Today we begin ‘80s Fashion Week at Mirror80! We will be taking a look at some 1980s fashion finds, spotlighting ways that the ‘80s have returned to modern fashion design and sharing some of our favorite fashion resources with you! We begin the week with a mood board that highlights some of our top fashion blog posts here at Mirror80. From authentic 1980s vintage finds to ’80-style photo shoots we’ve collaborated on, here’s a montage of our most fashion-forward images! Enjoy! It’s going to be a stylish week…
Today we’re immersing ourselves in the ’80s iris and lily phenomenon! Ceramics, flowers, clothing and jewelry–this floral Deco look put its stamp on many a product in the decade of decadence. And the look is inspiring our latest Retro Foodie event, which is shaping up to be a glamorous take on 1980s floral style. I’ve put together a mood board to cement the theme, and I can’t help but start with the Mikasa plate at the top left of the montage, which is a gift from my friend Kat. Thanks to Kat for getting the ball rolling! Enjoy today’s montage, and stay tuned for our next Retro Foodie post in June, complete with recipes and decor…
It’s no secret that lately I’ve been obsessed with ’80s kitchens, likely because I’m about to move into a new place where the kitchen has distinct elements of 1980s style. As I’m trying to plan out how to accessorize the space, I’ve been looking through my ’80s design books (a.k.a. my decorating bibles), and I’ve pulled some amazing images of ’80s modern kitchens. Check out the pics above and below, as well as the design choices they’ve inspired!
Hi Everyone! Happy Friday–it’s been a looooong week! I’m looking forward to a good, productive weekend with some doses of ’80s fun thrown in the mix. From the latest ’80s happenings to ways to incorporate the decade’s style into your wardrobe and home, read on for some tips and tidbits…
Hi Everyone! As many of you know, I’m moving to a new place with a slanted wood fireplace and other ’80s highlights! There’s wiring for a pendant light over the dining area, and I’ve been checking out a range of possibilities. Here are a few “finalists”… I’ve zoned in on pieces with retro looks that range from the ’60s throughout the ’80s (although all of these basic lighting shapes continued to appear in homes throughout the 1980s). With that said…any favorites?! I’d love some input! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment…
Happy Monday, Everyone! This past weekend I did a little shopping… and it seems that everywhere I went, there were flashes of ’80s summer style. If it’s still cold where you live, or if it’s beginning to warm up and you’re dreaming of the balmy days ahead, check out today’s finds. They have hints of ’80s design (some more blatant than others), and they would definitely add a splash of color to your wardrobe or interior!
Happy Friday, Everyone! What are you up to this weekend? On my agenda is a list of tasks that relate to my upcoming move. For one thing, we’re finally getting a little more space. Which means we may have room for more than a couch in the living room! I’m on the hunt for a couple of comfy chairs. Not to mention, there’s wiring for a pendant light to hang over the dining room table–looks like it’s time to head to IKEA! Check out my weekend to-dos below, as well as a few tips on current sources for ’80s style!
Anyone seen the movie Foul Play starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase? Released in 1978, the film was written and directed by Colin Higgins. I couldn’t resist posting the IMDB plot summary: “A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.” You know, you just have to see this zany pic to get the full effect! Today we spotlight the movie’s ’70s-fabulous interior design, which includes a few trends that continued to shine throughout the ’80s, such as curved shelving and slanted wooden paneling.
If you’ve been reading Mirror80 this month, you know it’s been my dream to construct a sculptural floral arrangement in a ceramic round planter. Today we debut the DIY results, and we couldn’t be more excited! This project has an undeniably ’80s look. What keeps it from looking outdated? You have to commit 100% to clearly taking it over the top. Bright colors and lots of height help to achieve this goal, as you’ll see below…
Hi Everyone! If you’ve read our last few editions of New Retro Weekender, you know that my weekends tend to be packed with DIY projects, blogging and other retro fun. This weekend I’m needing to do nothing but veg out. And I haven’t had a weekend like this in about four months. After a crazy week that consisted of nursing a very ill kitty back to health and continuing to finalize the plans for my move in June (all the while keeping up at work), I’m in need of a little break. Check out my plans below, then leave a comment and tell me how you veg out when life gets a little too full…
Mirror80 is a design blog with a focus on 1980s fashion and interiors. We explore the decade's style through the lens of film, books, music videos and cultural trends.
- New Retro Pendant Lights May 8, 2013
- Let’s Hear It for Slanted Wooden Paneling! April 24, 2013
- ’70s Interior Design Spotlight: Foul Play Starring Goldie Hawn May 1, 2013
- A Memphis-Milano Menu April 10, 2013
- Memphis-Milano Monday! April 8, 2013
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