I have most definitely been on a 90s kick for a while (tv, movies, books, music, fashion, words, etc). I was born in 1990 so I didn’t really get the biggest taste of it – rather the watered down version of pop and mmmbop provided by Nickelodeon, whore British girls, smiley face clip art, and sun flowered overalls, until I got smart.
My taste of grunge and 90s music came from my dad and my older cousins. My cousin Ashley listened to No Doubt ALL OF THE TIME… I think she was my first exposure to the band and I have liked them ever since. I remember the cover art to Tragic Kingdom, Gwen in a leather read dress, 40s rolls, red lips and clown shoes, Don’t Speak on repeat – I knew that would be my aesthetic. I then was introduced by my dad to Veruca Salt, the Breeders and Garbage – girl grunge bands were my knew thing.
Before long I was wearing flannel and combat boots. Scream singing in the shower… I wanted to be a part of it.
My Dad told be about Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Better than Ezra, Pearl Jam, the movie Reality Bites… My dad was a pastor and we had a thing called coffee hour where new indie grunge bands would play for us, us and our strong coffee. Something resinated in me, and I liked it.
My 90s kick: (spontaneous exposures to the decade)
My So Called Life (on Netflix), watched it, devoured it…
Clueless (our heroine is not grunge, but the film encompasses the era)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Oversized flannel and combat boots
Deep red/currant colored lipstick, (very deep blood reds and maroons), i.e. Chola! (I use “hangup” by Mac)
Better than Ezra
Rilo KIley (late 90s)
No Doubt (the early stuff, remember when they were Ska!?)
Sayings I’ve been Utilizing, (more Ironically than not):
Page me (irony, iphone generation)
Duh! (I usually add “le” in front)
Mad (a lot)
Barney (ugly, unattractive person)
Bitchin’ (but that’s 80s)
(Note: New Post on a Modern Take on 90s Grunge Fashion to Come!)