Caitlin Moran has taken Stylist back to the mid-Nineties, when everyone was drunk, everyone was sexist, everything was awesome and you could have an epic night out for £1.50. Read on to find out more.
To celebrate our 10th birthday this year, Stylist is handing over 10 issues of the magazine to 10 very special guest editors. So far, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome the likes of Oscar-winning Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, model and activist Adwoa Aboah and singer Lily Allen, to talk about everything from their favourie recipes to the treatment of sex workers and the politics of make-up.
Now, it’s Caitlin Moran’s turn. As an author, journalist and founding mother of modern feminism, Moran embodies much of the Stylist way of life, so we were more than happy to let her run wild with the pages of our magazine and explore her chosen theme: the Nineties.
Because Moran’s latest novel How to be Famous is set in 1995, and so our latest issues is all about nostalgia and looking back to this year and the mess of alcopops, Britpop and the cult classics that shaped many a youth.
Here’s five things you can look forward to reading in our Caitlin Moran-created issue, either in print this week or online, right now.
“Shorts, tights and a band T-shirt is an astonishingly durable look that I still rock 30 years later,” says Caitlin. “Unexpectedly, there is no better outfit for fell-walking.” Our fashion team has scouted out six effortlessly cool band t-shirts, from Friends to the Spice Girls, so you can dress like the best version of your Nineties self.
Here Moran pens her love for Brighton then and now, in all its glory of vintage clothing, nudist beaches and slap-up teas.
Is there a better person to take book recommendations off than an acclaimed author? Probably not. Moran shares her favourite tomes from 1995 and why each one is pure magic.
“Comedy was the new rock ’n’ roll on TV with Vic & Bob and Newman & Baddiel, while films all had pumping soundtracks: Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Do The Right Thing,” says Moran of Nineties cinema, and she’s not wrong. This era was home to some of the best films ever created, here’s a list of those you need to re-watch.
Here Moran gets real about the progression in how women are viewed and treated since the Nineties, focusing in on the love young girls have for their idols.
We have no doubt that this little teaser at wet your appetite for more of Moran, so click here to see the whole take over.