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Throwback Thursday : The Post-Grunge World

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I was watching a documentary on Vh1 Classic about the classification of the Metal genres evolution. The episode was all about whether or not grunge has a place in the metal history tree. Click the link above and watch it. It’s a great find.

Fashion started to change in the mid to late 90s. Some say that the death of Kurt Cobain was literally the end of the grunge movement. The truth is the scene had run its course (at least, that’s how it’s told from the key figures). It was time for a change and something to bring us out of the sadness that we felt when the scene lost it’s unconscious spokesman. So, we started to see brighter colors, more vivid graphic tees, and an all around sense of a technicolor candy coated glossy world. Almost a complete 180 turn. I for one was in high school in the late 90s so I remember these times well, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV and clutching my Delia*s catalog.

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Blonde Ambition

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Just yesterday I was really missing my blonde hair. Yes, that’s right for the better part of 7 months last year I went blonde. That is until I dyed my hair purple (which still remains). It really is such a process to go from dark hair to other side of the spectrum. I still haven’t found a conditioner that has made my hair fully recover. In an attempt to live vicariously through some of my favorite style icons, here are some blonde tresses I can only hope to have in my dreams.

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photos via pinterest//google

 

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Fashion Grunge Friday Mixtape # 23: Be That Memory

I’m back with a new grip of tunes that has been the basis of my existence lately. Enjoy!

Razorlight- Which Way Is Out
Rocket From The Crypt- This Bad Check Is Gonna Stick
Teddybears- PunkRocker ft. Iggy Pop
Meneguar- What Would You Wage
Youth Lagoon- Mute
Built To Spill- Randy Described Eternity
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds- If I Had A Gun…
The Toadies- Away
The Dandy Warhols- Bohemian Like You
Babes in Toyland- Right Now
Everclear- Pale Green Stars
Jane’s Addiction- Been Caught Stealing
Taking Back Sunday- You Know How I Do
Pet Shop Boys- West End Girls
Nine Black Alps- Cosmopolitan
No Doubt- New
 
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Throwback Thursday: 90s Girl Crushes

When I was a teenager I embarrassingly had a crazy amount of pictures from BOP Magazine on my wall. These included the likes of Andrew Keegan and various other celebs who have virtually dissapeared from view now. During those times there were so many girls who I thought were the bees knees. So since I’ve done a post on the 90s hearthrobs, here are the girls who I would have  gladly switched places in when I was young.

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images via google//pinterest

there are so many more but we’ll save that for a future post!

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Editorial Inspiration: Sunday Morning by Igor Termenon

It’s the end of the week and for this Friday I’ve skipped the mixtape (don’t worry it’ll be back next week) and I’m bringing you a new editorial for the weekend. Shot by photographer Igor Termenon, “Sunday Morning” takes inspiration from Gwen Stefani in the 90s with a new twist.

Enjoy!

Jeans by Motel, Crop top by ASOS, stylist’s own beanie

Jeans by Diesel, Bralette by Revive, Stylist’s own hoodie, vintage belt, vintage chain

Pants by Topshop, crop top by ASOS, vintage chain

Photography: Igor Termenon

Model: Eilidh Maxwell @ Model Team

Styling: Domonique Wilson

MUA: Jacqui Connor

Photo Assistant: Caitlin Beryl Warther

Throwback Thursday: Manic Panic Hair Color

When I was in junior high school if you wanted colored hair you used Manic Panic. I’m now many years older and you still use Manic Panic hair color. As most people know the colored hair trend has been going on pretty strong the last few years. Tumblr is probably a reason for that. It seems that nowadays my dashboard is flooded with all sorts of hair colors in the rainbow.

I’ve compiled a few images that take me back to the days where one of your friends was dyeing their hair in the bathroom after school. Some are from the 90s but others are an updated take on the resurgence.

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Menswear Monday: Gavin Rossdale

I know that the first time you hear “machinehead” you wanted to know what that lead singer looked like. I know I did. Little did we all know that it was Gavin Rossdale of Bush. Hailing from London they dominated the alternative rock scene in the mid to late 90s. My favorite album of theirs was “Sixteen Stone” and for some years I actually wanted to name my first born “Glycerine”. Now he’s married and has the most amazing alternative rock offspring with none other than Gwen Stefani. Could this match be any more perfect in everyones rock  fantasies? I dont think so.

and Gavin and Shirley…can’t even deal with this photograph.

 

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Just a Girl…

Ok…so if I look this good at 40 someone please document it..here is gwen stefani at Kate Hudson’s birthday party last week.dare I say she looks better than the bday girl..

Gwen gimme your style now…

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This Seemed Appropriate…

Since I am headed to California in a matter of hours I thought it best to pay tribute to one of my fav Cali girls out there, Gwen Stefani. When she first entered my world it was around 1995, I was still in mourning from grunge being over but there she was in the “Just a Girl” video. Looking awesome in bondage pants and cut off tankI saved up my allowance money to buy myself a pair of pink and black plaid ones…She was one of the boys but she was “Just a Girl”.

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Later on as No Doubt moved forward she turned into a glamazon. She is the ultimate punk chameleon. I love how she transformed into a mom but still a badass fashion icon.

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Who else can’t wait for the No Doubt reunion? I for one want to see what she is going to wear…

No more posts till I get back from L.A. Its time for some R&R…