All posts tagged: 90s

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I See You 90’s

90’s have always been my favorite era (and when I say 90’s I’m also thinking about early 00’s), not just because I lived my childhood in it but also because it’s the time that I resonate with everything the most. The music (open one of my playlists and you’ll see where I got stuck), the minimalism, technology we grew up with… Everything I remember from 90’s and can’t remember but find out now is fascinating to me, everything but the sunglasses and the eyebrows. I know you weren’t expecting me to bash 90’s sunglasses in the first paragraph of a post about 90’s sunglasses, but it’s true (I’ll get into the eyebrow point in a separate post, when thin line eyebrows become a thing again in a couple of years). I’m usually uncomfortable with any super trendy sunglasses trend, huge or small, and prefer wearing classic models year after year. That’s why it really irritated me at first when I started seeing super thin rectangles all over Instagram, to the point I felt worried for …

Fishnet & Sporty Mesh

Commonly deemed as tacky and extremely slutty, the fishnet & sporty mesh made a come back to our closets thanks to Alexander Wang with his S/S 2012 collection. While fishnet is generally referred to honky tonk hosiery, mesh is usually recollected – especially by the 90s generation like me – as the material used in (or at the side of) our sweatpants. Now, sublimating the sportswear as casualwear trend, Wang went (so not) astray by not only using the material as tops but also for applying it the pockets of the bottoms. Lets take a journey back to our childhood and get our groove on: 1) Hooded White Mesh Layering Jacket (80s) – $33.00 2) White Zip-Up Hoodie With Fishnet Pockets (90s) – $30.00 3) Alexander Wang S/S 2012 Collection 4) Red Net Rocker T-shirt (80s) – $32.00 5) Mesh Open Net Knit Romper with Pockets (80s) – $46.00 6) Black Mesh Hooded Zip-Up Jacket (80s) – $50.00 7) Mesh Retro Neon Green Hooded Unisex Vest (90s) – $25.00 8) Soft Cream Colored Mesh T-shirt …

Red As in Valentine

I promise this is the first and only time I am going to give in to a cliche, and I have actually never worn red on a Valentine’s Day (as a matter of fact I’ve never even celebrated Vday; eventhough I found my significant other years ago – I found it meaningless to celebrate the fact that you are in love with someone who loves you back on the same date with everybody else in the world whereas I could celebrate it in my own ways all day everyday) but still, tradition is tradition. No matter what your plans are; if you want to bedazzle your beau with some choices as red as your loving heart, here comes a unique selection: 1) Red Mohair Handknit Jumper (80s) – £24.00 2) Omo Norma Kamali Dress & Jacket (70s) – $425.00 3) Moschino Cheap & Chic Cartoon Coat Dress (90s) – AU$245.00 4) Cherry Red Leather Satchel Bag (60s) – £55.00 5) Red Rib Knit Cotton Wiggle Bodycon Cut Out Back Dress (80s) – Auction (current price …

Grunge Revival Part 1

“Grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in Washington, inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock. Clothing commonly worn by grunge musicians consisted of thrift store items and the typical outdoor clothing of the region, as well as a generally unkempt appearance. The style did not evolve out of a conscious attempt to create an appealing fashion; music journalist Charles R. Cross said, “Kurt Cobain was just too lazy to shampoo,” and Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman said, “This [clothing] is cheap, it’s durable, and it’s kind of timeless. It also runs against the grain of the whole flashy aesthetic that existed in the 80s.” (wikipedia) Grunge clothing can simply be indentified as a toned down hippie, or basically blending pretty pieces such as florals or sheer shirts with combat boots and ripped up denim to create a dirty and messy look. Of course at that time they were actually dirty and nonchalant, but now you can create the look with giving a little thought into it. Do not …

90’s Versace

90s were the years when after decades of definite trends and movements, fashion world broke its chains with the importance of brandization, showing of skin more than ever and muddle of so many rebellious trends. One other thing to reminisce about 90s was Versace; all the magazines were about it, all the supermodels walked their catwalk (at the same time!) and the dresses were so phenomenal that the history wrote one of them as the one and only dress which made an actress from zero to hero in just one night (yes, Elizabeth Hurley). Not to mention that it has its very own Wikipedia page, A DRESS. Giovanna Battaglia, former editor of L’uomo Vogue now contributing fashion editor of W magazine, also made a scene when she attended a Cannes after party last year wearing a Versace piece from the 90s which shows that they still cause a stir, just becoming more and more special and vintage everyday. It is almost impossible to find a vintage Versace now, instead you can try out some alternatives …