80’s Prom Party

This is the final part of a 3 part series.  See the first part here and the second part here.  (Cover photo for Part 3 by http://www.neurotictendencies.com.)

Oh, the 80s… to prepare for the 80s Prom Party hosted by Drink Eat Play, I actually had to make a special trip to the store for hairspray.  In the end, my bangs still weren’t big enough or high enough.  That’s OK, though, because I had my Dress.  This is Simplicity 4070 in action.

Simplicity 4070 in action

Simplicity 4070 in action

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I attended 80s Prom with my fellow Heathers, also known as The Kristens (Kristen S. and Kristen G.) and the indomitable Tatsie.

Heathers

Heathers

Heathers

Heathers @ 80s Prom

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The venue was wonderful!  I love the old theatres peppered throughout Los Angeles with their Art Deco aesthetics.  I’m positive that most of these party spots were probably much shinier and grander in their heyday, but it’s fun to wander through them when the opportunity presents itself.  The Fonda Theatre used to be called The Music Box (and most of us still call it The Music Box) — it has three levels and a rooftop garden with another enclosed room.  Frankly, it feels like a playhouse.   (Any of you just catch the PeeWee reference?)

The Fonda Theatre

The Fonda Theatre

The Fonda Theatre

I heard the event didn’t sell out, unlike The Great Gatsby Party, but the venue was still packed to the gills.  I do have to say, the Gatsby Party was a raucous good time with a pleasantly surprising side effect in that everyone had such lovely manners (which I attribute to the dapper attire and perhaps a slightly more mature crowd due to the higher ticket prices).  80s Prom was a little different… tickets were cheaper, there was no VIP section, and it seemed the Me Me Me -ness of the decade certainly rubbed off on many people in all the wrong ways.  Obnoxious was de rigeur… frankly, I could have done without that.  Maybe some of the kids born in the ’90s and freshly 21+ had too much booze, too early into the evening.  The rest of us have grown out of that phase (thank heavens).  As someone who remembers the ’80s well, I feel like I can pull age rank on the kiddos who never wore jelly shoes with multiples.

80s Prom at The Fonda Theatre

However, the ambiance was still a lot of fun!  They had a fantastic tribute band, The Young Guns, who put on quite the show.  They performed cover after cover and were spot on awesome sauce.

The Young Guns peform at 80s Prom

The Young Guns peform at 80s Prom

The Young Guns peform at 80s Prom

The Young Guns peform at 80s Prom

Once again, I was so glad I made my own dress!  We all saw a lot of vintage frocks, some of them fantastically awesome, some of them fantastically horrid, and some of them fantastically not-80s.  I think our group of merry party goers did quite well.  Tatsie was the punky school girl, Kristen S. was the rebel girl who was smoking behind the school, Kristen G. was channeling Claudia Schiffer as the fashion hound, and I was rich girl cum class president.  Our very own Breakfast Club!

Tatsie at 80s Prom

Kristen S. and School of Moxie at 80s Prom

Kristen G. at 80s Prom

Simplicity 4070 in action

Kristen S. and Tatsie at 80s Prom

Simplicity 4070 in action

The Kristens and Tatsie at 80s Prom

No prom would be complete without the cursory prom photos!  Looks like a winning class.

Heathers @ 80s Prom

All-in-all, a FUN night!  As Kristen G. said at The Gatsby Party, we should really dress up more than five times per year and this event is #2 in our party cycle (we rolled December’s Gatsby Party into the count).  I’m thinking our costume group should head next to The Renaissance Fair in May.  In the meantime, we have plenty of memories to relive from our night of neon colors, multi-colored fishnets, and helmet hair.  Rock on!

Kristen S. at 80s Prom

Kristen G. at 80s Prom

School of Moxie @ 80s Prom

Image courtesy of http://www.neurotictendencies.com

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  • Madelyn - There is just SO much fabulousness in this post, I don’t even know where to start! The hair, the makeup, the clothes, THE DRESS!!! Your dress looks awesome! It’s like a time warp to my beloved childhood, with the lace ankle socks – I wore those all the time. And I’m totally in love with the cassette tape phone case… perfection! You ladies look ridiculously amazing! It looks like it was an amazing time 🙂ReplyCancel

  • "E" - I finally see your dress in this post. Absolutely beautfiul!! Lovely work once again! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Monthly Food Issue: February 2013 : School of Moxie - […] us all hail cocktails at 80s Prom…  I stuck with Scotch & soda all night… dressed like a rich bitch and drinking […]ReplyCancel

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