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Welcome to Neo-Grunge; the next generation…

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In every generation there seems to be a deep significance on events past. It seems that when it comes to nostalgia it’s my generation’s turn to wax poetic about the glorious time of the 90s. When I was a kid in the 90s I never had a sense that I was living in the most awesome decade. Man, I was.

Now as we reach the digital age when everything is immediate and open to interpretation, there is a new genre that emerges from 20 years ago. It was called grunge and now for lack of a better word it’s simply “Neo-grunge”. A few months ago I did an inspiration post on the topic. I thought it was time for another spin. I know people will argue that ‘grunge’ is a relative term based on music and mounds of flannel. We as people have evolved so naturally the subcultures evolve with it. Searching on tumblr, pinterest, and various other image sites I bring you what is now tagged as “neo-grunge”.

Welcome to the next generation…

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images via pinterest//weheartit

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Summer Fashion Shopping Wishlist!

Now, summer is my least favorite season but that doesn’t mean that I dont love to look at some super awesome summer

unif_stray_dress_black_fringe_frayed_babydoll_tank_rawUnif- Stray Frayed Layered Dress @ Edge of Urge ; I’m obsessed with this dress. 

detail_1643_marymeyer-plaidoliviablouse-1Mary Meyer Plaid Flannel Olivia Blouse @ Bona Drag ; can’t get enough of that plaid! 

triangle_ring3Triangle Rings by Giant Lion; kind of obsessed with stackable jewelry lately 

XS0S3654_grandeRecycled Leather Clutch from Cast of Vices; I really need a clutch and this is just simple enough but still have that edge.

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.13.08 PMOvate Black Twisted Seam Mesh Leggings @ Craft and Culture; black and twisted seams?! I would wear these under everything. 

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.16.59 PMR13 Relaxed Skinny Jean Slasher @ Oak ; again a vital staple in any closet. 

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.22.18 PMFast Track Overalls @ Nasty Gal; I’m seriously on the hunt for the perfect pair 

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.28.52 PMMykita x Alexandre Herchcovitch Cutaway Sunglasses @ Opening Ceremony; NEED these.

31387F113005_5_2Kenzo Fuscia and Green Knit Print T-Shirt @ Ssense; wearing this under overalls

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.45.35 PMDouble Time Crop Top @ Nasty Gal; nothing more 90s than a waffle crop shirt!

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.48.11 PMAdidas x Opening Ceremony Rod Laver Vintage High @ Opening Ceremony; got to have new kicks in the summa!

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 7.01.59 PMRag & Bone Pala Wedge @ Barneys; it’s just not summer without a wedge

Hope this gives you some summer shopping ideas! xo
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Beauty Watch: Pin-Orange Neo-Neon Hair Spring 2013 by Dana Ionato

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written by Dana Ionato 

Orange Salamanders will be wrapping around the face of all the chicest women for S/S 2013. With the “Punk to Couture ” MET Gala opening, 1992 called, they want their grunge back.

You have seen neon colors on the likes of celebs over the past year; Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne, but this season will be a different twisted soft serve cone, all shades of pinks and complementing oranges.

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Basically everyone is glazing this over their ombre, blondes and turning bright Fuchsia, bright copper-orange,tangerine, neon peach, sherbet,raspberry, all melded together in “Pin-orange” (pink +orange) which is perfect for summer fashionistas looking to change it up.

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Proenza Schouler set the mold with their campaign for S/S with all different hues of pinks and oranges. This duo is perfect considering they are analogous colors on the color wheel. I love to use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and make a bold statement heading into summer.

This is so easy to do at home or in salon. You can go two directions, I suggest with your colorist, inquire about glazing with manic panic. When manic panic is put over any hair color it will stain temporarily on different scales, obviously Blondes will be brightest hues, and brunettes deeper.

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If you want to go for it, have your colorist do a double process, then have them do the pinks and oranges. I have been coloring my clients deeper hues towards the roots, and faded out more paler shades towards the ends. It can be raspberry and tangerine, or hot dark orange and hot pink. Be creative.
The second choice would be to put the temporary color over what you already have. Remembering that Manic Panic is like super thick water paints. So they will stain, but also fade off as you wash. Super easy to get out, but sometimes hard to keep in.
I recommend after your done coloring it to platinum, or if your throwing it over current color, make sure your hair is dry. start making deeper on root (by adding a drop of black), to progressive making lighter towards the bottom. Start diluting the manic panic with a cheap conditioner. making it more pale as it gets to the bottom. This still keeps dimension.
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The Manic Panic colors Im obsessed with for this is Flamingo, Electric Lava, New Rose, and Hot fuschia. Always have the Midnight color handy to darken the tone (a pea sized drop will be plenty), and the conditioner to make more pale. By mixing the conditioner in with the color it gives you more room for creativity in different hues, pastels, to neon pastels, to deep rich dark pinks, and oranges. Its genius.
Leave it on dry hair for 20 minutes, with heat if your at the salon. Rinse and style. Try to not wash your hair for as long as possible, perfect to go along with the 90′s Grunge trend!
Manic Panic is amazing, and if you have any question of results, turn to their website. They show each shade on all different levels of hair color. Pinorange is the new craze for spring! Its so major and because its so loud, skin tone doesnt apply. No matter what bright colors your dying your hair, you will always need a bit more make-up to accentuate your hair.  Less is More, stick to green and blue tones for face.
You will see the “Pin-orange” on the most chic creatures roaming the city streets, wishing they were at the beach drinking pina coladas. Bring the beach to the concrete jungles by making your hair “Pin-orange”. This trend Stella McCartney, Narcisco Rodriquez, Burberry, all off the runway we saw, now lets transform our locks to high fashion, “Punk Couture” added with color blocking “Pin-orange” will be major.

DANA blog bio pic Dana Ionato is a colorist at Sally Hershberger in New York City.      After graduating college with a degree in public relations, Dana relocated to NYC to further her studies at the Aveda Institute with hopes of eventually opening her own spa. Planning to immerse herself in the business side of the beauty industry, it was actually the creative component that sparked Dana’s interest and she quickly developed a passion for the art and science of coloring.

 

images via pinterest//tumblr
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Blogger Crush: Thelma Romu

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There are some blogs that stay in my bookmarks forever. I’ve been following Thelma of thelmanblogi for about 2 years now. One of the interesting aspects about the blogging world is seeing style evolution from all over the world. I love her 90s grunge wild child style that she always shows in every photo. Thelma comes from Finland, and naturally I’m obsessed with Scandinavia in general so her style is just the spark that ignites my bookmark feed on the regular.

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all photos via thelmanblogi

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Streetstyle Luvin…

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Often I find myself obsessed with looking at streetstyle. I can search for hours and take a trip all over the world through photographs to see what the rest of the world is up to. Since it’s fashion month essentially I thought I would share some of the best looks from across the globe that I’m diggin.

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Style Blogger Crush: Violet E.

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For about a year and half I’ve been obsessed with style blogger, Violet E. Her style is just the perfect amount of the new grunge aesthetic that I love. From her endless supply of Doc Martens mixed with her goth take on her personal style, I’m in love.

She’s a photographer and also a member of The Fabulous Stains collective, our sister site!

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Here are some of my favorite looks throughout the years and maybe you’ll fall in love with her style like I did.

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Follow her blog: vi0lettae.blogspot.com/

Lookbook: lookbook.nu/user/79093-Violet-E

Reverse Coast Street Style: NYC Edition

I love looking at street style. It’s probably the one thing that I could look of every minute of every day. For this edition our NYC intern Sean took his camera out and let us into his eye for street style. I love looking at the similarities and differences between the two coasts, hence the “reverse” in the post title. Here is a more abstract look at the fashion this past month in New York City.

Enjoy!

photos by Sean Karimian