Just get in from the gym about an hour or so ago; made myself some shrimp pasta (very yummy), and now I am downloading the film "Pretty in Pink". It should be finished streaming by the time I finish my shower.
I love this movie. I remember loving it back in the 80's the first time I saw it and I fell in love with it all over again when I caught it on television about three weeks ago.
I don't imagine I was as in awe of what the characters were wearing when I was 7 years old but this time around, I was paying more attention to the fashion in the film than I was the plot. Particularly Molly Ringwald's character, Andie Walsh, who I have since named my Honorary Fashion Muse.
|Andie Walsh: Style Icon|
I would totally wear everything she has on in this photo in this exact combination, including that ridiculously 80's hairdo. If you haven't seen the film, might I suggest you watch it for no other reason than having the pleasure of seeing this jacket in its full splendor. It's so awesome.
|This photo still doesn't do it justice; you have to see the back: the back is magic!|
Annie Potts character Iona also displayed an inspiring sense of style. The chick channeled a different era of fashion in every scene; rocking everything from beehives to obnoxious spikes, or topping off her look with a super-chic pillbox hat or a bright white short bob wig circa the groovy 60's.
|The many looks of Iona.|
People rag on fashion in the 80's but these girlies make it look so good! But the ladies weren't the only ones representing. Surely, I cannot talk about the fashion in this film without talking about Jon Cryer's character Duckie, who admittedly I didn't pay much attention when I watched the movie last month but will definitely be checking for when I watch it today; particularly because yesterday I came across a very good article on the "Worn Fashion Journal" (which I only learned existed yesterday; similarity in blog names is purely coincidental) that highlighted Duckie's uber-hip sense of style.
Author Annie Fitz writes: "Phil “Duckie” Dale was the stylish guy friend that we all wish existed in real life, both so we could befriend him and raid his wardrobe."
Giving him a second look now, I would definitely have the agree with her. Duckie was hella rockin' Elvis Costello hair with the John Lennon sunglasses (which I just learned are called "teashades", a-thank you) and combined prints in layers like a boss. Click here to view the rest of the article; there are some great shots of Duckie and it's also a great read!
|Loving Duckie's jacket and I am pretty sure I have some leggins like Andie's.|
Still, Andie gets my vote as the person whose closet I would choose to raid first as her style is just so...ME! Her apparent infatuation with all things floral, adorable bowler hats, girlie sweaters and blazers and flirty vests; it all just screams "Kristen in the Spring!!"
|I am so going to tie a floral band around my bowler hat and I am loving her layers in this photo!|
Okay, I have to go now because it's bath time and I'm ready to watch the film! I linked the film above so you all should totally watch it with me! I will more than likely create a set inspired by the movie, so be on the lookout for that! And before I go, how many of you watch "The Office"? Can you believe that this is the young Robert California? Mind blowing.
|Robert California could get it right now, even though he was a total dick in this film.|
Speak soon, fashionistas!