Under the influence: A review of Valley of the Dolls

Jacqueline Susann was a widely respected actress, singer, dancer - a woman about town. She had her run in NYC and Hollywood and recounts her lifestyle in the most resonate way: she writes a book. Valley of the Dolls was published in December of 1966 and was the biggest success of that year. To date, … Continue reading Under the influence: A review of Valley of the Dolls

Cherry Bombs and Neon Angels: The Runaways

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Somewhere in Hollywood, sometime in the 1970s, Joan Larkin would change her name to her mother's maiden name "Jett" as her new legality. She took on the name Joan Jett as her professional and stage name all in one, which later cemented her status as a rock n' roll icon. After her first guitar teacher … Continue reading Cherry Bombs and Neon Angels: The Runaways

Retro punk kitsch: an interview with Vintage MRKT

One day I went to a popup market in downtown Las Vegas across from the old Fergusons Motel. There is this quaint alleyway paved with the greenest grass and is full of the community's local businesses. This is where I bought my first shirt from Vintage MRKT: an 11th Street Records t-shirt, the local record … Continue reading Retro punk kitsch: an interview with Vintage MRKT

Suburban Escapism and 80s Style in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

One of my all time favorite FEEL-GOOD movies is the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It is a must watch while we're all in quarantine, because we can fondly remember being allowed in large crowds during that epic parade scene. It holds up decades later as one of the most iconic 80s movies by John … Continue reading Suburban Escapism and 80s Style in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Femininity and Iconic 90s Fashion in Clueless

Over two decades later and people still talk about the infamous clique from Clueless that paved the way for the likes of Mean Girls and many other coming-of-age Americana classics.   Though when this iconic film premiered I was only six years old. I think it wasn't until later when the likes of Harriet The Spy came about that … Continue reading Femininity and Iconic 90s Fashion in Clueless