Overalls are the new overalls! Don’t believe me? Just got through any fashion bloggers’s Instagram or Tumblr account and you will see these once shunned ’90s “trousers” have made a strong comeback. Read more…
Bangs have been a thing since time immemorial (didn’t Ludvig von Beethoven have them?). Their popularity is no mystery! Bangs serve so many purposes. They can mask a super-big forehead, a weird hairline, or unplucked brows. They’re versatile, and can work with every hair texture. And in the ’80s, they even managed to defy gravity. Remember the teased-and-sprayed Croissant Bang? Classic.
Most trends blaze hot for a brief moment in time, only to quickly disappear into the ether (languishing forever in yearbooks and mortifying music videos). The shelf life for most fashion fads is usually a decade, at most. Not so with platform shoes, a style that reigned from Carmen Miranda and Rita Hayworth‘s 1940s heyday until the Spice Girls and Deee-lite-drenched ’90s. Read more…
Overalls are huge right now (in a #throwbackthursday kind of way). They’re all over Forever 21, H&M, and Asos.com — not to mention runways like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Balmain. The resurgence of this slouchy staple is a bit of a fashion mystery. Seriously, when did the relatively grungey, traditional workman’s uniform become chic? Read more…
Much was awkward about ’80s and ’90s style, least of all the trend of big flower hats. Why did we voluntarily leave the house with floral bouquets balanced on our heads?
Remember when celebrities were allowed to look pregnant? Exactly, you probably don’t. Thanks to the glammed-up moms-to-be of the last decade, like Jenna Dewan Tatum, Amber Rose, Kelly Rowland, and Kim and Kourtney of the Kalifornia Kardashians, pregnancy is no longer an excuse to let yourself go.
The ’80s were a time of questionable fashion trends. This is a fact. Though many of the looks ended up being recycled (like neon and ripped jeans), there are some that have no business ever seeing the light of day again. One of the worst? Perms. In every incarnation — be it the poodle perm, the body wave, crimped coifs, hair metal manes, Designing Women helmets — the perm was hilarious at best, criminal at worst (seriously, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale deserves a fine).
As you can see from the video above, Tom Cruise’s co-stars Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough and Catherine Zeta-Jones really feel like the actor was a real rock star on the set of Rock of Ages — and they meant that in the best way, not the diva-concert rider, trash the hotel room kind of way. And from what we can tell from clips of him as Stacee Jaxx, the guy really poured himself into the part. But none of this should surprise us in the least: After all, the guy has always been a rock star, even when he was at his most clean-cut and Hollywood. Here, we’d like to count down the 10 moments when he most resembled the lead singer of his own guitar-thrashing, ear-melting, groupie-attracting, Billboard-topping band.
For some of us, the ’90s grunge era was a huge relief: We could finally give in to our hair’s natural tendency to obey gravity and stop curling, blow-drying, teasing and spraying it in a vain attempt to look like one of the strippers in Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls.” For others, like the rock stars attending the premiere of Rock of Ages in Hollywood last week, big, crispy hair is one of the things they miss most about the era. If you weren’t alive or conscious in the ’80s and early ’90s, let us just tell you, there’s a reason they called it “hair metal.”
Through their Rock of Ages characters, Julianne Hough and Russell Brand allow us to look back fondly at some of the best and most embarrassing of styles that took the phrase “The higher the hair, the closer to God” to heart. Tom Cruise‘s Stacee Jaxx, meanwhile, recalls the latter years of Bret Michaels’ ‘do, which traded spiked up locks for the comfort of a bandana and cowboy hat, which to this day, he says, “makes it killer!” Here are some of our faves:
“The hair was so cool,” Lita Ford told VH1 News. “I remember one of the guys had this big old hairdo, and I said to him, ‘How the hell do you get your hair to do that?’ Because I was always with the Aquanet, trying to get my hair to stand straight up, and you can’t get it up enough. So he told me he slept upside down.”
Oh, that’s what we were doing wrong all that time!