80’s Beach

WAH_Vice12-640x428Pineapples, flamingos, and jaguars . . . oh my!
WAH_Vice23-640x959We Are Handsome is bringing the 80s to the beach with their latest collection, so aptly named Vice. With the Australian swimwear line’s unfettered use of bold colors and brazen prints, you can’t help but feel confident in their suits.
WAH_Vice11-640x959Their swimwear really is endless magic and quite inspiring.  The only problem with the VICE collection is limiting your choice down to one suit!
WAH_Vice10-640x428What swim will you be taking a dip in this summer?  Let Filthy know in the comments below.

90’s Comeback

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Jelly Shoes & Smokin’ Ciggys

There was a time when you wouldn’t be caught dead in jelly shoes, Doc Martens or fanny packs but fashion trends change fast. You may have looked back on your elementary or middle school pictures and cringe at the sight of your overalls and the brightly-colored scrunchy in your hair. Now, if you have a bold sense of fashion, you are probably hitting thrift shops to find the clothes you once mocked and gave away, or maybe you are raiding your mother’s or even grandmother’s closets to try and stay ahead of the fashion trends.

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Tough girls and their fanny packs

 

Fanny packs recently took a slingshot ride back to modern day attire. What was once thought of as borderline nerdy in the early 2000s is now a standard way to accessorize an outfit. Fanny packs are especially popular with music festival-goers and concert fanatics because they are a convenient way to carry your things without losing them.

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Tattoo Chokers & Oversized Sweats

One of the fondest memories for ’90s children was taking a smooth, shiny quarter, sticking it in a machine and claiming your 25-cent treasure with a quick twist. The holiest of prizes was a stretchy, black tattoo-style choker, which symbolized the best of the ’90s generation.

CROPPED

Showin’ off your bellies since 1990

If you watch any ’90s sitcom, you will discover those characters made crop tops “fetch” before the modern generations. This trends appears in ’90s hit movie “Clueless,” while movies like “Mean Girls” reinforced its influence to the modern generations. Although the style was the same, the delivery has changed a bit. There is a fine line between looking fashionable and exposing your abdomen to the whole world.

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Skyy Stratosphere modeling Filthy Rebena‘s line of Flannel

A fashion trend that may never die is flannel — the ultimate grunge symbol. Perhaps it will always be associated with the best of the ’80s and ’90s, but this style has survived generations. Today it can still be used to assemble a grunge look, but its influence has expanded. Flannel is also associated with the country scene as a very prominent fashion trend. It is a versatile look that everyone can enjoy.

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We are well into 2015, but the ’90s influence is hotter than ever

So here is a moment of silence to the overalls you regret donating to Goodwill, the infinite stretchy chokers you lost or broke and the chunky jewelry you refused from your grandmother because you thought it was dorky. One can only hope that fashion trends such as frosted tips, platform Rocketdogs and light up sneakers stay tucked beneath the surface forever.

Source: Tumblr, FreePeople, StatePress

10 Decades of Beauty

Wanna see something cool?  This is a seamless transition of 10 decades of beauty trends in less than 90 seconds!

Cut Video’s “100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute” takes a model through 10 transformations, revealing the hair and makeup styles of years past. The clip speeds by quickly, but it takes a team of styling professionals to mold a pretty girl into each decade’s beauty standard.

As the looks range from the bobbed pin curls and cupid lips of the 1920s to the bouffant and crimson smile of the 1950s, the video also explores popular expressions of femininity. A woman in the 1960s might sport a peace sign along with bright blue eye shadow, and a more recent style of glossy lips likely demanded a selfie in 2010.

It’s no secret that hair and makeup styles evolve over the years, and we’re broadly influenced by popular media, conforming to certain trends to fit in. But with the stance on what is considered beautiful changing so drastically every 10 years or so, maybe we can hold off on jumping on each and every fashion bandwagon. As someone who irreparably fried her hair, I recommend not beating your appearance into submission simply for a style that will fade. Also, that picture of you sticking out your tongue and making a horn symbol with your hand could haunt you on the Internet forever.

As for today’s beauty standards? Looks like they don’t mean much, and they’re likely to mean even less tomorrow.

Source: Samantha Cowan contributor for TakePart

Endangered Species List

Extinct is forever. What a scary thought when thinking that The original 80s mullet is endangered.

Endangered:
en·dan·gered
inˈdānjərd,enˈdānjərd/
adjective
(of a species) seriously at risk of extinction.

Although we have been seeing new renditions of the mullet on Rihanna for example. What a sexy gal, but that got me thinking; seeing an original mullet used to be an easy task. You could probably witness one on the street every other day. Worn by the people that knew what they loved and were sticking with it. No need to adapt to anything new. They knew they liked their parties in the back and business in the front and that’s the way it will be until that beast turns into a skullet. (A whole other breed to dive into on another day.) This mullet was them finding themselves. Identifying to their true badass self, and who really wants to let that go. I definitely would not. I feel that I know exactly what I like and will stick with it. There is no need to keep up with the trends if you feel like you are the ultimate rockstar in what you are rocking. Why search for anything else. It is almost a liberating feeling.

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And that is why I am concerned that the original mullet is endangered.

Although I am speaking of the 80s classic mullet here is a fun fact as well:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1884) Perhaps the reasons for Colderidge growing a mullet can be attributed to his opium addiction and possibly his difficult marriage. One rather interesting but somewhat ironic fact about Colderidge is that he can be credited for introducing the word ‘aesthetic’ to the English language. This guy was onto things early on in the game.

As aesthetically pleasing as the mullet is, it really is quite a practical cut if you are wanting to keep some length. From from flyaways in the front.

In the 1960s and 70s the mullet slowly grew in popularity, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that the mullet became mainstream. The origin of this 1980s mullet craze came from the southern US states, spreading rapidly through the rest of the US and across into Europe and South America. During this time in the 1980s and early 1990s the mullet was the staple haircut for footballers, pop stars, and TV stars. Somehow the mullet took a dark turn towards the white trash rockstar, and ironically today if you have a mullet your chances of landing a decent job are slim, it was actually seen as a good thing to have a mullet when applying for jobs.

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But not to fear, Rihanna is bringing them back…. although the original forefathers may be pretty much extinct, it will be interesting to see what heads this hairdo lands on next.
Oh the power of evolution.