Avocado Day Thread

All Saints Day Thread (1 November 2019)

Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton were the four members of All Saints, the 1990s British “girl group” it was cool to like. They attacked the UK pop charts in 1997 with a cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge”, and then the smash singles “Never Ever” and “Bootie Call”. I particularly enjoyed “Pure Shores”, a song from their second album featured on the soundtrack for “The Beach”. Worldwide fame ensued for the foursome, with tabloid attention lavished upon the Appleton sisters and their celebrity boyfriends. Jessy Lanza, M.O.m and Charli XCX are amongst those who have cited the band as inspirations. Their clothing choices were influential too, making Timberland boots, cargo pants, and army prints fashionable.

Enjoy your day, everyone!