It seems I’m stuck……in 2010. First I saw the above from NYLON magazine (which I have on a “cool” pedestal) knocking my affinity for vampires on television. Netflix only of course since actual TV is like soooooo 2007*.
Next, I became a little obsessed with these No. 6 boots below on Julianne Moore:
Know when the picture was taken? 2010.
This last one is a bit of a stretch but three things always illustrate a point better than two….. sooooo THIRDLY, Florence + the Machine, currently one of my favorite listening pleasures, well, Florence + the Machine** became “mainstream” in 2010 (album launched in 2009 but You Tube videos came in 2010 – I know I’m reaching).
I can’t help thinking about a Gilmore Girls episode where Rory’s friends throw a 2002 themed party (the actual year this episode aired was 2006) – they all wore Ugg’s and listened to music from that long ago (4 years) time.
I’m not sure if it’s my age or just the state of the world but it’s all blurring together. Look at fashion, you see 80’s revival, grunge (90’s), boho mania (70’s), mod mama’s (60’s) and Ugg’s. I’m going shopping with my sister this weekend and I’m dying to see her in a skirt a la June Cleaver (50’s).
I’m suspecting the “Internet” is to blame for this lack of definition concerning the decades and years. Every thing from every time is available with a few clicks. It takes too much effort to come up with something new when you can hit a few buttons and scroll through millions of images and just choose one for yourself. I’m really hoping there’s some kind of micro culture happening in a younger generation that’s anti-everything and then maybe we’ll see something worthy of a new catch-phrase in 2020.
*2007 being the year we disconnected our cable and went with out “tv”……of course there’s been a steady stream of Netflix since then and THANK GOD for apple TV.
** Yeah I know Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos called and they want their music back.