You know those crazy ’80s parties steeped in nostalgia? Where everybody dresses up, drinks sunset-colored martinis and goes home with a Rubik’s cube or an arm full of plastic jewelry? We’ve hosted one of those! Today’s featured ’80s-themed gathering is a little different… I recently threw an ’80s Christmas luncheon for family to ring in the holidays. The focus: ’80s glamour and decadent food! In fact, in the 1980s, food was displayed in a “big” way! At the finest restaurants, each plate was a canvas that used tools such as ground pepper, chives, nuts and other “garnishes” to make a culinary statement. Read on for more ’80s foodie fun…
5 Glitzy ’80s Christmas Decor Trends
With Thanksgiving officially over, the Christmas season is upon us! If you are a design freak like me, and you were wondering how to bring a little ’80s to your holiday decor, look no further… Today we showcase 5 Christmas decoration ideas that spotlight 1980s design motifs. And you don’t have to go vintage to get the ’80s look!
Footloose, Fluorescent Fish, and a Little Bit of Christmas
Happy Monday, Everyone. Hope your weekend was fun and relaxing! Mine was both chill and productive. As you can see from the image above, I’m starting to plan this year’s Christmas decorations, and you can bet I’m drawing inspiration from the 1980s. I’ll be hosting a Christmas shindig that features 80s-style holiday decor and sharing the pics with you at the beginning of December. If the crazy-early Christmas decorations at retail establishments have already put you in the holiday mood, check out some Mirror80 pics from Christmases past.
Happy Holidays from Mirror80!
However you celebrate the season, may your days be merry and bright. Spend some time with the people who are important to you, and set aside a moment or two to rejuvenate. Have a colorful Holiday!
Laugh Along with the Trailer for Christmas Vacation
Are your Holidays turning out to be a bit different than you expected? Perhaps you’re frantically trying to finish up work before heading out of town. Or your house is a bit too full of company. Or you were counting on something that didn’t quite work out. If you’re about to reach your breaking point, remember that things could always be worse… You could be Clark Griswold!
Christmas at Mirror80
The week of Christmas is upon us! For your seasonal enjoyment, we’ve compiled our favorite winter posts. From George Michael’s ski bunny style to a DIY project based on 1980s stickers, you’re sure to find something you love as you peruse the features below. Have a very ’80s Holiday!
Friday Video Picks: ’80s Christmas Commercials
Today we bring you two ’80s Christmas commercials with the best of intentions. Remember, these were the days of innocence, when a grown man in a clown suit interrupting a children’s ice skating party in the middle of a deserted forest was more delightful than creepy, and when a stuttering doll operating a camera was more charming than terrifying.
’80s Southwestern Winter Fashion Finds
Hey there all you ski bunnies! On a recent trip to Urban Outfitters I was stunned to see that this year’s hipster winter fashion is all about ’80s Southwestern-style motifs! While certain colors (hello mauve and teal) have been intentionally eliminated, the trend seems to revel in an outdoorsy, rugged vibe, complemented by earthy colors with a hint of turquoise.
A Lisa Frank-Inspired ’80s Christmas Tree!
Yesterday we focused on the sleek white and metallic Christmas decorations of the modern homeowner in the 1980s. Keeping the palette monochromatic provided a stark yet sparkly take on Holiday decor that was perfect for clean-lined dwelling spaces. Today we throw subtlety out the window with a child-friendly Christmas tree inspired by designer Lisa Frank, whose creations decorated many a school supply and sticker in the 1980s.
Pic Fix: An ’80s Modern Christmas
This week at Mirror80 we get into the Holiday spirit by revisiting ’80s seasonal style. Today’s images are brought to you by the 1987 film Less Than Zero, a haunting story of drug abuse and loss based on the book by Brett Easton Ellis. While the movie is far from the beacon of warm fuzzy Holiday fun, its breathtaking interiors provide us with a glimpse of posh ’80s winter decor. If you lived in a California mansion decorated by a cutting edge interior designer in the mid-late ’80s, perhaps your Christmas tree and centerpieces would look like this…