Friday, October 5, 2007

Ode to the Fashion of the Past..

With all the publicity for the Hip Hop Honors this week, I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries and videos of music from the past. I’m loving the fashion of the 80’s: the staple Kangol hat, Adidas, dookie ropes, and the sweat suit. And this was rocked by the women too! The beauty of it was that we didn’t focus on how tight the jeans were, or how short the skirts were. It was all about the music!! Remember MC Lyte circa 1988? She could rap any dude under the table and still didn’t have to look too provocative doing it. Or how about Queen Latifah, 1989, when she came on the scene with Ladies First? Now while I’m reminiscing about the nostalgia of the 80’s, let me be clear, I’d rather not see the 1985 version of LL without his shirt (I would, however, get a thrill out of somebody having the guts to walk down the street with a boom box on their shoulder). We all know that fads come back around eventually.. Can we say Crimps? Mohawks? I’m just wondering what’s next.. As long as it’s not Jeri Curls and Thriller jackets. I don’t think I’ll be able to take it.. Either way, I can’t wait to watch more videos this weekend saluting the pioneers of Hip Hop and trendsetters of the 80’s! Aah the memories..

Until next time..

One should never enter a room and expect ambiance; One should enter a room and become it..


1 comment:

Bettuba said...

Oh Lawd,

Please don't let Jheri curls come back.

'Just let your Soul Glo!'