ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU NEED FOR YOUR 90’S STYLE WARDROBE- THE INSPIRATION #6-“Like Teen Spirit”

  So….that 90’s feeling has been in the air lately….you see in on television, in music and in fashion. From 90’s Icon Winona Ryder starring in the hit sci-fi  Netflix show “Stranger Things”….

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Winona Ryder in Nylon Magazine

 

…to Courtney Love delving into her fashion archives & collaborating on a fashion line with Nasty Gal…..

 Courtney Love in the 90’s

And continuing with some of the current street style pics from NY Fashion Week, I think it’s safe to say….the 90’s are back!

 Street style shots from NY Fashion Week 2016

Some people hated the style of the 90’s and some people loved it, but from Grunge to Glam to Baby doll Rock n Roll, there’s a fun & modern way to bring back the style of the & keep it looking cool & fresh……

There’s nothing like the grey sky and cool air of fall to get you in the mood for something a little bit darker, tougher & stronger…..& to channel the vibes from the Pacific Northwest, where some of the most well known grunge bands originated.

I also love the whole 90’s baby doll rock n’ roll look of Courtney Love from Hole & the way she mixed a little dress with fishnets, dark lipstick, smudged eyeliner and a cool guitar.

Here’s some images to get inspired for the new look: Modern 90’s

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Marc Jacobs Perry Ellis collection

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Kirt Cobain from Nirvana

 

 

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Some of the best 90’s bands

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Marc Jacobs collection 1992

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Winona Ryder in the 90’s

 

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Kate Moss for Anna Sui 90’s collection

 

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Drew Barrymore

 

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Naomi Campbell for Anna Sui 1993 collection

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Hole “Live Through This” album cover

 

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Courtney Love

 

All images found on Pinterest. Check out my 90’s board for more inspiration…..

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XO, Zoe

THE ICON #7 KATE MOSS- 90’S Style Icon

Even though I’m sad that summer is finally coming to an end, there are new things to be excited about once the weather gets colder, and that’s new fall clothing of course! As the season begins to change and the leaves start to fall, it’s time to get into that back to school feeling and start planning your new wardrobe…..

This is my first fall on the East coast after a long time of living in California & I’m excited to experience a real shift in seasons again. I’m loving all the fall 2016 style trends and looking forward to wearing animal prints, velvet, faux leather & suede as well as dreamy flowing chiffon dresses & tops with boots.

The first fashion icon I thought of to follow for Fall 2016 is the always stylish & forever timeless Kate Moss. I love her effortless personal style & feminine but rock and roll spirit.  But, I also remember her 90’s look from her early modeling days that feels so inspiring for this current season. The rich colors, plush fabrics, bold prints & jewelry of the early 90’s are just as inspirational today as they were back then. Here’s to you, Kate Moss- one of the most iconic models of all time!

“Never complain, never explain.” Kate Moss

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All images found on Pinterest

For the fall season, I’m looking forward to wearing animal prints, bold red & burgundy, rich floral prints, flowing chiffon dresses & tops, shades of blue, velvet & suede, cold shoulder styles & 90’s chokers with lace……

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THE ICON # 6 SOLANGE KNOWLES- THE ECLECTIC FASHIONISTA

Who is on your fashion radar this spring? I love to get inspired by those who are a little offbeat & bold. Solange Knowles has such an incredible stand out personal style that is all her own. From her amazing hair to her bright & bold color choices, she always wears something eye catching with her own unique edge.

As a singer, songwriter, DJ and Mom, she is a true inspiration with amazing talent and style too. Here’s to marching to your own beat, living life on your own terms & wearing whatever you want that’s cool…… The Icon- Solange Knowles:

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Haper’s Bazaar
By Julia Noni

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The Met Gala 2016

photo: BFA

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By Julia Noni

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Solange Knowles

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The Icon #4 Florence Welch- Boho Rock Summer Nights

One of my current new favorite style icons is Florence Welch from Florence & the Machine. Not only is she striking & unusual, but she seems to be a true free spirit and a modern day goddess, playing by her own rules in both her music and personal style. She is not only beautiful, but also incredibly talented & inspiring. Her voice is pure & unaltered emotion. Her look is a mix of different style elements & has a sort of dreamy & flowing Boho vibe that’s offset by some hard edged pieces.

Follow her style for a bohemian rocker look for your summer nights out….happy summer!

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THE ICON #2- Lisa Bonet- The Modern Bohemian

One of my favorite style icons from the 80’s and 90’s was Lisa Bonet who played Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. A true free spirit, she seemed to wear whatever she felt like & to do whatever she wanted. She was not only beautiful, but also a talented actress and to this day she has a look that can not really be defined in terms of race, age or any other categories. She is a true bohemian who seems to live a sort of gypsy life, dropping in and out of the Hollywood scene at her own will & time.

Her past style both on and off The Cosby Show was original & a true inspiration…..and her present “Earth Mama” look still represents the ultimate “Modern Bohemian”: my Icon #2- Lisa Bonet.

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Lenny Kravitz with wife Lisa Bonet and daughter Zoe at a press conference in Lincoln Center, NYC 1989

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                                                                             Bohemian Modern

THE ICON #1-Debbie Harry: Goddess of Punk

Who was the original icon of Punk? I’m not sure there really was one, since the genre was pretty much male dominated….but as far as a lady-like Punk icon, for me it would have to be Debbie Harry, AKA Blondie. She just had the best look! And she was always so cool, & so glamorous….how Marilyn Monroe might have looked if she had run off & joined a punk band.

When I think about Debbie Harry, I think about the old New York, the crazy, fun, gritty New York that I grew up in. It’s the mixing of grit & glamour & raw rebelliousness that make her so striking even to this day.

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Blondie started up in the early 70’s, during a time when Punk in New York was not yet developed and was not yet commercialized. The Punk look at that time was all about creating personal style from scratch and your own real self-expression.

Debbie wore thrift shop clothes in a unique way, creating an edgy punk look mixed with her feminine style. Her two-tone platinum & black hair, bright lipstick & black eyeliner have become a classic Rock n Roll look that still feels modern even today. She is the original goddess of Punk Rock.

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                                                                              Debbie Harry: The Icon

                                                                                THE LADY IS A PUNK