As you know from our previous post on ’80s Valentine’s Day Style, I’m trying to pick a motif for an upcoming Retro Foodie event: a 1980s-themed Valentine’s Day dessert party. The first look played up the “glam” with crystal hearts, rose petals and champagne. In an over-the-top sort of way! Check out our first mood board here. Today it’s all about a style we like to call ’80s Cute–geometry, hearts, bright colors, dessert-like motifs and more! We couldn’t imagine a more appropriate theme for a party that celebrates the 1980s and sweets. But we’re equally drawn to ’80s schmaltzy glitz a la crystal and roses…
Aren’t we lucky to be living at a time when Tumblr has made dreamy images so accessible? In fact, if you’re into a style I call the “new retro,” you have a true appreciation for ’70s, ’80s and ’90s design. And so do today’s featured Tumblrs. In fact, their curators have a keen eye for collecting old and new images that are steeped in retro style, and we continue this week’s “dreamy” theme by showing you the best of the best.
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.
Happy Halloween, all you ’80s-lovers! How will you be spending your day and evening? Whether you celebrated this past weekend or the best is still to come, enjoy the images in today’s post. Above, we see vintage 1980s stickers, an image from a previous post on how to throw an old-school Halloween party!
A chill is in the air, so why not remember how autumn put its stamp on the decade of decadence? Today Mirror80 presents a collection of seasonal images that celebrate fall colors, warm fashion, back-to-school energy and ’80s-fabulous decor. We start with the image above, an earth-toned fabric pattern that exemplifies vintage tribal style. Check out all the pics, and click on the links for more details if something interesting catches your eye… Oh, and have an awesome, fun-filled fall!
One of the biggest surprises of the ’80s style revival has been the birth of the ’80s Tumblr. When I started this blog two years ago, I never could have foreseen the extent to which Tumblr would fuel a love of ’80s design. Yet it has been one of my greatest joys, as ’80s art and design images are now abundant and accessible to the masses. In the spirit of celebrating the 1980s Tumblr phenomenon, we’ll be reveling in Tumblr pics from time to time, bringing you the best that enthusiasts of our favorite decade have to offer. Today is no exception…
Hey, kids! Back-to-school season is officially here! What’s an attractive ’80s gal (or guy) to do? Stock up on school supplies! Mirror80 has been a fan of Etsy shop Il Giardino Luxor for quite some time now, and today we feature an assortment of their ’80s-fabulous school supplies in honor of the fall semester. The shop offers a range of vintage finds, from pencils and erasers to binders and postcards. The best part: the ’80s graphic design motifs!
Happy 2nd Birthday, Mirror80! Yes, today is the big 2! For our first birthday we threw a party. This year we celebrate by launching the Mirror80 tumblr! That’s right–we’ll be featuring our favorite ’80s art, fashion and interior design pics. From screen shots to modern takes on 1980s style we’ve got your favorite decade covered.
So we know the controversy over the logo for the 2012 Olympic Games has fizzled by now. But in honor of the start of the Summer Olympics, let’s take a few minutes to revel in the the glory that is the London 2012 logo. Seriously–how have we not talked about this yet?! Part Memphis-Milano, part New Wave, this is the logo that people love to hate. Or in our case, love to love!
An explosion of 1980s art Tumblrs and graphic design references has made it clear that the ’80s are back like never before! This week we’ve taken a look at some online destinations for cutting edge images from our favorite decade. You know where to see the art, but what if you want to hang it on your walls? Today we wrap up Art Week at Mirror80 with a look at where to buy ’80s artwork.