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.
A weekend viewing of Risky Business starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay inspired today’s post. In case you haven’t seen this 1983 film directed by Paul Brickman, it focuses on high school student Joel (Cruise), specifically his shady pursuits after his parents leave town on vacation. Trouble begins with the arrival of a prostitute named Lana, played by De Mornay. A Neon Noir gem of a film, Risky Business earned praise from critics like Roger Ebert, who compared the movie to The Graduate, calling it “one of the smartest, funniest, most perceptive satires in a long time.” We couldn’t help but be drawn to Rebecca De Mornay’s wardrobe and the hypnotic soundtrack from Tangerine Dream…
I spent some time this weekend collaborating with talented photographer Peter Tung, a good friend who has organized two ’80s-themed photo shoots for this coming week in Austin, Texas! We are thrilled to be featuring retro finds from Austin-based vintage clothing store New Bohemia. They consistently offer amazing ’80s pieces like rompers, tank tops, dresses and large plastic jewelry (the white necklace above is one of my personal purchases from New Bohemia). Add the expertise of stylist Matthew Klimek of Butterfly Entertainment, and this promises to be an ’80s-fabulous shoot!
Bring on the Jams. Round up your Ocean Pacific surf wear… Summer is on the way, and retailers are celebrating with ’80s-style tropical fashion!
Spring is in the air, and geometric clothing reminiscent of the ’80s is in stores, most notably at Forever 21! Some of this geometry channels a tribal vibe, such as the ’80s Southwestern look. Other shape-filled tops remind us of childhood and its playfully bright forms. And we can’t forget the way geometry can channel the future, or at the very least, a modern feel that manages to be retro at the same time.