My outfit seems like the uniform of the 90s: platform Doc Martens, butterfly clips, a leather jacket, and mom jeans.
I am inspired by the rebellious and grunge attitude of the decade that became manifested into classic high school movies, from Clueless to The Breakfast Club (whose quotes are featured in this photo set). Growing up in the suburbs of another decade, it seems that we have lost the laid-back, yet edgy feeling of a 90s teen. In a world now dominated by the quick pace of technology and competition, we rarely see the same poetic nonchalance as projected by 90s pop culture. Wearing 90s inspired clothes allows me to tap into that relaxed attitude, as I stomp around in my platform boots. With the loose fit of 90s clothes, I am able to ditch the contemporary comfort suit of sweatpants and sweatshirts for a pair of mom jeans and an oversized sweater.
The common setting of many famous late-80s, 90s, as well as indie films take place in a suburban town, featuring high school teens. I am fascinated by the intricacies of such a setting. Because of the lack of surface excitement as a city would provide, the suburban teen entertains herself. With neighborhoods filled with the quiet echo of a birdcall and lined with similar looking houses, it becomes the perfect brooding grounds for different d
Through this photoset, I want to embody the classic