Updated: Oct 12, 2018
Picture it. Fashion. 1987. Bold, bright makeup. Bushy brows and Eddie Murphy were all the rave! Eddie Murphy premiered his comedy special "RAW" and gave all of us permission to wear leather from head-to-toe. Granted I was only 5 years old during 1987, but I managed to score this look from my parents' belongings! This was the time of the Supermodel! Grace Jones was still reigning on runways around the world. This was fashion at its best!
The 80s was a glorious time of innocence for me. It was the decade that I realized how enamored I was with my mom's sense of style. I would stay up late with her and watch her sew! I would paint her hats and watch her cut patterns and fabrics for an outfit she was "throwing together". Her collection of eclectic hats was primarily gained during this time in my life.
I remember she would prepare to go to her COGIC conventions with all her latest fashions. Furs, leather trenches, gloves, and of course hats! She'd ship several boxes of her belongings to her hotel a week before arrival and then would pack about 19 suitcases to take to the airport. Now this, of course, was before TSA and airline regulations!
This was the decade of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (1983), Whitney Houston was introduced to the grand stage (1987) and Michael "Air" Jordan's made his NBA debut (1984). It was the era of all one hundred and ten Molly Ringwald movies where she seemed to play the same character (I still loved her though). This was the time of the emergence of Hip Hop (I'm sorry I didn't have any clothes to rep that part of my culture- I gotta do better!) and tagged graffiti walls.
For me, the 80s was a time of family. A time where traditions and memories were being created. I'll always have a special connection to this era. For this is the era where Keiera Jones was born!
The Jones Girl