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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"I Can't Get Excited About Any of These Things"


"I can't get excited about anything of these things", said my Mother, "this style is from my generation". It had to be some time in the mid-90s, I was a teenager and I was shopping with my Mom at the mall. I was thrilled by all the velvet, bell sleeves, lace and other 'boho' (we didn't use that term back then) type styles. I loved the romance, the drapey fabric and how this style 'spoke' to me. Now I'm the one thinking, "I've already worn these things!", but I can now added them to my wardrobe as not just nostalgic pieces, but as a style I've never stopped loving. I love late 1960s/early 1970s style fashions. I always have and I always will!

Sooooo much of 90s fashion was inspired by 60s fashion, let's take a look at a few comparisons for fun!


Dionne and Cher (movie: Clueless) wearing their matching jacket/skirts sets (left) and Coco Chanel iconic two piece suits that celebrities like Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor often wore in the 1960s. Though an updated version of Coco Chanel's famous two-piece suit, there is no denying the fashion influence was very popular during the 90s.


Courtney Love wearing a vintage babydoll Peter Pan collar dress (left) and Mia Farrow looking very modesque, which was extremely popular style during the 1960s. Geeee, I don't know anyone that likes this look *cough me cough*. Though Miss Love has been crowned the Queen of Kinderwhore, she most likely took her inspiration (and what she could find) from thrift store clothing. Hence, the term "grunge", we all basically just shopped at second hand shops and usually didn't wash it. Hahaha! The weirder old clothing the better.


Emilio Pucci's design (left) really caught the essence of the later part of the psychedelic 60s and Lady Miss Kier of Deee-lite (right) really embodies how some of the 90s club kids dressed. (Deee-lite is a favorite of mine). Crazy club kid fashions that had consisted of PVC material, bell bottoms, platforms and alien-like styles, are a nod to 1960s space age fashions.

Though most of these styles aren't ones that I personally would wear, but I love this decade with all its expressionism and artistic creativity. It's amazing how much certain styles influenced 90s goth fashion and is still influencing fashion today! The witchy gothy looks that are extremely popular right now have the crazy late 1960s/early 70s to thank. *Wink*

Thank you for reading, until next time!!!


18 comments:

  1. I love Lady Miss Kier. She influenced like half of my wardrobe in high school and she still dresses cool.

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  2. I just wish I kept all my stuff!!!!!!

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  3. I can't help admiring that dress but I do like some of the boho and witchy style that are in fashion at the moment. I think that's the great thing about classic design it never go out of style I think the sixties and music are timeless and will always be amazing.

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  4. The mid '90s were when I discovered goth, and I have fond memories of building a wardrobe full of bell sleeves, velvet and lace. :D (Though my mom sewed instead of shopped; she made me some gorgeous dresses.)

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  5. Agree with 1666 X 30 above, I will have to learn to hang on to my clothing for longer! I have never been attracted to 70's fashion but I love all of the modern stuff inspired by it for some reason.

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    1. That makes sense to me! I dig early 70s, but only because I love the late 60s fashion that carry into the 70s. I love the romantic Victorian-esque styles that were popular then.

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  6. I've always had a soft spot for 60's fashion. When I was in my early teens, I would wear my Mum's mod-style mini dresses all the time.
    And as for the witchy nu-goth look, I know it gets a lot of bad rap in the goth community, but I don't care and I love it. It's so perfectly wearable!

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    1. I don't dislike the witchy nu-goth at all, to me it's just a modern take on goth fashion. It's good for style to evolve!

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  7. Good fashion. I love the 60's and geek chic 70's and love how the 90's brought some of it back. :)

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  8. I loved all of the 60s style stuff during the 90s (and early 00s). I was also incredibly lucky that my mum had kept some things which still fit both her and later me. She recently gifted one of her velvet jackets to me after getting the lining repaired - it's burgandy with a huge collar and puff sleeves and I've been in love with it since I was about 5!

    Love the sleeves in your outfit post especially! The bigger and more impractical the better!!

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    1. That is amazing about the jacket and so lovely that it was your Mum's!!!

      Yes, I love impractical sleeves, but doesn't do me any good in the winter when I'm cold and need to wear a sweater over them. Hahaha! I need to knit some bell sleeves! ;)

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