15 October 2009

The Grunge Revival

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photos from Teen Vogue

A few thoughts on the subject:
  1. Yes, I'm old enough to remember grunge the first time around, so I can't really go back.
  2. Which brings us to the point that I'm probably too old to be looking at Teen Vogue.
  3. If it's See by Chloe, it's by definition, not really grunge anyway.
  4. Despite those glaring facts, I can't stop staring at this editorial. Isn't this what fall's supposed to look like? Take note, Mother Nature, take note.

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39 comments:

Laura said...

wow that editorial is beautiful!

Becca Jane said...

I'm not all about the grunge, although I do like this editorial. I have to say though, that a marc jacobs dress to me does not say grunge, it says lovely, so I'll still wear it regardless.

jayne said...

this is a fantastic editorial! this isn't just a total regurgitation of grunge, but definitely a new more classy spin on it. I would totally wear these looks if the idea of hipster plaid wasn't the first thing that came to mind

Jenny said...

I think that we must be around the same age, because all four of those apply to me, except maybe the one about reading teen vogue. I tend to pick up the regular vogue often enough (but I must admit to reading seventeen well past my seventeenth birthday) however, i love those pages you picked. I like the fact that if it is grunge, it is a more bohemian version of it. no irritating stonewashed denim this time. yay!

ruby and the leopard said...

i like to look through teen vogue's fashion pages ,and im 34 !

VestedBeeVintage said...

I couldn't agree more with Jayne! super niiice classy spin collection!

Kelley Anne said...

I like it too. I wasn't much of a grunge fan then, but this seems to be a brighter, cheerier version...and with cleaner hair:)

Nikki said...

great editorial! the setting and the clothes match well

april said...

I've been waiting for grunge to really come back! I liked it then and I like it now! Although, the sea of plaid that's happening is kind of comical.

It will be interesting to see how high-end-grunge sells this time around. Perry Ellis anyone?

laurakitty said...

I really hated the grunge look at the time and I still hate it when I see it out and about, but I adore the first look- have I lost my mind?

bravegrrl said...

yeah, to me these looks aren't exactly grungy.... it's classic layering, no? anywhooo, i love it!!!

redhedgingerbread said...

oh my... freshman year of highschool I saw the cover of Elle with grunge-i-fied models and HAD to copy the look the next day; continued for several months. The memories!! I do like this look even better; but I fully admit that I was one of those gals that loved "grunge" (still do!)

Rachel C. said...

i, too, am old enough to remember the grunge era's first time around very clearly and this is waaay better than anything me or my friends ever sported!

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

well...this editorial just harkens back to the controversy caused by the marc jacobs grunge-y looks in the early '90s. certainly that wasn't, by definition, grunge either. but i can tell you i still vividly remember a certain mj spread in bazaar that defined my wardrobe for the next several years.

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

Oh, I too was so excited when I opened up my TeenVogue to this editorial! I thought it was so gorgeous and a fresh take on the grunge look; I especially love the first look. And, the nature aspect is just so beautiful. Teen Vogue really does have some lovely editorials sometimes.

Q's Daydream said...

wow! I need the dress in the third picture!

AlicePleasance said...

I'm too old enough as well...
Not fool for the grunge revival, but this ed is definitely nice!

Love the new blog header!!

Lacey Starr said...

I'm old enough to have worn this look the first time around. My husband already kinda dresses like the male model in these photos so he'll be happy to know he's finally in style ;) I miss being able to look like a ragamuffin without just looking homeless.

pineapplemint said...

i'm with you on the grunge revival - no need to relive freshman year of high school, thanks. but this editorial is lovely and there are many nice elements of grunge that, if used sparingly, can be worked nicely into a wardrobe. i love the boots, for example.

the spectator said...

I agree with pineapplemint. Personally I love the woolly hats.

Re Mother Nature: my sister-in-law goes over to the U.S. annually with her partner for a 6 week camping trip in Yellowstone. They have had to cut it short to blizzards!!!

caramelizedvintage said...

I wasn't around during the grunge era so pretty much what I know is what I've seen from photos. I think the only things that appeal to me are the floral dresses and boots of that time. I like that guy's grey sweater from this collection, though, haha.

Katherine said...

What a perfect spin on grunge! Teen vogue always seems to surprise me. :)

Piglet said...

Wow, I'm not usually a grunge fan (also probably being a bit too old for it this time!) but that editorial is lovely.

CMA said...

i ADORE this
gorgeous in every way

-cma
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electricat said...

Cool !
This is beautiful :)

electricat said...

Cool !
This is beautiful :)

R. said...

ahhh, I love this! I especially like the guy's looks but those dresses are gorgeous as well. Makes me want more flannel and cardigans in my wardrobe.

mariebelle said...

great pictures!

Ashley said...

OH! Those outfits! Those pictures! I'm in dreamland!

Claire said...

I'm not totally into grunge, but I like the editorial too. I like the use of layering, and some of the pieces they are wearing are really pretty.

*Claire

Claire said...

Oh, and by the way, I like your new blog header!

jesse.anne.o said...

I think Teen Vogue has better ready-to-wear and less editorial spreads, which is why I read it. I never read regular Vogue and I'm 35.

Agreed, I was there for the 1st grunge and don't necessarily want a repeat (especially since I had to break myself from the habit of NOT caring about size/fit because of it)...but this does seem to be a little classier.

The Waves said...

I love the pictures, and I've definitely done grunge back in the day. I am hesitant to say that you shouldn't re-live it though. Over all the look has been updated pretty well, and I don't think it is necessary to be a teenager to pull it off. Just skip the girliest cuts and colours, perhaps, and you'd be left with modern-looking layering.

miss milki said...

This is a gorgeous editorial. (I'm going to have to go buy Ten Vogue now! :) ) Its not REALLY grunge anyway, so I think we're safe! :)

Lala Lopez said...

the perfect example of why you're never to old to pick up teen vogue ;)

martiarti said...

georgeus!

furianna said...

I've thought the 4 points over and really, they apply on me as well!

Eyeliah said...

Linked on my blog, http://stylesymmetry.com/2009/11/02/plaid-jewelry-overdose-boyfriend-t-shirts-and-hats/
xx Eyeliah

Anonymous said...

nice, although i'm getting strong notes of preppy, and also european and scandinavian, that weren't around for grunge's first life. shape, proportions, and layering are recognizable, though.

are you sure this isn't hanzel and gretel, all grown up?