Saturday, September 13, 2008

The 80's Aesthetic

I just can't help it. Apparently I'm stuck in the 80's regarding the cheesy, cool, sunglass aesthetic made popular by Patrick Nagel.

Because of the image above, the picture below, taken by my daughter last weekend before I ran out of the house, rang familiar - and I liked it!


It may just be a sign of desperately attempting to not go gently into that good night, or maybe, I'm happy (despite that look on my face) that with a little photoshop blur of the cluttered background, I can approximate looking like I'm in the 80's again. Cheesy, but pretty cool.

If only I hadn't lent my purple lipstick to that pig!

By the way, any resemblance to Edna Mode only makes me like it better.

10 comments:

Fiddler said...

Love it. Can't you photoshop in the purple lipstick? You look like you could be in a Peter Gabriel video. Wait, is that who I mean? Was Sledgehammer the music video with the ladies with black dresses and black hair playing bass? My memory of eighties popular music is faint to begin with and fading fast.

Rational Jenn said...

"Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand . . . ."

Rational Jenn said...

Fiddler, I believe you are thinking of the Robert Palmer video of "Addicted to Love." Good classic 80s stuff!

LB said...

I think you mean Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love, Fiddler. Unfortunately, my early 80's encyclopedic knowledge of pop music is firmly routed and taking up lots of room on my internal hard drive (must be why I can't get down those harmony parts).

I see that Rational Jenn might have the same problem.

Sadder truth than my stuck in the 80's aesthetic? I actually still have a tube of purple lipstick from when it was appropriate (circa 1983).

Rational Jenn said...

LB--It's that obvious? :o)

I still have O-ring bracelets! Oh, and a twist-a-bead necklace.

LB said...

See what I mean?

While you made your comment earlier, Rational Jenn, I didn't get it until later - thus the repeating information.

Kim said...

Just so long as you don't wear your sunglasses at night, so you can, so you can.... I'm sure they were not cheap sunglasses. It's very memorable picture of you with your hair slicked back and your sunglasses on. It couldn't have anything to do with a homeschooling future so bright?

LB said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Kim. Oh how I loved Don Henley - it must be the drummer thing.

I see an 80's dance party in our future!

Stephen Bourque said...

Ach! You call Don Henley a drummer!? :)

LB said...

Well...he's not my favorite drummer.

That would be you, dear.