I'm a vintage junkie. Fact. I also love the here and now fashion. And especially those trends that nod to a bygone era (because whilst scoring a one-of-a-kind vintage gem is the nuts, sometimes it's just easier when the high street takes inspiration from old and mass produces it so we can actually get our hands on it).
Fashion has always gone round in circles. Each decade influencing the next somewhere down the line. And that's great. Except when a decade that you lived through suddenly comes back round and you hear yourself saying, "Oh god, I remember WEARING those the first time *cringe*". I remember my mother saying the exact same thing when I was going through a 70s boho stage and thinking it would never happen to me. Oh how naive I was.
|Rock on the 90s|
But then I strumbled up this Marie Claire article and everything inside me screamed NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Why, why, why would anyone want to wear that classic 90s accessory: the scrunchie, again? Urgh, I HATE IT! But then I thought, you know what, it's ok. This will just be one of trends that we're told about, but no one in their right mind actually follows. And then on the bus this morning as I swept down Brixton Hill I saw one. On a girl. And a little bit inside me died.
Maybe i'm just getting old. Who knows. But I beg of you. Please don't succumb to the power of the scrunchie. You'll only live to regret it. Trust me on this.
Image sources: Sarah / Janet / Jessie / Clueless / All Saints / Drew / Clarissa
p.s. turns out I just needed to actually post, in order to get my blogging mojo back. Sometimes it's as simple as JUST DOING IT and not putting it off any longer. x