Unwrapped: 15 Gifts For The '90s Obsessive

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Let's turn back time

Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that's a full month in which we'll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.

It's unclear when exactly we're all going to tire of the '90s craze, but it doesn't look like it's going to be any time soon (hence the remakes and trends). So, since we'd all prefer to turn back time anyway—when things seemed lighter and more wholesome than today—we figured we'd round up some nostalgia for you to give to your loved ones this year.

The following gift options aren't for the passive lover of the decade though. These are for the friend who wore overalls before they came back in style and who bought every piece of the Lazy Oaf x Daria collection before it sold out. The one who can't wait for the Clueless remake and who actually watched Girl Meets World. They'll appreciate the trip down memory lane, and if they don't then, well, they're totally buggin'.

Michael Michael Kors, Tavie Suede Combat Boot, $199, available at Michael Kors.

These combat boots are on trend for both 2018 and 1998 and are the perfect addition to a slip dress or pair of army pants.

Lazy Oaf x Daria, Sick Sad World Jacket, $154.92, available at Lazy Oaf.

Lazy Oaf's Daria collection is one of our favorite collaborations of the year. Get this sick, sad jacket for the witty, monotone-speaking friends in your life.

Cards Against Humanity, 90s Pack Card Game, $5, available at Target.

It's not Super Mario or a yo-yo or anything, but it'll get a party going.

Gold 'N Hot, Ceramic Crimping Iron, $34.99, available at Ulta.

Some practice might be required to reach Topanga levels of crimped hair perfection.

Slip, Silk Large Scrunchie Set, $39, available at Anthropologie.

Scrunchies are definitively back, and these silk versions are the perfect modern upgrade to the divisive accessory.

GNOD Pop, Living Single Art Print Poster, $11.20, available at Etsy.

Gift one to all of your favorite single friends.

How To Slay The Buffy Way, $13.51, available at Amazon.

For the friend who needs some help slaying. This book includes (sometimes cheesy) gems from our favorite heroine, like: "Seize the moment. Because tomorrow you might be dead."

CasaSunshine, 90s Pattern Decals, $10.62, available at Etsy.

A little piece of the '90s for every room.

Hey Arnold! Heart Locket Necklace, $8.33, available at Hot Topic.

For the Arnold to your Helga.

Caboodles, Vintage Pretty Makeup Case, $10, available at Urban Outfitters.

You probably only stored lip gloss in this back in the day, but it's actually a great item to keep grown-up beauty products organized.

Motion Picture Soundtrack, Space Jam, $28, available at Urban Outfitters.

For the friend most excited for Space Jam 2.

Nickelodeon, Eyeshadow Palette, $8.45, available at Hot Topic.

From Nickelodeon orange to Rocko beige.

Forever 21, All That Graphic Tee, $15.90, available at Forever 21.

Must be worn while carrying around a bag of chips.

Eko1, Nokia 3310 Cover Case, $18, available at Society6.

Snake not included.

White Mountain, Jigsaw Puzzle, $13.06, available at Walmart.

Try to piece together the mishmash decade with this puzzle.

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Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."