Sunday, February 13, 2011

my so called life

I never watched My So Called Life in '94/5 when it aired. I'm not even sure if it aired in Canada or not (it must have), but when I was younger my parents wouldn't let us watch anything like that. So for some reason lately I've been watching a lot of older tv shows from beginning to end. I'm just about finished with My So Called Life. It's an obsession. Once I start a series I can't stop watching it.

I don't really have anything constructive to say about the series except that I really wish I watched it in 1994/5 because I would have really identified with Angela. Not to mention, it's fun to remember all my hideous plaid shirts and floral dresses, mom jeans and seventeen magazines with Jared Leto and Claire Danes on the cover. It's strange- it feels like I'm looking back at a different person. But, seeing her hair makes me REALLY want to be a red-head again! Might have to make it happen in Paris after all.

My So Called Life

My So Called Life

My So Called Life

My So Called Life

My So Called Life

So, spill your dirty fashion secrets! What was your 90s style?

14 comments:

wool and misc said...

i think you would really like it. i have never met anyone who doesn't (well, except for my husband, but he was never an angsty teenage girl, so that makes sense.)

i wore wide leg jeans and tank tops with oversized flannels over them. vans & airwalks. striped tee shirts, over plucked brows and i believe some chokers. egads.

Stephanie said...

chokers! me too. what a horrible trend.

leilani.e said...

Oh man... I was in Elementary school and absolutely terrified of fashion (mostly because all the mean girls played that game and I didn't want to have anything to do with them) - consequently I wore nothing but wide-legged jeans, t-shirts from various soccer/horse things or athletic labels, and these hideous red pleather boots when I wasn't in sneakers or cowboy boots.

Not that I was totally immune - there were chokers in there somewhere! eep. Plus I think I branched out once and got a back-to-school outfit involving pale green corderouy overalls and a long-sleeve floral tee from Gap... oh dear.

Alison said...

I think at it's worst, there were denim overalls and clogs from Bootlegger involved - of course a velvet choker with a peace sign hanging off it! I watched MSCL when it aired originally, and I was always a little annoyed at how whiny she was. I loved Ricky, though. How ahead of his time, when you consider all the buzz about Glee having gay characters.

Carlene said...

Enormous white men's shirt untucked, black jersey baggy shorts, black capri leggings and docs. I would throw a vintage black watch plaid men's tuxedo jacket over it for "going out".

Stephanie said...

leilani.e- this was earlier (elementary school), but I actually had multiple colours/washes of short-alls. overall-shorts. why were those invented?

alison- oh, 90s bootlegger. I would beg my mom to shop there.

carlene- fancy!

Prêt à Porter P said...

I never saw the show in it's day, but I got caught up with it last year, too bust waking up at 6 am to watch Fashion File with Tim Blanks, then Batman, Spiderman, and XMen and then in the evenings watching Bond, Hitchcock, and Grant as a child. I lived in my own head. I never dressed "cool" in my day, I had a dad that was no joke growing up.

Prêt à Porter P said...

Sorry for the double comment, now that I'm thinking I wore a lot of Jordache, Guess, Espirit, Limitied Too, Osh Kosh, and I had a lot of overalls (in cords too). To this day, I will not wear cords, it reminds me too much of those days.

I definitely vote for you to go red again!!

quiettown said...

i love my so called life. i started watching it last year, i think i was too young and uninterested when it aired back in the 90's. but when i watched that show, i realized how the 90's was sort of a long time ago. the 90's fashion is coming back. some of my memories are tribal prints, i had a green tribal jumpsuit that i loved, denim overall dresses, flannels, doc martens.

Brigadeiro said...

Haha, 90's fashion? Hm...velvet chokers, grungy op-shop finds, wide-legged jeans (worn with steel-cap boots and cropped tee, yes, I was once a tomboy)...oh, the shame!
xx

Ginta said...

Oversized jeans, plaids, over sized tshirts, thrifted leather jackets, chokers, oversized sweaters, floor length skirts! OMG, when I think about it - I actually had my hair cut like Angela too! lol
To this day I have trauma about chunky sweaters and long skirts :)

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I was a freshman in college when this came out, and I was addicted. I wore Doc Martens with flannel shirts and wide leg jeans. Oh, and babydoll dresses. And I am pretty sure there was a bubblewand necklace involved too.

Anna @ D16 said...

ROBERT SMITH. Of course.

said...

sheeee's so beautiful