Break out the slouch socks, boat shoes and your stone-washed jeans, because today is the only day in our calendar that corresponds to everybody's favourite zip-code! That's right. It's Beverly Hills 90210 Day!
Personally, I can't think of a better way to remember September 2nd. Who cares that The Great Fire of London started this day in 1666, or that this was the week that World War II started - I'd much rather reminisce about Brandon and Dylan and their rest of the oh-so-cool high school friends!
Oh. Wow. They're not looking quite so cool as I remember. What's with Brenda's jeans? They're so high it almost eliminates the need for a bra. And David's shirt. I remember his style as colorful, but that's bit overboard. Andrea's particularly disappointing. I know she was the nerd, but all those shows had an obligatory nerd - and they were kind of cool beneath their coke bottle glasses and pocket protectors. But there's nothing sexy about that spiral perm or the wall of bangs.
I really hope that the 80's and 90's were exceptionally poor decades for fashion. I hope we've learned from our mistakes. I hope that I don't look back on this decade and wonder what the hell I was thinking. I mean look at this. Just look at it.
That's me in the middle. The year was 1985. I'm standing next to the two guitarists from Glass Tiger. I was 15 years old, and that day I felt HOT.
But now I wonder if I should have in fact NOT wrapped those black beads around my neck quite so tightly. Maybe I should have ironed my shirt. And that sweater. What was I thinking? Was I cool in 1985 or was I poor example of mid-80's style. I suppose I'll never know.
But feel free to comment, or share your own stories of the fashion horrors of days gone by.
Until then....take care,