So I decided, along with my weekly posts, to also try to post a bit on what’s inspiring me now, what is really melding with me and what I’m writing. We’ll see how this goes. It will probably be mostly pictures and minimal commentary.
Oh wait! I finally reached 5k words! Only 25k more before December!
Alright, now to the main event:
1980s punk fashion, including punk’s daughter goth, is having a huge impact on me right now. It’s just so hot right now.
I think I can attribute that to all of the amazing SciFi films released at the time. Naturally Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but also my favorite, Blade Runner, which shall get its own much-deserved post soon. Also, the fashion in Back to the Future 2′s 2015 is oddly inspirational.
Something about 1980s punk and goth is so futuristic that I can’t help but gravitate towards it. At the same time, it’s the past, so it has a nice recycled-world universe. On top of that, the 80s was decadence. It was an era of decadence and a time where you could believe anything was possible. The Commies were the unquestioned bad guy, and the US was the unquestioned good guy, and the fight between the titans happened somewhere else, over there, not here. Perhaps I’m drawn to this because the 80s wasn’t a giant time of questioning the man, with the main exception being punk. It fits these sort of principles and big concepts I’m wrangling with and condenses it nicely for me into forms of fashion and hair.
These photos are obviously not mine, just ones I found all over the place.
Xoxo Vicky Stardust