Monday, 1 March 2010

Coming Around Again

Sad news. The eighties revival is over; fashionistas everywhere will be looking for the next big thing. They will look for something to revive from the nineties, but after a brief dalliance with a grungy mohair jumper and a linen trouser suit, they will throw their hands up in despair. By 2018 the sixties will have been revisited fourteen times. In 2014, trendsetters will be wearing eighties sixties retro with a forties perspective... but for now we're at the tail end of the eighties... with a fifties twist...



...How about early seventies with thirties styling...?

50 comments:

xl said...

I would like to be more decadent. Could I do 1920s Berlin?

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I've seen one too many cheap tarts prancing around Manhattan wearing MC Hammer parachute pants. And I'm not joking about that. So I think it's high time we moved on to the 90s. Huzzah!

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr XL: I am a fan of fringing and I can do the charleston so I am very much in favour of the twenties.

Mr Banish: Cheap tarts should know their place and stick with the leopard print.

Sx

zIggI said...

oh yes the 20s would be fab, I could definitely flap and swing.

BEAST said...

I was lured over here with wanton promises of plates of steaming brussel sprouts.......and what do I find......not a green vegetable in sight
Shame on you Miss Scarlet.
PS I like cheap tarts

Eryl Shields said...

I heard grunge was coming back but this time clean and with properly finished hems. Plus ├ža change.

Scarlet Blue said...

ZIggI: Okay. We will have a twenties revival.... I will go and do some research. And get a severe bob and a string of pearls...
Come to think of it wasn't twenties boho a kind of glamorous version of hippy chic?

Mr Beastie: Can I not tempt you with my sweetmeats?

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Eryl: I think I heard that too!
Sx

Pat said...

Hate to sound blase (not blowsy)but it's all deja vu to me.

MJ said...

Why do you Brits need licences for your tellys?

nick said...

I'm far too young to remember any of those periods you mention. Furthermore, I'm a man so periods are a mystery to me.

Dave said...

I'm going to a 50's/60's/70's party in a fortnight. Can I have your advice about what to wear?

It's too late to get a bob, I've just had my head shaved.

mapstew said...

Or as a friend of mine says,

"It's like Deja Vu all over again"!

:¬)

xxx

TechnoBabe said...

You always manage to find a tawdry hilarious video. Actually I like this one.

MJ said...

I seriously question giving veg in any form (let alone sweetmeats) to Beast.

We've all seen what he's done with a banana.

Not to mention a pineapple (part of private photo collection).

Rog said...

I like Paulo Nutini but why does he sing with his eyes closed?
Tell Dave to do the MC Hammer Parachute Pants with no strings attached.

mago said...

20s? Berlin?
I'll go and have some Morphium with Dr. Benn. He's hanging around with all these dadatypes.

Happy Frog and I said...

Like Dave I am also going to a 50s party (but just that decade) in two weeks. Spooky! Could I also have some fashion tips please? I think it would be lovely to bring 50s fashion back. :-)

KAZ said...

Yeah - the 2009 shoulder pad revival never really took off did it?
But leggings are still with us.

Whirlochre said...

I'd like to see a Captain Scarlet look, enforced by a draconian government.

Macy said...

Yeah, we keep revisiting the 60's because fashion's memory is too short. Time to move right back to the start of the last millenium.
I shall be making my own wimple this weekend.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dammit! I forgot that I'm going out tomorrow. I will be back to answer comments when I get back.
Sxx

Kevin Musgrove said...

The twenties would be good: I've got the legs for Oxford bags.

eroswings said...

I have seen the future of fashion in the Olympics! The Norwegian curling pants are the next big thing!

Simply stylish!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hmm, it's a mixed blessing being a pop star if the other members of your band are all bunny girls but you yourself are made out of plasticine!

Scarlet Blue said...

Pat: We haven't done Victoriana for awhile though. I think we should give it a whirl.

MJ: So that we have a few channels without adverts...?

Nick: Count yourself very very lucky. Better duck though before MJ throws her flaming uterus at you.

Dave: Go as David Bowie, get a nice red spikey wig and scribble harlot hot lipstick over your face.
Problem solved.

Mr Maps: But it spins round faster and faster...?

Technobabe: It is slightly tawdry isn't it?! I like it too; a nice take on Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite video from 1986.

MJ: I would love to see the private photo collection [I am slightly depraved], how much do I need to pay?

Rog: I like Nutini too.
Dave could always try going as Demis Roussos... then he could wear a frock.

Mr Mags: I'm going to hang around with R.Mutt... at least I'll never get caught short.

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Happy Froggy: Blue suede shoes! Teddy boy coat! Winkle pickers!
It sounds fun! Probably the most versatile era for fancy dress. Have a good time.

Kaz: Phew! Thank christ shoulder pads went floppy!
I wore thick leggings under my jeans when it snowed, so they're not all bad.

Mr Whirly: I think we should all dress as icons from the golden days of Hollywood and mince around being glamorous, flicking ash from 6ft cigarette holders and sipping Ribena from champagne saucers.

Macy: I will be sauntering up the corner shop wrapped in my faux fur rug pretending to be a cave girl...
It could start a trend... especially if I team it with thigh high patent leather boots...?

Scarlet: Twit.

Kev: Haven't we all..., haven't we all... what am I saying? I can wear anything so long as I'm only seen through a long lens smeared with vaseline.

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Swings: They only wore them to put the Brits off. CHEATS!!!!

Gadj: Life is a toughie!
I'm sure being made of plasticine can have advantages... for example you may get to be an extra in a Wallace and Gromit film.

Sx

Happy Frog and I said...

Stylish, fun and comfortable - perfect! Thanks very much! :-)

mago said...

You mean Rich Ard Mutt of fountain fame? They were all poor, not everybody could be a Richard Gilbert Clavel ...

donn w2Nz said...

Then look no further than MC Hammer and Vanilla ICE...
buckle up kids it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

Dave said...

I'm wanting to do more photography of people. I've got a long lens. OK, you smear yourself with vaseline and I'll take the photos.

Scarlet Blue said...

Happy Froggy: Anytime!

Mr Mags: If I ever have the money for an exotic holiday I now know where I'd like to spend it!

Mr Coppens: The kids are welcome! I hope they have fun with their fashion mistakes.

Dave: A smear of vaseline keeps everything fresh!

Sx

Nota Bene said...

I'm more for a revival of the Noughties...and no twists for me

Kevin Musgrove said...

I was going to say that I was shot through a gauze but it sounds like a filthy anecdote.

Kerrie said...

I did visit you much earlier than this and just couldn't decide what I would like to revive. All that twenties talk got me fluffing my fringing but then I thought what about the turn of the nineteenth century. All that decadence ,and all those Dandies, and heaving bossoms and ,oh ,Mr Darcy.( I know this was striclty for the rich and I would probably have been scrubbing the step )

EmmaK said...

I keep hoping the victorian look will come back - especially bloomers, they look a lot more comfortable than thongs!

mago said...

Middle ages. With a little renaissance. But definitely Middle Ages soldier of fortune look.

Jimmy Bastard said...

I'd personally like to encourage an Edwardian revival. Those high waisted troosers look ideal for parading the goods at the church picnic.

nick said...

I tell you what I wouldn't like to revive, some of those awful fashions from the sixties - bell-bottoms, patchwork jackets, Greek bags, cheesecloth skirts. Talk about the epitome of student naffness.

nick said...

Oh hang on, did you actually LIKE the sixties stuff??

Scarlet Blue said...

Nota Bene: I wish the noughties had been more stylish.
It's my birthday next week and I am resolving to make more of an effort.

Kev: A filthy anecdote would involve an oilskin table cloth, a muscular gardener, an angry farmer with a pitchfork and a ram. But enough about me...

Kerrie: I think the buxom serving wenches had their share of fun.
See above.

Emmak: Bloomers!!! I love bloomers... and french knickers.

Mr Mags: They had big weapons in the middle ages, didn't they?...And roundheads?

Mr Jimmy: Now I would never have guessed that you were a fan of Simon Cowell...?

Nick: x2 I like the sharp suited bits of the sixties - the Mary Quant bob... and mod tonic suits... but quite right... I'm too young to remember any of this.

Sx

Heff said...

I just stay in the 70's. They roll back around often enough.

Madame DeFarge said...

Whatever it is, I shall be unfashionable. Or dressed in M and s. It's much the same thing.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Can we play the game where we guess how old you might be next week?

Working on the basis that all is bluff, I reckon either 23 or 76.

mago said...

Roundheads ... a club?

Pat said...

Let me be first to wish you a very Happy Birthday this week:)

Lulu LaBonne said...

I think we're on to Pick Your Own Era - I'm happy with that.
xxxo

donn w2Nz said...

Happy International Wymyn's Day.
It was nice to see the cheeky tarts destroy that little misogynist plastocene bastard in the video...I was getting mixed messages :)

Scarlet Blue said...

Heff: It's true! I usually wear jeans most of the time and simply roll them up or down according to the current trend.

Madame D: M&S are pretty on trend these days, so you can't lose!

Mr Mags: I'm not very good at historical detail, am I?!

Pat: Thank you, Pat!

Lulu: We're in the Woolworths era! Pic'n'mix!
I miss Woolworths.

Mr Coppens: I saw a documentary about the women's movement last night. I wish I had the ability to condense my thoughts about it...

Sx