Tiger ~ Leopard

Left: Stella McCartney at Neiman’s

Right: Me, 1988, 12 years old.

I would wear that sweatshirt now if I still had it. …and I’m pretty sure my hair was in a banana clip. A real banana clip, yo.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • K.Line

    June 7, 2009 |

    OMG – that sweatshirt is awesome (yours I mean). Proof positive that if you live long enough… 🙂

  • Lauren From Texas

    June 7, 2009 |

    Girl, I totally bought a 3-pack of banana clips the other day. I wore one yesterday. Hahaha!

  • sendingpostcards

    June 7, 2009 |

    This is pretty amusing. You’re rocking that over-sized sweatshirt!

  • Mrs. D

    June 7, 2009 |

    I actually saw banana clips for sale at a store the other day! I hadn’t seen them since 1992 probably. I do hope they aren’t coming back. They turn any head of hair into an Insta-Mane.

  • Leigh

    June 7, 2009 |

    I am right with you in that style generation LOL 🙂

  • Katy

    June 7, 2009 |

    hahah my grandma had wallpaper like this

  • Kristin

    June 7, 2009 |

    Look at you. You were ahead of your time. And I would have been soooooooooo jealous of you. I could never fit my hair in a banana clip.

  • TeeTee

    June 7, 2009 |

    I love your sweater!

  • Yaya

    June 7, 2009 |

    LOVE IT!

  • drollgirl

    June 7, 2009 |

    gahahahah!!! my first laugh of the day. yay!!!!

  • Savvy Mode SG

    June 7, 2009 |

    you look adorable.

  • Annie

    June 7, 2009 |

    Ha! That’s awesome! I wish you still had it..

  • Athena.

    June 7, 2009 |

    Oh my goodness, you are adorable 🙂
    Loving your blog!

  • Diana

    June 7, 2009 |

    hahaha you were a trendsetter, stella just caught up a bit late!

  • J-Diggety

    June 7, 2009 |

    Long live the banana clip! 🙂

  • freeteyme

    June 7, 2009 |

    already stylish even as a kid!

  • Chessa!

    June 7, 2009 |

    dude! this is so fabulous. I had that sweatshirt too..and my sister had a zebra! and, I cannot even begin to express my undying lurrve for the banana clip. it was the only thing that kept my crazy hair up! sigh…

  • A little Princess

    June 7, 2009 |

    As you kid you had firece style! Love it xoxo

  • Joy

    June 7, 2009 |

    I totally had that sweatshirt too!!! Banana clips rocked (mine always fell out, though :))
    You are adorable.

  • Carlotta

    June 7, 2009 |

    you must find the sweatshirt it’s so cool!!!
    Happy Weekend!! (check the giveaway on my blog!)

  • Emily

    June 7, 2009 |

    you’re just too fashion forward for the rest of us to keep up 🙂

  • brooke

    June 7, 2009 |

    this is awesome! and man i used to rock the banana clips!! they made your hair instantly fancy!!

  • Adele

    June 7, 2009 |

    haha (: fashion forward you are!

  • Lili

    June 7, 2009 |

    OMG! I had totally forgot about the banana clip! haha.
    I use to be a fan of those too.

  • Hippiegirl

    June 7, 2009 |

    i love the leopard-shirt! it looks fantastic 🙂

  • Milly

    June 7, 2009 |

    ha ha ha….me & my cousins had something similar…i totally forgot about it and yep had the banana clips too

  • Dooder City

    June 7, 2009 |

    I am totally feeling that photo of you…I had a banana clip…and a bike with a banana seat…

  • Cathy Voyage

    June 7, 2009 |

    Haha, that’s too cool!

  • Damsels

    June 7, 2009 |

    lol thats so funny . . ireally like it though and it would probably still fit you
    We were Damsels thanks for commenting we really appreciate it

  • Underfunded Heiress

    June 7, 2009 |

    Oh my, banana clips! I used to wear those all the time! Haha.

    Great comparison! You wear a trend setter!

    Thanks for the recommendation about the Ivy in SM!

  • jasmine

    June 7, 2009 |

    hahhaa! it’s so lisa frank. sometimes it’s weird how things come back…especially things that you wore as a child. aren’t jelly shoes coming back AGAIN??

  • Dirty Slipcover

    June 7, 2009 |

    ahahaha! That’s awesome! I think I used to have the same one!

  • Callie Grayson

    June 7, 2009 |

    that is fantastic!!!

  • Style Porn

    June 8, 2009 |

    What goes around comes around…never say never!

  • Girl Japan

    June 8, 2009 |

    Oh my gosh …. “giggles” I am just a few years older than you but I SO REMEMBER those sweatshirts.. did you do the whole ripped t-shirt flash dance MO too?

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    June 8, 2009 |

    Wow. If this is back, then it’s only a matter of time before scrunchies are everywhere. So sad.

    On the plus side, you were sooo ahead of your time!

  • TheBeautyFile

    June 8, 2009 |

    Can we start a revolution & bring back the banana clips? Like, stat?

  • Chris

    June 8, 2009 |

    I think I sported that very same outfit myself, a glittery tiger shirt and banana clip. I remember getting quite a few compliments on it, too 🙂

  • Sher

    June 8, 2009 |

    Too bad you didn’t still have the sweatshirt still, you could pull it out an wear it again! 😀

  • Hanako66

    June 8, 2009 |


    you f ing crack me up

  • down and out chic

    June 8, 2009 |

    haha, you were fashionable from the beginning…i think i may have had one of those too, just saying.

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista

    June 9, 2009 |

    no REALLY you=da bomb.

    banana clips foreva,

  • chris petres

    June 9, 2009 |

    you were one stylish kid.

  • Talk Pretty To Me

    June 9, 2009 |

    WOW it is incredible the trends that just never die. A lot of things from the 80’s are making a come back. I’ll have to remember this when I think about giving stuff to good will! You are adorable in that picture!



  • Lucinda

    June 9, 2009 |

    This is amazing!

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