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Joshua Jackson Discusses Past and Present Style For Mr Porter

31 Jul

It’s probably not that surprising to hear that Pacey Witter was one of my first teen crushes and as this recent hair story involving Michelle Williams also shows, Dawson’s Creek played a rather pivotal role in my teenage viewing. The year 1999 is long gone, but the 90s are very much in the spotlight as fashion continues to take style cues from that plaid covered decade. Joshua Jackson has grown into his look and doesn’t look out of place appearing in the Mr Porter weekly online magazine The Journal. Let’s just say this isn’t a crush I regret. Happy Wednesday everyone!

Joshua Jackson suit

Jackson talks fashion with the magazine; how style and his personal take on fashion has evolved “When I was a kid I was part of the punk tribe. My group of friends were all kids from broken homes. And I guess we were a band of outsiders.” Jackson cites the recent punk theme at the Met Ball and mentions how he would have previously considered fashion and punk as an odd pair (though as we saw on the night, most people seemed to forget the punk theme). In viewing how things were and how things are now he observes that “It’s an odd time to be a man really. We live in a funny era where every rebellious thing has been mainstreamed. You can really pick out of anything in the grab bag.”

What style does Jackson prefer now? “I guess I like sort of classic men’s stuff, rather than anything too current. Not pushing the envelope too much.” Classic is good, especially if this photo shoot is anything to go by.

Joshua Jackson Mr Porter

For more photos and the whole interview head to Mr Porter where you can also shop the look.

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Teen Hair Confessions & the New Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Campaign

25 Jul

TV Ate My Wardrobe likes to explore how costuming and styling from TV shows can be a source of inspiration and here’s the tale of how one character had a big influence on a huge hair decision I made; when Jen Lindley from Dawson’s Creek got a drastic shorter style so did I. That’s right I went from long to short hair at the age of 16 because of a TV show. Luckily it turns out that I’m one of those people that looks better with short hair and it wasn’t the disaster it could be (the story of my earlier super shot blunt bangs is a horrorshow, thanks to teenage stupidity rather than Jen Lindley).

This anecdote leads me to Michelle Williams’ new stunning Louis Vuitton campaign that will feature in the many September issues of fashion magazines next month and while Williams has perfected the short ‘do since her time on The WB, the strong eyebrow/brick red lip combination has a distinct ’90s influence. 

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton AW 13The ’90s revival is in full swing as the nostalgia dial is set to high as everything that happened in this decade becomes new again; this includes TV show reboots, movies that are celebrating their 18th anniversary (hello Clueless) and makeup revivals from brands like MAC, even the political sex scandals sound like something from the 90s with a technological twist. This is enough to instantly make anyone in their late 20s/early 30s feel the weight of time and thanks to the recent My So-Called Life and Freaks and Geeks discussions that I have been taking part in for This Was TV with Julie Hammerle I’m pretty sure I’ve past the threshold of embarrassing teen stories (soon there will be embarrassing university stories when we tackle Felicity in the fall – another show that has a defining hair moment).

For all the fashion mistakes we make as teens (and as adults) it’s a learning process that we all go through, the short hair that Williams had as Jen Lindley is nowhere near as polished as the pixie cut that Williams is famous for now (hey stars they’re just like us) and this new campaign shows Michelle Williams rocking updated 90s grunge makeup (albeit while holding the very non-grunge but beautiful new Louis Vuitton bag).

This campaign is not only stunning but it also reminds me that thanks to Jen Lindley back in 1999 I made the best hair decision and went short.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

 

What do you think of the new campaign?

Any teenage style choices you made thanks to a TV show that you are thankful for or regret?

 
Images courtesy of WWD

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