Posts Tagged ‘ trend ’

FUDGE PAINTBOX

All generations experiment with changing their hair colour but in the 90s to change your hair colour was regarded more as fashionable choice rather than to cover those stubborn greys.

Thanks to music videos that oozed sex appeal we all went out to the chemist to either buy a bottle of spray on “sun-in” or to be a bit more extreme a packet of Fudge Paintbox.

Fudge was a brand of creative colour conditioning that electrified dull hair for a total colour transformation. Paintbox is semi-permanent creative colour and lasts between 3 and 30 washes.

It was the ‘balayage’ for us Gen Ys and pop stars like Christina Aguilera and Aaliyah were the leaders of the pack, dying the tips of their locks.

Phew! Less re-growth.

LOLO BALL

The thing that looked like Saturn.

A Lolo Ball also known as a Pogo Ball, Springbal, Lolobal, Disc-O or Pogobal is a children’s toy. It consists of a seamless figure-8 rubber ball locked into a structurally supported, sturdy plastic platform.

To play with it, one stands on the plastic platform, balancing one’s weight on the bottom portion of the rubber ball and jumps or hops around in the same manner as one would use a pogo stick.

Invented by a small company in 1985, the Lolo Ball became a fad in the mid 1980s when Hasbro mass-produced it. Hasbro produced the toy until the early 1990s, and the Lolo Ball can still be purchased (made by other manufacturers) today.

I liked the simplicity of the Lolo Ball but the novelty of bouncing around on it wore off pretty quickly.

DOC MARTENS

Combat boots withs swag.

Dr. Martens is a traditional British footwear brand which also makes a range of accessories – shoe care products, clothing, luggage, etc.

In addition to Dr. Martens, they are known as Doctor Martens, Doc Martens, Docs or DMs.

The footwear is distinct because of its unique air-cushioned sole (dubbed Bouncing Soles), upper shape, welted construction and yellow stitching.

They are one of the most popular and well-known footwear brands in the world, and are iconic to the fashion industry.

Skinheads started wearing them and by the late 1980s and by the early 1990s they were popular among punks, some New Wave musicians and members of other youth subcultures.

 

BIKE SHORTS

If you don’t mind having a camel toe 24/7 then this one’s for you.

Bike Shorts are skin-tight legwear designed to improve comfort and efficiency while cycling however the casual sports garment transitioned into mainstream fashion in the 90s.

The short-legged elastic tights commonly worn as street wear, under school uniform skirts or for gymnastics and ballet practice were comfortable and came in loud and obnoxious colours and patterns.

Haha I had all types of designs and it was great cos all you needed was a baggy fluro tee to wear as top.

PLASMA GLOBE

Plasma Globes (plasma lamps, balls, domes, spheres, tubes or orbs depending on shape) are novelty items that were most popular in the late 80s/early 90s.

The lamp was invented by Nikola Tesla after his experimentation with high-frequency currents in an evacuated glass tube for the purpose of studying high voltage phenomena but the modern versions were first designed by Bill Parker

 

Most commonly, Plasma Globes are available in spheres or cylinders. Although many variations exist, a plasma lamp is usually a clear glass orb filled with a mixture of various gases (most commonly neon sometimes with other noble gases such as argon, xenon and krypton) at nearly atmospheric pressure.

Plasma Globes are mainly used as curiosities or toys for their unique lighting effects and the ‘tricks’ that can be performed on them by users moving their hands around them.

Yes, I was easily amused and enjoyed touching the globe with my fingertips and following the lightning-bolt looking lights.

JUMPERS TIED AROUND THE WAIST

D’oh! Another fashion faux pas that we’d rather bury in the back of our minds.

Tying your jumper around your waist was the in-thing but served no practical or functional purpose what-so-ever!

How did this even catch on? I mean you’d already be wearing a jacket and then you decide to tie a sweater around your waist anyway… err for what?

As a proxy belt or to color block? Us kids!

G-SHOCK

G-Shock is a brand of watches manufactured by Casio, known for its resistance to shocks (eg. hard knocks and strong vibrations). They were, and continue to be, designed primarily for sports, military, and outdoor adventure oriented activity.

Practically all G-Shocks have some kind of stopwatch feature, countdown timer, light and water resistance. Recent models have become more luxury and design oriented as well as becoming very popular among youth.

The Baby-G models were released in 1991. The popularity of G-Shocks increased rapidly throughout the 1990s. By 1998, 19 million G-Shocks had been sold worldwide and there seemed to be a peak in demand as over 220 new models were released in that year alone.

Casio has collaborated with many designers including Dee and Ricky, musicians and other pop culture luminaries to release hundreds of limited edition G-Shocks with custom designs.

This long tradition of unique watches has helped build an avid following among collectors world-wide over the years.

I had a banana-yellow Baby-G and it was my world! Didn’t really know what all the buttons did but it looked PHAT.