Lisa Bonet is easily one of the most prominent black hipsters ever but I couldn’t decide whether to focus on her real life or her Cosby persona (between the face paint and braces girlfriend often looked like a rebel without an orthodontist). But I’m just gonna talk about both interchangeably and you’re gonna sit there and like it.
Denise has alllll of the most coveted hipster credentials: Rich, lives in Brooklyn (since she’s rich she doesn’t have to but that’s what the kids are doing these days) , dropped out of college, grew locs even though she has white-girl hair, cusses out her parents, is functionally homeless, dresses like a hobo on a spaceship, etc. I could totally see Denise drinking a Sparks and making out at Savalas with one of the members of TV On The Radio. Like she would have really fit in at Hillman.
The line between the Bonet and the Denise is smudged and anointed with essential oils. Denise’s character had to be altered because Bonet in real life was actin’ a fool, running off in Doc Martens and a bucket hat to marry Romeo Blue (and dumping him before he became Lenny Kravitz!!). But I guess you can do that when you’re hotter than a gold watch on Canal street.
Recently, girlfriend has been in the most random set of movies from Biker Boyz to Enemy of the State, changed her name to Lilikoi Moon (on some foolish white people-finding-myself shit) and I don’t know, worships Mexican Chinchillas. Here’s a picture of Bonet drinking water:
And here’s a picture of her daughter high on “life:”
Carrying on the black hipster tradition as only the spawn of Lenny and Lilikoi can. Makes me all warm and pukey inside.