Friday, 4 September 2015

I'll Be There For You...

Hey friends!! I hope that you are all doing well and looking forward to the weekend, I sure am! So, if you haven't figured it out already, I have a huge obsession with 'Friends', it's such a feel-good show and is full of comedy that never ages!

I wanted to take the time today to reminisce on some of my favourite parts of the 90's and help you get some inspiration from a show that embraced it all during its first six seasons!

Enjoy taking a walk back in time through the much beloved 90's hair, makeup and fashion!

XOXO 

P.S. Let me know what your favourite moments are from Friends, I'd love to hear them!

HAIR


Monica: The high-maintenance but easily loveable brunette beauty of the group! I adore her hair simply because of the amount of volume it has; honestly season 1 of the show - gorgeous! My hair is definitely not super thin but it lacks the general "oomph" that Monica had when she was sporting her shoulder length hair in the early episodes. This of course changed when Phoebe mistook Demi Moore for Dudley Moore and gave Monica haphazard helmet hair! All in all however her hair throughout the seasons gets better and better, I mean the Barbados hair and the cornrows - "it's a treat for the eyes and the ears!"

Fall Trends: Straight hair is making a comeback in September but tousled waves are here to stay.

Rachel: The one whose hair is talked about the most! I'm not even joking, the first thing that comes up when you type "rachel friends" in the Google search engine is "hair", that's how much of a hair icon she was and still is to so many! The "Rachel" was all the rage and for those of you who don't have the faintest idea what that is, just look at pictures of Rachel's hair in season 1 and then you'll know. I personally can never get enough of her long hair in season 5, I mean who said hair extensions don't come in handy?! It's safe to say that Jennifer Aniston's hair is a treasure, so much so that when Rachel recalls the moment her hair got caught in the chain of a swing when she was little, she cries "it was uneven for weeks!"


Phoebe: Oh Phoebe! She's crazy isn't she?! I love her kookiness and her strong inability to care about what others think of her and her hair? Well it has a mind of its own but it's definitely pushed me to try out new styles even if I've convinced myself that they just won't work! The good thing about Phoebe is that she cares about hair, for example, when she's finally convinced to cut Monica's hair, she talks to the hair and says "now some of you are going to get cut and some of you aren't", you know...just in case they were scared...all hail Phoebe Buffey!!

MAKEUP

Fall Trends: glowing skin, bold lip colours (red or cherry pink).
What I love about the makeup on Friends is that it was very dewy and fresh and the no-makeup makeup look was at its finest! Obviously it's great to play around with makeup even if that requires putting a lot on but when you're having those lazy days or just prefer to be au-natural then it's great to be able to limit the number of products that you use. 

After looking at quite a few pictures it seems that, at most, the makeup artists on set applied a light foundation or tinted moisturiser on the face, some concealer, a light brown eyeshadow, mascara, light pink blusher and a nude lipstick. I'm definitely a huge fan of the red lipstick that Monica wears in the early episodes along with the muted eye makeup - sometimes, all you need is a pop of colour to brighten up any look!

FASHION

Fall Trends: High-waisted pants and feminine jewellery.
It was only a few days ago, when watching the Friends Fest on Comedy Central, that I realised just how much I loved Monica's style and there is no doubt that she had a few fashion no-no's whilst on the show but for the most part she looked casually chic and elegantly put-together! Some of my favourite "Monica" pieces include the red bikini she was wearing when she got stung by the jellyfish, the crop tops, the high-waisted pants and the tie-up shirts. Also I've got to mention the pink dress she wore on her date with Chandler (the first time he tried to propose) and the red dress she wore to her rehearsal dinner - love, love, love!!

Fall Trends: Sheer black tights, polo necks, black boots and plaid (esp. red plaid).
Rachel, since the very start of the show, was a fashion inspiration for many and whether the viewers wanted to grab themselves their own denim vest, mini skirt, cropped tie-up shirt or knee-high socks - Jennifer Aniston's character was the one to show them how to wear it all! Looking back at photos from the series, it is so cool to see how Rachel's style developed from her coffee house days to when she worked at Bloomingdales, all the way up until she was going to resign from Ralph Lauren and get a job in Paris. She is certainly one of my fashion inspirations, probably because she had the nicest coats (the red one with the black faux fur, am I right or am I right?!) and the best officewear...lets just have a moment...

Fall Trend: Eclectic Fashion - bold shapes, bright colours and strong patterns.
I've got to say that Phoebe's fashion is one I can't relate to that much but the good news is she loved her denim shirts just as much as I do and those jumpers are the right side of comfy! I always admired Phoebe for always wearing so many rings, I wear two rings (maximum) daily and I get a little huffy when I dry my hands after I wash them and the rings keep turning round and round, all the while my hands still wet! She is definitely a patient woman, I'll give her that!

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