It’s occurred to me that I never really explore the style bloggers that inspire me on the blog that often. Just recently I thought it would be good to profile not only the nostalgic celebrities and models that reflect the “grunge” aesthetic of the new millenium. For this week I wanted to show how amazing Nada Sarwar aka. FrouFrouu’s style is. She is an incredible photographer and her work can be seen on her own blog, froufrouu.com but her style is something that makes her doubly exciting. I love her bohemian but definitely European grunge flair. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Check her out:
When I was about 15 I first heard about the movie “Kids”. Everyone in school was talking about this controversial movie that parents had been warned about. In the 90s it was an all too real portrayal of teenage life in an urban city. Being naturally curious teenagers we rented a copy from the video store and watched it on a random Friday night. It’s so strange to me now that I can remember the first time I saw it and that we had Shasta soda. In other words it was quite a memorable moment.
Justin Pierce, a skateboarder from the Bronx was discovered by Larry Clark, the films director. Much like the other actors in the film, he was a real street kid who brought this story to life. His role as Casper was always my favorite part of the whole film. For months after I would quote lines in the hallway so much that my friends all started to call me Casper. I later changed the spelling to “Kaspah” when I got older. This nickname is still used to this day from a few old friends mostly back in DC. One of the things that really stuck with me through all these years was Justin’s spirit when it comes to the role. Starrring alongside some well known actors today he really brought authenticity and sadness to his character. In his life he starred in a few other films but none had quite the impact as 1995’s “Kids”.
On July 10, 2000 Justin Pierce was found dead in Las Vegas of an apparent suicide. His death was a tragic loss to all those especially in the New York skateboarding community. RIP Justin, you were an incredible actor and I wish the world was able to see more of your talent.
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