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90s Crush: Claire Danes

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In the 90s there was no better tv role model than Angela Chase from My So Called Life. Played by Claire Danes to a tee, she really encapsulated what it was like to be an extremely introspective  teenager with a crush on Jared Leto. Yes, of course many of us still haven’t gotten over the fact that she got to make out with him, but I digress. See also my post on her amazing tv best friend, Rayanne Graff.

After being the voice of a generation she starred in one of my favorite movies of all time, “Romeo + Juliet” with Leonardo DiCaprio. I still watch it to this day and remember every word. I gathered some great 90s recaps of Claire Danes including this gem of a YouTube video with her and Jared Leto on MTV in ’95. Perfect end to the week I’d say.

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Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Montegue and Claire Danes as Juliet Capulet in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet 8

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Menswear Monday: Jake Gyllenhaal

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Ahh..Jake Gyllenhaal. He may seem like a strange choice for this weeks menswear installment but I have been so intrigued by his “good guy” appearance yet his dark choices in film roles. While he may be known as a heartthrob which trust me was well warranted,  there is a little bit of mystery behind the actor. Donnie Darko was his breakout film and also happens to be one of my favorites ever. An indie science fiction flick involving time travel and a curious rabbit named Frank. If you haven’t seen it then I highly suggest that you do. About a year later he did a film called “Highway” with Jared Leto and Selma Blair which is definitely worth watching. He really expanded his acting range by starring in “Brokeback Mountain” with Heath Ledger that absolutely broke my heart. Just amazing. So let’s start the week by traveling back in time with Jake Gyllenhaal. It also doesn’t hurt that he is major eye candy.

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It Girl Style File: Selma Blair

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I’ve been obsessed with Selma Blair ever since she played Cecile in “Cruel Intentions”. The best movie. Let’s also not forget her character ditzy Zoe on the WB sitcom, “Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane”. Who actually remembers that show?  It was the best in late 90s nostalgia.

Selma has always had a humorous acting style which I’ve admired. Pretty dope personal style as well. She stars in another great cult flick called “Highway” with Jared Leto and Jake Gyllenhaal.  A must see. I’m totally watching some Selma Blair cinema this weekend.

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Eiskalte Engel / Cruel Intentions

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Throwback Thursday / Valentine’s Day: Couple Inspiration

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Ahh…Valentine’s Day, the one day a year that everyone either wears red and exhibits an immense amount of PDAs or complains about their lack of a love life. I thought it only fitting to include some of my favorite off and on screen couples that I look to daily for inspiration. I realize that there are probably a ton of people I left off the list, but let’s be real: I can’t include them all!

Enjoy!

1-1Daniel Desario and Kim Kelly from Freaks and Geeks 

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Throwback Thursday: My So-Called Life

cast-of-my-so-called-life-5-600x450Throughout the years on the blogI’ve mentioned the 90s tv show My So-Called Life. Never before have I gone into detail on it’s impact.  It was one of those shows in the early 90s that directly mirrored my life. Even today I seem to compare my own happenings to the introspective Angela Chase played by Claire Danes. Although it was only on for one season it still is one of the most honest and real portrayals of 90s teen life ever. The fashion and amazing cast alone deserves a mountain of awards. So, don’t think of it as a throwback on this Thursday but more of a nod and a thank you to the creators of this show for existing even if it was only for one season.

One of the most incredible parts of this show was the multi-dimensional cast. Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano will forever go down in history as Angela’s “meant to be boyfriend” that kinda sorta was, who sang in a band. In other words perfect. Rayanne, the grungy amazingly styled best friend who’s drinking and drugs took over her life in a not so subtle way. Brian, the hopeless romantic neighbor who could only dream of Angela Chase and straight A’s in school. Rickie, a gay 15 year old teen who was always there to challenge social stereotypes on what a boy should be like in the 90s and be his own person no matter what people had to say about it. Then there’s Angela Chase, the red headed girl who thought way too much about everything but always seemed to have the best perspective on life.

This is still 90s television at it’s best. Raw, honest, and real.

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Throwback Thursday: Fight Club

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Fight Club is one of those movies that stays with you the moment you finish watching. It was released in ’99 so it just makes it under the wire for the throwback section of the blog. Directed by David Fincher, with quite possibly the best cast ever with an even more tremendous story. Now I know that most people have already seen it but in the interest of not spoling it I won’t reveal too many details of the story. It’s based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk which is even more of a crazy thrill ride. Definitely read it when you get the chance.

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One of the greatest parts of this film is the gritty feeling and nature of the whole story. Not to mention the amazing costume choices for each character. Marla Singer, played by Helena Bonham Carter is a mix between Courtney Love and Wednesday Adams with a sarcastic edge. Edward Norton is a seemingly “normal” guy who isn’t all that normal as the movie progresses. Of course we can’t forget Brad Pitt who single handedly brought back the pink fuzzy robe and made it look oh so hot.

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Throwback Thursday: 90s Choker Necklaces

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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.

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tumblr_lwvv82EQzY1qzw4pgo1_1280Elisa Donovan (aka. Amber in Clueless)

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Oh yeah, they weren’t just for the ladies. Jared Leto (aka. Jordan Catalano from MSCL) did the “string choker” proud.

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Probably one of the funnies choker references of the 90s comes from Janeane Garofalo in Reality Bites.

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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.

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Inspiration: It’s Fallin…

The temperature has dropped and I love feeling the cold wind against my skin. I welcome this change from the sunny warm weather almost constant year round. This is what is getting me through the chilly nights ahead.

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Westerners…

I’m really loving combining music and inspiration photos on a Sunday. This one is no different. Rifle Men is this awesome dream pop indie band that was formed by two roommates who went to my college in Long Island, Hofstra University. Coincidentally, one of the band mates has several mutual college friends that I have as well. They only released one EP but it’s amazing. Look for it on iTunes. And enjoy this latest crop of inspiration for the week.

Menswear Monday: Filled to the Brim

I admit. I love guys in hats. Beanies, wide brim hats, cop hats, you name it. Hats really do complete the outfit. Over the past 3 years I’ve been wearing more and more hats, even branching out to a brimmed hat that makes me look like Indiana Jones.

Here is a look at some men rockin some hats that are just as diverse as their personalities.

Guys, keep it up.

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