Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Winter 2018 17 Yet it's not just urban Carolina. Tucked away on Page 66 of a consultant's new analysis of Wake Forest, an outer burb home to a seminary, are these words: "Many of the seminary's undergraduates appear to fit the profile of the so-called 'hip- ster' more commonly associated with pock- ets of downtown Raleigh – that is, while they might not drink or smoke, they dress in skinny jeans and plaid shirts, have beards and visible tattoos, listen to alternative music, or- der pour-over coffee …. and so on." at's no surprise to Keilyn Luers, a staff- er at Sweet T's Boutique, just down from the bohemian coffee gathering spot in the his- toric downtown and the latest chic clothing shop to arrive on the scene. "I know a little bit about that, maybe," she said with a laugh. "Right now, it's the 'off-shoulder' (blouse) and the 'cold shoul- der.' … Jeans with tears in them." Not to be overlooked: velvet, the material whose last heyday dates to the Sixties. "Everything old is coming back, like this shirt," she said of her flowing blouse. "It's so comfortable." To Christy Wampole, a Princeton Uni- versity professor who has written extensively on the subject, hipsters embrace "a nostalgia for times … never lived in." "I think that's true," said Susan Olvera, whose Serenity Meadows Farm sets up at the Wake Forest Farmer's Market. "ere's within me a woman who existed in a time Continued on Next Page ❱❱ By Philip M. Read For trendsetters, it's all starting to click T here's a profile of an American hipster that has been bandied about, someone fond of saying "awesome," whose appearance trends toward a slight beard, in men, and perhaps a nose ring, skinny jeans, and a mason jar at the ready as a drinking glass. A quarter-century after North Carolina first locked up a spot on the Top 10 list of "in-bound states," with its influx of new arrivals, hipness has firmly taken hold in city and suburb alike, with high-fashion magazine Vogue, for one, declaring once downtrodden Durham the "hippest city in North Carolina." PHILIP M. READ Jeffrey Dean Foster performs at The Wake Forest Coffee Co. during one of many Listening Room concerts in downtown Wake Forest. Below, Mike Allen, the organizer of the concerts,sports a T-shirt toting the indie rock band "Superchuck" and its 2013 album "I Hate Music." Yet, he actually loves music. "The vibe here is so unique."

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