Monday, July 02, 2007

because if i really think about the scooter libby thing, my head might explode.

instead of banging on this keyboard until my fingernails bleed about the sickening corruption and audacious abuse of power that is the libby commutation, i will post about fashion. trends, in particular. you fellow children of the 80s, you know the ones:

the leggings




the big belts over the shirts




the off the shoulder shirts




and, god help us all, the jelly shoes



now, i can honestly say i've never been tempted to cycle back around to any of these blasts from the past. none. zero. and frankly, i'm kinda horrified by those who do. i'm horrified by the kids who do it, because holy crap, they didn't live through this! and i'm horrified by the young women who do it, because holy crap, they did live through this!!

this is all to say that i found some succinct and sage advice on the matter over at lemon gloria's that bears reiteration. please, if you ever find yourself thinking, "well, maybe i do need some more neon in my life," repeat this mantra to yourself until the feeling subsides:

I learned a long time ago that if you were there for the trend the first time, you should never, ever repeat it. No matter how cute you think it is.
in five years, you'll thank me.

6 comments:

Toast said...

Regarding the Libby commutation.

Regarding that first picture: DAMN, those are some drool-worthy stems!

Belle said...

And what kills me? We ALL looked back at the photographic evidence from the '80s and wanted to burn it or something. I mean, good god! A girl I used to babysit is now 14 (14!! Oy! The aging that does to me...), and she said recently that she can't wait for big hair to come back. BIG HAIR! She's looking forward to this. Oy, oy, oy.

Belle said...

Oh, and re: your first item... only 567 more days of the reign of error, there. At least there's an end in sight. Jeez...

kate.d. said...

toast, you slay me. i didn't realize how heinously skinny her legs were until your comment - yeesh.

and belle, if anyone starts hairspraying their bangs at a 90 degree angle again, i'm officially moving to the backwoods of maine and becoming a recluse. no one should have to suffer through such things again.

DancingFish said...

Leggings are so, so wrong....

Lisa said...

Thanks for the mention! You amassed some fantastic 80s pics! I have to admit, every once in a while, I actually do think I need a little neon in my life. And then I go back to those words...