March 5, 2015
I woke up singing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and feeling a little nostalgic. The lyric “It was twenty years ago today” was in repeat in my head. Feeling inspired, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some vintage advertising from the 80s, hence the post title. As many of you trend followers are aware, right now fashion is all about the 80s, especially for kids. So, why not revisit the time that is so heavily influencing us right now.
It was fun and shocking to see all of the funky fashion. I was most taken by the use of Honeysuckle. I know, I know, you may be growing tired of all the talk of this color but I promise this post will be a little different.
There are many interesting “trends” happening now that were also happening in the 80s. Brace yourselves.
Frankie says relax don’t do it….Fur and Honeysuckle.
I haven’t been brave enough to try this look as an adult. Socks and sandals…I might need to leave this one to the kids.
This fantastic graphic in Black, White and Red with Honeysuckle. Can’t you just see Lady Gaga in these shades. Rah Rah ooh la la.
I think this chair is the only item that seems to be timeless and just happens to be pink. Good design never goes out of style.
Good golly Miss Molly and John Crier and Pink, oh my!
So many things happening here. Short shorts, side ponytail, pegged sweats with knee seaming, head bands, vests and this years Honeysuckle with last years Turquoise. My head just exploded.
I hope you had fun in this 80s time warp. It seems like such a long time ago and yet so very current. Was it too horrifying for you? I don’t think any of these images are nearly as scary as some of my personal fashion statements from then.
Great post, Leatrice. Fun and easily digestible. Thanks for a nice break in this work day.
Thank you for saying that and stopping by. I appreciate the feedback.
Hi, I am a 17 year old high school student writing a 2 year long thesis on the impact of color on marketing; of which you are obviously an expert. We have just finished up our first round of research and I have decided to do some primary research that proves a color mail-out will get more of a response rate than black and white. However, I also want to measure my school communities perception of color and am struggling to do so. I would like to maybe make the parent follow a link to some kind of test or series of questions, however, I am unclear what the specifics would be. So I am asking that you email me any general suggestions or advice you may have, studies you could send me (even if it doesn’t deal with the primary research), or people to refer me to. I would very much appreciate it if you would email or comment back. Thank you so much for the consideration and if you need any clarification on what I am asking please ask!
Check this color test that is given to ascertain color perception.
Do you have all the results of this test somewhere? I need something to compare the results that my community gets to the average. Thank you!
I do not have the results. You may need to have your respondees take this test first, to find out if they are the right people to use as subjects for the study.