NYC: "OK, DC, You’re Hip Now."

New York Times caught on, so the rest of the world will know: DC is now officially considered “hip.” (Hat tip for the link: skunkgal.) Helene Cooper seems quite enamored mostly with (1) the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian and its Mitsitam Cafe, and (2) the fact that fashionable DC people who rub elbows with those in power talk a lot about politics and world affairs.

Cooper seems to draw a causal relationship between the rising Democratic majority and the emergence of DC fashion, but we’ve known for years that DC is fashionable, predating even recent trends in urban regentrification. Just take a gander at Project Beltway, Panda Head, DC Pleats, DC Style Mag, and of course, that worthy pinnacle of Washington chic, DC Goodwill Fashion Blog. We here know our stuff, and oh, how we strut it:

Khakis and blue shirts

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

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