Friday, May 11, 2012

Flashback Friday: Vintage is from when??

Hellllooo darling friends and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! You may have noticed there was no Throwback Thursday post yesterday (sorry!) Life just got in the way and I wasn't able to get it up in time. HOWEVER! Today, I have a special treat for you! Flashback Friday! Like Throwback Thursday, but different! (and no, I'm not planning on this being a regular thing, just today or days where I have something flashback'y to share;)

So, let's discuss "vintage"! When someone says the word "vintage" what do you think of? In my head, "vintage" to me still means *old* stuff--like probably from the 60's and earlier? Like if I'm poking through an antique store, it would be full of antiques and very "vintage" stuff!

Well, let me share an article with you that I saw earlier this week that just baffled my mind on what is now *technically* considered "vintage"!

The 90s Are Now Officially "Vintage" According to the People Who Deem Things Vintage

by Danica Lo, Glamour Magazine

Today in things that may or may not make you feel old: according to the people who officially deem things "vintage"—turns out, "vintage" isn't just synonymous with "really old"—clothes and accessories from the 1990s can now officially be deemed vintage.
My favorite 90s show: My So Called Life

A few months ago, we told you about how LA's Decades co-founder Cameron Silver was on the hunt for vintage 90s items, and today, Catwalk Queen reports that Patricia Dillon, the Divisional Leader of Design and Applied Arts at the University of Wolverhampton, has decreed: 

For something to be classed as Vintage it needs to be of sufficient quality of design and creative execution for it to stand the test of time and be relevant and desirable to future discerning generations. The 90s are now officially classified as Vintage because we are two decades on and a new generation is starting to discover and enjoy the creative fruits of musicians, designers, artists and film makers who delivered their ideas 20 years ago.

What does this mean? Well, things that were popular in the 90s—like grunge, big shoes, neon, babydoll dresses, neo-preppy, and Euro-designer monograms (everywhere, on everything)—are back in a big way. What do you think about that?
(via here)

Can you believe it?? The 90's still don't seem *that* far away to me. Many of my favorite memories happen in the late 90's, and it just makes me feel sooooo super old to think that the stuff I wore, knew, and loved are all now considered vintage...

Were you surprised at this fact? What is your favorite thing about the 90's? Or what is something you miss most from that decade?


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