I've been feeling very nostalgic lately. Maybe it's because Summer's almost over, when were near the end we always somehow crave the beginning. Maybe it's because growing up, the end of Summer usually meant you have to make the most of the last couple of weeks before school starts, so theres more memories to remember. I also found a Selena CD at my nearest thrift store and have been listening to it NON-STOP, so that's probably another reason why I've been feeling nostalgic. I've always wanted to make an inspiration board based on some of my all time favorite 90's movies. The movies I've chosen are movies I can literally watch over and over again and never get sick of it. These are the movies where you'd randomly get a flashback of a scene and suddenly want to watch it or find yourself subconsiously shopping for outfits that are similar to the outfits worn in the film. Here are some boards and items I've chosen based on the film's style:
Johnny Depp was probably my first badass crush.I remember watching this movie for the first time on MuchMoreMusic and thinking how weird it was due to Hatchet Face's funny expressions, and wondering if Ricki Lake was pregnant or just fat (There's nothing wrong with that BTW). After a couple more years and some replays I started to really appreciate the film, it's comedic timing, and rockabilly expression. Everytime I vist Retro Row in Long Beach California I can't help but think of this film, even strolling through Kensington Market I get 'Crybaby' vibes.
Need I say more? This is a movie I personally believe is fashionably underrated because everyone's too caught up in the dinosaurs, which is understandable..I mean c'mon it's dinosaurs. This movie also made me want to become an archeologist, just to wear those cool hats, and the abundance of earth toned clothing. I recently purchased an olive green military vest, which is a great layering piece and perfect for Autumn and would come in handy should I ever want to try my hand in archeology (just kidding). Another thing to keep an eye out for this season is camo jackets, I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect cameo jacket. It's not only super versatile but it looks great when paired with bright lips.
and lastly my all time favorite film
'Anything for Selenas' This movie has so many quotable lines, and the outfits my god! I remember watching this movie in the theatres with my mom and in awe of J.lo's beauty. The sequined bustiers, the evening gowns, and the bold matte lipcolours, made me want to grow up quick, to the day I would be allowed to wear makeup. To this day I am still obsessed with this movie and can pretty much quote it from beginning to end.Whenever I see a sequin bra I can't help but smile because all I can hear in my mind is 'busti ca-ca'.