90's Kid

90's Kid

By Rachel A. Zimmerman

Born in the year 1985, I'm proudly dubbed a bonafide '90s kid, a distinction that carries a treasure trove of nostalgia. My childhood was colored by a unique era, where the digital landscape was yet to bloom, and the world was a playground of tangible experiences. It was a time when the hum of dial-up internet was a distant murmur and cell phones were reserved for the elite few.

Ah, the '90s! It was a time of simple pleasures and iconic trends. One could hardly escape the allure of slap bracelets, those colorful accessories that adorned wrists with whimsical patterns, epitomizing our youthful exuberance. And let's not forget our shared devotion to pizza – a universal symbol of friendship and camaraderie that transcended cultural boundaries.

Eye Candy

As I look back on those years, a medley of pop culture moments dances through my memory. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the fierce and fearless heroine of a supernatural world, commanded our screens, infusing our lives with doses of teenage drama and vampire-slaying prowess. And how can we forget Nickelodeon or Nick-At-Night? Orange was the color of 90’s because of Nickelodeon. From Aaahh!!! Real Monsters to Are You Afraid Of The Dark, the 1990s was a Golden Age for kids television, and these beloved series prove it. Music had its say too, with Boys II Men crooning soulful melodies that often serenaded our heartfelt emotions. The grunge scene held us in its melancholic embrace, led by Nirvana and their legendary frontman, Kurt Cobain.

Reading Rainbow

But ah, television – the ultimate conveyor of our collective imaginations. MTV was more than just a channel; it was a cultural phenomenon, gifting us the magic of music videos that shaped our tastes and fashion sensibilities. The '90s also ushered in a golden era of educational children's programming. The screen transformed into a portal of learning, with characters like Wishbone taking us on literary adventures, while the whimsical LeVar Burton guided us through the enchanting realms of Reading Rainbow. Sesame Street and Mister Rogers bestowed upon us life lessons with warmth and wisdom, while Captain Planet championed environmental stewardship.

Who could forget the irreplaceable Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, who not only educated us about wildlife but also showed us that passion for a cause can be infectious? And then came The Magic School Bus, whisking us away on educational expeditions that made science an exhilarating adventure.

In the midst of today's pandemic-dominated world, my thoughts often drift toward the experiences of today's children. I ponder over the effects of growing up in an era dominated by politics and mediated by screens. It's a far cry from the tactile and immersive world of my '90s upbringing. It's this contemplation that led me to craft my latest collection, the Cult Classics Collection, a melange of creativity, entertainment, and knowledge tinged with a sprinkle of humor and oodles of nostalgia. Some in the collection are older references and some are newer cult classics.

As the digital age reigns, streaming services bring back those cherished shows, making them accessible to new generations. With the Cult Classics Collection, I aim to bridge the gap between generations, fostering connections between parents of my vintage and their children. It's about finding that common ground, that nostalgic thread that binds us together in a world that often seems fragmented.

So, dive into the Cult Classics Collection and relive the magic of the '90s – a time of untamed creativity, innocent wonder, and shared experiences. Let the designs whisk you back to a simpler time, and let them spark conversations between generations. After all, isn't that the essence of it all? A journey that echoes through the corridors of time, where yesterday's nostalgia meets today's aspirations.

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1 comment

I love this collection so very much! Your motivation to create this collection really speaks to me right now in my life. I know my little babe’s world is very different had he not been born in the mist of all this separation. He doesn’t know his people like I thought he would, he doesn’t know the outside like I thought he would, he doesn’t know elements like I thought he would….. but he knows books, and music, and light, and he knows that people he sees in person he can see on a rectangle from my pocket. He explores the sky and the trees from the windows. And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed showing him Mr . Rodgers, and reading rainbow, and the mapper show. They all might just be colors and songs to him but for me they have been our way of exploring the world.


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