Oh yes. I am gonna talk about being in the 80’s mood! And I am so having fun, dahlins. But honestly, I was not this giddy before. Before what, you might ask? It goes a little something like this…break it down….(rolls in laughter)
These past few months, Jher and my thirty something friends have noticed the 80’s slowly slithering its way back.
It started when our actresses started wearing large, wide belts over striped, puffed sleeved blouses. I squinted my eyes as if I was trying to wake up from a bad dream. But no. I was awake. So I just told myself…NAAAAAH. THEY WON’T BRING IT BACK.
Then there was the regular sightings of Kristina Paners, Manilyn Reyneses, and Marilyn Villamayors in the form of girls wearing hip-length blouses with large belts. Then my friend, Weng, told me in panic that she saw a group of girls wearing the same blouses but the belts worn criss-cross/overlapping over leggings and with matching plastic clunky bangles and earrings to match! She said: OH MY GOD, I DON’T THINK THAT I SHOULD SEE THIS REVIVAL THIS EARLY IN MY LIFETIME! And somehow, I agreed with her as I thought of what’s gonna happen to guys when they join the 80’s comeback wagon. (shudders at the thought of baggy, acid-washed denims with jackets to match with a shirt inside in primary colors with Chuck Taylors to match)
But that was before. I said to myself. There’s nothing bad about the 80’s. Despite the big hair, ruffles, the crazy dance steps, the outlandish color combinations, and the “futurustic” clothes (God, I remember Eula Valdez’s outfit in the movie, Hotshots, where she wore a padded fuschia full dress with matching cylindrical hat, tilted to the left! hahahaha!), it was not that bad. I guess the 80’s is awesome because unlike the 50’s to the 70’s, it is unique and can only be identified during that era. This sparked my 80’s mood. Evidenced by the music I play and the clothes that I wear (and plan to wear).
I downloaded lots of songs from the 80’s and boy did Jher and I have a blast! Here’s my 80’s playlist (part of it):
The Cure: Pictures of You, Boys Don’t Cry, It’s Friday I’m in Love
Laura Branigan: Spanish Eddie (hahahahaha!) and The Lucky One (two facts about this song: (1) Jher sang it in a singing contest when he was in grade school (hahahaha) and (2) I always have the image of Cynthia Patag singing this in the movie, Inday Inday sa Balitaw during a scene involving a talent portion where she competes with the star, Maricel Soriano)
Bananarama: Venus, Walk Like An Egyptian, I Heard a Rumor
Roxette: It Must Have Been Love, Dangerous, and She’s Got the Look (Oh my God, I saw remember the modeling contest in Eat Bulaga! Hahahahaha!)
Starship: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, We Built this City
Boy George/The Culture Club: Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Cindy Lauper: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Other Hit Songs: Wild Boys (Duran Duran), Take this Broken Wings (Journey), Waiting for a Star To Fall (Boy Meets Girl), More than Just the Two of Us (Sneaker), Two of Hearts (Stacey Q), Head Over Heels (The Go-go’s–oh my god! I remember the steps of this one too!), I Wear My Sunglasses at Night (Corey Hart), Rock Lobster (B 52’s – good luck talaga! tanda ko pa ang sayaw!), Mr Roboto (Styxx), Designer Music (Lipps Inc.), Money for Nothing (Dire Straits), Tarzan Boy (Baltimora) and of course…WHIP IT (Divo)!
What a wonderful feeling!
Okay. I have started with the lime green shirt with paja. I went to the ukay-ukay store near our subdivision in search for 80’s inspired ensembles. And I have two great finds!
The coolest Duran Duran shirt ever! And the bestest find of all….
…a classic original Fido Dido shirt!!!! (rolls in laughter)
I am so excited to wear the Fido Dido shirt. I hope I can find a great pair of pants. Hahahaha!
Hope you had a great read, blogfriends! (hugs and kisses everyone)