Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the 80's


I read an article in the Saturday Age by Maggie Alderson and I wanted to share some of what she had to say...

'The 1950's was the olden days to me when Danny and Sandy first hit our screens in 1978. And like all trend trackers at the time, I was already channelling it as a ironic retro-chic fashion inspiration, seizing keenly upon any clothing from that era that turned up at jumble sales and the like.

The reason those things were still so readily available then was that they were from only 20 years before. If you move the idea on, that means if I were 16 now, I'd be scouring op-shops for clothes from 1987'.

1987! That was just yesterday. Time flies!

5 comments:

Cathy said...

that's way tooo scary to think of.
I was married in 1987!!

Lark said...

Oh boy, in 1987 I had just left home for Uni, it seems like yesterday. It is true about the 20-year thing in fashion. At that time I was scouring the op shops for 1960s stuff. I remember wearing 60s mini skirts (with black tights and Doc Martens of course). Sigh, those were the days when I could wear a mini skirt!

Betty Jo said...

I raise my hand and swear I will never adopt Madonna's, Bananarama's, or The GoGo's fashion stylings as my own (again).
But I'm still partial to the "Nana" 40's& 50's dresses we wore to school,
(no uniforms at my high school!)cfcnewi

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

I think I met my husband in 1987. I am sure I was wearing big hair, big shoulders and big earrings at the time. There's no way I'm going back there.....

Chalk and Cheese said...

I remember wearing lots of bright yellow, cheap dangly earrings and stirrup pants. Those were my younger years before I discovered cool doc martens and kilts. I think the semi 80's revival thing looks a bit more chic nowadays though. It seems to be alot more manicured than my recollection of dishevelled 80's fashion. Does anyone else draw a corellation to these ideas?