It’s a Saturday night, and your favorite hipster is missing. Where do you look? You could start at a coffee shop. The problem with that is that hipsters are elusive. When looking for one, always expect the unexpected. They are probably in the last place you are going to look.
For instance, a fashion show. Going to a fashion show could be possibly the least hipster activity that can be brought to mind. But what if that fashion show is for philanthropy? I think that’s cool enough for anyone to check out.
That was my thought process when I decided to check out the Style Omaha Help All fashion show last week at the House of Loom.
The fashion show featured several local boutiques, as well as Seer Outfitters, a company started by Creighton alumnus and current NBA player Kyle Korver. Seer Outfitters has cool t-shirts, and the proceeds go to support the underprivileged and needy.
All proceeds from the $5 cover charge at the SOHA fashion show went directly to the Abide Network. The goal of the Abide Network is “to see Omaha, Nebraska and cities around the world have no inner city,” according to its website. If you want to learn more about the organization, you can check out www.abidenetwork.org.
The House of Loom was an interesting venue. It was packed to the brim with the models walking through the middle of the crowd. It gave all guests a very close-up look at all of the cute clothing.
Nouvelle Eve, Roots & Wings, paperdoll., SKYZ Boutique and several other boutiques caught my eye and may become my future shopping destinations.
The whole event was very well organized and had such a good heart that there’s really nothing I can say against it. I may not have been completely in my element, but anything that encourages awareness and action for the elimination of the inner city is right by me, and I would hope it’s right by any other hipsters out there.