You know when you find a girl on Instagram that is so impossibly cool and sexy, you kind of get obsessed? Hallie Halpern aka @seriouslyhallie has been my internet style crush forever. She puts together outfits in a totally original way. She makes bright colors and patterns sexy and interesting—when I do it I just look like I’m reliving my middle school dance recitals. She is never afraid to “go there.” Her looks are always exciting, original and hot AF. Every time music festival season rolls around, the electronic music section of the internet can’t wait to see Hallie’s looks. And they never disappoint. In addition to being a bisexual mega-babe, Hallie is a super talented graphic designer. You can see her awesome designs here.
We proudly present this week’s Queer Girl Fashion Icon, Hallie Halpern, talking to us about her loud, funky and glamorous style.
GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?
Hallie Halpern: My name is Hallie, and I am a graphic designer currently based in Orlando, Florida.
GO: Who are your greatest fashion icons?
HH: Sita Abellan, Bella Mcfadden, Sydney Carlson, and Simi & Haze.
GO: Find ten adjectives that fully describe your personal style?
HH: Loud, Funky, Intense, Atypical, Glamorous, Diverse, Eccentric, Fluid, Nostalgic, Entertaining
GO: How do you feel about makeup? Love it, hate it? What products do you use? Do you have a signature makeup look?
HH: I love makeup, but pretty much only wear it when I’m going out at night. I use Tarte Amazonian clay foundation, I.T. cosmetics for all my powdered makeup, and NYX liquid suede liquid lipsticks. My signature look includes light eye makeup, heavy blush/highlight and a bold lip color.
GO: Where do you shop?
HH: Funny you should ask. Oddly enough, most of my best pieces are thrifted finds, or from discount rave clothing online shops like Yandy. For more traditional shopping, I find my clothing at the ever predictable Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. It’s not about where you shop, it’s about what you do with the pieces the store has to offer!
GO: What was your most embarrassing fashion phase? Or have you been perfect and cool forever?
HH: I have too many embarrassing phases to name, but I think the worst would be my Avril Lavigne-esque necktie phase in elementary school. A close second would be my failed imitation of Japanese street fashion. I seriously wore pleated skirts with calf socks and Teva sandals!
GO: Describe an outfit you would wear to slay a job interview.
HH: Well since it’s super humid in Florida, there are only so many options. I would wear a black mock neck, sleeveless top tucked into a nice skirt. The outfit would be paired with black pantyhose/tights and a pair of nice loafers/business casual heels.
GO: Describe an outfit you wear on a date with a woman you were wildly attracted to.
HH: I feel like a safe first-date outfit includes a pair of crisp, new black denim pants and a form fitting top that shows a little chest but not too much. I’m not breaking out my platform boots until further down the line, so probably a nice pair of suede sandals or flat knee length boots would do the trick.
GO: Describe an outfit you would wear if you wanted to feel insanely sexy?
HH: I have a pair of black shorts that lace up the sides, revealing some of my skin in between. I love wearing them not only for the skin showing, but I know my sexiest body part is my ass. Nothing compliments an ass better than a pair of stretchy high-waisted shorts! I feel sexiest in all black, so I’d compliment the shorts with a tight black top that shows lots of (my little amount of) cleavage. The look would be finished with my biggest pair of platform boots and a bold lip.
GO: Is there such thing as lesbian/queer/bisexual style?
HH: For the record, I am bisexual. I am not sure if my style would be different if I wasn’t interested in both men and women. However, I have DEFINITELY seen lesbian style before. It is such a specific appearance, and I really dig it. As a more feminine woman, I always love seeing how women more in touch with masculine styles put their outfits together.