Does 2016 feel like the 90’s? We investigate!

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2016 is only halfway done and already seems so eventful! Some may agree, other may not; one thing that everybody can agree on however, is the fact that 2016 is the year of comebacks. #Throwback has been given a whole new meaning these past six months. With the return of trends in not only fashion, but also film, television, politics and lifestyle, 2016 is being called the new and improved late 90’s & early 2000’s. Here’s why:

Film

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An infant, adopted by apes eventually becomes the king of the jungle; everybody is familiar with this story. It is of course, the legend of Tarzan. Back in 1999, Disney came out with the animated version of the story by Edgar Rice, which would lead to numerous renditions of the story in film, TV and gaming, following its popularity among children.

Fast forward 17 years, those very children have made sure that Tarzan is still running in theatres. Now don’t get us wrong, it might not be the same film, but the 2016 take on the legendary story won the hearts of critics and audiences alike.

Television

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‘I’ll be there for you’ has become synonymous with the hit TV series that aired from 1994 to 2004. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. gained popularity in the mid 90’s and it seems as though this popularity is in no mood to go away from the show. Though it has been over 12 years since the last episode aired, the show is becoming more and more popular, even with the youngsters, who were infants when the show was being aired!

In February 2016, the cast of FRIENDS (barring Matthew Perry) had a small reunion of sorts during the show organized as a tribute to director James Burrows, where they shared a few memories from their time together on set.

Lifestyle

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When somebody says ‘return of trends’, one’s mind automatically goes to fashion. There have been a lot of fashion trends that are making a comeback this year. During the 90’s we would see young girls with butterfly clips and scrunchies in their hair, chokers around their necks, trying to copy the plaid ensembles donned by Cher and Dion in Clueless.

It seems like not just these, but many other fashion trends are making a comeback since the beginning of the year. Soon, we shall witness boys and girls looking like they’ve stepped out of a scene from The Breakfast Club, with flared jeans, dungarees, crimped hair, bandana patters and chokers taking over the fashion world by storm.

Gaming

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Back in 2000, 5 pm meant only one thing for every school going child – Pokémon! The year after that saw a flood of Pokémon merchandize hitting the shelves of stores worldwide. What stood out the most was probably the game played with the Pokémon trading cards. They were all the rage in 2001!

15 years after a Pokémon game being released, you would think the Pokéfever would have reduced if not completely cured. Here’s where we all were wrong. 2016 gave us one of the most trending things ever – Pokémon Go! ; a location-based augmented reality (AR) game supported by both Android and IOS and one that allowed its players to catch Pokémon around the world. Everybody’s childhood dream of being the best, the very best Pokémon trainer came true, thanks to Niantic’s AR game!

Music

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Every time you think of 90’s music you automatically think Blink 182. The American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992, currently consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. In 2001, their hit song, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (sometimes referred to simply as ‘Take Off’) topped the US, UK and Canadian charts!

It seems like even after 15 years, the rock band hasn’t lost its touch. Their new album, California has managed to top every chart, just like their 2001 studio album.

Politics

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When we say politics, we are referring only to the elections going on out West! The US elections have always been the talk of the town all over the world; this year is no different. Why are we saying this year feels like 2001? Well, back in 2001, there was a Clinton running for President, just like how this year there is one. Back in 2001, Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and it seems like his wife, Hilary Clinton is not very behind when it comes to the political front. She is the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election; giving us yet again, a déjà vu feeling!

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ – Things you did not know!

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The Devil Wears Prada automatically comes to one’s mind when talking about fashion in films. It shows the harsh reality of what it means to be working in a field that, from the outside, looks dazzling and oh so inviting; based on the book with the same name by Lauren Weisberger. The 30th of June, 2016 makes the film’s 10th anniversary, and what better than 10 facts about the film to commemorate the day?!

1. The first bag that Miranda carries into the Runway office is in fact, a Prada bag.

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2. Anne Hathaway prepared for the role of a second-assistant by volunteering for a week as an assistant at an auction house.

3. The character of Miranda Priestley is supposedly based on the formidable Vogue editor, Anna Wintour.

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4. Meryl Streep supposedly told Anne Hathaway on the first day of filming, “I think you’re perfect for the role. I’m so happy we’re going to be working together.” She ended with, “That’s the last nice thing I’ll say to you.”

5. Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada, makes a cameo as the twins’ nanny.

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6. According to Lauren Weisberger, (also Wintour’s former assistant) the editor reportedly warned all fashion designers that she would banish them from Vogue if they made a cameo in the movie альфа банк заявка на кредитную карту. Anna Wintour’s spokespeople have since denied the claim, despite the fact that Vogue and other related fashion magazines refused to review or even mention the movie.

7. Meryl Streep’s daughter, Mamie Gummer, played a Starbucks clerk in one scene. Sadly the scene was cut for pacing.

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8. For the photo of Andrea with her parents, Anne Hathaway posed with her own mother Kate McCauley Hathaway and David Marshall Grant (who plays Andy’s father).

9. The clothes worn in the movie amount to about $1 million making it the film with the most expensive costumes in film history! Designer Patricia Field however, had a $100,000 budget, so most of the clothes were merely borrowed.

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10. Anna Wintour attended an advance screening for the press dressed, head-to-toe, in nothing other than Prada, of course!

Taking the red carpet by storm: Grammys 2016!

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When it comes to the Grammy’s, it’s go big or go home! We have always got the most glamorous and most outrageous outfits from these award shows year after year. With the New York Fashion Week happening the same time as the awards, our celebrities showed that they could easily be walking down the runway instead of the red carpet.  Some stars stayed true to their signature styles (Taylor Swift with her crop top phase still in full swing) while others very pleasantly surprised us with something totally hatke (We are looking at you, Adele). Here are 10 celebrity outfits that we absolutely adored:

  1. Selena Gomez:

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The ‘Good For You’ singer looked ravishing in this Calvin Klein design. The cut-out, sequin dress struck the right tone at the 58th Grammy Awards. ET (Entertainment Tonight) correspondent Joe Zee says. “We saw a lot of black on the red carpet that was actually very conservative and very quiet and subdued, and then you saw bright colors and over-the-top, and I have to say, some of my favorites were more sort of elegant looks. I love Selena Gomez in her Calvin Klein.”

  1. Sam Hunt:

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Everybody knows how difficult it is for a man to carry off an all pink ensemble, but Sam Hunt did it, and how! The singer-songwriter took a big risk with this pale-pink colour, but it absolutely paid off. The Dolce & Gabbana suit, definitely was one of the most interesting red carpet looks seen on a male celebrity in a while.

  1. Taylor Swift:

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Taylor Swift’s bright outfit was just like her – fun, bright and full of life. The fact that she wore the two contrasting colours with such ease was commendable. The orange crop top with the fuchsia skirt by Atelier Versace was certainly on trend. It seemed like she took Emma Stone’s 2014 Met Gala look to a whole new level!

  1. Jack Antonoff:

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Jack’s grey blazer was a refreshing break from the usual sea of navy and black tuxes seen at award ceremonies. He really hit a high note when he added a crisp white shirt and patent dress shoes to his outfit.

  1. Ellie Goulding:

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Ellie’s dress might seem simple when seen from front, but just wait until she turns around. The Stella McCartney blush-coloured V-neck gown was what we call ‘Hollywood Elegance’ from the front but rock ‘n’ roll from the back – thanks to the diamond drape.

  1. Sam Smith:

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A three-piece suit is like the equivalent of an LBD. The country singer looked amazing in his fitted blue Thom Sweeney suit. The detailing on his pocket square was what we loved most about his suit. This look can never go out of style, especially when worn like this.

  1. Adele:

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Adele ranks among the best dressed of the 58th Grammy Awards red carpet, thanks to her custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci dress. It featured an all-over embroidery that combined paillettes, crystals and pearls for just the right level of dialled-back glamour, giving the singer a look that is totally different from what we have seen from her until now.

  1. Mark Ronson:

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Mark is famous for his uber-cool, laidback look. His Grammy look proved how one can easily use, combine one’s own style with the glamour of an awards ceremony. The ‘Uptown Funk’ creator looked cool in this pinstriped navy blazer and all-black ensemble.

  1. Carrie Underwood:

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Carrie Underwood was one of the first to hit the Grammy Awards red carpet in her stunning Nicolas Jebran gown. The fact that she kept her accessories minimal is what made her outfit stand apart. She showed how sometimes, less can be more.

Special Mention:

Lady GaGa:

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We all know that Gaga was all set to perform hit songs of David Bowie as a tribute to him, but little did we know that she would be taking this tribute to the red carpet as well! She took the look so far as to even have a tattoo of the late singer on her midsection. The jacket-dress worn by her, was glittery and a total head turner.