Sunday, April 8, 2012

Back to the 80's...again...


Grown girls I have a look for YOU! You can even share it with your little girl if you like. It’s the 80’s side swiped pony. In the 80’s it was worn by Janet Jackson on the cover of her breakout hit album, Control and Jada Pinkett-Smith just dawned a side shaven version of the look for the 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards. I can honestly say I have worn this style since I was a kid…in the 80’s.

Me, Rocking a much more toned down, everyday version of the 1980's look

I was in third grade in 1987 and I wore this hair style then (I probably should not admit that). I loved it then and I love it still. It can be worn simple or chic, for church or for prom or even for everyday. I love the versatility and simplicity of this look and I recommend it if you want to break out of the normal pony tail and do something funky. Every time I do this style, my older daughter says, “Mommy you look so pretty”, so I take her word for it (probably shouldn’t admit that either; taking fashion advice from a five year old may not be wise). Confirmation comes, however, when my husband, friends and total strangers stop me to tell me how totally cute and totally 80’s I look. The 80’s part is the coolest part. I am actually one of those people who truly think the 80’s was a good decade (at least some of it). After all, the 80’s gave us He-Man and She-ra and Janet, “Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty”. During the 80’s we got some really cool movies like The Terminator and great Directors like Spike Lee (remember School Daze). Let’s not forget great songs like We Are the World and fashion trends like ripped jeans (which I still rock to this day). In the 80’s Princess Diana married Prince Charles and Prince released Purple Rain. Unfortunately, I can think of some not so cool 80’s moments, even sad ones that occurred, but let’s face it, the 80’s have resurfaced, rehashed, and revived more times than Elizabeth Taylor said “I do” (an event that happen at least once in the 80’s I’m sure).  They are really not going to ever totally go away (at least not as long as I am around). So I thought it only fitting to spread my love of the 1980’s and share a style that can work for you or your little lady. Work it!

Jada at the 2012 Kid's Choice Awards

P.S. Just in case you are too young to remember my 80's references, just click on the highlighted, underlined words and catch up on your 80's trivia. You're welcome!