Attitude has never been something Henry Holland seemed to particularly struggled with. A self-proclaimed bad boy who is not afraid to put exactly what he's thinking on a t-shirt, Holland entitled his Spring 2013 collection "Buzz Kill," proclaiming proudly that his girl had developed an "attitude problem."
Her bad attitude at times could be mistaken for bad styling as there were certainly moments were Holland pushed his grunge glamour collection too far back into the nineties lexicon, resurrecting trends we were actually ok to forget. Cropped tie-dye tops and pink t-shirts inscribed "Bitch" in a whimsy font worn with jewel studded beanies are memories I'd prefer to relegate to the attic with my 8th grade diaries and the puffy pink pens I used to scrawl across their pages.
But just like the nineties sartorially saw both the good, bad and whatever, the same went for the House of Holland circa Spring 2013. Where the short tie-die overalls failed to convert me to their cause, the biker jacket of the same in the following look where the all-in-one fell short. It was a current update on a Bubblicious favourite, not an exact replica. There were oversized shadow checked suits would have set Clueless' Cher's pulse (and purse) racing, a metallic floral jacquard trench-worn-as-dress and pretty plum lace tops. That's how I like to revisit the nineties when it comes to my wardrobe, one dose nostalgia mixed with two dashes of today--chicness to be found in art of a selective memory.