#ThrowbackThursday: Fashion in 90s Teen Flicks

In respect of #ThrowbackThursday, let’s pay a fashion tribute to some of my favourite 90s teen flicks. If you’re about my age, you probably remember these films (because they were so awesome!). Otherwise, download them on iTunes Store and enjoy your 90s teen flick marathon this weekend. Whether you like it or not, there is a 90s revival going on in the fashion world. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and pay our respects to the original 90s style:

#1: Empire Records (1995)

#ThrowbackThursday: Empire Records

Cropped sweaters. Plaid skirts. Oversized t-shirts. Empire Records‘ style still holds true today. This film defined music and Liv Tyler. I’m still grooving to Reese Witherspoon singing “Sugarhigh” till this day and dreaming of cropped sweaters.

#2: Cruel Intentions (1999)

#ThrowbackThursday: Cruel Intentions

I watched Cruel Intentions tonight via Fox Movies Play and it all came back to me… Ryan Phillippe was so hot and Kathryn Merteuil is a bigger bitch than Blair Waldorf. From Kathryn‘s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) sexy power suit to Cecile Caldwell‘s (Selma Blair) innocent getups, Cruel Intentions is 99% sexy and 1% evil. Who knew that clothes can tell you so much about a person?

#3: Romeo + Juliet (1996)

#ThrowbackThursday: Romeo + Juliet

From the first time the duo met at the Capulet‘s costume party, Romeo + Juliet captured my heart with their whirlwind romance and tore it apart within 90 minutes. I thought Juliet‘s (Claire Danes) wedding dress was simply beautiful yet age-appropriate. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) stayed true to his Caribbean-style with the floral tie and sharp navy suit. I watched this again last night and wept like a baby (we all know how this movie ends!).

#4: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

#ThrowbackThursday: 10 Things I Hate About You

Heath Ledgersigh. You are missed dearly. Based on Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew”, 10 Things I Hate About You is such a lovable teen flick. I think I’ve seen this film like 15 times or more. Kat Stratford‘s (Julia Stiles) slinky blue dress is still very relevant today. But, she’s gotta lose those curls.

#5: Clueless (1995)

#ThrowbackThursday: Clueless

You can’t talk about fashion in 90s teen flicks without Clueless (as if!). Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and her posse changed the face of fashion in film before Sex and the City. True story! We all know the outrageous school outfits by heart. Essentially, the girls can’t live without their mini skirts, knee-high socks and sweaters over shirts. Très chic!

#6: Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

#ThrowbackThursday: Can't Hardly Wait

I lovvveeeeee this film so much when I was a teenager. In fact, I hunted for a baby blue tank top and blue skirt so I can pretend to be Jennifer Love Hewitt. Strangely, Can’t Hardly Wait inspired me to write my first confessional letter. He never got the letter. I guess he doesn’t need it now.

Fash-Icon: Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I AM OBSESSED. Not just the film, but with Rooney Mara. I watched ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ over the weekend and was blown away by Rooney Mara‘s raw, complex performance of heavily tattooed, pierced-up Lisbeth Salander. I mean, who is this girl? I don’t even remember her in ‘Youth in Revolt’ (BTW, that was a damn good film too). David Fincher didn’t disappoint with his remake of the first chapter of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. Trent Reznor and Atticus Rose absolutely killed it with the haunting, blood-pumping soundtrack. This blog post pays homage to this incredible film and a bright new star, Rooney Mara. See her amazing editorial in last February’s W magazine and the latest H&M collaboration with ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’, Trish Summerville.

Rooney Mara is going to go farrr.

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere’s silk and cotton knit top. Tawapa earrings, Jelena Behrend necklace.

This girl needs to eat! Ooh, cute vintage tutu.
Total bad-ass.
Fun Fact: Her tattoos aren’t real. But her piercings are – ouch, nipples!

I felt the chills when watching the film – serious cold winter!

This film made me wanna ride the bike – seriously, how hottttt is this? (Pls, I don’t mean a Harley).

Hello Lisbeth Salander wannabes, here’s how you can inject a little Lisbeth’s edginess into your wardrobe.

The H&M x The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo collection is already available in Singapore since 17 December. If there are still any left!

images: W magazine & H&M

60s Fashion Galore in ‘The Help’ and Win 10 Pairs of Movie Tickets!

Before I start ooh-ing and ahh-ing about the delicious 60s fashion displayed in “The Help”, let me tell you that everyone left the theater with teary eyes. “The Help” is such a beautiful, heart-warming story about a brave young aspiring author who went through thick and thin to get the African American maids to tell their stories about their employers a.k.a. the White families and their hard life during the American 1960’s civil rights movement era. The film stars Emma Stone (the new Hollywood “IT” girl), Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis and etc. You have to catch this film – not only for the fashion but the story.

Fash-Eccentric is giving away 10 pairs of tickets to “The Help” (valid for Singapore residents only).

Just answer a simple question: What is the title of the book written by Skeeter (played by Emma Stone’s character) in the movie?

To participate, join my Facebook Page and answer your questions there. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 25 October 2011.

Emma Stone is so adorable, don’t you love her?

Bryce Dallas Howard has the nicest dresses in the film but she’s such a bitch in the film! Anyway, she got her payback.

Ahh, I want to have a garden party too.

Allison Janney‘s baby blue dress is vintage love!

White families are not the only ones with style. The African American maids dress up for their Sunday church.

Even the men look delicious!

Pink pencil skirt and bosoms!

Love the cat-eyed spectacles and typewriter. So old-school!

Ooh la la! This yellow jumpsuit is awesome and the telephone too!

images: Dreamworks Pictures studios