Things I miss most about the ’90s: Daria

While most boys were probably laughing along to Beavis and Butthead, I was hooked on Daria. An amazing heroine in cartoon form, she was sarcastic, smart, and unapologetic about being anti-everything. I loved her and still do—I almost feel like I appreciate the sarcastic comments even more now that I’m older, but I guess that really is just growing up.

Also, as weird as this sounds I had a crush on Daria’s cartoon love interest, Trent Lane. Very much the archetypal ’90s dude.


Things I miss most about the ’90s

Now that I’m fast approaching 30, I’m at that age where I constantly look back at my adolescent years. And I honestly don’t know if any decade to come will ever compare. 

There are just so many awesome and crazy things about the ’90s, which make it one of the ultimate decades for music, fashion, movies, and more. Maybe I’m just being sentimental (there is also the reality that I’ll never be that young again). So, I thought, why not relive it all in my new weekly column! 

Ewan McGregor

Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary. And a million more awesome films. British cinema was experiencing a renaissance and he was in his heyday. Just writing this post has made me yearn to be 16 and pining for him all over again. Especially as Iggy Pop-esque Curt Wild in Velvet Goldmine. I may never be as young as I was in the ’90s, and I doubt Ewan will ever be as good as he was back then.


DVF Journey of a Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg coined the term, “Feel Like A Woman, Wear A Dress!” — which made me immediately regret wearing a tunic to her exhibit with the LACMA.

The exhibit is short, sweet, and inspiring. It showcases the past several decades of her wrap dresses and pantsuits, as well as original art featuring Madame DVF via Andy Warhol. I am a big fan of vintage DVF, but still appreciate her new designs.

If you’re in the LA area and looking for a place to dress up and drink a gin martini, head to the LACMA before May 1st. The DVF exhibit is free, and at the end of the various exhibits the museum has to offer. The beautiful thing is at the head of the museum is the Stark bar, where you can pick up some tapas and a cocktail to prepare you for your art adventure. Outside the exhibit? Two blocks of the best food trucks LA has to offer. So get thee to the LACMA. And be in your best dress.