Thursday, May 8, 2014

When Roads Felt Like Home

Last year saw some raised fashionable eyebrows when Hedi Slimane launched her fall-winter collection for Saint Laurent. No, punk and grunge were not back, at least not in their whole, overwhelming, on the face selves. But they certainly seemed to have inspired even the most tailored of Slimane's outfits.

The word Grunge was supposedly taken as anti fashion. As I was watching a documentary on Vogue's journey so far, almost all the editors sort of did not like the 90s: the years of Nirvana, Courntey Love, ripped jackets, ripped fishnets, greasy hair,  dr. Martins...They were glad that it got over and designers were launching new things.

Even when no one is launching anything, even when there seems to be all rest and calm, youth finds its way into alternate fashion. Every year, you can see thousands of men and women rocking the look on tumbler and pinterest. There always seems to be a team against the picture perfect, dolled up majority.

The mainstream will always resist the extreme. But rebels will do what they do best. No matter how many nude pumps are manufactured yearly, no matter how much the beauty salons have appreciated their incomes,  the grunge, the bohemian or both will always be there.

So have you liked my Facebook page yet.

The girls in the picture below caught my fancy every afternoon before their performances at Auto Expo. Loved the way they dressed and sat there everyday, carefree, not giving a damn to the world. 





45 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL...!
    I love this post.
    Very well written..it struck a chord.

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.blogspot.in
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  2. Grunge is totally underappreciated, but keep rocking it! It's active social commentary (like most fashion), unique, and intriguing.

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  3. I remember very well at the 90´s and the grunges time. This was a special area and today a touch of grunge still a trend. Wish you a great weekend.

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  4. Love the title of your post. These girls look so carefree and happy. love their dressing sense!
    I totally love your hands and the nail paint! :)
    Interesting post...

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  5. I have this rebel kinda phase too, but i experiment more with my make-up n let it all out ! love ur accessories , gets the whole look together with that leather jacket !
    N yup i upgraded my lens lately but camera is my old usual canon 700 d !
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  6. i love black and white images its look so real

    Beach holiday

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  7. these are great pics. inspirational fashion!

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  8. love those pictures ! ♥

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  9. Cool!
    http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

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  10. hey thanks for the comment :) your blog is very cool

    hugs from Germany

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  11. Amazing grunge style and pics !!


    Kisses Rupa


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  12. awesome photos. =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  13. This is am extremely well written post.
    I remember my rebel phase. It lasted about two months :P. Now my wardrobe consists of the most boring clothes in the universe.

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  14. Hi Rupa, this is such a nice read.

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  15. I'm loving your post!
    Have a great Sunday :)
    xx Tina

    Style Sinners

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  16. Sometimes I like dressing up bit more grungy as well- messy hair, dark red lips, black nails are really small details, but can definitely make the outfit a bit more grungy!

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  17. nice post, cool photos!!

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  18. Its fashion when its uninhibited, indisciplined n original. Grunge is that too! Nice post!

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  19. Aaah.. the times! Beautiful :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    Maybe you have time to see my New outfit pohttp://fictitious-fashion.blogspot.in/2014/05/pants-on-fire.htmlst Pants on Fire!

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  20. Sorry.. wrong link

    Maybe you have time to see my New outfit post Pants on Fire!

    Love
    Akanksha

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  21. Amazing pics!

    xx

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  22. Really nice!!

    xoxo
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  23. well expressed!!

    loving the 1st nd the 4th pic and ofcourse urs ;-)


    Love
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  24. Cool grange!

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  25. Such a great post! :)U'RE SO STYLISH! IT'S ALWAYS A PLEASURE VISIT YOUR BLOG!♥

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  26. Love these pictures, really stylish post.

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  27. Great pics!

    Do you want to follow each other ?

    Kisses,

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  28. Love the post!!!

    xx http://magicalsergiofashion.blogspot.com

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  29. I love and adore the grunge and bohemian style, its very close to my nature!
    I know that many designers dont love it, but also there are some who always inspire in the 90´s.
    Its more then just style of wearing, I thing its a style of life
    Very nice pictures doll
    :)

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  30. One of the most difficult things to do in life is to be who you are. I totally get this!

    Stay Chic,
    Alicia
    Lattes & Lacee

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  31. The grunge is a beautiful trend. Kisses!

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  32. Love grunge style!!! Normally, i'd associate it with bands like nirvana. But these girls look amazing!! <3 Great shots you've taken!! :)

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  33. I always love grunge style and wearin boots, its really cool and gorgeous style, i love this post!

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  34. Love it!

    Yasmeen x
    http://themirroraffects.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Love these pictures, nice post!

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  36. Love the title and love the post :)
    Grunge is truly underappreciated.

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