Smells Like Teen Spirit: 90’s Grunge

Smells Like Teen Spirit: 90’s Grunge

Do you remember the first time you heard Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”? At a local bar drinking the cheap beer special; or belly-up at the bar? Maybe your favourite dive of a nightclub (just so we’re clear, these are the only nightclubs I like); or at your better-than-average neighbourhood pub? From your die-hard indie DJ mate; or while driving (maybe off the wagon – or is that on the wagon, I never know which is which!)?

Where ever it happened, one thing is for certain, at the time it made one hell of an impression. My husband remembers his first time. Driving and being so overwhelmed that he had to pull off the road to take it all in. For me it was while working the door of an indie nightclub, “Rollercoaster”. A haven for misfits, with a grungy vibe.

So when this shoot by Boo George for Vogue Australia caught my eye, I have to admit I spent the next day reliving my misspent youth. Listening to old vinyl. Wearing slip dresses and black lace. And scrolling through ‘grunge looks of the 90’s’ on Pinterest. And no reminiscing is complete without a bottle (or two) of Stone’s green ginger wine followed by a Strongbow Dry cider chaser. So please, no one, offer me any wine or cider soon – because I’m off the wagon (or is it on…)

Either way, enjoy drinking in these gorgeous vintage style pics.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 – Actress: Elle Fanning. Photography: Boo George. Styled: Christine Centenera. Hair: Kevin Ryan. Make-up: Lisa Storey. Set Design: Gille Mills. Media Outlet: Vogue Australia.

Image 5, 6 by Mario Testino. Images 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22 via Pinterest photographer unknown.