Welcome to the Little Room

Don’t You Want Me, Baby

There is something about The Human League — something especially special about Don’t You Want Me. I swear, I can...

Read More
Look Book

Chanel Beauty

gallery

Who says you need a super-famous supermodel front-and-centre to sell your makeup? Chanel certainly didn’t think so. The French design...

Read More
Why I Love....

Steve Hiett for ’80s Vogue Patterns Magazine

It’s not often that I discover an ’80s fashion photographer whose name I didn’t already know. I was — and...

Read More
Trend Bazaar

Neon Love

gallery

For better or worse, ’80s fashion is synonymous with many things: big shoulder pads, puffy taffeta party dresses and of...

Read More
Books

’80s Graphic Design, Restaurant Style

Menu Design: Marketing the Restaurant Through Graphics By Judi Radice PBC International, 256 pages, 1985 It’s no secret that I...

Read More
Welcome to the Little Room

Cuts Like a Knife

Kevin didn’t say “shut up” exactly, but that’s obviously what he meant and I shouldn’t care because he can’t understand...

Read More
Look Book

Brooke Shields

gallery

Before the supermodels surfaced in the late 1980s, Brooke Shields was the decade’s biggest modelling star. We all knew her...

Read More
Why I Love....

’80s Menswear Dressing

gallery

Menswear dressing in the 1980s typically did not mean menswear-inspired dressing, it meant suit, tie, button-up shirt — especially the...

Read More
Trend Bazaar

Scarf Season

gallery

Who doesn’t love a good scarf? And especially — who doesn’t love a good ’80s scarf? The 1980s was the...

Read More
Books

Avedon’s Versace — There Are No Words

Versace: The Naked & The Dressed 20 Years of Versace by Avedon Random House, 196 pages, 1998 Okay, so there...

Read More