, nice work. She has a cool sense of style :)


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