Today I’m starting a new series on the blog! Each week I find myself wanting share interesting articles, art projects, new products and more. So… I thought I’d round them up and present them to you! In each Retro-Modern Roundup, you will find art, design and entertainment news, as well as links to shops that sell retro-style items (such as clothing and jewelry). Not to mention, I’ll share fun DIY projects in case you’re feeling crafty.
’80s Movie Style: Flashdance
Today we celebrate the ’80s style that fills the sets, costumes and retro-fabulous world that is Flashdance. This 1983 film directed by Adrian Lyne features a dive bar with an appreciation for avant garde dance, a sweatshirt with a famous neckline, and a warehouse apartment that was well ahead of its time…
Modern Necklaces for the Retro Wardrobe
If you shop retro, you know how many amazing, vibrant pieces are out there, especially when it comes to ’80s and early ’90s clothing. And if you love the ’70s, the style possibilities expand all the more. Sometimes when you’re wearing an eye-catching dress or shirt, the last thing you want to do is layer on the geometric plastic jewelry. Not that it’s a problem if you do… But if you’re on the hunt for modern necklaces that can work well with a variety of retro clothing items, check out some simple yet striking options.
Concept Store Spotlight: Cool Machine
Ready for the latest in New Memphis style from emerging designers? Today we’re highlighting online concept store Cool Machine, based in Tours, France. If you’re like me, you’ll put everything they offer on your wish list, because we’re talking about some amazing works of art here, from ceramics and jewelry to pillows and paper goods. And don’t get me started on the vintage shirts!!!
A New Memphis Roundup
It’s a great time to be a fan of ’80s design, because the New Memphis movement is going full force. Creative designers and bloggers are producing many products and projects filled with Memphis-Milano style, but with a modern twist. Today I’m rounding up some of my favorites…
Fall Frames and Vibrant Colors
If you’re a color lover like I am, fall is all about exploring rich tones rather than muted ones. In fact, there’s no rule that says fall can’t be an excuse to crank up the color rather than tone it down! Today’s post is dedicated to fall fun in all of its vibrant glory. When Warby Parker invited me to participate in their FallSyllabus campaign by snapping some fall photos of seasonal style, I couldn’t help myself.
7 Retro-Modern Instagram Accounts to Follow
Got any favorite Instagram accounts? Today I’m sharing a few of mine. By no means a comprehensive list, these selections represent an established and emerging retro-modern design voice that Mirror80 couldn’t be more excited about. Check out the suggestions that follow, and then leave a comment telling me about YOUR favorite Instagram accounts to keep up with. Seriously, I’d love to get a conversation going. And now, without further ado…
Fashion Spotlight: Modern Necklaces
Tassels, brass and chunky beads…modern necklaces are the perfect blend of fashion and art. Some reference Memphis-Milano style, while others have a hint of African flair. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Today we showcase a range of necklaces at an equal range of price points. Above we see eye-catching, affordable offerings from Baba Souk.
’80s Patterns and Prints
There’s no denying that patterns have made a comeback. Designers and illustrators are creating some amazing patterns and prints for textiles, wall art and more (and don’t get me started on the pattern phenomenon on Pinterest)! In light of recent developments, I thought I’d take another look at one of my favorite books: 1980s Fashion Print by Marnie Fogg. Here are a few patterns that seem as relevant today as they did back in the ’80s!…
Keeping Up with Mirror80
Hi Everyone! Today we’re sharing a few ways you can keep up with Mirror80 when you’re not reading our latest posts. For starters, there’s Tumblr, and above you can see a few of our favorite images. On Tumblr, we share some of our best photos from the blog, but we also highlight our favorite retro-meets-modern images, including still life pics that celebrate the latest trends in design. The ’80s revival is exploding on Tumblr. How could we not join in?!