80s style material girl featured

Material Girl: Our Journey Back To ’80s Style

The sequins, the shine, the big hair. For some, the 80’s were truly the best of ages. For us, it was the music. For some, it was the fashion. A decade marked by bold style, shocking colors, and rather strange silhouettes, the ’80s were a time to experiment with big and bold statements. Between the permed hair, the ripped tights, and leather, some of my all-time favorite bands made their mark, while women dressed for success in oversized blazers that… Beetlejuice is all I will say. Nevertheless, there were moments of true genius in ’80s style that still resonate in today’s fashion scene. Enjoy this photo homage to 80’s style.

 

talents:

Photographer: Tania Quintanilla
Wardrobe: Graham Cumberbatch
Hair: Jorge Buccio
Makeup: Kelsey James
Model: Magdalena Groves

 

'80s style material girl
Cropped hoodie by Milly ($395; Valentine’s Too). Black dress by Ali Ra ($320; Julian Gold). Veiled beanie ($18; Golden Bones). Leather bow bracelet ($25; Golden Bones). Gloves ($16; golden Bones). Friendship bracelets by Le Cap ($38 ea; Valentine’s Too).

'80s style material girl
Black PVC shorts by Lip Service ($53; Golden Bones). Black mesh crop top by Lip Service ($43; Golden Bones). Denim jacket by Unif ($195; Golden Bones). Black leggings by BCBG Max Azria ($135; Julian Gold). Rainbow cropped tank by Wow Couture ($60; Golden Bones). Friendship Bracelet by Le Cap ($38; Valentines Too). Giza cuff by Kelly Wearstler ($528; Valentines Too). Vintage Mickey Mouse watch by Busy Hands ($30; Golden Bones). Clear sunglasses by Quay ($40; Golden Bones). Silver hole boots by Qupid ($35; Golden Bones)

'80s style material girl

Plaid suit pant by Crowned Bird ($113; Golden Bones). Neon knit tank by Ming Wang ($115; Julian Gold). Single earring ($25 for pair; Golden Bones). Green earring by Kelly Wearstler (worn on lapel) ($195; Valentines Too). Animal print blazer by Escada ($1,650; Julian Gold). White l/s button up shirt by Vince ($225; Valentines Too).
'80s style material girl

Red velvet moto jacket by UNIF ($360; Golden Bones). Eyeball crop tee by Rehab ($38; Golden Bones). Belt by Suzi Roher ($388; Valentine’s Too). Shoes by Aquazzura Firenze ($625; Valentine’s Too). Jeans by NSF ($284; Valentine’s Too). Gold link bracelet ($1,700; Valentine’s Too). Studded leather bracelet ($15; Golden Bones). Sunglasses ($27; Golden Bones).
'80s style material girl

Gold blazer by Escada ($2,350; Julian Gold). Gold costume chain ($22; Golden Bones). Shoes by Rachel Comey ($430; Valentine’s Too). Pants by Robert Rodriguez ($345; Valentine’s Too).
'80s style material girl

Sequined blazer by Lovely Girl ($89; Golden Bones). Silver metallic top by Mustard Seed (Golden Bones). Plaid skirt by Rehab ($45; Golden Bones). Gold chain belt ($20; Golden Bones). Shoes by Valentino ($1245; Julian Gold). Faux pearls (worn as bracelet) (Golden Bones). Gold spiked bracelet by Eddie Borgo ($325; Valentine’s Too).
'80s style material girl
Sequined blazer by Lovely Girl ($89; Golden Bones).

 

 

This story was originally published in the 2014 Late Summer Issue of VETTA Magazine

Tania Quintanilla
tania@tqphoto.com

Tania was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and was raised in San Antonio, where she began her photography career shooting for her high school newspaper. After graduating at the top of her class from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Tania moved to Miami, where she honed her skills shooting editorial fashion and advertising. Now living in Austin since 2005, Tania takes great inspiration from the eclectic scene in the heart of Texas, given her wide-ranging interests from creative mixed-media work to illustration and design. Tania succeeds in crafting powerful and effective photographs by paying equally close attention to both the aesthetic beauty and technical quality of each image.