From Iceland — Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Hipster Chicks

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Hipster Chicks

Published May 29, 2015

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Hipster Chicks
Nanna Árnadóttir
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Dear Nanna,

What’s with Icelandic girls and thrift store shopping? I’m seeing this girl on and off and it’s all 80s prom dresses and frumpy leather jackets with her—blergh it’s like dating an extra from ‘Pretty in Pink’. I’m dying to ask “why not buy something new?” but I suspect it would come off rude.  

Tired of Hipster Chicks

Dear Tired of Hipster Chicks

I’ve heard about some disgusting fuck buddies in my time but a girl who wears secondhand clothing? That’s really gross, I mean, like really, really gross. Some of those clothes might have belonged to dead people!

Who do they think they’re dressing for? Themselves? Whatever happened to appealing to the male gaze, I ask you? Those were the days.

You have no choice, lose her number and add “no thrift store tramps” to your Tinder profile.

Good luck,


Dear Nanna,

What is your favourite restaurant in Iceland?


Dear Foodie,

My dad’s fridge.

Always full, always free.



Hi Nanna,

I have been reading up on deCODE Genetics and saw that they tried to get Icelanders to give up DNA information in exchange for a t-shirt.

I’m a little surprised at how outraged Icelanders were about that given that people have basically given up all their personal information to Google and Facebook and every e-commerce site they’ve ever shopped on.  

What’s a little DNA?

Gene The Genome

Hey Gene The Genome!

Who do you work for? Did deCODE hire you? The t-shirt lobbyists? Don’t contact me again!


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