Reminiscing about my teenage years in the 90s, as an Advanced Maternal Aged woman
As crunch time approached, I could not read one more baby book, baby blog, baby app... I needed a fun read, something that felt like "me" again. Luckily my friend who works for a publishing house passed along one of their newest releases to me, "Champagne Supernovas" by Maureen Callahan, and it could not have been more perfect. This book not only made me feel like ME again, but it made me feel like teenage me! This book took me back to my coming of age in the early 90s when my junior high crush schooled me on Alternative music, when I studied fashion magazines with great care to craft new looks and when I first came to NYC discovering the West Village. It was one of the most exciting times in my life and I can not believe I am old enough to now be reading it as a piece of pop history. But here I was, big and pregnant in my Advanced Maternal Age reminiscing about my teenage years. I highly recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in fashion and 90's culture. As I turned to the last page, I thought, "there is no way it can end now?" Then Callahan summed up 90's fashion and it's influence in one perfect sentence.
Feeling inspired, I pulled out this black crepe dress I bought while on a trip in New York City in 1997! Amazingly it fit over my very pregnant belly. Even the accessories were a throwback to the era. Crystal necklaces were very popular when I was 13. I bought one at the mall and felt ultra hip when I wore it. My friend Faye, of Fashion Hound, lent me her favorite crystal necklace for this outfit. It was my laid back, herion chic, downtown meets uptown, Kate Moss inspired look that made me feel like ME again. I think this is what they call "life imitating art".