Sunday, February 27, 2005 in I Forgot To Pick A Category, some sort of meme

Eight for the 80’s

A new meme! Had a brainstorm, here’s how it works: Copy & paste the following question in your blog, then link back (ping, trackback) to me or whomever you got it from.

This week, the first, I’m focusing on the best part – FASHION! :lol::oops:

1. What was your hair like?
– sad to say, pretty much like it is now, but blonder.
2. What did you *wish* your hair was like?
– what I wished it was like back then was long and with a spiral perm, like Madonna’s in her Desperatly Seeking Susan look.
3. What was the coolest item of clothing you had back in the 80’s that is totally embarrasing now?
– Just one? Let’s see… there were the legwarmers, the fingerless gloves, the harem pants…
4. What was a cool fashion trend that you didn’t understand back then, and still don’t?
– Day Glo. ’nuff said.
5. What was a fashion trend you *wish* would come back?
– Real punk, when it was fresh and new.
6. … or that you were happy to see did come back?
– Well, I wasn’t happy to see legwarmers. 😯
7. Who was your 80’s fashion icon?
– Mostly Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. The Go-Go’s too, and when I was feeling “sophisticated”, Duran Duran.
8. Describe your best (or worst) look for the eighties.
– Should I start with the braces or the things I could change? :mrgreen: Well there was the bright yellow big shirt I had, just like Boy George’s, except I wore mine with big black belt, pinstipe black pants and Peter Pan get-aways, those suede ankle boots. Remember those? The worst part of this outfit is I have many pictures of me wearing it.

Let’s see how long I can keep this up. Got suggestions for questions? I’m all ears. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to answer in the comments.
(edited to answer my own questions. Doh! :oops:)

Great. Now I am singing, “Gonna dress you up in my love, in my love, all over your body,” over and over in my head.


  1. Toys! you can’t forget 80s toys!!

  2. Wow. I’m so doign this one, tomorrow when I’m awake enough to describe my mohawk.

  3. Hmm, I can’t do this one!! My hair was non-existant for the better part of the 80’s! I wasn’t even alive till 1987 🙁

  4. My answers are up- with photos, even!!! I love this idea!

  5. ➡ Unlike Simon ~ I was born before the 80’s but TOO LONG before the 80’s to participate.
    By the 80’s I was too old to be fashion conscious ~ or if I was … my fashions were still stuck in the 60’s!!

  6. “here was the bright yellow big shirt I had, just like Boy George’s, except I wore mine with big black belt, pinstipe black pants and Peter Pan get-aways,”

    You were dressing up like Stryper??? 😉

  7. I was there…but like to pretend that I wasn’t… (my daughter Sarah made me cut out the shoulder pads in an outfit someone handed down to me recently) 😳

  8. My answers are up! I was just thinking the other day about diging out an old picture of me with a! I’ll have to do that this weekend.


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