pretty in pink

Friday, 10 June 2011

I've been showing the eighties some love this week by re-watching Pretty in Pink. The film never fails to put a big fat smile on my face, and the costumes that Molly Ringwald wears - and Jon Cryer's wardrobe for that matter - are just bloody fantastic. I was a wee bit inspired so decided to make up an Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald's character) outfit:

black bowler hat: ASOS £20
floral silk scarf: Accessorize £12
terracotta zip back twist hem blouse: Topshop £38
gold knot dangly earrings: Miss Selfridge £12.50
cream chiffon ballet skirt: Miss Selfridge £28
creme lipcolour in daze: Topshop £7.50
black and white stripe blazer: Topshop £60
black buckle strap ankle boots: Topshop £68
flower corsage brooch: Accessorize £9

I love that, if I wanted to, I could buy these items and look just like her. Oh and for good measure, let's watch one of the best scenes:

What a sweetheart poor Duckie is. I've also watched The Breakfast Club this week and may also fit in some St Elmo's Fire and Sixteen Candles. I love movies from the eighties with a passion but maybe, just maybe, I have a major crush on Molly Ringwald too?!


  1. This is my favourite post of the whole week! I love Pretty in Pink, I used to watch it every week at my grans. Love St Elmo's Fire too. How amazing is Molly Ringwald? I never got her when I was younger but totally in love with her now. (well, the formal her, in these movies.) Like the outfit you have put together too. xx

  2. I adore that movie, especially Andie's creative sewing adventures, though I cringed a bit when she butchered the vintage prom dress.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  3. Love the items you've put together, very Molly! x

  4. aaahh, cute ensemble! i've actually never seen pretty in pink, i should definitely go look for a dvd or something. ;)

    <3, Mimi

  5. I've seen this movie accidentally. I was just surfing through channels. I just saw the outfits and fell in love. I love the set you made, you got the character right! xx

  6. So much love for the breakfast club, one of my all time favorites!
    and the outfit you've mad is lovely!

  7. cool post! I really like the hat :)


  8. This is one classic movie and I like the set that you came up with.:D

    I want the scarf and the brooch.:D

    Happy Weekend!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  9. sounds like a fantastic movie marathon:) LOVE pretty in pink!

  10. One of my fave 80s films! Perfect outfits, Andie would definitely wear these :-) xx


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