While your IG newsfeed is being flooded with #tbt photos of your girlfriends in pigtails and leg warmers, Disclosed is using this beautiful September Thursday to take you back to some of our favorite moments of yesteryear. The fashion, the music, and the entertainment of the past is where we have some of our fondest memories. For today’s Throwback Thursday we are throwing it back to the decade I know best, the nineties.
Diddy aka P. Diddy aka Puff Daddy and his Bad Boy roster ran the airwaves in the 90’s. From Total to Faith Evans to Ma$e, they created the hits that we popped into our cassette player (yes I said cassette player) and walkmans. But my favorite Bad Boy group was 112. One of the original 90’s boy bands in my book (after Boyz II Men of course), they brought us hits like “Cupid” and “Only You.”
The style from back then, much of which is making a comeback, was all about baggy jeans, oversized sweat suits, and bulky sneakers. At three years old, my mom dressed me up in the cutest outfit for a picture I took in 1990 with Olan Mills photography. I was all pink everything in a puffy cotton sweat suit, turtleneck, leg warmers, and white on white high-top Reebok classics sitting pretty in a wicker chair (you all remember those 90’s wicker chairs. I’m sure your auntie had one in her sunroom). Oh and you can’t forget the foot strap leggings keeping you oh so warm in the winter.
Now let’s talk about tv and film. Totally as if! Cher and Dionne (Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash) made us feel so fetch in their 1995 box office hit Clueless. Soon after it became a small screen success with three seasons of the bougie high school kids we adored. I had all of the Clueless books and those fuzzy pens that made me feel like the coolest girl in class.
Do you remember the ORIGINAL crochet braids? I begged and begged my Mama for this hairstyle so she pulled out a crochet needle and made it happen. Me and my closest friends all had them and we called ourselves the Brady Bunch (corny I know).
The 90’s was the last decade of pure fun without technology glued to our hips. I just remember being a kid without a care in the world jamming to TLC while waiting for the latest episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to come on my 13-inch tv/vcr combo. Share your reminiscent moments in the comment section below.
-Renée Nicole Gibson Twitter: disclosednative IG: ms_disclosednative