Monday, August 4, 2008

I freakin' love the 80's

Ahhh, the 80's. A time of regret for some and pure nostalgia for others. As a child of this eccentric decade, it has a special place in my heart.
Memories like...
* Hammer pants
* Fresh Prince of Bel Air Rap
* Girls wearing biker shorts under skirts and feeling stylishly sexy.
* THE GOONIES
* Remembering what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
* Oregon Trail day at school
* The game M.A.S.H (Mansion, Apt, Shack, House)
* Magic vs. Bird
* The New Kids on the Block when they were cool.
* Hypercolor shirts.

haha. the list goes on.

SO, last week the Boston Photographers Group went on an 80s cruise around the Boston Harbor. A few of us got all decked out for an evening of fun fun fun. My friend Suzanne and I spent an entire evening shopping for our outfits. And you know what is funny? (or maybe sad?) Everything we are wearing was purchased brand new. There was no rummaging through second hand shops for our eclectic attire. I dont quite know how to feel about it, but I can sure tell you that we had a BLAST putting these outfits together. [Suzanne, you are the greatest adventure partner....we make a great team my dear]

here is a glimpse of our evening....



The lead singer of the cover band grabbed me and kissed me twice that night. Um, he only got cheek action though.... sorry...who knows where those lips have been. YIKES!
Then there is the chick who dressed up like Madonna. Granted it is more 1990...but she still took the cake. I swear you could poke an eye out with those things.





"The secret caves. The old lighthouse. The lost map. The treacherous traps. The hidden treasure. And Sloth... Join the adventure." ;)

19 comments:

Annemarie said...

Ok, Shyla, you are too cute. I can only imagine how much fun you have at Halloween! You make the 80s attire look adorable! And...awww....M.A.S.H....I played that earlier this year on a terribly boring flight with some girlfriends. It's silly how much fun you can still have playing that game!

Josh said...

Too much fun...and are my eyes deceiving me or are those snap bracelets I'm seeing?

suzanne said...

Oh I freakin' love the 80's, what a night! When you get home we will start planning another 80's rendezvous so we can show off our rockin' outfits again ;) Those baby's are too good to be stuck in the back of a closet for too long...

Kristin said...

Looks like SO much fun! And I love your multiple Goonies references :)

Margaret Singer said...

awww, sad i missed this! i'm a big 80's fan myself.

Brandi said...

HOW cute! MASH rules!!! I totally forgot about that! My sister and I just played! hehe! You are so adorable! MOVE TO TEXAS!

Fed said...

We totally had a rockin' time fer sure!
Gotta love you and Kate doing the thriller thing, lol :)

The Feds
(James and Kate)

Christie said...

Hi Shyla!

Cute party! It was so good to meet you yesterday in San Diego. Funny what a small world it really is w/in the photography community =) You are so sweet, and I do hope we run into each other again in the future!

Christie

Marissa Feliciano said...

Wow, Oregon Trail, I loved that game! Where's this one from: "Mind yah business, just miiind yah business!" haha

It was nice meeting you last night at the ShowitFast thing. You are so genuinely sweet and down to earth, at least that's what I got from 1 minute of talking to you. Hope to meet again in the future!

Ryel j Photography said...

Um you just brought the funness!! I love dress up too!

Koko said...

I want to dress up!!! When will you stop in S.F. looking at your tour photos reminds me of my experience.Ohh the days of traveling Bliss. I would like to attend the conference. Is it tooo late?

Grazier Photography said...

The 80's boat rocked! Can't wait to do it again. Have fun on the road Shyla and let us when you back in Bean town:)

Matt

Koko said...

Hey Ps. I put my wedding photos in a contest on the knot wedding website. Just thought I should let the master behind that know. Also, you can let your blog readers know if you want....

MattDJ said...

Lurve the 80's!!!!!!! ;-)

Woah, those pics are a big-time flashback!!

Abigail Q said...

OMG your so much fun!

koko said...

I would love to attend. I love photography and it's on my possible job list. Before investing money into this "possiblity" I think it would benefit me to sit in and hear more about it.

I already signed myself up for a wedding planning one. I want to learn and explore...

I would really appreciate that.. Details por fabor. I will be there!! = )

rachel said...

THat must have been a great night! L-O-V-E the outfits! You should dress up like that and go food shopping, and have someone else capture the look/reactions on people's faces. And that musician guy kinda reminds me of this guy >>> http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0532683/
Ever seen the flick "Because I said so" ? great blog btw, i look forward to reading it everyday!

Greetings from NJ,
rach.

david & kimi baxter said...

holy smokes those threads look like they've been in your closet since the 80's and you just pulled them out! whoa flashback! who doesn't love the 80's? you guys looked so cute!
it was awesome talking to you the other night, kim was so bummed she missed you! you're her fav!
we're so happy you've found the love of your life "boston" ;)

mary jane said...

SHYLA!! So funny - I totally used to wear hammer pants. LOL. Wow, we've come a long way.

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