Monday, June 25, 2007

Been There, Done That

I spent the 80s hoping to look like Madonna (and to have a boyfriend. A dream equally impossible for my junior high self). I remember my math teacher nearly getting a coronary when I showed up for pre-calculus wearing black lace fingerless gloves. Let this be my apology to him, 20-something years late. I also had rags tied in my hair at some point (before I chopped it all off), lots of plastic bangles and crazy eye shadows.

It looks like the people at MAC got their hands on my old eye shadow palette, the one that had 20 colors raging from sunflower yellow to fuchsia, and decided to unleash it on an unsuspecting crowd of young women who weren't around the first time someone thought that this look was a good idea. According to their site, those who refuse the appeal of this C Shock collection are style wimps and fashion wusses. I'd say we simply know better.


  1. Gotta say - I love the collection. Of course, it may be because I'm a brown girl and colors that look shockingly bright on fairer-skinned women are more wearable on me.

  2. Once upon a time, I would've loved those colors, mostly because they would have appalled my parents. Now I just want to look pretty. I fear I'm getting old. Sigh.

  3. Oohh...Nick Rhodes!

    I never experimented with crazy colors in the 80s...maybe because I went to an all-girls Catholic school. I sneered at blue eye-shadow in the 70s (garage door eyes, my mom called 'em), so fuchsia was never going to make it on my face. Yes, I was boring. Still am. :)

  4. While I wouldn't personally wear these colors, I'm thrilled this collection was released. Teenagers everywhere should be taking the opportunity to experiment with color while they can!

  5. I stumbled into this out of this crazy widget which we both use and there he was: Nick Rhodes in all his layered, shady eyeshadows and highlighters and liners glory. (he didn't do any brights though, did he??) It had been years I had last thought about it and I kinda nostagised now how we dissected the look with complex diagrams. Fun times!


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