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Editor's Letter

This Was Periodicult

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And so it goes. Today marks the last day of the Periodicult blog. It’s been great fun and an exercise...

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Why I Love....

’80s Party Dresses

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I was 14 when I bought my first party dress — it was black and white, sleeveless, with a drop-waist...

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Formally Dressed

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Christmas is over and now it’s time to turn our focus to New Year’s. So ditch the ugly ’80s Xmas...

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The Awful ’80s

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I’m the first one the defend ’80s fashion, to write about all the good stuff. But that doesn’t mean I’m...

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Lacy Ladies

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Perhaps only second to taffeta, lace was one of the top fabrics in the 1980s. All the big designers used...

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Look Book

Perry Ellis

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Coats and knits are two of my favourite fashion things and Perry Ellis did both brilliantly in the 1980s, first...

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Why I Love....

’80s Patrick Kelly

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I have few shopping regrets — you know, things you saw, you liked, could actually afford, but for some reason...

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Missoni

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There’s no mistaking a garment from the Italian knitwear brand, Missoni. Luxe, unique prints are its trademark and in the...

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Why I Love....

’80s Skiwear

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I’m the first to admit I’m not much of a skier, despite living super-close to some of the world’s most...

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Golden Girls

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Metallic were an ’80s favourite that’s recently seen quite the comeback. Though the drapey, shoulder-padded gold lamé blouse didn’t quite...

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