Saturday, September 26, 2009

All That's Old is New Again

I must say....that is a horrible thought. It screams ... no original thought is happening. To rework something that has come and gone should be left buried...we are literally exhuming stuff that was awful once, and now we are looking at those things with a different eye?

Think about it, they have chosen to revisit the 1980's. I don't know about you...but Joan Collins comes to mind. Lots of makeup, those wonderful smoky eyes, bright red lipstick, racing stripes for cheek color, and those shoulder pads!

I'm also recalling the movies and music of the time. Our favorite bands... really, I liked this stuff. The movie buff will do far better than I but all that comes to mind is "Big" with Tom Hanks. And who could forget the "Gremlins" movie? Kinda light and airy and pure entertainment for the prepubescent crowd. Simpler by a long shot.

I lived in Phoenix then. I liked the 1980's. Not a house on the block could be found without a Nagel predominantly displayed. All that lacquer furniture. White and black reigned at the top of the pile. And as I sit here I couldn't forget the many glass items, tables, lamps, whatever went with black and white and a touch of pink.

Talk about a love affair with pink! Wow, "Pretty in Pink", Barbie pink and neon pink dresses by designers like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. This is not to say that I was or am a slave to trends..."NO"...it is far too expensive a hobby to embrace for myself. But remember I had two daughters...who wouldn't be caught dead without the proper accouterments to an evening out on the town or at a concert.

I could have literally been living with Madonna's twins at that time. Not all bad. I must say it really became a time of resourcefulness. They scoured the consignment stores, thrift shops, Goodwill and came up with some terrific costumes. (and that is what they were)

Well folks, this might be in your future. Leather, fur, gloves, (yes, gloves),strapless feminine dresses, ruffles, off shoulder dresses and tops, ( oh, how I despised those)how about the less irritating look of the mono-chromatic look. And most of all the bold placing of colors like red and orange together and having it look good?

This has been touched on in several blogs that I read. However, the real eye-opener came when my doc asked about my meds. Oh, I see you are on theophyllien back to the old meds I see. However he qualified his statement by saying "maybe they will get it right this time" "you know a lot of people died while trying to use this stuff back in the 60's. I too hope they have it right this time.

Having had my say on this subject I came to the conclusion that if you really are into being in style....once again....go to a thrift store, a consignment shop, or Good will...You'll be the bell of the ball.

Can it be? The weekend is upon us....Drive safely. RD

2 comments:

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I am going to spell this wrong no doubt but do you remember thymaldehyde? The stuff that was given to pregnant women as a tranquilizer and they had kids with flippers instead of arms and legs? Well, they are using it again under another name as a chemo therapy drug. And not the benign drugs with chemo but one of the poisons?

Ask your pharmacologist about any drug. Doctors know shit about them. Just what the ad in the medical journal with the babe in the bikini says.

But as to old coming back I for years saved my pattern for hip huggers. When they finally came back I had to admit I looked like shit in them. Below the waist jeans are something else entirely.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I am going to spell this wrong no doubt but do you remember thymaldehyde? The stuff that was given to pregnant women as a tranquilizer and they had kids with flippers instead of arms and legs? Well, they are using it again under another name as a chemo therapy drug. And not the benign drugs with chemo but one of the poisons?

Ask your pharmacologist about any drug. Doctors know shit about them. Just what the ad in the medical journal with the babe in the bikini says.

But as to old coming back I for years saved my pattern for hip huggers. When they finally came back I had to admit I looked like shit in them. Below the waist jeans are something else entirely.