Friday, March 2, 2012

Decade Of Glam: Natural 1990's

Bubblegum pop is derived from Britpop, a genre of pop music with a simple upbeat sound marketed to appeal to preadolscents to late teenagers. It is produced in a assembly line manner and driven by world known producers who like to use unknown singers a constant fresh sound. Bubblegum pop was first introduced in the late 60's early 70's but soon ended up on the back burner with the underground punk scene fighting its way out. In the mid 90's teen pop took the world by storm again.

Teen pop has copied many different styles of music, from pop and dance hip-hop to country and rock. Typical artists use auto tune, cherographed dances and the emphasis of their visual appearence. New Edition, Menudo, Debbie Gibson, and The New Kids On The Block were famous in the early 90's but with grunger and gangsta rap emerging into mainstream society pop took a break. Teen pop remained huge in the United Kingdom during this time. It was only a matter of time until 5 british girls took America by the nads. This girl group was The Spice Girls. In their wake, other teen pop groups like; N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Aaron Carter, A-Teens, and Dream Street began popping out of nowhere.

During this decade, women wore flared jeans, capri pants and low waisted jeans and wildly printed mini skirts. Pastel colors were very favored. Tank tops and crop tops became very in. Overalls were on alot of teenagers. FUBU became annoyingly famous during this time.

Women's hair changed from the intensely teased hair from the 70's and 80's to smooth and straight. The pixie cut was still very much in but the one look many women wanted was a reference from a uber popular show in the 90's, Friends. This haircut was straightened but styled with a short fringe cut just above the eyes. Teens tired all different styles of hair. Some collar length, some stayed with the shaggy surfer. Hair was almost every color in the decade as well. Makeup was was worn for many effects and personalites during the 90's. Makeup was starting to push its way into the fashion world. It was becoming noticeable and desired looks. Makeup for the teen pop was very sweet natural looking. Smokey eyes, natural looking, and looks that made you question makeup were worn by every type of artist.
I kept this very natural. Most pop stars then looked very sweet and innocent with minimal makeup so I kept thatfeel. I popped on a dash of pink and just some mascara!

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