The craze for 80s style is reaching epic proportions nationwide. With the recent launch of the Stephen Sprouse book by the Padilha brothers of MAO public relations in Los Angeles, the frenzy has officially gone coast to coast. For those of us who were old enough to live through that particular decade in fashion properly, everything old is new again. Witness Nicole Ritchie’s Blackbook cover homage to Teri Toye, the world first openly transgendered model, who is also rumored to be the inspiration for Lady Gaga’s â€œsignatureâ€ look. If straight blond hair with blunt bangs doesn’t work for you and you still want to unleash your inner 80’s goddess, opt for space goggle sunglasses, the new oversize Jimmy Choo’s are perfect to add a dash of 80s over-the-top to any hairstyle or color.
If the Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse leggings are too 80’s pop art for you, go the acid wash route with companies like Cheap Monday, ACNE, and Nolita. If you’re more a dress girl, Jordi Scott’s Spring 09 collection had some great options for rocker-inspired fashions with a dash of 80’s pop color. If 80’s rocker chick is more your style, you can still channel your inner superstar with some subtle rocker touches. The Balenciaga motorcycle jacket is your go-to item to complete our rocker chic transformation. Throw it on over your favorite pair of jeans or leggings – mini skirt optional – and a carefully broken-in pair of biker boots. If you haven’t put at least 20 years into distressing your original Doc Marten’s, then opt for the latest hi-rise wedge boot from John Fluevog, the Melrose. These are a re-interpretation of a late 1990’s model, but they still work with any 80’s look you’re building. No one will call you out on it. Who’s gonna mess with someone in 6â€ heels?
If you did all things 80’s the first time around and don’t feel like jumping on this trend, â€œRELAX – don’t do itâ€. These trends will pass again. One set of pictures of you from the 80’s wearing these looks is enough to keep you busy de-tagging pictures of you on Facebook for eternity. You don’t need another round of them to come back to haunt you 20 years from now.
1. The Stephen Sprouse Book $40.95
2. Nicole Ritchie Cover Shot for Blackbook Magazine
3. Stephen Sprouse Leggings from Deitch Projects Soho Ehibit
4. Lady Gaga – The Fame
5. Teri Toye in NYC, 1984 Island Magazine, Steven Meisel Photo
6. Jimmy Choo Jerry Sunglasses $295
7. Jordi Scott Spring ’09 RTW
8. Balenciaga Suede biker jacket $1,727.13
9. Corpus Skinny Leg Blue Acid Jeans $115
10. John Fluevog – The LA Melrose Boot $445
11. Frankie Goes To Hollywood T-Shirts