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Are Bonnets the Hot New Fashion Trend in Bushwick?

By Serena Dai | August 21, 2015 1:26pm | Updated on August 24, 2015 9:02am

It's Laura Ingalls Wilder meets Bushwick.

Paper Mag has spotted bonnets as a hot new fashion trend for the fall, with fashion editorials and "It girl" Instagrams alike featuring cutesy white hats straight out of "Little House on the Prairie."

But most recently, the bonnet has hit Bushwick, at Happyfun Hideaway, a dive bar at 1211 Myrtle Ave., according to the fashion site.

Artist Molly Soda coined the hashtag "#bonnetcore" a few weeks ago with a nude selfie, and then she and Brooklyn artist Zoe Ligon donned their own polka-dotted and paper-white bonnets for a DJ set at the bar last week.

They encouraged people to "BYOBonnet" to the show, a call to arms that at least a couple people seemed to follow from the looks of an on-the-scene Instagram pic.

"The future is now," Ligon wrote on her Instagram with a bonnet selfie. "The future is #bonnetcore."


#bonnetcore is still happening lmao #2bonnets

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Soda's hashtag — and the bonnet's Bushwick resurgence — seems to be a little bit of tongue-and-cheek, but the bonnet has been showing up in fashion editorials with a little less irony.

Paper Mag noted that independent fashion brand Vaquera shot a whole spread in an MTA station with male and female models wearing bonnets. Clothing line Nicopanda's Instagram featured a man wearing a baby pink bonnet.

Stylist Patti Wilson put a bonnet on a model for a recent Marie Claire shoot.

And Australian fashion magazine Oyster chose to style one photo of model Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp's daughter, with a particularly large bonnet.

So while bonnets and #bonnetcore feels like kind of a joke right now, who knows? It wouldn't be first time trendy North Brooklyn men and women took on a fashion accessory from vintage times.


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