This week Mirror80 spotlights the style we call Glam-Punk, that striking combination of formality and rebelliousness that only the ’80s could pull off. The beauty of the look is in the way decadent fabrics were brought down to Earth by geometric accessories, jagged edges and playful motifs.
Take the fashion statements above! First, we have Vintage Glitter Starburst Earrings from Etsy Shop Viper Vintage. These sparkly treasures are reminiscent of the magical earrings of cartoon rock star Jem, whose style is the epitome of Glam-Punk! Be sure to check out Viper Vintage’s other retro goodies–all beautifully photographed.
Next we feature an ’80s Glamour Red Party Dress by Etsy Shop NOV. The ruffles and hot red color give this piece a youthful energy that wonderfully contrasts its formal fabric. In addition to dresses, NOV offers an array of lovely accessories!
We can’t forget the power of a rockin’ pair of shoes! The Vintage Red and Black Monzo and Franco Pumps come from Etsy shop Fringe Falcon, which offers unique finds spanning a variety of decades. The height and shine of the heels above scream sophistication, while rough edges and a black and red color motif are anything but conventional.
In case you haven’t checked out Jem, the topic of several Mirror80 blog posts this week, be sure not to miss the chance to revisit this ’80s Glam-Punk cartoon that combines music and fashion in an unparalleled display of energetic style. The still below is from Kimber and Stormer’s performance of “Just Believe It.” This video is packed with unforgettable fashion. And some pretty crazy backgrounds, like the neon laser backdrop below! Click here to see the entire video.
I have my dear friend Kate to thank for this next item–she alerted me to Sharpie’s recent release of limited edition 80’s Glam permanent markers! With ’80s-themed colors like Jellie Pink, Leg Warmer Orange, and Banana Clip Yellow, the markers come in both small and large sets. Our favorite part–the package design!:
Next we have the video for “I’m Gonna Follow You” by Pat Benatar, in which the rock star roams the streets wearing ensembles that include a red sequined jacket (so glam) and leather pants (so punk). Any woman who can keep it real while modeling enough gold jewelry to fill a pawn shop gets my vote. Add the video’s neon tunnel, and we’ve officially entered style heaven!:
Finally, we have a Glam-Punk interior, courtesy of ’80s interior design book Decoration and Design for the 80’s by Pamela Ferguson. The room below, entitled “Disco Pad,” features the elegant sheen of black marble and flowing water. Yet touches like uneven lines and red and blue track lighting keep the mood cutting edge and informal:
A special thank you to Etsy shops Viper Vintage, NOV, and Fringe Falcon for making this blog post possible! Join us tomorrow as we wrap up Glam-Punk Week with a Halloween music video, courtesy of Jem!