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.
Today I’m kicking off a new decade of blogging by launching Camp Mirror80. Whether you’re stuck at home or venturing out on a regular basis, chances are life as we know it is going to look different for awhile. Enjoy an immersive experience that will surround you with ’80s style and a comforting TV favorite!
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 February!! Valentine’s Day is around the corner. It’s a complicated holiday, isn’t it?! Because of my love for ’80s design, even my worst Valentine’s Days were filled with some joy. Because there will always be an element of 1980s style that lives in this holiday. It’s time to create some ’80s-style valentine cards to give to your nearest and dearest, and these splatter paint valentines couldn’t be easier to make…
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, may I suggest soap balls. If you were a kid in the ’80s, you likely had these in your bathroom (perhaps in a scalloped dish), or you made them for your mom, thanks to a school art project. Keep reading for details on how to make your own…
Welcome to the 2019 Mirror80 Gift Guide! Let me start by saying that I truly believe the Holiday Season is about much, much more than shopping. For me, the annual gift guide is a chance to take a look at some of the amazing ways that 1980s style is alive and well in both authentically retro and entirely new items.
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?!
Happy (almost) Halloween! We’re in the final countdown, and if you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I can’t let an October go by without tackling a pumpkin project. It’s become a tradition, and the only thing I love more than creating the pumpkins is the doing photo shoot…
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.