90s Revival Drained Again

May 26, 2009 | By Bridget Burns | Archive, Entertainment, Trends


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Pixie Geldof attends the Dolce & Gabbana Party at the Le Baoli, Port Canto during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2009 in Cannes, France.   Oh the 1990′s!  If you troll Ebay the way I do you will notice that any vintage floral rayon onesie is labelled with “90′s revival” and having been a college student at the time, I can say it’s not always a good thing.  It was the era of overplucked eyebrows, matte makeup and Chanel’s Vamp nail polish.

Pixie has opted out of the bald brow aesthetic and she actually looks quite striking in cropped peroxide blonde and near black lipstick, but if the dark lipstick trends’  life cycle is anything like that of distressed denim, you will be seeing some terrible appropriations in suburban malls in a few years.

Queen Latifah wore a dark lip to the premiere of “The Secret Life of Bees” in October and Gwyneth Paltrow has been flirting with the darkest of reds all year.   Do you think we will be seeing nouveau Jean Harlows in our town this year?  Take a walk down memory lane to the 1990′s Vamp look here.


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