Remember Past Fashion? You may recall that we stopped doing it (I got lazy). For those who don't remember: it was a monthly feature in which readers sent in photos of amazing past fashions.
In fact, the course of a few months last year, readers sent in photos for galleries on everything from "retro" black hairstyles, to Easter outfits, childhood pets, bridal fashions, prom dresses, summer swimsuits, sports uniforms, school portraits, and Halloween costumes. Now, not only are we bringing the feature back, but we're making it decade-specific: the 1980s. And as you can see from the image above left, I'm going first. (School year 1986-87. Grade: 8th. Location: Northern California. Top: Esprit. Curl Activator: Care Free Curl©. Lipstick: Revlon. Eyeliner: Electric blue. Psyche: Tortured. )
Here's what to do: Send in scans of your best or worst 80s-era photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 15. Please include the year, location, your first name or commenter name, and - this is important - a brief description of your memories of the photo and the era. We'll be putting up the gallery in late May, while also announcing the theme for June's edition. Oh, and while you're at it, check out the galleries from last year, below; some of your favorite commenters may be featured.
Earlier: The Way We Were: Retro Black Hairstyles
•Holy Jesus, You All Looked Cute In Those Horrid Easter Ensembles!
•When Animals Attract: Your Cuddly Childhood Creatures
•It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times: A Gallery Of Not So Gorgeous Bridal Fashions
•Oh What A Night: The Pastel, Poufy, & Gothic Prom Gowns Of Generations Of Jezebels
•Endless Summer: The Technicolor Kiddie Swimsuit Extravaganza
•Retro Sports Style: The Haircuts & Smiles Were As Uneven As A Gym Apparatus
•Goofy Glasses, Pretty Pigtails & Snaggletooth Smiles: September Is For School Portraits
•Halloween Costumes So Cute They're Scary