Nostalgic for the 1990s?

Me too! My memories of the (early to mid) ’90s include my aunt cutting her hair into asymmetrical bobs à la T-boz and a mixture of gangsta menswear and aerobics spandex. But that was for the older folks. I was too busy watching cartoons. Althoug I did dress up like Chile for Halloween.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to mention slap bracelets. Or was that the 80s?

Remember…

Pogs?

Pogs!

Image by niallkennedy via Flickr

I used to have some pretty serious unicorn pogs. In case you didn’t know, these were really popular back in the mid to late 90s. They were made of plastic or cardboard and the “slammers” were made of some other material and were a little heavier. Pile the pogs and hit them with side of the slammer. The player with the most face-up pogs won. I think that’s how it went.

 

JTT?

 

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Are those flowers for me? *Swoon*–JTT, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas, was the love of every girl’s life when I was younger. My ballet classmates and I would exchange Tiger Beats and wish we could go to Hollywood and tell him how much we loved him.

Jelly Sandals?!!!

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Every girl had to have jellies. I’m going to say around ’97. I hade clear glitter jellies and although I’ve heard people complaining that even though they hurt your feet, they were still the style–they never hurt my feet. These purple ones are so cute I’d wear them now!

Patches?

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I had a smiley face patch on the butt of my jeans and everyone thought that was pretty cool. Usually, the patches were ironed on to backpacks or skater jeans.

Mary Janes?

White t-strap Mary Janes

Cher's Mary Janes--loved these then and still want them now! Don't know who Cher is? For Shame!!!! Go watch "Clueless."

These would have been so awesome to have in 7th/8th grade. Yes this is how the girls in my class dressed (or at least how I dressed!). I think Cher Horowitz popularized these in the 90s.  I know they were popular in other decades but, can’t you see a pattern? Everything else was, too! How unoriginal.

I thought I would have come up with more, but that was exhausting.

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Punk

PUNK!!!

Punk kind of started it all. In the mid 1970s, punk came on the scene in the US and UK with hard and fast beats and radical style. The Clash, the Ramones, and The Sex Pistols are some classic Punk  bands that originated in the 70s.

Punk style can include mohawks, brightly colored hair, leather jackets, lots of piercings, torn band tees and jeans, among other fashions…

 guardian.co.ukPunks rebel against society, so they also rebel against mainstream trends! They don’t wear name brands. They wear combat boots, Dr. Martens, listen to the Misfits and the Ramones, and wear Anarchy symbols on their leather jackets…
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Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramones

Ramones

Anarchy-Graffiti-3052

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hairdos Throughout the Ages~~Europe

 

Diamond hair clips and tiara (1899)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hairstyles have gone through fantastic changes throughout the years! From high fashion to reserved, history repeats itself!

17th Century~~~~~~~>

 

Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Eliz_bohemia_3

 

HUGE hair was in this century~~

 A high forehead was a sign of beauty and prestige. So women shaved the front of their heads to push back their hairline!

 That’s a lot of hair jewelry…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

big hair of the 17th century

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Some men and women used horsehair to make their hair bigger and molded their hairstyles over birdcages and springs.

 

 

 

pretty curls 17th century 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th Century–pretty curls frame this unknown lady’s face

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stick pin common in the 17th century. Hair decoration inside is probably a memorial to a loved one.

Goth, Punk, emo. Kids these days… (1 OF A SERIES OF 3)

Goth, Punk, emo.What’s the difference? I don’t know but I’m willing to find out!

Goth!!!

When I think of Goth, I think of black lipstick and combat boots. Lots of piercings and mohawks. Sure, there is a lot of that. Goth got its origins from Gothic literature as well as the victorian era (think Sleepy Hollow and Dracula), all the way up to the 1970s and 80s (Punk). So its kind of an offshoot of early Punk. To be a Goth is to reject some of the values and norms of society. Not to paint them as deviants but just as free-thinkers. Those who think “outside the box.” Preston A. Elder, owner of   GothNetButton03 , put it all together nicely:

Modern goth (ignoring where the name itself originally comes from) started in the early 80’s as part of the punk subculture (which is itself was a rejection of most societal values, and anything considered part of the ‘norm’). The phrase was coined by the band manager of Joy Division, Anthony H. Wilson, who described the band as ‘Gothic compared with the pop mainstream’. The term stuck, and as punk eventually died, Goth survived and became its own subculture. The punk clothing and hairstyles mellowed, and the core ‘rejection of society’ attitude alone lived on in the gothic subculture.

The clothes and makup Goths wear, as well as the style of music they listen to differ from person to person, but to give a general idea…

Check out the mainly black clothes, white face makeup, and scary eyes. Pretty stereotypical, right?
Here is a lovely picture of Kerli, a singer from Estonia, known by her fans as a “Goth Princess.” I think she is more pop/rock though!
Great song for “New Moon”
Goth Girl--Photo Credit--Steffe

Goth Girl--Photo Credit--Steffe

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffe/3789676236/

the cure

The Cure–Goth Rock band since the late 70s.

There’s lots more to learn about the subculture, Goth. Check out these sites for more—http://www.goth.net/, http://www.sfgoth.com/primer/— and this fun goth blog–http://www.gothsinhotweather.com/

Vivid Vixens, Voluptuous Voluptuaries, and Velvety Vainglorious Venuses

I’m talking about the ladies of the silver screen! Here are a few of them:

My favorite!!

Marilyn Monroe

 

Before performing, Marilyn would sometimes get sewn into her dresses so they could be skin-tight. She was sewn into her dress to sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy. She wore nothing underneath! To make her hips sway even more when she walked, one heel was cut to be shorter than the other. She wore red lipstick and red toenail polish, but always kept her fingernails nude. Chanel No 5 was her perfume of choice.

 

 

 Audrey Hepburn-Voted the most naturally beautiful woman of all time by a panel of experts. They chose the most beautiful out of a list of 100 lovely ladies compiled by Evian. I will put the list in last so you all can have a look!

 

Audrey Hepburn was very self-consious about her teeth. I guess all the worry was for nothing since she is considered the most beautiful actress of all time by many. She sported pixie bangs and thick eyebrows, doe eyes and ballet slippers!

 

 

 

 

Brigitte Bardot-I’ve always loved her hair.

Bardot, now 74, has gotten herself into trouble numerous times for voicing her controversial political views. When I hear her name, I think of her “Sauerkraut” hairstyle (yes, this is what it’s called but in French) and her bangin’ bikini bod.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bette Davis-One of my favorite actresses, Davis was well known for her sexy bedroom eyes.  She played many a “vainglorious vixen!”

       

 

 

 

 Bette was the first woman to be presented with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Lake-Femme Fatale with the “peek-a-boo” hair!

No! This is not Veronica Lake!! It is Martha Stewart made up by the late cosmetic genius Kevyn Aucoin. But it does look just like Veronica!! Buy the book this picture is featured in, “Making Faces,” on Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica so influences ladies in the 1940s, that the hairdo was affecting their job performance! Getting your hair caught in a machine is not worth it!!

 

100 Most Naturally Beautiful Women

I have doubts about Cleopatra but, oh well!

1. Audrey Hepburn
2. Liv Tyler
3. Cate Blanchett
4. Angelina Jolie
5. Grace Kelly
6. Natalie Imbruglia
7. Juliette Binoche
8. Halle Berry
9. Helena Christensen
10. Elle Macpherson
11. Cameron Diaz
12. Princess Diana
13. Kate Moss
14. Charlize Theron
15. Scarlett Johansson
16. Isabella Rossellini
17. Nigella Lawson
18. Beyonce Knowles
19. Madonna
20. Jamelia
21. Nicole Kidman
22. Monica Bellucci
23. Audrey Tatou
24. Vanessa Paradis
25. Julianne Moore
26. Jennifer Lopez
27. Marilyn Monroe
28. Julia Roberts
29. Liberty ROss
30. Kylie Minogue
31. Estelle Warren
32. Gisele
33. Gwyneth Paltrow
34. Kate Winslet
35. Katherine Hepburn
36. Ava Gardner
37. Kiera Knightley
38. Iman
39. Jerry Hall
40. Heidi Klum
41. Ursula Andress
42. Virginie Ledoyen
43. Sophie Dahl
44. Michelle Pfeiffer
45. Uma Thurman
46. Kim Catrell
47. Jennifer Aniston
48. Eva Herzigova
49. Brigitte Bardot
50. Felicity Kendal
51. Claudia Schiffer
52. Jacqueline Kennedy
53. Marlene Dietrich
54. Milla Jovovitch
55. Lucy Liu
56. Penelope Cruz
57. Neve Campbell
58. Sharon Stone
59. Vivien Leigh
60. Sophie Marceau
61. Linda Evangelista
62. Dido
63. Catherine Zeta Jones
64. Jessica Lange
65. Ingrid Bergman
66. Greta Garbo
67. Jodie Kidd
68. Laetitia Casta

69. Princess Caroline of Monaco
70. Kathleen Turner
71. Rachel Weisz
72. Naomi Campbell
73. Grace Jones
74. Christie Turlington
75. Famke Jensen
76. Catherine Deneuve
77. Cindy Crawford
78. Heather Graham
79. Judy Garland
80. Ginger Rogers
81. Sophia Loren
82. Yasmin Le Bon
83. Kirsten Dunst
84. Sandra Bullock
85. Melanie Sykes
86. Cleopatra
87. Lisa Snowdon
88. Rita Hayworth
89. Katie Holmes
90. Honor Blackman
91. Joely Richardson
92. Joanna Lumley
93. Andie MacDowell
94. Alicia Silverstone
95. Cat Deeley
96. Rene Russo
97. Sienna Miller
98. Rachel Hunter
99. Jade Jagger
100. Kelly Brook

Vermont Country Store–Purveyors of the Practical & Hard to Find

I will order from here as soon as I get the chance!!!

I will order from here as soon as I get the chance!!!

 
What I want…<3
Tabu Lipstick--the original stay put lipstick!

Tabu Lipstick--the original stay put lipstick!

Tangee Rouge
Tangee Rouge
Tangee is a different color on everyone! For over 70 years...
Tangee is a different color on everyone! For over 70 years…
Since 1911--Great for anywhere!--Only $5.99!
Since 1911–Great for anywhere!–Only $5.99!
Botox in a Box!
Botox in a Box!
 
No.4711 Eau de Cologne--Since the early 18th century

No.4711 Eau de Cologne--Since the early 18th century

Love the Box

Love the Box!

 

Yummy Kissing Potion! I used to have one of these when I was little!

Yummy Kissing Potion! I used to have one of these when I was little!Available in Bubblgum, Cherry, and Mint.

It looks so pink and pretty!

It looks so pink and pretty!

Cake Eyeliner like the old time movie stars!

Cake Eyeliner like the old time movie stars!