Thank you, Mr. John Hughes.............

I am proud to say I am a girl of the 80's......

I graduated from high school in 1985 and college in 1989.....there I have come clean!

John Hughes movies defined my high school and college years, especially those starring Molly Ringwald.

John Hughes died suddenly of a heart attack last week, at the young age of 59.

This past week, I rented a few of my favorite John Hughes films and took a walk down memory lane........

Pretty in Pink is my favorite.

Even though I was a cheerleader in high school and probably part of "richies", my adult self is probably more like Andie, the character played by Molly Ringwald.

Andie gave all of us girls hope that the cute rich guy would sweep us off our feet and love us with our quirks and all.

As an adult watching this movie, I fell in love with Andie's "vintage" style wardrobe and even her bedroom - the set designers picked a great vintage look complete with a tole painted twin bed and crocheted linens. It is look that could easily translate to an current Anthropologie look!

Thank you Mr. John Hughes. You gave us so many characters to root for, characters that we saw ourselves in, flaws and all. What a great kick it was to revisit my 17 year old self this week when I watched my fav's.

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6 comments on "Thank you, Mr. John Hughes............."
  1. That is my fave also. I was Andie though. I made all my own clothes that stood out as weird to others- when really I was just a few years ahead of eveyone else. I had friends from all the social circles but always dreamed of dating one of the popular richies.
    Fortunately college came around and I found you can be judged on just you not your income and it was all better. Though I still insisted on making all my own "different" clothes which delighted my fashion teachers immensley.
    I love those movies- I still quote the duckman..he was too cool loved all his shoes.


  2. Pretty in Pink is one I never saw, but we all love The Breakfast Club (our 16 and 18 year olds too). John Hughes' movies are so "80's" in appearance, but timeless in their appeal and message. Thanks for the reminder. (BTW, we must be the same age. I graduated in '85 and '89 as well).


  3. Love John Hughes! Pretty In Pink, Uncle Buck, Christmas Vacation, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Some Kind Of Wonderful are my favs!!

  4. I LOVED her style in that movie and I sooooo wanted that car! I did a tribute to John on my blog also. I love all of his movies. I'm a total 80's girl!

  5. Well that brings back some memories! It's funny, I thought her style was hideous back then, but I agree with you and can now appreciate her "vintage style."

    :) T

  6. So sad that Mr. Hughes is gone!
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pretty in pink! My all time fav movie!!
    Also.. 16 Candles!

    Great post!


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