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1/24/12

Still Preoccupied With 1985

Flipping through Veranda magazine the other day, I came upon this image by sister design team, Kirsten Kelli.  The Keith Haring artwork here, immediately took me back to the mid-eighties, and more significantly, a prized swatch watch that I had proudly worn then.  Beyond bummed that I literally have no idea what happened to this watch, as I would love to see it again.  A fervent online search revealed only this version, mine was bright red, but this is pretty close.  Like a Proustian Madeleine, I was instantly transported back to this decade, which now in hindsight seems like one giant John Hughes film.  Do any design elements ever make you feel nostalgic?

15 comments:

  1. I have been waxing nostalgic for the mid-eighties for a good while. I think glazed floral chintzes really take me back and oddly those "lean against the wall" bookcases. I thought they were so cool back then.

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  2. Ah yes, I recently came across a watch exactly like one I had when I was little - my first watch. Black with painted flowers and a little flip open door on top of the face. I bought it instantly!

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  3. OMG Swatch Watches! Boy are we dating ourselves! xx

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  4. Love the 80's! More in an accessory type of way! Loving all of the graphic prints and neon's that are out... and this comparison is awesome! That's a swatch! Love it!

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  5. Oh my Swatch collection...what happened to mine too?! I still remember layering them, along with mix matched neon socks, tight rolled jeans. Haha.

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  6. That's awesome! Can we make more jewelry from our art? Turquoise always reminds me of the early 90's. That and geometric shapes.

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  7. Look at that resemblance! Never did the swatch watch thing. I'm loving the chairs and pillows in your image above...so striking!

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  8. That is so funny! You have a keen eye to make that match. The Veranda image is divine, as I am sure your watch was in '85! :)

    Xo,

    Sam
    Www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  9. I remember the Christmas that my uber cool uncle gave everyone in our family Swatch watches. Boy, did we think we were cool.

    I love it when something transports us back to another time!
    xoxo E

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  10. Oh, I had quite the swatch collection. I, too, now am wondering what happened to mine. BTW, I can walk to their shop here in Dallas. A treat!

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  11. What a great catch! I am sure that print will find it's way back into fashion.

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  12. How fun! Did you wear multiple swatch watches at the same time? We did that. WOW!

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  13. HA! Know what you mean - this definitely happens to me all the time!!

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  14. Swatch watches...that brings back a few memories.Was it really in the 80's they were around? Seems like yesterday, nice to remember though.

    XX
    Debra~

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  15. Ah yes, I remember wearing a couple at a time, probably with my neon outfits or stand up collar polo shirts. I graduated high school in 1985 so I love thinking about that decade! And I still love watching Ferris Bueller!
    -Shelley

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