Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Note on Why the BSC Costume Designer Rules

Why does the costume designer for the Baby-Sitters Club tv show deserve an award? Mostly because of all the turtlenecks topped with baggy v-neck sweaters, highly-saturated colors galore, scrunchies, neon sunglasses and a smattering of acid-wash denim. But then there's this:

That's right, Kristy is wearing a shirt with a giant truck on it.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Troll Dolls

Troll dolls were a fad item that had a resurgence in the 90s along with other seemingly "hippie-ish" things like mood rings and lava lamps. Although I've seen them being sold recently at Barnes & Noble, I'm betting (or maybe just hoping) they don't make another comeback. Mostly that's because of people like this:

Doesn't that make you feel better about your own parents?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beverly Hills, 90210 Trading Cards #7: Silver's Gold

I wish my job was to write the copy for collectible trading cards. Obviously it doesn't take much skill or time to slap these things together!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Unreal Moments in Capeside, #4

The below scene appears pretty boring, but let's put it into context. Previously, Dawson discovered he accidentally videotaped Tamara getting hot and heavy with some dark haired dude. Pacey's all, "I gotta see that!" and is found frantically rummaging around Dawson's room in search of it. Dawson enters and goes to get the tape for him.. and where else would he have placed it but in a hollowed out book. Get real! His room is full of tapes, how hard would it be to hide it among the rest?

Pacey soon admits he is the dude on the tape and has lost his virginity to Tamara. The whole time this discussion is happening, the door to Dawson's room IS OPEN. And his parents are home! He's so worried about someone finding the sex tape that he creates a terrible disguise for it in a book, yet doesn't shut the door for a private conversation??

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Bastille Day!

Every time this holiday rolls around I'm reminded of the Simpsons episode "Summer of 4 ft. 2", one of my personal faves:

"My mom's French, so we only celebrate Bastille Day".

Coincidentally, this was the summer I also decided to try something new and bought a tie dyed shirt from the flea market. Totally made me look more like a dork, especially since I paired it with Grateful Dead necklaces and Target-brand Birkenstocks. Oh the mistakes of a 12-going-on-13 year old dweeb's wardrobe.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Best 90s Picks on Hulu

If you've got a Hulu Plus account and want to have a 90s movie marathon (who wouldn't??), try some of these:

  • Ski Patrol (with a character named Iceman.. real original)
  • Madonna: Truth or Dare (surely this would get a schwing from Wayne & Garth)
  • Bad Girls from Mars (this is probably terrible)
  • And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! (with Alan Thicke and Armin Shimerman!)
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  • The Brandon Teena Story
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Unzipped (Isaac Mizrahi!)
  • Halloween IV (did these get progressively worse?)
  • Scream (a 90s classic)
  • Sling Blade
  • Jawbreaker (a girl from my high school is in this!)
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux (for more Charlie Sheen goodness, check out The Wraith)
  • Weekend at Bernie's II
  • Runaway Daughters (mmm, Paul Rudd as a bad boy)
  • Trainspotting
  • Jackie Brown
  • Chasing Amy
  • The Faculty

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Delia's Catalog - Summer 96

Confession time: if there was a warehouse out there in the wild blue yonder filled with Delia's deadstock from the mid 90s, I would snag everything in my size and then some. I was such a maniac for this stuff that I actually kept all the catalogs that arrived in my mailbox. While I ended up throwing out every issue of Seventeen, Teen and YM that I owned, I couldn't part with these. Today I finally got around to scanning one, the Summer '96 edition. I still pine for the printed shift dresses and Vans Wally's.

Whole catalog can be viewed on flickr: Delia's Catalog - Summer 96