Entrepreneur at Heart

posted 04-29-2013 category COLUMNS

LOS ANGELES – Most New Yorker’s are familiar the small town I live in. It’s called Boca Raton, located in Florida. There is not much happening here; I call it “Heaven’s waiting room”. I moved around quite a bit as a child, but I was a true ‘mouth of the rat’ citizen for most of my young adulthood. Growing up in a pretty vanilla town where fashion doesn’t really exist other than when my lovely New Yorkers would come down to visit, or the occasional west coast or foreign transplants would visit. I often found myself a bit lost in school. I was the doodler, that always procrastinated with my school-work. I had art and creating on my mind. I would always research and collect magazines. One day I made the trip out to Los Angeles on my own to stay with a friend. After that trip was over (which I never wanted to end) I signed my heart over to this interesting city. I was more than ready to get the heck out of Florida, pack my life up and create a new one in Los Angeles.

I attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) while working for a designer on Third Street at the time in West Hollywood. Suddenly, a light bulb went off in my head and I thought to myself: I love wardrobe styling, I want to be a wardrobe stylist… Yes, I am going to be a wardrobe stylist. I assisted a young woman for about a year, paid my dues and it was off on my little own self, networking my tooshie off and building a client list.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Okay and now you’re a fashion blogger?” I am one to stick my hand in all the cookie jars. Staying busy is my happiness, my bliss, my medicine. I have always been a true entrepreneur at heart, and have always been one to want to work for myself.

The name, Fancy Hipster was born a couple years back and it stuck with me. It even became my nickname from friends. They found it funny and I’m glad they did, because the name came from humour. Fancy Hipster is not something ‘serious’. It is a fun website for girls of all ages. I like to mix and match high end established brands, with new up in coming affordable brands. I know it is not realistic for all to burn through their wallets. Trust me, it’s an addiction that I myself will probably need to go to Shopaholics anonymous for. Guilty.

I would have to say if you are an entrepreneur like myself, don’t just stick to one project. Step outside of the box and don’t be afraid to have fun. Life’s too short. “You’ve got to get your move on”. Stay tuned, “Fancy Hipster TV” will be launching very soon. I will be getting a lot of coverage through travels, projects and even some of LA’s local neighbourhood spots.

Sara Dinkin – Fancy Hipster