Saturday, September 4, 2010

Let's Party Like the 1980s

I always wonder what was 1980's like. I was born in mid 80's but was not old enough to have a decent experience of this era. All I can remember is the humongous shoulder pads and real big wigs 'do. This is also the era of the baby boomers (methinks!) and the decade with a tremendous population growth.

1980's Hair Styles. This is the glorious era for bangs (as in a full bangs) and teased-hairs.

Shoulder pads. This trend is re-emerging, but still I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it (may pait! haha)
2010 Collection
1980's shoulder pads

Princess of Wales. I remember vaguely that Princess Diana is the Fashion Icon. High-necked frilly ruffled blouses, pearls, floral skirts, romantic ball gowns & tweed suits emerged in the fashion scene.

people mourned at her sudden death during the car crash in Paris in 1997

Music Videos. We grooved into Michael Jackson's and Madonna's music. Who would forget Duran-Duran, Prince, Queen and metal bands such as Guns N Roses and Bon Jovi? You probably tried to do the 'moonwalk dance', yes? And loved the Beatles' and John Lennon too!

E.T. the Extra-terrestrial was such a big hit that your childhood wouldn't be complete if you haven't watched it yet. Star Wars wowed the crowd as well as Batman and a personal favorite, "Who'd you gonna call?", Ghostbusters!

Methinks, the '80s is such a colorful era for the entertainment and fashion industry and became pivotal in shaping the said industries today.

Moving on, I would love to relive that era even through this musical play coming on October. I know that The Wedding Singer is a 90's movie, but hey look at those enormous shoulder pads and humongous big hair. Then, again the theme of the musical is "Let's Party Like it's 1985" 

Poster and details after the jump.

Sunday, October 23 - November 17, 2010 at the Meralco Theater

I love musical plays (well, I love plays per se) and since I wasn't able to watch Cats nor Legally Blonde, as early as now I will be reserving my tickets to this play!

What do you guys think of the 80's? What do you remember? Did you like The Wedding Singer, the movie?

PS: This poster was sent via email by Belle de Jour, yes the power planner. :)

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6 sweet nothings:

Teeyah. on September 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM said...

Is this the same as the movie? :)
And oh, thanks for dropping by my blog! :) Kulet ng Yaya ko, pakelamera ng damit! :)

Rhia on September 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM said...

yes Tara, it's the stage adaptation of the 1998 movie nila Adam Sandler.
It's a 9 Works Theatrical Production (ung same sa Rent). Naka-post na sya under upcoming events sa ticketworld.

**yeah, i love your yaya and taxi chronicles.. i look forward to them HAHA

chris federick on September 6, 2010 at 6:41 PM said...

Cool 80s hairstyle, astig! haha thats d only tagalog that i know :P

Rhia on September 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM said...

Hello Chris! thanks for dropping by! they're cool, yes? :D Apa khabar? that's as far as I know (err. googled! haha) in Malay. :P

chimchim cootienose on September 8, 2010 at 3:53 PM said...

Born 1984 pero hinde ko na naabutan talaga yun ganun hairstyle and pads - thank goodness! Tho i remember my mom sporting this look haha! I love the Beatles and Ghost Busters too! (okay who doesn't? haha)

Rhia on September 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM said...

@ Tin - same here, i was a 1985 babe. i remember my mom too, with the leggings and all, even the older version of the skinny jeans (less fab look tho. HAHA) and the uber high-waisted everything.
You attending the play?
btw, see you on Sat.

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