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Thanks (I Think): Thoughts On Annie Lennox

The guy working the cash at the liquor store didn’t card me, but he did tell me I look like...

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Look Book

Krizia Animal Sweaters

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No one loves an ’80s animal sweater more than me, but there’s something extra-special about Krizia’s interpretation that still has...

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Why I Love....

The ’80s Leather Jacket

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It may have taken 30 years, but I finally have my perfect 1980s leather motorcycle jacket. It’s red and supple...

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Trend Bazaar

Get the Glow

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If fashion ads of the mid-1980s are any indication, a suspicious neon glow could emanate from anywhere, but particularly from...

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Books

Revisiting the Indie-Eighties, London Style

From Club to Catwalk: 80s Fashion edited by Sonnet Stanfill V&A Publishing, 112 pages, 2013 There’s nowhere I’d rather be...

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Strawberry Switchblade Ate My Homework

I didn’t have the balls to go black so my naturally ashy blond hair is now platinum, with long bangs...

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Look Book

Sheila Metzner

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All too often it’s the male fashion photographers of the 1980s that get the attention. Some, like Bruce Weber, Patrick...

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Why I Love....

1980s Esprit

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1987 was a big year. I had left high school and had taken up correspondence studies. I had a full-time...

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Thirty-Year Flashback

Vogue, January 1984

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As any faithful fashion magazine reader knows, January means resort. It’s a rare individual who can drop everything and escape...

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Tumblr Top Tens

Periodicult’s Top Ten Tumblr posts of 2013

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Over 2,000 images were posted to the periodicult.tumblr.com site in 2013. We gathered a list of the most liked and...

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