Overlooked Style Icons From ’90s Sitcoms
Over the holidays I spent some quality time watching classic ’90s TV, which got me thinking…
Peg Bundy, Married With Children: The Suburban Glamazon
If She Were Around Today She’d Be Wearing: Versace for H&M
Peg Bundy makes the real housewives of Orange County look like amateurs. Her towering red hair, love of animal prints, gaudy taste, and character’s portrayal of the uninvolved stay-at-home mom who nags her husband until she gets what she wants makes it easy to see why the fashion world would love her. Her appearance in the hit sitcom Married With Children is a comical exaggeration of the suburban wife. You know those cliche photoshoots Vogue produces of the glamorous mom doing domestic things like vacuuming while her child’s making a mess in the background? Wouldn’t be surprised to see Peg Bundy on the inspiration board.
Darlene Conner, Rosanne: The L.A. Hipster – Dare I Even Say, Model Off Duty?
Wikipedia describes Darlene as “a tomboy who loves sports and has trouble in school, but during high school she becomes moody, artistic, an animal rights activist…” Which, let’s face it, sounds awfully like the backstory of most models. Her boyish style on Rosanne — oversize acid-wash denim jackets, greasy hair, men’s flannel shirts worn over rocker tees, relaxed-fit jeans — is exactly what you’ll see walking around the hippest diners in Echo Park.
Tia & Tamera, Sister Sister: The East Village Icons
If They Were Around Today They’d Be Wearing: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel
Not everyone can pull off plaid, floral, stripes, denim, color, and work boots in the same outfit. The twins mastered that impossible carefree mix, and if their characters existed today, say, walking along 2nd Ave. listening to Kriss Kross, they’d probably be stopped by a Style Rookie street style blogger. Amiright?
Who was your “unlikely” style icon? Tweet me your answer @SachinBhola.