90's Flashback

WHO WOULD BE the first person you'd think of if I should chance to scream, "DUNGAREES!" in your face?

People with a genetic predisposition for coolness would most likely think any of the following things:
  • Kate Moss, in that issue of Harper's Bazaar.
  • Carrie Bradshaw, in that episode of Sex and the City where she talks about sex.
  • Alexa Chung, just being Alexa Chung.
  • Rachel Bilson, because I'm pretty sure she's done overalls sometime in her awesome petite life. 

I, however, thought none of these things, which cements me in a place that is not on the barometer of cool. 

In fact, I'm probably not even anywhere too near it, because the first thing that popped into my head was Larisa Oleynik in her role as that mutant teenager Alex in The Secret World of Alex Mack

As I recall it, she was kind of always in overalls.

Is it just me, or does it look like she's wearing the same pair of overalls in about three of these photos?

Granted, nobody has taken the time to upload too many images from this long-dead series (one can only imagine why), so I really only have these three stills and two promotional photos to tack together in the world's ugliest collage - all in the name of proving my pretty unreliable point, which is that Alex Mack practically lived in dungarees ... and beanies, but that's a whole 'nuther discussion. 


The real point of this post was that I happened to stumble across these on ASOS, and I fell in love.

£45.00 [here]

Doesn't the model look unbelievably cute in these? She looks like she could either be headed for a hoe-down in the barn, or to a fancy cafe on Rodeo Drive to pretend to be a friend of Nicole Richie's. Or maybe she's going to do both, who really knows for sure?

Things get wild and unpredictable when you're wearing dungarees. Now if only I hadn't chosen to draw links between them and Alex Mack, this post could have gotten away with a larger quotient of coolness.

What do you think? Would you ever be caught dead in dungarees? Tell me in the comments below.


  1. god i LOVE these! they look amazing on the model. they are definitely not your old 90s overalls at all. however, i think they might only look good on someone tall and lanky like she model - otherwise one might end up looking 9 years old. oh and btw, thanks for letting me know about the glitch with bloglovin. you can follow me via bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4161365/?claim=capzt3eqf7v and/or follow me via gfc: http://www.blogger.com/follow-blog.g?blogID=830905545110953460

    xx rae

    1. I have considered my height in great length, and concurred that I am most likely unsuited to wear dungarees. This is more than just a little distressing, to say the least. I am well under 5'5", which I understand is the line by which one is considered petite... Although I see a lot of fashionable 9 year olds around these days, so perhaps I can join their ranks.. HAHAHA. Thanks for commenting, Rae! No worries at all, am following your correct Bloglovin' account now! xx

  2. oh WOW what a blast from the past – I used to love that show! you know, I used to hate overalls (following an early-'90s love affair with them) but now I think i'm starting to like them again!

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    1. Hi Susie! OMG, I nursed an unhealthy obsession for this show. I used to lie awake at night dreaming for a nuclear waste plant to infect me with mutant powers. Didn't help that Larisa was basically the most gorgeous tomboy ever. HM. I remember not being too fussy with overalls ... until it came to potty-time. Then they were a real thorn in my side.

  3. I haven't worn overalls for a long time, but I agree, the model looks so pretty in it! THis is such a fun post to read and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for your lovely comment and so happy to hear you like my illustrations :) xo akiko
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    1. Hello Akiko, thank you so much for taking the time to comment back on my blog. I'm always happy to hear someone other than my own mother takes delight in my writing. Hahaha. x

  4. I haven't worn overalls since I was a kid! I think I would give these a try but not before trying them on in-store lol. Even though I love love love the ASOS model with the polka dot top and overalls...It's reminiscence of childhood but not being kiddy.


    1. I think I rather agree with you Heather. As much as i'd like to add these to cart and click BUY, one just never knows how terrible one's derriere could possibly look in this. All in all, it would be a decidedly risky investment. But the model just sells it so well...

      Thanks so much for checking back and commenting, by the way! Totally appreciated! x


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