Setting the Mood: Love and Hip Hop

By |November 18th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

90s hip hop r&b fashionWhile the 90’s grunge look has its modern day resurgence, let us not forget that during that very same time, there was another musically inspired fashion movement happening simultaneously.  On the other end of the spectrum of looking halfway homeless and heroin chic, hip hop and R&B stars were living the luxurious life in leathers, furs, and overall excess.  Always designer driven, street style is still just as in love with labels today as it was twenty some odd years ago.  For added interest this go round, grunge and hip hop glamour can be cleverly combined to create the ultimate 90’s throwback.

Acne Chagall Leather OverallsHullabaloo x Urban Renewal Sphinx Doorknocker EarringTimberland Fleece Foldover BootiesCOOGI Lightweight Varsity Jacket 



Why Did You Wear That: Mad for Plaid

By |February 1st, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

flannel shirt and boots

They say what goes around comes around and just like the 80’s, the 90’s are now making a comeback.  Whether you’re a product of the 90’s or you just remember the decade fondly, you are probably relieved to be able to revel in a little bit of  nostalgia not involving sweatbands and permed hair.  A time when grunge music took center stage, so did many of the fashion trends that went along with it.  Flannel shirts and shaggy hair were par for the course and while I do not condone actual “grunge,” I love the undone edgy look. I snatched this particular shirt from my mom’s house, so it very well may be from the 90’s, but it probably won’t be too hard to find one of your own.

flannel plaid shirt

To create your own modern take on the flannel shirt try putting together some pieces that mix both grunge and glam.

1. Zoo York Charleston Flannel Shirt, $49.50, 2. Emily D Vegan Leather Leggings, $68, 3. Giles and Brother Multi Graduated Chain Bracelet, $175, 4. T by Alexander Wang Jersey T-Shirt Dress, $85, 5. Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Plaid About You, $8.54, 6. Wyatt Black Wool Cashmere Knit Hat, $85, 7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Rock N Roll Bootie, $325

Smells like teen spirit.