Zimpel's intense, non-realistic use of color, and simplified, flat forms is reminiscent of the work of German Expressionists and Fauvists like Henri Matisse. The pink she frequently uses, is not a soft, feminine pink, but rather a subversive, fluorescent pink – like that of the punk of her youth. In turn, the hairstyles often worn in a bun, recall the seductive female figures of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Finally, the shadowy silhouettes in black ink evoke the street photography of Vivian Maier.
A parade of conspicuous women. Outcasts and outsiders, portrayed without ridicule or criticism, but rather with admiration. They may not be the most beautiful women, they are far from being perfect, "but they give their best effort ", says the artist. They play with their best assets, dressing up, taking care of their exuberant make-up and crowning themselves with extraordinary hairstyles. Are they proud and confident, or are they hiding behind a facade? Either way, they aim to get our attention. Painted in acrylic and gouache, Zimpel often gives the portraits a coat of oil paint to give the a deserved glow.