The New Romantics and The Blitz Kids were a British subcultural phenomenon in the late 1970s and early 80s. Rising within the Thatcher era, famous clubs like the Blitz club and Hero spawned the surreal looking, androgynous youths, along with creating a fashion legacy and an influential music sound. The likes of Visage, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet and Marliyn rose to public attention.
Although this youth subculture started underground it quickly become mainstream, but with its popularity came it’s downfall and its disappeared and faded to grey. Today you can the Blitz Kids influence on fashion and music through the likes of Roisin Murphy, (fugly) Lady Gaga and La Roux.
A few year ago I got the pleasure to steal a sneaky look at some of Maleonn Ma’s surreal and intriguing photographs at the V&A China Now exhibition. Wow…it was love at first site, interesting symbolism of identity, humanity and industrialisation., showcasing china’s new place within contemporary art.
Yes I was an 80’s child and I had my very own Teddy Ruxpin with a cassette player for a belly so he could read me stories at night, unfortunately mine fell out of bed and his eye fell out! Oh well good memories.
Teddy Ruxpin came out in 1985 and has made several attempts of a comeback since, but I think he was trumped by Furbies, Barney and the Teletubbies.
Check out this super hot T from Krudmart. I have am a avid Tarot reader and have a fascination for all things Tarot. You can check out my Tarot Blog here: Fawn’s Tarot Diary.
This T made me very excited and it’s tarot design is great, and the price… even better on sale at $15!
Check it Out: www.krudmart.com
Back in England at last! Lots of cheese (best cheese in the world), oven cooking, my lovely friends, family and my cat (you can see him below)!
There really is a big difference between the UK and South Korea, it seems even the smallest things are different. For example going shopping, in the UK you can never find a sales assistant and in Korea they chase you around the store. However I must say the shopping is much much better here in England 🙂 but….. finding a job seems to be difficult right now so I am hoping I will find one soon! fingers crossed…..
Here’s some photos of my lion heart:
I have recently come across these great Korean songstresses, not the regular diatribe of Kpop, from the likes of Big Bang and Super Junior which makes you want to hurl from there sticky sweet tack. These girls are actually quite talented and also unsual and quite alternative. Infinity of Sound a.k.a IS (아이에스) play traditional Korean instruments fused with contemporary lyrics and funky beats. Unfortunately there is not information in English about IS. However they are well worth the listen!
Check it Out: ‘Bom’ (Spring)
Break out the vintage frames, bow ties and prep style and you have Mr Brad Goreski, as seen on Bravo’s Rachel Zoe Project. Mr Goreski always looks pristinely styled and well presentable. The über geek chic icon, who has a Clark Kent cuteness, is definitely a latest obsession for Retroho.