Dressing up Op shop gold
WORE MULLET? APPLY WITHINSeptember 08, 2010
THE folk at my new workplace have pointed out, maybe even pointedly pointed out, my ‘80s sensibilities. Clearly evident in my work wardrobe...
THE folk at my new workplace have pointed out, maybe even pointedly pointed out, my ‘80s sensibilities. Clearly evident in my work wardrobe are prints and shapes from the era – hey what can I say, I’ve told you before I was 'Cyndi Lauper keen-as' for the ‘80s fashion revival and I’ve been working it to the max. There may not be another chance in this lifetime peoples … what are you waiting for. Are you hearing me PottyMouthMama? Are you?
Anyhoot, as it turns out I am not the only person reliving the fashion victim moments of my youth. What Ken Be Done is too. If she wasn’t doing it for a good cause I’d seriously hold it against her that she clearly outbid me on eBay for these Ken Done sunglasses.
What she doesn’t have is an original Helen Kaminski raffia hat. Ha. And it cost me a measly $4 at Salvos, not $165 (feelin' a tad guilty now I know that bit). Guilt aside, remember when these were everywhere? There were even craft workshops to make your own Kaminski knock-off - not that I ever tried to rip the ever-so-clever Kaminski off.
OK, I think I’ll have to go dig out some ‘80s and '90s fashion love from the photo albums. Wanna play. I’ll post if you will. Leave a comment below and I’ll make a little sidebar of those of us brave enough to show off our fashion faux pas from 20-30 years ago. Steph, this one's for you. Now's the time to rock "ye olde prom dress".
OMG! Did anyone have a mullet? Back with more … watch this space.