Thursday, August 13, 2009

80's style fashion...

I recently read some nice John Hughes remembrance pieces on Entertainment Weekly online and this one specifically interested me.

It was written by Lea Thompson talking about her time working with Hughes on the film, "Some Kind of Wonderful". (Click the picture for full article.)

Her commentary was interesting, but my eye specifically caught on the picture. See her button up shirt accented with the very decorative pin? I used to do that. Yep. I can't remember if this was common but I definitely know I was into that look.

Here's proof. This is me, circa 1989:

Yes, I know this is a horrible photo of me blowing out my birthday candles but it was the only one I could find of me sporting my brooch fashion statement.

Often I'm embarrassed by things I've wore in the past (whether it's years ago or last month), but how bad can this be if Miss Amanda Jones wore the same look?

On a side note, around this time, I think I also liked wearing suspenders. I think it was a Debbie Gibson influence. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I can't find any pics to prove that.

What crazy things did you wear in the 80s?

4 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Alisa said...

Scrunchy socks and neon green spandex...oh and side ponytails. Hope all those photos have been burned!

Cindy said...

omg i can't wait to read that article. skow was another great movie-there were so many from the 80's! maybe it was because i was so young and impressionable... i loved seeing the underdog do well.
i think i did that trend too--but very poorly, and probably a few months too late har har
i had my own removable shoulder pads to jazz up tshirts. wow. hideous!

Cindy said...

i had to come back to say thanks for linking to that! i read jon cryer's too. i'm glad people appreciate his movies for being more than just teen flicks. i'm going to go buy a bunch of them today. thanks again!

Amanda said...

Hmm, let's see - pegged jeans, loafers with the laces tied in a very specific knot, cut off jeans (cut by myself), really super big clothes, anything that my brother's wore and that I could "fit" into, definitely shoulder pads on dresses, oh so many many bad decisions. I think the worst by far is allowing my mom to cut my hair for like 5 or 6 years. I am retarded...