OF COURSE one of my favorite 80s movies is
Pretty in Pink!
What an epic love triangle – both Blaine and Duckie vying for the love of
our dear, sweet girl-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-Traxx (see what I did
I was Team Duckie all the way. He
was a total dreamboat to me. I loved Duckie from head to toe - from his
pompadour hair down to his trademark dirty white shoes.
I dreamt of someday meeting a boy who would love and admire me daily as
Duckie did Andie. Say what you want about the Duckman, he LOVED Andie.
He would die for her!
Duckie had some serious 80’s fashion sense going on. Again, it’s a matter
of taste but if I could have dated a guy in high school who rocked a
bolo tie, John Lennon glasses and an old-man-straw-hat, in my mind I
would have won the boyfriend lottery.
Here are some staples that you will need to create as Duckie would say, a
“truly volcanic ensemble.”
If you don’t have these goodies hanging in your closet, a quick trip to
the thrift store can easily solve that:
- A blazer, preferably cream or mustard yellow. Even better if the fabric
resembles an old sofa. Embellish with patches and little 80’s band pins.
- Round glasses – bonus points for ones with sunglasses that flip up.
- A paisley button up shirt, or something flowery or plaid.
- Suspenders are cute...
- Black pants, rolled up at the bottom.
- White, pointy-toed Duckman shoes!
- Hip little-old-man hat.
- Bolo tie (A MUST!)
So bust out the beer, scotch, juice boxes, whatever...and be my teenage
dream for Halloween.
I’m off like a dirty shirt.
Check out these great Duckie costumes...
Lori Ferraro is the author of
the website Drawn to
the 80s where the greatest hits of the 1980’s are illustrated by her
five-year-old son. Her blog
www.onceuponaproduct.com is where you can read about her obsessions
with make up, food, Mick Jagger, big hair, boys and yes...the 80's.