On Saturday night myself and S went to a party to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of my friends from school and as we were teenagers in the 80s that was the theme for the party. We had a brilliant night and there were some fantastic costumes and outfits celebrating the decade that taste forgot! The DJ was even the same actual guy who used to DJ at the club we all went to as teenagers (trying to look over 18 when we were actually 15!)
So, in honour of such a great night, this week's Walkies couldn't be any era other than the 80s (and it may be based a little bit on the outfit that the birthday girl herself was wearing!) The dog of choice for the 80s had to be a Yorkshire terrier because we had two wee Yorkies as family dogs during our teen years.
© Pointy Pix
As far as fashion goes, this wasn't my favourite era at all. Having lived through it and worn the marble wash jeans, the duster coats, the massive belts and more than my fair share of batwing, shoulder pads, neon and primary colours, I'm not that impressed to see so much 80s fashion back in the shops every so often - I even got my harem pants for my outfit in Primark!!
However, as far as music goes then the 80s to me is possibly the last truly great era for music - 90s saw it all go over to the dark side of 'house' and manufactured pop. The 80s really had a fantastic soundtrack. We were all asked for our favourite track of the 80s (hard to narrow down as there were so many) and these were used as the play list for the party - mine was The Waterboys, Whole of the Moon - it just takes me back to being a teenager, sneaky cigarettes and listening to vinyl records - how did we ever arrange our social lives without mobile phones and facebook! Those were the days when you literally waited by the phone for that boy to ring!!
Anyway, here's a couple of photos from the party - I did have some truly awful hairstyles back in the 80s (who didn't!) but I promise nothing quite as bad as what's going on, on top of my head in these pics!