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Florence + The Machine Get “Addicted To Love”

Florence + the Machine‘s cover of “Addicted to Love” has been a regular on, oh, pretty much every mix CD I’ve made in the past six months. Something about Florence Welch’s voice just turns this classic ’80s track inside out. And then today, PopWrap posted a photo showing Florence in front of the iconic Robert Palmer girls. It’s not just a Photoshop job—the women are still in black with red lips and white guitars, but their styling has been updated for 2010, complete with Snooki poufs and strapless dresses. Which leads me to think: maybe a video is in the works for the Florence version? I am crossing my fingers that this is the case. After the jump, the original “Addicted to Love” video. Just because. Keep reading »

The Best Dance. Evah.


You know a man with no shirt, but suspenders and a jacket, knows what he’s doing … especially on the dance floor. [GBH] Keep reading »

’80s Shave Cuts Are Hot Again?

The thing about fashion comebacks is that they’re always fleeting and transitory—after all, causing change is as easy as taking off your clothes. This is a good thing, for if we were forced to wear the same scrunchie and acid wash jeans for weeks at a time, we’d ensure the demise of civilized society as we know it. This is why hair comebacks are all the more frightening: commitment. At least for a few months, until you can re-grow your hair.

It would seem that now folks are lining up to bring back The Fade, a hip-hop-influenced hairstyle, often embellished with personal, shaved designs and once popularized by the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Salt-N-Pepa. According to The New York Times, “the so-called retro kids are going back to the styles of the ’80s, this time adding more intricate patterns than were ever seen then, more startling neon colors and patterns …” Some consider the style to be closer to art than anything else, and the barber who executes it has to have a creative hand. Says one stylist, “I draw some of the designs on paper but when I’m doing the actual hair, it’s just a flow.”

What do you think about this ’80s trend revival? Is shaving a pattern onto your head a unique way to express yourself? Or a fashion statement that’s screaming for help? [NY Times] Keep reading »

Jessica Stam Works It Out. In Stilettos.

We are forever looking for ways to make working out less painfully boring, but we must begrudgingly admit that V magazine and Jessica Stam beat us to the punch with their new workout spread. Somehow, we neglected to realize that evening gowns, stilettos, neon wrist bands and sky high ponytails were the way to jazz up our gym routines. And while one might think that leather leggings wouldn’t allow for all that much breathing, Stam looks perfectly content in the photoshoot, so we’re inclined to believe that Rachel Zoe, the shoot’s stylist, found a solution. [Modelinia] Keep reading »

Style Steal: Old-School Paula Abdul

I once found myself in an elevator with Paula Abdul. And we got it on.

Kidding.

But she did say that she loved my dress. And boots. It’s not exactly a claim to fame, given that the girl looked all sorts of sloppy and sad with loads of makeup and weird pirate hooker boots. As she teetered out of the elevator a few floors below me, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of sadness at the sight of her in that silly red coat carrying a tacky leopard-print bag. Clearly, her good days are few and far between of late, and we have to wonder what her fate will be now that she’s bailed on Idol.

But running across the video from her ’80s hit “Straight Up” the other day reminded me of a time when Paula wasn’t the hot mess that she is now. In fact, she looked kind of bangin’ and got us thinking about stealing her style. Here’s how we’d do it: Keep reading »

Stop Trying to Make Scrunchies Happen, American Apparel

We’ve kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion.

We put up with the pervy advertisements.

We put up with Charney masturbating in front of a Jane reporter.

We put up with his numerous sexual harassment lawsuits.

We put up with messing with our main mensch, Woody Allen.

But we’re not going to take it anymore—the scrunchies must be stopped. Keep reading »

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