- Mar 24, 2021
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McBling (c. early-late 2000s)
McBling is was an aesthetic from the 2000s, and one of the most popular and identifiable of the decade. A hard shift from late-90s minimalism, McBling is characterized by garishness, boujee, and excess. It was mostly seen in marketing, fashion, television promos, and interior design.
This aesthetic is EXTREMELY nostalgic for me. It reminds me of a time when I was younger, when celebrities were larger than life and their exploitative lives were front and center. My mom loved watching E! pre-Kardashian era and I was always putting MTV on in the background. And whenever I would go down to the city, various building interiors were decorated like this until around the Recession. Not super aesthetically pleasing, but damn nostalgic.
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