Posts tagged "nostalgia"

Frisky Q&A: Tiffany Talks About Her New Tour And Her Lingering Fondness For Jean Jackets

I was already convinced that the coolest of girls had red hair, thanks to Pippi Longstocking. But then Tiffany exploded on the scene in 1987 with her monster hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Tiffany was one of the first CDs I ever purchased and I listened to it on repeat for hours at a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 13, 2011

Ryan Reynolds Swears He Was A Mega-Awkward Teen

“Up until I was like, 18, I looked like a Vietnamese girl. I remember, it took me a while to learn that you could actually talk to girls. I remember during elementary school, I used to accidentally fall on them during volleyball practice. And just a few years later, that’s illegal. That’s straight up inappropriate.”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 20, 2011

6 Times I’ve Cried In The Dressing Room And Why

I’m not big on crying in public, I swear, but dressing rooms are a different story. Maybe it’s the sting of the harsh lighting. Maybe being surrounded by mirrors makes me feel raw and introspective. Maybe I take the phrase “retail therapy” a little too seriously. Whatever the reason, I have something of a history…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 7, 2011

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Wendy Peffercorn From “The Sandlot”

In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters — Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few — but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from “The Sandlot.” Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2011

Jennifer Lopez’s First Gig Was Back-Up Dancing For New Kids On The Block

Last night, Jennifer Lopez sat down for an interview with Jay Leno and he asked her about her first dance gig. “I got a job working as a back-up dancer for New Kids on the Block,” she said. “It was dancing for them on the American Music Awards and it was a big…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 10, 2011

Do Not Want: Gap’s Denim Romper

Listen, Gap, I know you’re calling this a “denim romper” to try to make it seem trendy and fresh, but the truth is, I had the exact same piece of clothing in 4th grade, and back then we called it by its rightful name: “shortalls,” aka jean short overalls. Your version might not have Winnie…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2011

Unlikely Style Icon: Ms. Frizzle From “The Magic Schoolbus”

Growing up, The Magic Schoolbus was one of my favorite series of books and TV shows. While my school’s budget was slashed to the point where our class field trips consisted of walking outside and looking for bugs in parking lot mud puddles, Ms. Frizzle was using her magic schoolbus to launch her class into…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2011

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Raise your hand if your armpits used to smell like Teen Spirit! My scent was Romantic Rose. As a grown woman, I am wondering how they specifically made deodorant just for teens’ bodies? What a pile of crap. We totally bought into the advertising scam. But we smelled great while doing so. [I’m Remembering]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 10, 2011

Benji And Joel Madden Do “Family Double Dare”

 

I am not the world’s biggest Good Charlotte fan. But, man, am I loving this video for their song “Last Night” because “Double Dare” was so awesome! I especially appreciate that Marc Summers pushed past his extreme OCD to once again gaze upon the giant nose with all the boogers you have…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 15, 2011

“Clarissa Explains It All” Almost Had A Spin-Off Show

 

Since you guys were really feeling the news that “Clarissa Explains It All” is coming back to TeenNick, I thought I’d share this. Did you know that Melissa Joan Hart filmed a pilot for a show called “Clarissa Now” in 1995? The concept was that Clarissa moved to New York to start…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 12, 2011

Win Yourself A “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” Reunion!

?Remember Hilary Banks, the prissy older daughter on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”? Well, actress Karyn Parsons—who played our fave ’90s airhead—now runs a charity called Sweet Blackberry and as a fundraiser, she is auctioning off a personal “Fresh Prince” reunion dinner. She will be there, as will Carlton, Ashley, Uncle Phil and, yes, the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 16, 2011

If I Could Turn Back Time, If I Could Find A Way

I’d buy one of these Cher Makeup Centers to learn how to apply a totally inappropriate evening look. [The Clearly Dope]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2011

This Spring, Topshop Wants You To Dress Like Your 7th Grade Self

Behold a look from Topshop’s Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook … which looks eerily like photos of our 13-year-old selves. Stringy hair with bad dye job? Check. Socks with shorts? Check. Completely mismatching outfit? Yup. [Nitrolicious]…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

20 Reasons The ’90s Rocked

The ’90s was a big time in my life. When they started, I was a freshman in high school and when the final day of the decade rolled around, I was a college graduate trying to find my place in the “real world.” Needless to say, the era holds a special place in my heart…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 1, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Blast From The Past

My friend Brittany and I used to play MASH in our Mead composition books. Now I have the opportunity to mash my money into a wallet that looks like a Mead composition book. The whole thing is just blowing my mind. It’s also reminding me that I’m destined to live in a shack with eight…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 30, 2010

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Spinelli From “Recess”

Did you guys watch “Recess” back in the day? It was my favorite cartoon for an embarrassingly long time. I watched it every week until it got cut from the Saturday morning line-up, at which point I believe I was a senior in high school. One of the best parts of the show was a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2010

Who Was Your First Celebrity Crush?

When I was about 10 years old, I thought Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot was the perfect man. He was tall, dark, and handsome, sensitive, caring, and athletic. He had these deep brown eyes that my younger self could get lost in for hours. He had life goals (the major leagues) and he…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 18, 2010

Fall TV Guide: Vanilla Ice On A Home Makeover Show?

Here’s an answer to the question “Whatever happened to Vanilla Ice?” Apparently, after his rise and even more spectacular fall, he’s become a house flipper. He rehabbed and sold his first house 15 years ago, and has done many since then. Now the DIY Network has made a show following him on his biggest…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 12, 2010

“She-Ra” Turns 25

For the honor of Grayskull! Last week, the DVD collection of “She-Ra: Princess of Power” was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the show. And yes, this will be what I’m getting every woman on my holiday gift list. Though episodes will also be available on iTunes and Hulu, I want the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 8, 2010

Why Did I Give That Away?

Once upon a time, when I was about 19, I found an amazing kilt-style mini skirt on a sale rack at the mall. It was a gorgeous green plaid wool with crisp pleats and a luxurious silk lining. Somehow it looked amazing with bare legs and a tank top or black tights and a cardigan.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 1, 2010