I don’t know how in favor I am of this whole House of Style redux. Some things seem so completely and excellently of their era that they seem best left there, and to my mind, House of Style is about as quintessentially 90s as it gets. Plus—like so much MTV of that era—the show’s appeal was all about the fact that it exposed insidery, indie-ish culture to everyone, anywhere across the country who cared to tune in. And two decades later, we live in a world where the blogosphere and Twitter and Pinterest and whatever comes next have rendered that particular task redundant.
Still, the unrepentant 90s nostalgist in me is very much looking forward to the House of Style documentary, which is airing August 7 (you can watch a preview clip here). And I am obsessed with the exceedingly thorough rundowns and commentary on MTV’s site of every single episode in the entire ten year series. They’re written by Mary H.K. Choi, a writer who (I’m guessing) was drawing in her Lisa Frank notebook during kindergarten class when the first House of Style aired, but who really knows her stuff.