Miss World by Lauren Melanie

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For a new experimental project I decided to name my photo series after a song title. I usually come up with the title before the shoot, or more accurately in the car on the way. The locale of the series is focused on teenage bedrooms. Yes, I’m sure so many people are inspired by this,…

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Fallen Icon : Kristen Pfaff

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In going through the icons of 90s past I was surprised that I hadn’t mentioned Hole bassist, Kristen Pfaff. While she was only in the band for a short time, she played and sung backup on their most critically acclaimed album, Live Through This.  She was a friend of Kurt Cobain and much of the…

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Fashion Grunge Friday Mixtape #28: Late in the Day

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I like to zone out at night. The tempo of my music changes, and I begin to shut down for the day. This is a selection of tunes that I like to read to, sleep to, and all together chill out to. http://www.mixcloud.com/fashiongrunge/fashion-grunge-mixtape-28-late-in-the-day/ Tracklisting:  Cowboy Junkies- Sweet Jane The Cure- Six Different Ways Nirvana- Polly…

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Beauty File: Courtney Love by Dana Ionato

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  By Dana Ionato, beauty contributor Nothing looks worse than a greasy crayon, especially when your a walking study like Courtney Love. Her look of bleached out hair, bright red lips, and dark eyeliner has been in and out of trend for a decade. Its unique, and sexy. Mysteriously makes people wonder if your a…

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Fashion Grunge Friday Mixtape #27: Salutatorian (Second Best)

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This week’s mix comes from Jacob:   – “Schools ending, you graduated, you dropped out. You have a degree your living your dreams? This playlist is hopefully a walk through for everyones thoughts on this subject. Some things begin and others end.”  [gigya src=”http://www.mixcloud.com/media/swf/player/mixcloudLoader.swf” flashvars=”feed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2Ffashiongrunge%2Ffashion-grunge-friday-mixtape-27-salutatorian-second-best%2F&embed_uuid=ea497379-74ae-4c3f-a574-509a39f36499&stylecolor=f6a851&embed_type=widget_standard” wmode=”opaque” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”480″ height=”450″ ]   Tracklisting:    Radical Face-Doorways…

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Throwback Thursday : Hole’s “Live Through This”

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In the last half of 1993 Hole recorded their second studio album, Live Through This. While I have a love/ hate relationship with Courtney Love, I often remind myself that the media has a tendency to warp reality and only allow you to see what they would like you to. When it comes down to…

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Throwback Thursday: Riot Grrrl Movement!

About a year ago I wrote an article for Fickle Magazine on the riot grrrl movement and how it still affects my life 20 years later. The movement came about in the mid 80s, and began with the feminist ideals that girls could be punk rockers too. Bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and other all…

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MY SO CALLED 90’z ALT ROCK MIXTAPE via Killed By Synth

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/71908588″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] It’s time for a new mixtape for the week and this one comes from Vanessa aka. Killed by Synth, an LA DJ with a passion for 90s music! Here is some info from V on this week’s mix: “I’m a Los Angeles based dj and the 90’s…

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Mother’s Day: Grunge Edition

Since today is Mother’s Day I thought it only fitting to profile some of the mothers of the grunge era. Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, and Kat Bjelland are all mothers from the times that I hold so dear. Kat Bjelland and her son Henry Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and their daughter Coco. I also want…

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