Sometimes I think my love for 80s/90s nostalgia can be a problem. Often I find myself daydreaming about the little things that I remember about my childhood. I guess it has to be fact that fashion really moves in 20 year cycles and now the 90s are up for discussion and memory recall.
There are few things that are still in tact when it comes to my current life and my life 15 + years ago. However one of the things that I have still remained in love with is Swatch watches. In the 80s and 90s they were the “go-to” watches for the preteen and teen set. When they first opened a Swatch store near me I lost my mind. Just the idea that there were that many designs all in one place that I had to choose was blowing my mind. I fell off the train for a while in my college years but just a few years ago Kid Robot announced a collaboration with the watch brand. I scooped one up by the artist Tilt. Let’s all remember how awesome Swatch’s are and check them out now cause they still rule!
I had this exact one!! from the *92 Collection
Man, I wish I had a collection that looked like this. I remember everyone wanted the clear one.
I had this one too! For the ’96 Olympic Games
Here is my current collection: Corto Maltese from 2001 F/W, KidRobot w/ Tilt, Cabaret Voltaire (2004)
For more Swatch info: Facebook, SWATCH
Photos via SwatchandBeyond, tumblr, pinterest
*Fairuza Balk in The Craft
The 90s did have many questionable fashion moments. This post will not be about one of them. It’s time to remember the age of the choker necklace. Although this necklace came in many forms, it still remains a fashion essential today in any accessories closet. I used my power of intense internet research to think about every possible 90s film that featured the choker. Surprisingly it was quite difficult to locate images all in one place. From black velvet, lace, even spiked dog collars I’ve found some staple women in the 90s who continue to serve as daily inspiration in my own life.
Shirley Manson from Garbage
Tiffani Amber Theissen
Elisa Donovan (aka. Amber in Clueless)
Brenda in 90210
Tai from Clueless
Oh yeah, they weren’t just for the ladies. Jared Leto (aka. Jordan Catalano from MSCL) did the “string choker” proud.
Probably one of the funnies choker references of the 90s comes from Janeane Garofalo in Reality Bites.
To end my retrospective, I thought that the best use of the choker was Natalie Portman in The Professionals. It essentially was a character in itself.
images via google//tumblr//pinterest
As if we needed any more reason to love Pamela Love’s jewelry. Check out her lookbook for the fall season’s new line. Filled with spiked stones and the perfect shade of Kool- Aid hair, I’m in love all over again…
and the floral doc martens!!! Whoever styled this is my hero!!!
When we were on our short hiatus after the L.A. Renegade shoot, the fashiongrunge team went through a bit of a cleansing. We wanted the next shoot to be clean and simple. Don’t get me wrong but we love our grunge roots but spring was calling for a new direction. Jewelry was one major area we wanted to focus on just because it has become such a major focus lately.
I knew that my friend Clara had begun making jewelry so I asked her if we could pull some pieces and voila! The editorial was born. We pulled her amazing tangled jewel stoned necklaces exclusively for her first editorial feature.
We couldn’t just shoot jewelry with a bit of clothing and who better to represent the basic California lifestyle than LnA clothing. We pulled a few of their great styles from this spring and fall season.
Here we go guys…hopefully it was worth the wait…
All necklaces by Claranette, clothing provided by LnA.
Photo: Lauren M Brown
Stylists: Becca Ciacchi & Cody McCook
Hair : -Jenkins.
Models: Sam Fernandez & Sarah Anderson
Special thanks to Claranette and LnA clothing… We love you!
As I sit my room on the cusp of yet another fashiongrunge editorial I’m pulling inspiration from all over the interweb. With all this crazy tumblr following and tweeting going on, it makes just being on the computer so draining. I have such a laundry list of blogs to check that it makes me crazy. However, there are those times where the music is just right and the creative juices start to flow.That time is right now. Currently I am absorbing the the Washed Out album, bowing at its glowing greatness. I think Air France would be a suitable follow up record.
I can’t give away exactly what the shoot entails, but let’s say all these photos have something in common.
The series of photos that I am going to post for this Friday are meant to be viewed while playing the youtube video below. Enjoy.
credit: tumblr.com and weheartit.com
Yep, its raining here in L.A. again so I took a journey through tumblr to bring you what im diggin right now.
oh, I saw Sucker Punch yesterday in the cinema. And I never see movies. Go see it.
I think we all know that my love for jewelry has grown immensely in the past few years. I especially love the new pieces that Proenza Schouler has cooked up for the Spring. When I was growing up I did a lot of hiking and rock climbing in the mountains so I loved the idea of hooking carabiners and climbing ropes for jewelry.
These pieces go for $150 each.You can buy them at Proenza Schouler’s online shop. If you don’t want to drop that kind of cash then here is a great DIY tutorial for ya here :
It has been brought to my attention by my roommate/ inspirational contributor that I should feature some mens accessories on the blog. Men love their accessories too! I happen to love some the variety of pieces that I do see out there. Here are a few things that I find inspiring for the men out there!
Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2011
Illesteva Frieda Black Matte Sunglasses
Illesteva Lenox Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Veja Acacia Leather Holdall
Eddie Borgo Silver Razor Blade Bracelet
J.W. Anderson Georgian Key Pendant
Odeur Special Edition Triangle Ring
Will Leather Goods Olive Army Tote
Credit: oki-ni.com& oaknyc.com
I hope this gives you guys out there some inspiration…
There is never a bad time for some inspiration…
credit: mylackofstyle.com, karlascloset, garancedore, elenita.no, jakandjil.com/blog
Or in this case around your neck as jewelry. That’s what Cast of Vices jewelry range would rather you do. What’s better than displaying your vices for people to see.Not to mention they are dipped in 925 sterling silver using a very intricate process. Even though most people would say this it’s controversial to wear a baggie, vicodin pill, or a cigg around your neck, what good is fashion if you look like everyone else?
check out castofvices.com for more info.
My inspiration is and will always be rooted in music. So naturally I’m attracted to jewelry that is badass. Here is my inspiration for the current week. Enjoy!
credit: fashiontoast.com, jerievan.blogspot.com, wheredidugetthat.com,