The woman who ruled the 90s- Winona Ryder

Daniela Milosheska

Winona Ryder

Continuing our partnership with Daniela’s Bastet Noir to cover inspiring fashion icons of our generation and deep dives into the reasons behind fashion movements, enjoy the latest instalment on the woman that owned the 1990s.

-Shaaz, Co Founder of Mindthis Magazine


Some people define her as the woman who ruled the 90s, others think of her as the last connection to old Hollywood. Whatever you want to call her, Winona Ryder is one of those women whose style will always be remembered and celebrated among those who love fashion. She holds special place in the hearts of the millennials. As a poster child for the 1990s, she marked a decade known for its decadence and rebellious mood. Her rocker goth style will go down in history as decade’s most sassy fashion look, as she will always be remembered for adding note of chicness in mom jeans and making them oh, so cool. Her rise to stardom in the 90s was a mix of incredible acting talent, famous boyfriends, badass outfits and rebel “I don’t give a fuck” attitude which kind of gave her that unique soft rawness.

Rebel by nature or perhaps simply pushed too far by her fame, her defiant period was tumultuous and quite interesting for a spectator and a bystander. However, it did not undermine her character of being this brilliant actress whose choices of roles are even better than her choices of outfits. After all, you don’t become Tim Burton’s muse if you don’t have some kinky briliance in you, now do ya?

Bastet Noir has always been celebrating those women whose aura has the ability to throw masses into a trans state of admiration and Winona Ryder is undeniably the woman who commended the 90s. So here we celebrate her simplicity, brilliance and attitude. Here’s to Winona forever.


Back at the time when Winona ruled the world, no one could rock denim jeans better than her. Her ability to combine white plain shirts with oversized blazers and high waist jeans was nothing short of pure magic. She nailed the high waist by adding thick leather belts around the waist and making mom jeans hot.

Winona’s favourite casual outfit, high waist with graphic tees and leather jackets


We all want to look as chic with short hair as Winona did. Her flouncy, bouncy curls wrapped in a seemingly messy bob with strands of hair pointed in every direction, made the bob hair cut popular in the 90s. Adding to this a bit of grunginess when she decided to go for the pixie, the 90s poster child became the face for the rebellious youth around the world.

Winona Ryder’s famous messy bob


Not sure why, but leather for us has always had this disobedient connotation and Winona knew exactly how to make it work by adding a dose of softness to it. Back in the 90s, leather jackets were her favourite pieces of clothing as she combined them with everything from high waist jeans and plain white shirts to playful floral sundresses.



Winona is all grown up now and has left her rebellious days well behind her. So her adult style now features more classy pieces from fabulous little black dresses to amazing Boho gowns. Although we do admit we miss her rebellious days, it’s refreshing to see how her style has evolved and matured throughout time, leaving uncompromised trails of her untamed nature.

Winona Ryder rockin’ a fabulous elegant maxi dress

Growing up in the spotlight is not always easy to deal with. Celebrities crack under the pressure and lose unique parts of themselves in their quest for redefinition. The scrutiny of the media combined with thousands, if not millions of fans screaming your name can be a though crowd for a woman who simply wants to find her place in the world. Winona was no exception to this rule, as she had quite some turbulent and rather tantalising times under her belt. However, we admire her for being able to face the challenges with dignity, rise above them and reinvent herself. Although she did manage to preserve that spark that draws people in, the unique flair of her character. This type of women are endless source of inspiration and we will always, always celebrate their journeys.

Here’s to reinvention! If you want to find more Winona Ryder inspired outfits click here, as we’ve made an entire 90s line, inspired by this rock chic goddess.

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