Saturday, 2 March 2013

The 90's Revival... and Why it's Fine With Me

 It's been creeping it's way back into our wardrobes and make up bags for years now and if the S/S13 shows are anything to go by, 2013 is set to be a celebration of the iconic decade that was the 90's.
Here are a few reasons why I think this can only be a good thing:


Leggings and oversized jumpers/ T-Shirts

Suits everyone, hides an abundance of sins, comfortable enough to fall asleep in after work.
Asos Bright Oversized Jumper £22.50

 Claire Danes in My So Called Life

Ahh Angela Chase, how I adored you. I followed your lead when I was 14 and dyed my hair burgundy.
Teenage angst perfection.
And of course your love interest Jordan Catalano AKA a very floppy-haired Jared Leto...


The Power Brow

Cindy Crawford rocked it in the 90s. So did Brooke Shields. And pretty much anyone else that mattered.
Fashion Bloggers - I implore you to pull this pose off

90's Grunge Fashion

Without a doubt, one of the easiest trends to pull off and virtually the only one where it's ok to look like you kind of smell. In a hot way.

The Original Series of 90210 

This series was incredible. So incredible in fact, that in 1995, when I was 10, we named my horse Shannon after Shannon Doherty. Weird name for a horse really.
I remember the first series of 90210 was so scandalous for the time and a true example of just how unconvincing it can be when 30 year olds impersonate high school students. Please note Megan Fox's man, Brian Austin Green in the bottom left.

Dungarees are awesome

And they are back! I'm looking forward to wearing a pair this summer with a crop top (after some tummy crunches of course).
Asos Pintuck Dugarees £32

The Spice Girls

Obviously.
There are no words.

The Crop Was In

More and more ladies started to rock a boyish crop. I salute thee!
Gwyneth and Brad had matching crops

Halle Berry's hair tempted Fred Flintstone

Demi's hair is shorter than Patrick's in Ghost. Claywork at school was never the same again.


It was the decade of The Supermodel

Naomi, Cindy, Christy, Linda, Elle and Claudia led the way for a very youthful (and Johnny Depp loving) Kate Moss in the 90s.
They trod the catwalks when Cara was just a twinkle in her parent's eyes and Miranda Kerr was in nappies in the Australian outback.
These women represented not just beauty but strength as well thanks to their Amazonian statures and lean, sporty physiques. Bring them back. Please.

The Makeup

90's skin was 'natural and clean' and freckles were celebrated. Lips were a little darker than the bright reds I love, but they were red all the same so I'm happy to try out a darker hue to salute the 90s!
Winona Ryder in Reality Bites
Jennifer Aniston rocking 'The Rachel'
A young Kate Moss

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Happened

First the film starring Kristy Swanson (what happened to her?) and Luke Perry of 90210 fame, then the hugely popular TV series that made Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan famous. I can't even comprehend how much I loved this series.
Buffy the 1992 film
Buffy the TV series
 So that's just a small selection of my favourite bits and pieces from this wondrous decade.
I will leave you with this song from 1994, which was featured in pretty much every romantic comedy from the 90's at some point.


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