Monday, October 12, 2009

not a fashionista moment @1985

The scene: Amsterdam, November '85. Boy it was cold. About 5 degrees celsius, from memory.

I'd been living out of a backpack from the end of August, traversing many different climates. In Tokyo it had been edging up to 40c, London about half that and throughout Europe most days had been in the pleasant mid-20s. What to cobble together when the chill factor hits?

I give you:

Black and white trousers.
Purple wooly jumper.
Red, ridiculously oversized, oh so 80's jacket with compulsory shoulder pads.
My favourite pink ankle boots.

Whilst in a mad scanning old negatives frenzy, the Not Boyfriend admitted he preferred the way I dressed back then. Though in another couple of decades am sure I will look at the clothes I wear from this era just as, err, fondly.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there, i am surrounded by shocking eighties fashion mistakes worn by twenty somethings who think its edgy. Just when was poly osti-frocks with elasticised waists worn by anyone other than our mums?
see you soon!

5:01 pm  
Blogger Lene Andersen said...

The 70s were bad, but those shouldr pads - that are alas coming back now - really were... um... well. We all looked like linebackers.

10:19 am  

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