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May 27, 2013
As a child, Winona Ryder was encouraged by her parents, both artistic intellectuals, to be independent and off beat. For a period of her life they lived on a commune with several other families choosing to forgo electricity and contact with the outside world (radio, television). At the age of 10, Winona's family moved to Petaluma, CA; however, she attended mainstream public school quite briefly. Mistaken for an effeminate boy, she was relentlessly bullied, resulting in homeschooling for the remainder of the year. At 12 years old Winona enrolled in the American Conservatory Theatre, and by the time she graduated from Petaluma High School in 1989 she had a 4.0 GPA, and a burgeoning career.
Winona was one of the most pervasive figures in 90's pop culture. Not only was she prolific in her career, but she dated a string of high profile men, most notably Johnny Depp, but also Dave Pirner of Soul Assylum, and later on in the decade, Matt Damon. Here is a selection of images cataloging Winona's style in the early days of her career. While she certainly had an aesthetic that had mass appeal, she was not over-processed or made-up, a look that was becoming the status quo in 90's pop culture. Most notable is her chic take on tomboy style - clean, fresh, feminine and unmistakably authentic.
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March 19, 2016
The Berlin Jacket is a classic biker jacket from Neuw Denim. Made from soft and durable calf tanned leather, it features a belted waist, poly quilted lining and heavy duty zipper and hardware.
November 25, 2015
Recently, our friend and photographer, Anielika Sykes visited Tews Falls in Hamilton and shot some of our favourite men's Brixton, Publish and Penfield styles.
October 28, 2015
In the 1920s, pornography of any kind was completely illegal, though tame by today’s standards, ‘candid’ images of women hinting at what exists behind their undergarments was absolutely erotic. Men (mainly) would trade postcards with scantily clad women on them, most of the cards were made in France and shipped overseas, hence became known as French Postcards.