Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

January 20, 2023

“Who is FICA? And why is he getting all my money?” – Rachel in Friends

One: The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback”

In honor of the release of The 90s Show on Netflix, I’d like to highlight some trends and things that have become popular in recent years. As L.L. Cool J says, “Don’t call it a comeback”; some of these trends have never really gone away, but I’ve been reading about things that take me right back to 1995.


Read about it:

Two: What to watch


(Source: Tulum)


Mission Majnu, Set in the 1970s, an undercover Indian spy takes on a deadly mission to expose a covert nuclear weapons program in the heart of Pakistan. 

Khallat+, An anthology of social deception and trickery in four unlikely places. 


That ‘90s Show. Photo: Patrick Wymore/Netflix

That ’90s Show (10 episodes) Hello, Wisconsin! It’s 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll never die, they just change clothes. Netflix Tulum

Shahmaran, When Şahsu goes to Adana for a lecture, it’s the perfect chance to face her estranged grandfather. But soon she stumbles into an ancient myth — and an epic love. 

Women at War, France, 1914. As the German troops advance and men leave for the front lines, four women must grapple with the devastating consequences of war at home. 

Bake Squad (season two), After baking up a storm in Season 1, all four original members of the Squad are back and hungry for more! The expert bakers elevate desserts with next-level ideas and epic execution, to create showstopping centerpieces for someone’s extra special big day. Each brilliant member of the Bake Squad was personally selected by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi, who built an empire on delicious cookie dough.

Bling Empire: New York, A new cast of stylish Asian American socialites flaunts their fortunes — and fashions — while bringing the drama and living it up in New York City. 

Represent, A youth center leader from the suburbs of Paris becomes a finalist in the presidential election. But is France truly ready for its first Black president? 

Shanty Town, Brothers Johan and Erik live in neighboring cottages, their families leading idyllic pastoral lives until Erik’s debts are maliciously called in.


Web of Death, (complete limited series – ABC News/Hulu Original), A group of online sleuths begins their investigations as they use digital footprints, DNA databases and the power of social media to solve gruesome, mysterious and bizarre murder cases. How amateur web sleuths helped solve the case of missing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare

National Geographic Investigates: El Chapo’s Narco Bling, Inside the world, the escapes, the captures, and the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, perhaps the world’s most infamous drug kingpin. 


Chibi Tiny Tales (Shorts), season three
Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Funhouse, season two
Me & Mickey 
(Shorts), season one
Night Stalkers, season one
Secret Life of Predators, season one
King Shakir Recycle, premiere

Prime Video:

Vengeance (2022 film)


Game Theory with Bomani Jones, season 2 premiere (HBO)
Real Time with Bill Maher, season 21 premiere (HBO)
The Cabin Chronicles, season 3


Dan Fielding is back, but he’s not better. Jordin Althaus/NBC/Warner Bros. Television

(NBC) Night Court, (comedy series) With the help of her team, Judge Abby Stone presides over New York’s most unusual cases. Court is back in session. Judge Abby Stone rules the night shift in an all-new comedy. Watch the original on Frevee.

From Vox, The bar is low for television reboots. Night Court clears it.

Apple TV+:

Truth Be Told: Season 3 

In Theaters:

Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore in “When You Finish Saving the World.”Credit…Karen Kuehn/A24

When You Finish Saving the World (comedy/drama), A mother and her teenage son can’t seem to connect, yet they try to find that bond in other people. She latches on to a young boy she meets at her women’s shelter, while her son falls in love with an extremely political student at his school.

Storm Reid stars as a woman searching for her missing mom in “Missing.” Temma Hankin/Sony Pictures

Missing (mystery/drama), When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late.

From left, Wunmi Mosaku, Anna Kendrick and Kaniehtiio Horn in “Alice, Darling.”Credit…Lionsgate

Alice, Darling (thriller/drama), A young woman trapped in an abusive relationship becomes the unwitting participant in an intervention staged by her two closest friends.

Kids vs. Aliens (horror/fantasy), With Gary and Samantha’s parents out of town on Halloween weekend, a rager of a teenage house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.

Three: What to wear

fuzzy bucket hats

Fashion girlies and celebs like Rihanna and Kylie Jenner can’t stop wearing this ’90s winter accessory

For women:

Juno Fuzzy Bucket Hat $25 Urban Outfitters


Teddy Fabric Bucket Hat $17.99 H&M

Four: What to Try

Focus like it’s 1990. From the New York Times, How to Focus Like It’s 1990. Smartphones, pings and Insta-everything have shortened our attention spans. Get some old-school concentration back with these tips.

From the article: silence notifications, take a tech break, and try reading on paper.

I try to read the Sunday Times in print every week and I enjoy reading a book with my phone silenced.

    Five: What to do

    Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit;

    Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (January 22nd–January 29th, 2023).

    What to Wear: Chinese New Year Clothes

    Qipao is the most well-known traditional Chinese dress for women.

    What to Eat: Chinese New Year Dishes

    Because they look like bars of gold, spring rolls are a wish for prosperity and wealth.

    From PureWow, The 21 Best Lunar New Year Gifts to Give in 2023

     Williams Sonoma Lunar Tea Set $170
    Glasshouse Fragrances Year of the Rabbit Orchids & Blood Orange Candle $55

    One response to “Notes of a Fashionista”

    1. Great writing yes you are right some of the trends you posted and wrote about never went away ❤️🥰😍I was a fashion blogger on here a long time ago, I took it down but I’m so happy that I’m back

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