Womenswear Wednesdays: Painter Pippa Klipstein on her unicorn fashion
All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
Halloween is upon us, and Denverites are pulling out all the stops with their costumes this year. One striking look we spotted on the streets was painter Pippa Klipstein's unicorn get-up. Keep reading to learn who inspired Klipstein's costume, who designed it, and her favorite accessory.
Name: Pippa Klipstein.
Spotted at: 16th and Champa streets.
Profession: I'm a painter. I paint with acrylics.
Favorite film: My favorite TV show is Awkward on MTV. I love Across the Universe. I was obsessed with The Beatles when I was growing up.
2013 jam: Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop." I was just singing it. I can't get it out of my head.
Style inspirations/icons: Lady Gaga and Björk for this outfit. I'm from the north part of Jersey. My friends and my brother inspire me.
Favorite color: Green.
Favorite accessory: Wigs and my bangles. I love Halloween because I get to wear wigs.
Style mantra: I'm going to have a good time time tonight.
Shops at: I shop at Urban Outfitters, Rue 21, Love Culture and places like that where I can find cheap stuff and alter it.
This headband was custom-crafted by Klipstein for her unicorn costume. It features a built-in, glow-in-the-dark horn to be activated later on when Kilpstein attends a rave.
This colorful combination of tulle was made for Klipstein by a friend. It matches her furry leg warmers seamlessly.
Style analysis: Halloween is the perfect time for creatives to let all of their wild ideas loose. Klipstein exemplifies this by pairing a purple cardigan with an electric blue wig, rainbow skirt and leg warmers, pink leggings, and glow-stick horn. Her costume is festive and celebrates her love for all colors -- not to mention wigs. Most important, Klipstein doesn't take herself too seriously and has fun with her costume.
Always have fun with your fashionable Halloween costumes, Denver.
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