Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flashback

There are certain 80's fads that shouldn't be resurrected, such as sweat bands, harem pants, and crunchy L.A. Looks hair. However, things like Keith Haring paintings, neon, and acid wash deserve a rebirth of sorts. Below are a few items that recall some of my favorite 80's trends:

1.) Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss: In the 80's my mother and I were totally into holograms. She had this cool pin that she used to wear on her jacket with a hologram of two lovers sitting on a bench. This lip gloss takes me back to the days when holograms were considered awesome feats of technology. Move the gloss from side to side, and a hunky man of your dreams will appear fully dressed and then voila- sans pants!

2.) UV Sun Sense Bands: Remember snap bracelets that came in awesome colors? Now, remember when they were all of a sudden banned because they were "dangerous." These sunburn-prevention bands come in a package that is totally reminiscent of snap bracelets. You wear the bands around your wrist, and they will change color to let you know when it's time to get out of the sun. If you cover yourself in sunblock make sure to cover the band too.

3.)
Heart Shaped Sunglasses: Novelty sunglasses were "it" in the 80's. Especially cool heart-shaped ones. Topshop's rainbow-brite pair is perfect for cruising in your hot-pink convertible while listening to Tiffany. Plus, they totally remind me of Betty Boop who is undoubtedly a style icon.

photo credit sunglasses: http://www.topshop.com
photo credit Sun Sense bands: http://www.amazon.com
photo credit lip gloss: http://www.sephora.com
photo credit painting: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982, enamel on metal. .

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