UNIFORM | The Camp Moc

Photo of Princess Caroline in the late 80s/early 90s via Simplicity City.

I'm always drawn to camp moccasins and driving mocs, probably because of their obvious menswear appeal, but have never felt like I could really pull them off without looking overly conservative or preppy. I stand completely corrected because Princess Caroline shows me how it's done with a long trench, a bandana headband and...
September 28, 2015 by Lizzie
Tags: 80s 90s UNIFORM

WORD | Chloë Sevigny

There are people that can truly embody an iconic style, and then there are those who create it. Does Chloë Sevigny read as a tomboy? Sure, but more so, she reads as Chloë—the downtown creative scene's muse for 20 years. Beginning in the early 90s when she modeled for Sassy Magazine and appeared in a Sonic Youth video, and then starred in the notorious 1995 indie film Kids, Sevigny became the...
March 22, 2015 by Lizzie
Tags: 90s WORD

UNIFORM | M-1951 Field Jacket

So, OK, I've been watching a lot of the high school cult-favorite Freaks and Geeks lately. Set in a Detroit suburb in 1980, but airing for just one season in 1999 (my junior year, but somehow I totally missed it...I know, I know!), this early Judd Apatow sitcom is quickly climbing into my top ten. It's no shocker if you've seen the show that I'm obsessed with the lead character Lindsay Weir....
September 03, 2014 by Lizzie

ICON | Ali MacGraw

With the epitome of classic style mixed with a good heaping of tomboy leanings, Ali MacGraw wins it every decade. One of my favorite photos though, is this one by William Claxton circa 1971.
August 18, 2014 by Lizzie

SCENE | Neon Stockyards

This may just be a type of visual hangover from last night's Robyn and Röyksopp show at the Hollywood Bowl (lasers galore), but Toronto-based Etsy shop Neon Stockyards is fulfilling my weekday cravings for everything 80s and 90s. So much good stuff to take in.

[Thanks for the rec, Knit Wit.]
June 30, 2014 by Lizzie
Tags: 80s 90s SCENE

UNIFORM | No Tee No Shade

This Gag shirt ($40) by No Tee No Shade made me laugh and remember these guys.
June 23, 2014 by Lizzie
Tags: 90s UNIFORM

GEAR | The Freestyle Shark Watch

In this era of sweeping reissues, I don't think there has been a comeback that has brought me more nostalgic joy than the Freestyle Shark Watch($55). In the late 80s and early 90s Shark Watches were the ultimate surf rat accessory, now they're back with the original velcro bands (shark leashes!) and styles. They're still water resistant up to 100 meters, backed by a lifetime warranty, and totally...
June 22, 2014 by Lizzie
Tags: 80s 90s GEAR


Photo of actress Missy Farmer while shooting La Route De Salina by Philippe Le Tellier, 1969.

It's undeniable that tie dye is back, and not just in the look I'm at Coachella!way or the traditional Japanese indigo way—lately I've been seeing the classic spiral tie-dye shirts that we all remember from summer camp, especially in monotones. And why not? Tie dye is still totally fun. I love these ultra...
April 15, 2014 by Lizzie
Tags: 60s 90s UNIFORM

GEAR | The Woody Wagon

Photo of a woman and her 1948 Pontiac Streamliner woody wagon at Hardy Ridge, WA. in October 1949 via The Smithsonian Archives.

There are few more nostalgic symbols of Americana and adventure than the iconic woody wagon. From Ford to Pontiac to Chrysler to Oldsmobile to Mercury to Buick, it seems like every American carmaker was doing it. But when considering the timeline of the woody wagon, 1949...
January 21, 2014 by Lizzie
Tags: 40s 90s GEAR

ICON | Laura Ballance

Photo of Superchunk bass player and co-founder of Merge Records Laura Ballance via NY Mag.

"The entire time I've been in the band, people have asked, 'What's it like being a woman in a band?' It's like being a man in a band."—Laura Ballance

Thanks Dana.
September 16, 2013 by Lizzie
Tags: 90s ICONS