We wish you the Happiest of New Years…may 2013 bring you health, joy, fulfilled dreams, and a big dose of ’80s style at its best! Today we travel back in time to 1989 with this screen shot from When Harry Met Sally. And we also travel back to December of 2010, when Mirror80 was a few months old and we featured a blog post on “New Year’s Eve style” from this very film. Read it here! Don’t forget that the oh-so-inexpensive streamers and confetti you can buy at your local party store are the perfect way to add ’80s flair to a tray of champagne glasses!
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Last week Mirror80 published Part 1 of our interview with the lovely Annabel Schofield, an author and producer who enjoyed an acting and international modeling career in the 1980s and 1990s. Ms. Schofield shared her thoughts on ’80s fashion, and she reflected on what it was like to act and model in the midst of the decade of decadence! Today, Annabel discusses her ’80s memories, as well as her serialized novel The Cherry Alignment, which semi-autobiographically explores the life of an actress in 1980s-90s Hollywood. Her blog of the same name is a wealth of information on 1980s fashion, film and music. Read on for more fabulous ’80s details…
I’ve recently had the pleasure of corresponding with the lovely Annabel Schofield, an international fashion model of the ’80s who starred in ad campaigns for the likes of Revlon, Gianni Versace, Yves St. Laurent and Levi’s. And yes, you probably remember her from an iconic commercial in which she famously uttered: “Excuse me, are those Bugle Boy jeans you’re wearing?” But there’s much more to Ms. Schofield than meets the eye, including her serial novel The Cherry Alignment, which semi-autobiographically explores the life and times of an actress working in Hollywood in the ’80s and ’90s. In fact, this novel began as a screenplay, and there’s no doubt that it would make the perfect long-overdue HBO series with a focus on the decade of decadence!
I spent the evening of October 26th at Austin, Texas’ Scottish Rite Theatre, a historic site that manages to be grand yet intimate. Nearly every seat in the house was packed. To my right, a group of 10 women in their thirties squealed like school girls while passing around a picture of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, who would be taking the stage within the next few minutes. Yes, it was a speaking engagement and book signing to celebrate the release of Taylor’s memoir In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. As its title suggests, this book is as much about life as it is about John Taylor’s days with the band. And for me, the evening of October 26th was as much about reflecting on creativity and the passage of time as it was about seeing one of my childhood idols in person.
For today’s Pic Fix, we’ve grabbed our favorite images from past Mirror80 blog posts for a snapshot of 1980s style. From a colorful dessert to a celebration of album cover graphics, these pics reflect the vibrancy and geometry of ’80s design.
However you celebrate the season, may your days be merry and bright. Spend some time with the people who are important to you, and set aside a moment or two to rejuvenate. Have a colorful Holiday!
Ever owned a Care Bear, a Barbie, or a My Little Pony? What about a G.I. Joe action figure or a Transformer? These well-known, well-loved items are often the first that pop in our heads when we think of 1980 toys. Today’s post isn’t about these toys. Who here remembers the Moon Dreamers or the Silver Hawks? If “yes,” you’ll love this trip down memory lane. If “no,” get ready for some action…
This week Mirror80 reflects on the captivating power of 1980s toys. They inspired piggy banks full of change (a.k.a. purchasing power) when we were young. Now that we’re older, they’re inspiring many a visit to Etsy and eBay, where we’re buying them back, in some cases for more money! Today we begin by taking a look at just how these relics of the past were so, well… rad. And I’m not just talking about the nostalgia factor–people who weren’t kids in the ’80s seek out these unforgettable items. We ask why!
This week at Mirror80 we celebrate the plastic glory of 1980s toys. An overabundance of pastels and metallics populated this kiddie wonderland, as did a certain punk edge at times, no doubt overflowing from the world of MTV. From crucial pop culture staples to flash-in-the-pan products that were little more than copycats of established favorites, the offerings of ’80s toy aisles put their stamp on young minds and influenced child-friendly merchandise for years to come…
Happy Thanksgiving from Mirror80! Today’s visuals are courtesy of Etsy shop VintageStickerLove. The perfect ’80s Thanksgiving statement (a bit of Autumn plus a bit of glitter), these vintage leaf stickers from Stickopotamus showcase a variety of Fall hues. I’m also a fan of the shop’s profile, which recalls the memory of a lost sticker collection and the joys of rebuilding it piece by piece today. Because it’s never too late to revel in the simple pleasures of youth…
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- Let’s Hear It for Slanted Wooden Paneling! April 24, 2013
- ’70s Interior Design Spotlight: Foul Play Starring Goldie Hawn May 1, 2013
- Memphis-Milano Monday! April 8, 2013
- A Memphis-Milano Menu April 10, 2013
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