Friday, July 3, 2009

CC misses...

CC was inspired by this Bon Bon Rose post to wax nostalgic about the 90s... Some of CC’s experiences are personal, others universal... [First photo, 1991 Versace ad].
Here are CC’s 9 90’s picks:
CC misses:
1. Step aerobics... Whatever happened to this exercise craze? Italian Vogue, June 2006.
2. Tanning, oblivious to the consequences. French Vogue, August 2005.
3. “It” bags. V, March 2008.
4. Supermodels. Italian Vogue, September 1994.
5. Touring Europe on $30 a day while in college. This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashionadaption.
6. Partying til the wee hours and then crashing in full makeup. Italian Vogue editorial by Craig McDean.
7. Lifeguarding. Russian Vogue, June 2006.
8. Looking in the mirror and not seeing a single line or wrinkle! Elle, July 2005.
9. Shiny minis and fuzzy shrunken sweaters a la Donna Martin. Versace ad campaign, Spring 1994.
What do you miss about the last decade of the last century, darlings?
xoxox,
CC
P.S. If you haven’t already, definitely check out the blog that pays homage to this divine era, Children of the 90s.

71 comments:

Sweety P said...

Even though, I was a little girl in the 1990s, I do remember watching supermodels on Style Files! I remember when all fashion magazines would have a supermodel on the cover each month! The 90s was a wonderful time for fashion!

Iva said...

OMG! I miss so much about it! It was amazing! Beautiful spread, you did a fantastic job with this post. So true about the tanning!!

<3,
Iva

Stephanie Clayton said...

great post! love that versace ad, first pic!
i miss cozy flannel shirts worn grunge-style, but they seem to be making a comeback.
i also miss #8!! (don't we all?!)

xoxo

Nemerae said...

Amazing pics!! love them all =)
xx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ha step aerobics! wonderful post CC! have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

Little Rus said...

Such a lovely post!!!!!!!!!! Brings back so many memories... I'd also add blue eyeshadows. :) You know it was the time of the original BH90210 and everyone was wearing blue eyeshadows. :))) And those tiny mini sweaters, too. I used to knit mine myself.
And of course, the supermodels...
Oh, I really miss 90's...
Thanks so much for this post, darling!
xxx

Children of the Nineties said...

Thanks for the shoutout, love! I'm sure you're not surprised I love these, particularly that last Versace one. It just screams 90s!

pranksygang said...

you are right about tanning dear!! thanks for the post .. .i would like to post this in my blog!

Erika said...

Leg warmers. I truly miss leg warmers. My sister bought me a pair for Christmas a couple years back. Maybe if I wore them over skinny jeans with ballerina flats I could revive this long-forgotten style! :)

Jennifer said...

Hmmm...crashing in bed with full make up. That's my life story NOW. Haha.

You picked some great ones. I miss supermodels...nowadays magazine covers are just splashed with celebrities. :(

I miss cheesy sitcoms from the '90s. I'm tired of reality television!

Kristin said...

Thanks for the shout out! And oh the days where I baked in the sun and had yet to see the results of it. Sigh.

Tracey Ellle said...

the socks and the shoes.. lol.. soloo cute... amazing job... love the 90s..

Ela said...

Oh the shrunken sweaters, I had a few of those! What I miss most about the 90's...being able to eat a Big Mac and still keeping a flat stomach :)

oskarsobsession said...

well fahsionwise not much since i was born in the 90's
but the cartoons I do miss, cartoons now a days
are so bad. language, theme, and its so digital
unlike back then

polishedsense said...

I love these throw-backs...where did you find them? I love the Versace adds. Perfect finds Carrie!

X♥X♥

Jessica

Fifi Flowers said...

I think you summed it ALL up for moi... we have many things in common! LOVE the photos you used... très FAB!!!
Bon week-end!
Fifi

Marian said...

OH MY i love this post so much. the shrunken jumpers,the shiny minis. i loved those so much! i miss the orginal supermodels, i miss R&B music from groups liKe TLC(rest in peace Left eye),Michael Jackson's 90's music,Aaliyah(RIP),Gianni Versace,Princess Diana... i could go on :)
Muah
Marian.

Mo said...

i love this post! i miss all the classic tv shows, and those days when people cared about how they looked (like in the fifties when everyone dressed up to go to the grocery store) i was born in 1993, but i miss people that had a focus.

i love the morning after photo. so gorgeous!

Sher said...

the 90s were fun. I was a kept woman during that time. SAHM.

stilettolover91 said...

Awesome pics!!!!! Love all their outfits & the girls r beautiful!! Fantastic post as always!!

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Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I loved the 90s! I also love that picture with vibrant colored handbags! I had some hot pink ones in my day too :) XOXO

Allison said...

Awwe, I've been watching Beverly Hills 90210 lately, and thought about how gutsy Donna Martin was for her extremelyyy cropped sweaters.
I miss supermodels too. Now it's mostly celebrities on magazine covers.
And so true about tanning! = / While I love being tan, and laying out by the pool, in the back of my head that icky word "cancer" pops up, ruining it a bit.

Enjoy your weekend, darling CC!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh my gosh, i have similar versace jeans from back in the days. : )
ps thanks for the lovely b-day wish.

Mo said...

thanks! :) that means a lot since you're blog rocks!
xoxo Mo

Dana (MODAna) said...

oh boy... I miss it too

shopgirl28 said...

Great 90s post. I was born in August of 1989, so I consider myself more of a product of the 90s than of the 80s.

Wanderlusting said...

Cute! I love #5 and I still do "Tanning, oblivious to the consequences" except I'm not oblivious...just taking my chances lol. Luckily we don't get much sun up here and I don't use beds!

I was born in 81 so I was a child of the 80's and a teenager of the 90's - deadly combo!

leeselooks said...

i am a 80s/90's girl through and through.

NOT only was i born in the 80s but i am obsessed with everything from the era.

esp. movies + music.
and can you ever deny a bold shoulder?

have a fabulous weekend cc.

x

Underfunded Heiress said...

Those 90's supermodels were sooo gorgeous. I don't think the models now can compare. As a teen, I thought Cindy C was the bomb! Haha. Cool photos!

LOL. I used to go to step aerobics and I actually owned a step aerobic and the video to workout in my living room!!!

Carol said...

step aerobics, yes!! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Sandra said...

I <3 90's!! So happy the trend is back!!

box-of-style

lisa said...

I miss Clueless, Counting Crows, Smashing Pumpkins, and REM.

janettaylor said...

J'adore 90's and I totally love the first photo!

XoXo

CMA said...

loving these photographs..theyre beautiful!
thanks for stopping by and the lovely comments

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Notion said...

hey sorry i haven't been here in a while, but i'm back

and i think that a lot of colors on a woman is sexy and really alluring, that first pic is really hot

Elizabeth Marie said...

I miss supermodels too...sometimes I get a teeeeeeny annoyed when I see Hillary Duff or whomever on the cover of Vogue. :)

And step aerobics???! Where DID that go?

I love this post CC!! I hope you have a great holiday weekend!! XOXO

Fastidious Babe said...

ah the 90's! i miss step classes! XD


lovely post, as always xx

Lily G. said...

wow, total blast from the past. Love it!

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Terence Sambo said...

omg :o] fun times1 even tho i was still lil and trying to comprehend fashion and all d fabulosity, d 90's were chic... My mum used to step to some video aerobics back in d early 90's with all d gear feeling chic....lol

Fashion Moment said...

Great, great post!

FM~FP~AF

La Couturier said...

Ah, the nineties (:

I do miss it!

bisous,
La C.

Hunters Glory said...

Five Star! Subject and Pix!

CC = A+++++

;)

WendyB said...

Waah!I miss the models.

Diego R. Wyatt said...

LOL...I was just at the gym and my trainer was yelling for me to try step aerobics...and I didn't know people still did it. The 90s was a great decade, great fashion and style. I desprately miss the era supermodels ruled the universe! Who would have thought that some are still around AND relevant today!

Make Do Style said...

Love it! The 90s were such fun.

HiFashion said...

I liked the grunge style of the 90's. Lol, I remember step aerobics...you're right...Where did it go???

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

i love these photos especially the versace ads. thanks for bringing them back.

Kristen said...

Oh I love that! I don't remember the early 90's but the fashion was just so fun! Not exactly the most fashionable, but definitely fun :)

Breeahna said...

I miss my parents paying for my clothes! haha

E said...

So awesome. Great post!

jess said...

I don't remember much of the nineties since I was a little kid. I do remember the Spice Girls though,they were my favorite.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

FABulous Blast from the past CC!
I sometimes can't believe how Versace had long gone & another tragic death too...We must continue to celebrate his fashion... ~XO*

Secretista said...

I miss the 90s...

Belle de Ville said...

I miss being young and thin enough (as I was in the 90s) to not only fit but to look good in the shiny minis and fluffy sweaters.
I don't miss step aerobics...I tried it only once and that was too much.

Francie. said...

step arobics is still big where I live, or perhaps we're just late on the uptake. I've actually been going to a few classes, and you get absolutely BUGGERED by the end of it! haha x

K8 said...

Great post, I love all the wonderful pictures!

OceanDreams said...

He he, I just watched a movie made in the late 90's and then I hopped online and saw your post - great timing.

I have to say I really don't miss the 90's styles. Even though some of them are coming back in again. Oh brother. Great post darling and Happy 4th!

tiltumaria said...

Cool pics! I can't really pick out that much, since I was so little... Maybe I'll try later. Living in the States is one of them!
xxx

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Gabbi said...

Awesome post dearest CC... you made me miss things I'd forgotten all about!

Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July...xxoxo

Anika said...

Oh I adored that list, it brought back the best memories. And I agree with every single one of them. Lets reminisce away :)

Suntanning, step aerobics (lol, maybe we can skip this? ;), it bags, supermodels and shin minis and shrunken fuzzy sweaters!!!

Bring em back, I say ;)

have a lovely weekend bella...happy 4th :)

Blan said...

wow... I love 90's too!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

How amazing! You always post such great posts!
Very Inspirational

xx

MITICA said...

wooow great source!!

Twobreadsplease said...

I adore the 90s and i love love love this soooo much, thank you! x

Pau said...

Yes, Gianni Versace dresses look fantastic.
XXX wapa ;)

michellehendra said...

i love the bikini and the colorful legging! really! pretty post!! :)

xx

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i miss the time when designer pieces were exclusive and not as mainstream as today!
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Zakuro Yugo (ZY) said...

In fact, i never saw the 90's fashion scene in real time.
So, now i just see the past.
Fun to see supermodels were fresh and walked cool on videos and pics including this post.
You have good personal fashion memories in 90's, don't you?
Past is past's.
Present is present's.
Better to think like this,,,i feel.
But sometimes It is comfortable to remember the sweet past memories;)

Alya said...

I miss supermodels. I miss having absolutely no responsibility (that I knew of at the time!). I miss the little ol' me! My have I grown up!

rossovelvet said...

My dear nineties, my dear youth !!
It's fun because I really miss EIGHTIES altough I was born in '92 !!

But gym.... and tacky taste... and grunge... even game-boys, tamagochis and so on....