For my final project I will be embodying grunge! I chose to embody this music subculture because of many reasons…
- I was in elementary school when grunge was at the peak of its popularity so the closest I got to experiencing it was through movies and music. For me it was “Wayne’s World”, “Clueless”, No Doubt, and Alanis Morissette. I never really got into Nirvana or Sound Garden, yes, seriously. I was born in 1987, so I didn’t get to experience the 90’s as adult, now I have the opportunity to do finally do it!
- It was my culture shock when I moved to Los Angeles. The first bar I went to in LA was called Cha Cha’s in Silverlake. I felt like I had walked into the 90’s, it was very surreal… It made sense later when someone told me it was a hipster bar but I still don’t get what a hipster is. That was another thing I wanted to look into. If I dress in grunge, will I look like a hipster or a bum? For those of you who don’t wtf a hipster is click here.
- It wasn’t until recently that I found out Marc Jacobs was influenced by grunge and brought this to the runway. Grunge made a fashion statement that went from the street to the runway. So I’m curious to see what inspired Jacobs and where grunge stemmed from.
Cliff notes: I will immerse myself in grunge, learn about the history, music, and influence it had on pop culture.
I am currently working on compiling my costume. Believe it or not, Levi’s from the Goodwill cost $16. Yes, even if they’re ripped and have the same cut like they did in the 90’s. Also, Doc Martin lace up boots are back in style so they’re fetching for a pretty penny.
Inspiration for my alter ego…
Please note, I am not going for Courtney Love heroin chic it’s more along the lines of Kurt Cobain Seattle grunge.