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Remembering the 80's

I love the 80's, it was a fun decade, at least of course for people like me who have experienced it. I love the music,
the tv shows,

the fashion (even if at times remembering the shoulder pads make me uneasy, the trench coat, acid wash jeans, wayfarer sunglasses, neon socks, oversized shirts, and espadrilles were cool then)

the movies,

the wedding,



and yes even the hair of the 80's has its moments, remember MacGyver and Andrei Agassi sporting a mullet.


You may ask why the sudden 80's thing, well, my fave band during the decade was Duran Duran, and with their 13th Studio Album that just came out which is 'All you Need is Now',



fond memories came rushing back. John Taylor was my fave, he was just so easy on the eyes back then, a real eye-candy. And you bet I'd buy any magazine that has them or even just him on the cover and pages. Lots of my allowance was spent on buying their albums and posters too. Oh how time flies... do you have any 80's favorite? A band, movie, tv show, fashion or just a fond memory of the decade.

Here are some vids of John Taylor,







And since this is a design blog I'll share with you pics of John Taylor and his wife Gela Nash-Taylor's (cofounder of the multimillion-dollar Juicy Couture company) Wraxall Manor in Wiltshire, England which was featured in Vogue.











scanned images of Wraxall Manor: Duranasty

35 comments:

claudia b said...

omg, Duran Duran is my favorite 80s band, too, and John was my favorite as well. I don't have the new album yet but you bet it's on my list.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on the awesome Cate, I'm your new follower!

Bog-Bog said...

Oh, i love this post so much! I'm a 80s, my favourite band is Eurythmics. I love 80s fashion, music, everything. I'm sorry that I was born just in 1984 :-) but these films and series came to Hungary mush later, in the 90s like Knight Rider and the others. I'm happy that 80s are back but I'm sure the feeling is not the same... Bur Hungary had its own 80s too with cultic items, maybe i will post about them once.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ANN! Oh, I have to say that the 80s is when I got married, my husband and I were YOUNG, we moved from L.A. to Boston and went to school. I remember ALL of these things, watching McGyver while doing my homework and as I look back, I remember the hit FLASH DANCING made on how I dressed! Oh what fun....and thank YOU for coming over for a dip in that fabulous turquoise water of Navagio Beach GREECE!!!! Have a great day, Anita

pve design said...

I loved the 80's too, even the bad hair!
I have some great shots of good times.
Loved Fiorucci in the city....and the Fashions...
pve

The Vintage Kitten said...

Oh my, your post has just given me flashbacks of some hideous outfits I wore in the 80's. I am more of a 1960's/1970's girl for music as my dad was in a band and I was brought up on that music but I was a teenager in the 80's and I was into Punk/The Damned/Madness/Dead Kennedys etc. My best friend was a HUGE Duran Duran fan and her bedroom wall was covered with posters of John Taylor, there wasn't a space left on her wall that didnt have John Taylors face on. My other good friend was into Spandau Ballet and her room was covered in Tony Hadley. My bedroom was covered in the Beatles and Sid Vicious (I know what a mix!!! LOL!) Just saw a recent concert a couple of weeks ago on TV of Duran Duran and they still have it! I have to admit I was a secret fan of Nick Rhodes. Great post X

The Vintage Kitten said...

How spooky, I have the Vintage Tv channel on(plays vintage music videos all day)and Save a Prayer (my favourite Duran Duran song ever) has just come on as I sent my last comment. It has taken me straight back to 1982 X

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a fun post! :-) Yes, I did experience the 80's, but as an adult....with a young teen. Oh my.... the HAIR! She didn't go anywhere with out a can of Aqua Net hanging out of her handbag. This post would give her a giggle....and I LOVED those shoulder pads. WHY, I ask myself now. :-)

Warm hugs,
Spencer

michelle said...

OMYGOODNESS I LOVE the 80's!!!! I can't tell you how much I love MacGyver...still!!! :) He was plastered all over my walls! I almost wish the big hair would come back and the music was great! I still listen to many 80's bands.
Thank for the blast from the past!!

Rose West said...

I'm a big fan of '80s movies - Some Kind of Wonderful, Gremlins...

Claudia Lane said...

Love the 80's, big hair and all! I was a teen-ager then!
...sigh! I have great memories :))
Thanks for the "revival"
xo

Luisa T. said...

80's, great inspirations! I love the music, the fashion, amazing selction ;)
Thanks for following, dear :)
xx
www.flashingstyle.blogspot.com

Renée Finberg said...

the 80's
some pretty great music came out of the 80's.
but some pretty weird fashion came as well.
i have to admit.....
i miss the smaller shoulder pads.
you know,
they say they are coming back!
xx

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow, I'm in love with this post! 80's music will forever be my favorite! Thank you for sharing the Vogue editorial with John Taylor! Their home is absolutely stunning! xoxoxo

Suzi said...

Hi Anne,
Thank you for your comment today. Your blog is awesome - yes the 80's were a very real decade for me - my teenage years. I loved the music, the big hair, and of course Duran Duran, being a kiwi I moved to the states for a while in 1984. I had a friend who was obsessed with John Taylor and kept trying to get me to say his name, she thought I sounded like him.
What a gorgeous home he has. Thank you for sharing it x

A Room For Everyone said...

What a great post! I'm an 80s girl. I had crimped hair, bubble skirts, a million bangles. It was so much fun.. Happy Easter! Rachaelxx

Sharstin said...

ha ha! totally rad!

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥Nice post.) Love your blog.))♥

design elements said...

Happy and blessed Easter, Ann! Such an interesting post! Love to see Duran Duran again. Hugs

Diane Mars said...

Ann, first off thanks for the well wishes, we are thrilled with our newest grand~ And a Big Happy Easter to you! I sure do remember the 80's I hate seeing pictures of me my hair my clothes OMG.... but yes the music was very fun! I am your newest follower, oxox, Diane

A Rosy Note said...

I think the 80's band were great! I loved Bon Jovi then and now :)

hi-d said...

Oh yes! I so remember the 80's as well! I liked John Taylor from Duran Duran as well.

The fashions and hairstyles were so fun back then. I had BIG hair! I remember the whole spiral hair perms and bright colored fashions. Awh...too funny!

Happy Ester!
hi-d

Tina said...

Oh, I´m a BIG fan of the 80´s as well and had so much fun reading this great post of yours! Thanks for sharing, give me soo many flashbacks!

annechovie said...

I love that house - very classically elegant. The 80's were fun...Have a great week! xx

Claudia Lane said...

Can't believe I wasn't following...I wait for that star to appear daily...fixed it now :))
xo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wow! Now that's a home!! So beautiful! And I still love the Golden Girls ;)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following me. I am now following you!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You've hit so many great 80s pop culture icons and shows - it's about "Golden Girls", MJ, and "Dirty Dancing" for sure!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lucyana Mendes said...

I was born in the 80's, best decade ever!

Following you from Portugal*

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style'n said...

What an amazing post you did here! I grew up in the 80S and this brought back so many wonderful memories. I had Duran Duran posters plastered all over my walls...even had folders with extra posters. I had no idea John and his wife are the co founders of JC..interesting....

a woman's right to shoes said...

I love films and music from the 80s. It was the best decade, even though I don't personally remember much as I was born in '88, I still love so much from this time =)

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annechovie said...

Hope you have a terrific weekend. xx Happy Mother's Day

koralee said...

Oh yes...I remember all of these. Thanks for sharing..and how lovely is that Vogue editoral...sigh! xoxo hugs

Magia da Inês said...

°º♥ ·.Amiga!


♥ Bom fim de semana!
Feliz Dia das Mães!!!

Beijinhos.
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design elements said...

hope everythink is ok. warm hugs

Elaine said...

The 80s were a good time..especialy because that was when I was born!

Kristin said...

I love the 80's as well. Maybe you were a teenager like I was. I absolutely love the music from that decade. Many memories! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

x Kristin