teenage fashion inspiration/girlcrush, manda rin from bis!
oh, i loved bis.
and i loved manda.
my style at 15 / 16: parted hair, tiny barrettes, thrift store Ts (when it all seemed like such a crazy new idea...), dresses with etnies...
i went to one of their shows (i WISH i could remember where, but wherever it was i bet the place is closed now) and i had to go talk to her and be a nerd tell her how i saw her in seventeen doing a shopping story and it was so funny and she was like ugh my god i know so embarrassing! she was so cute. i also remember her having a tamagotchi? (holy shit, so 90s!)
also jake fogelnest was also there, i guess they were friends?
this may be an east coast/nyc area 90s reference..but he had a cable access show called squirt tv (it was on mtv at some point) where he interviewed bands like the beastie boys and sonic youth but he was this 13 yr old kid. we're the same age and so at the time i thought he was the cooolest thing ever.... i was kinda psyched on him too but too scared to say anything.
sidenote, now he's a DJ on the indie station on sirius (umm.. satellite radio is a serious addiction of mine that i passed on to brendan...you can listen to howard stern and indie rock all day long with no commercials; my sister got it for me for xmas 3 years ago and its my favorite thing ever) and i find something oddly pleasing about that.
i am digging out my bis cds and having a dance party in my bedroom, you are all invited. (plastic barrettes optional)