Monday night I will be going to a Bon Jovi concert. That’s right. BON JOVI! I’m thinking about teasing/feathering my hair, wearing tapered jeans, and maybe an oversized sweat shirt with a metal belt. In turquoise. With black zebra stripes. Sadly almost all of these things can be found again in stores. (Oh, you say, but we are doing them SO much better now! Yeah right.)
Honestly, I had a certain fondness for the styles of the 80s for a very long time. I’d ooh and ah when I stumbled across vintage 80s-wear at thrift stores. I have an 80s costume for Halloween that I wore out in public. I have a certain love for kitsch, of things so over-the-top there is an inherent fabulousness to them. I just find the ballsy-ness of it all entertaining. In my mind’s eye I picture all those (old thirty-something) Bon Jovi fans wearing the latest “vintage” black rock t-shirts and distressed jeans that can be found (not at the rock clothing shop) but at GAP and Lucky Jeans, and then me floating through them in true 80s clothing – the hot pink tights, grommetted mini-skirt, and leather jacket with HUGE shoulder pads (yes, I’ve still got one) a homage, if you will, to all things 80s – I think that would be HILARIOUS!
But see, nobody ever gets the humor but me. I would be lucky if ONE person came up to me laughing. And it would be a chick, probably wearing her satin bomber jacket from high school.
Now when I see the 80s clothing rehashed in the stores I find I’m not so enamored of it anymore. It seems to have lost its sparkle, its fabulous moxie is not the same. *sigh* Or maybe I’m just growing up. (Though I DO love all the punk clothing coming back! Oh, those little punk boys… so cute!)
We just really need some fabulousness back in the world again. – the weirdgirl