Ready for a party? If you follow Mirror80’s Retro Foodie series, you know that the intersection of entertaining and ’80s style is a true passion of mine. Things are going to get a bit girly today, but you should also know by now that pink floral style isn’t the norm here on Mirror80. Which means I must have a pretty good reason for this post…and that reason is the 1986 film Pretty in Pink!
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This weekend is my Pretty in Pink party photo shoot. Yes, I’m re-imagining the look and feel of the film through a festive tablescape filled with appetizers and drinks. It’s funny because I’m not really a person who surrounds myself with the color pink, but there’s something about the style of this 1986 film that’s feminine and romantic, but also ’80s Deco-meets-punk-meets-Midcentury, with Asian flair. I love a design challenge!
Today’s post is dedicated to the 1986 film Pretty in Pink starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy. While John Hughes wrote the screenplay, the movie’s director was Howard Deutch (who also directed Some Kind of Wonderful). What’s not to love about Pretty in Pink?! The fashion, the soundtrack, the set design. A-MAZING. Shall we take a closer look?…
Happy Valentine’s Day all you ’80s-lovers!!! For today’s featured images, I went back in time to the Valentine’s Days past of Mirror80. Whether you’re putting together a bouquet for your sweetie, purchasing a special gift for yourself, or starting a vintage silver jewelry collection, these pics are a rosy reminder of all things pretty in pink.
Have you ever watched one of the movies you loved as a kid and been shocked by how well it held up, in story, “look,” or entertainment factor? While recently re-watching both Pretty In Pink (1986, dir. Howard Deutch) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988, dir. Julien Temple), I was struck by one major factor: the production design. Both films combine the bold pizazz of ’80s Memphis-Milano style with the hues and clean lines of ’50s/’60s Modern design.
Ah, back to school season in the ’80s. When the biggest dilemma was whether or not to help your nerdy classmate become popular in exchange for a payment of $1,000. This is child’s play compared to the angst and parental guilt that this year’s pandemic back-to-school season has unleashed. It’s time to escape again, and nostalgia is here for you.
There are times when I’ve wondered if writing about something so niche is a bit self-indulgent. When people ask about my blog, they either get it or they don’t. I can’t tell you the number of conversations that have been cut short because I mentioned blogging about ’80s design and pop culture. Yet in the midst of this rapidly changing, worldwide COVID-19 crisis, I’ve come to realize that the things we love most are the things we should cling to when faced with uncertainty.
You’re looking at the amazing modern beach house from the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie’s. If you’ve seen this movie, you know one really good reason to watch: the design! Keep reading for details…and LOTS of photos!
That was an ’80s video?! You may ask this very question after viewing some of the selections on today’s playlist. Others may evoke specific memories of the ’80s, but I’m sure you’ll agree that the songs themselves are timeless. I’ve been thinking about this playlist for quite some time, collecting tracks that could hold up today alongside current tunes…
I couldn’t be more excited about today’s interview! David Zakrzewski experienced the best in ’80s retail design during the Decade of Decadence. Before becoming a Public Relations practitioner, David was an interior decorator and retail sales associate for four years at Los Angeles’ renowned Beverly Center. Get ready for a lesson in ’80s retail design, as well as a firsthand account of what it was like to be at the center of cutting-edge mall culture when it mattered most…