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.

90s Girls

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.

Grungey

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.

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Stranger Cake

CakeHow easy it was for him to destroy
something beautiful
for no reason at all
and I fear one day he will succeed
at doing so to himself.

Scrunchies of Instagram

The moment Rebena found Scrunchies of Instagram, she was hypnotized.  It turns out the kinda, sorta, maybe cool again scrunchie is an accessory of glory… for forever. 

Chanel

The modern Chanel Ad of Pebbles Flintstone brings a chuckle.  It’s so amazing!  Head over to Scrunchies of Instagram to check out old and new scrunchie moments will prove that everybody can (or should) scrunch!

Traditions Transformed

PresSometimes we feel like art has disappeared into the abyss of the modern World.  Picking_Wildflowers_sAs the World continues to develop, it often feels like the integrity and tradition that forms art is lost.  Until we (thankfully) stumbled across Kelly Louise Judd.  Us gals at Filthy Rebena immediately felt connected to Kelly’s work.  Upon first glance, her artwork appears to be what dreams are made of.  Each piece has this unspoken romance that makes us yearn for a magic potion that will morph our bodies into 2D gouache strokes — so we can crawl into our favorite moments of her paintings.  Due to the lack of 2D elixirs on the market, we spent a long time gazing into her artwork, getting caught up in the little nuances.  If you shake for themes of patterned fashions, plant life and animals – you must check out her artwork to awaken your folk soul.  Why?  To remind yourself we are all part of nature – which in turn brings the simplicity of life into focus.  Check out Kelly’s Blog here or her Etsy shop here.  She was even featured seller on the Etsy blog.  You go girl!