CHAMPAGNE FASHION WEEK + my love letter to the 80’s

Unless you’ve been living under a rock {which actually sounds kind of nice} or not on Instagram, well, it’s FASHION WEEK!

It’s been really fun to watch the shows via Instagram. I love seeing all the personalities & styles that each designer brings to the table.

SO- in honor of fashion week, I decided to host my own here on the blog. No crowds, no expensive flights, no late nights… right here on your time.

Basically, each day, I’ll feature a collection on what I’m digging for fall. BUT y’all know me, they will all be VERY 80’s influenced. Basically, trends from the 80’s that I plan on channeling this fall in a major way.

Fun right?!

In my opinion, the 80’s don’t get enough credit.

Blog after blog, there are love stories to decades past, from the elegant 40’s, to the dapper 50’s, to the mod 60’s, to the trendy 70’s.

You get to the 80’s & it tends to be the butt of jokes.

I mean, think of all the 80’s themed parties! I’ve seen all the stereotypes from “ugly prom” to the permed out hair, to the workout clothes, to the bright blue make-up. You name it – I know you can picture it!

I feel like it is the most misunderstood decade… and it happens to be my favourite.

This may be a bold statement, but hey, that’s what the 80’s were all about… but, I think the 80’s was the most influential on style today.

The 80’s were bold – VERY bold.

But it broke a lot of fashion molds & influenced fashion in a major way. I find it is the most expressive decade of all, especially for women.

Some may think 80’s and think leg warmers, shoulder pads, tapered pants, & frizzy hair… however, I see the 80’s and think power suits, leather, neon &/or pastel colours, Wayfarers {a must!}, polarized sunglasses as a whole, silks, velour & velvet, Memphis design, bold silhouettes {thanks to those shoulder pads}, bright make up, the birth of athleisure, graphic tee’s, unisex clothing… the list goes on.

The 80’s was also pivotal for the modelling industry as a whole. In fact, in 1981 was when Chanel signed their first exclusive booking with Debbie Parsons. Iman, Brooke Shields {& those eyebrows! again, 80s}, Janice Dickinson, Cindy Crawford, Elle MacPherson, Christie Brinkley were among others who started their modeling career in the 80’s and really paved the road for the iconic modeling industry of the 90’s

In fact, there’s a major nostalgia these days for 90’s fashion as a whole – I get it! I have the same nostalgia! However, it would of never evolved to what it was if the 80’s didn’t precede it.

The 80’s was an interesting time as it was the birth of the computer and the internet. It was the mash up between man & computer, which would change the world forever. Things went from radio & print to television & computers. Steve Jobs & Bill Gates changed our lives as we know it.

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It’s safe to say I love the 80’s. I think it’s righteously the most rad decade of all & the one that has effected life today the most.

Signed & sealed,  that’s my love letter to the 80’s!

Check back each day this week for 80’s trends that you can rock this fall!

Now, what say you? What is your favourite decade or trends?! Let’s hear it!

xx Shannon

+++ fanny pack via + & all others from pinterest



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  • because I really dig my outfit today but also this top was designed with the 80s in mind BUT ALSO “true faith” by new order has been stuck in my head all week thanks to American Psycho so HEY figured it’s all just a v on brand mood, right? ...right?! 💾📠 #slsootd
  • I can’t explain but there’s something so soothing about the colour of the sky here 💙 don’t forget to look up! 🎐 #slssf
  • always missing Tokyo 💟 whenever I travel, I love to stalk the “{insert-city}photographer” hashtag. You find so much local talent and can connect and create content with that specific local vibe - in fact, I make a point to shoot with someone local at least once. That’s how I connected with @future_vizion - not only is he BEYOND talented {seriously, check out his profile}, he has such a unique eye and perspective... not to mention it’s kind of totally rad making friends around the world, especially in a city I’m so passionate about! #slstokyo
  • working on a secret project {here’s a hint: 📼🏙⛏📿💋📟🗽📲} but had to get outside to take an insta & blue light break! 🍒 jeans are vintage @jordache from the 70s & shirt is @reformation ❤️ #slsootd #jordache #reformation
  • the one thing that all sf bloggers deal with but no one talks about... how kcufing hard it is to edit photos in the damn fog 🌁 I finally just gave up and threw on a hella grainy 90s film filter lol anyways this was my outfit yesterday and this sweatshirt from @azaleasf is as soft as a marshmallow! 🍡 #slsootd

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