Friday, April 25, 2014

Fashion Friday #3: Delia's Spring '97 Catalog

My favorite part of these old catalogs is how you could email your order by sending it to their AOL address. And there wasn't a Delia's site to speak of yet.

I've scanned the whole catalog but flickr is being a jerk and won't upload the pics. So here are a few for now, and I promise to link to the album once it's done. In the meantime, I'm totally inspired to recreate all these outfits. Too soon for a 1997 revival look?

**Update: All catalog pages now available for your viewing pleasure on flickr!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #6: Empire Records

Could there be a more perfect 90s movie than Empire Records? I mean just look at that photo.. it says it all. 1995 to the max.

Rex Manning Day was last week, so it seemed pertinent to review this particular movie. I give it an A+ in the following areas:

  • Music. The soundtrack is totally on point, as well as every single song played throughout the film. It goes way beyond that sweet Gin Blossoms song.
  • Wardrobe. Totally nailed it. I still want Corey's cropped sweater, plaid mini and boots.
  • Dialogue. "What's with today, today?"

My one and only complaint is that sometimes the characters break the fourth wall. Just not a huge fan of that. I would also say "not enough scenes with Berko" is another complaint, but he remains best as more of an enigma. At least there's plenty of Lucas, my fave.

Why you should watch this movie: It rules

Why you shouldn't watch this movie: Might cause intense feelings of nostalgia

I Heart the Nineties Rating: Two snaps way up

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fashion Friday #1


This is by no means a sponsored post, but today I stepped into an American Eagle store and laid eyes on this scrumptious dress. Yes, scrumptious. It inspired me to new levels of outfit planning. Can't you totally see all of these items on a page of Seventeen magazine from 1994?

So obviously I'm really loving all the 90s revival stuff coming out and hope to feature some each Friday. Please share if you come across anything spectacular!