A post on learning to run the race, even if you’re still figuring it all out…
Fall is a magical time of the year. There’s finally some relief from the heat of summer. The nights are breezy and cool, and everything seems more vivid.
Anyone else watch Season 2 of Physical this summer?! While it may be tempting to look at this Apple TV+ dramedy series as a depiction of how the 1980s made womanhood a unique challenge, the show has been surprisingly relevant amid the pandemic disruptions of today, especially for women trying to balance motherhood with any level of employment.
Well, it’s been a minute since my last post! With that said, having an hour to write a blog post feels like a complete luxury, and one that I haven’t enjoyed in quite some time. I wanted to update you on some new developments and say that Mirror80 will always be the place I return to when I’m feeling my most creative.
Happy Holidays!! Since this is the 11th Christmas that I’ve been blogging, I wanted to look back at some of my favorite holiday moments! My all-time favorite holiday shoot was the retro candle swap, shown above. Inspired by Saturday Night Live’s hilarious “The Christmas Candle,” the concept of regifting unwanted wax cylinders really hit home to me–ha!
This month Mirror80 turned 10!!! That means I’ve been blogging for a decade. It’s pretty surreal to think about how much has changed since 2010. Not only are we now in the middle of a global pandemic, we’re also in the middle of an ’80s design renaissance.
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.
Happy Halloween!! Just a quick note to let you know that the latest edition of the Mirror80 newsletter is up and running. “Halloween Fever” covers everything from the best ’80s horror movies to last-minute costume ideas. Because Halloween just screams “80s”, doesn’t it?!
This August, Mirror80 turned 9. Yes, 9! It’s fun to look back at the very first post I wrote for the blog…’80s tribal style was everywhere, and ’80s Deco was one of the most obvious styles to re-emerge at thrift shops.
Ready for another retro summer experience?! This time it’s all about the pizza. Because back before we knew the dangers loading up on carbs and sugary soda, indulging ended in a wonderfully full stomach…and (if I’m being honest) a slight queasy feeling. God, I miss the ’80s!