May 25, 2004

*Children of the 80s Rejoice!

Color is back!

Twenty-three years ago it was deemed perfectly acceptable to paint your eyelids like a parrot with lemon yellow on the brow bone, bright purple on the lid and electric-blue eyeliner to top it all off....From Day-Glo orange chiffon to fierce fuchsia lip gloss, the plastic rainbow of the early '80s palette is now hot and black is no longer instantly cool.

I noticed some months ago the Kohl's catalogue looked like a throwback to my junior high years. I remarked on this to my sister, age 22, who rolled her eyes. She treats anything that smells of the 80s with complete disdain. She favors "Seattle style"--drab colors, baggy pants, etc.

I've been wearing more color lately--although I never really gave it up. I'm one of the lucky ones who can pull off any color. I don't shy away from yellow or lime-green t-shirts. Bright blue is one of the best colors on me.

I even brightened up my site.

I've been happily awaiting the return of Big Hair and have even grown it out so I could be ready. On the occasional weekend, I curl it and poof! Giant hair!

Yay, 80s!

Posted by Jennifer at May 25, 2004 01:41 PM


Man, do I miss giant hair.

On the chicks, not the guys. Guys still need to cut their hair.

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2004 02:18 PM

you're scaring me...

Posted by: dave at May 25, 2004 03:28 PM

*cowers in corner*.... what is all this stuff? I thought it was only fiction that the teachers used to scare us! *shudders and hides*

Posted by: Mookie at May 25, 2004 03:56 PM

Watch it, whippersnapper.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 25, 2004 04:00 PM

The only fashion fad from the '80s that I miss are those printed pants the girls used to wear. Pre-e-e-e-tty-y-y-y.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 25, 2004 07:35 PM

The only thing I miss from the 80's is the fact that I was a teenager and had the stamina to go all night.

... on those all-too-rare occasions I had someone to *ahem* "go" with.

Posted by: Harvey at May 26, 2004 09:59 AM

Welcome back, 80's. I've missed you. Now I can break all my creepers out again. Oops! Never stopped wearing them. Still have the hair, too. Martin Fry meets Brian Setzer. Bitchin'.

Posted by: Dread at May 26, 2004 10:00 AM