When I was a teenager I had a mad fashion crush on Denise Huxtable of “The Cosby Show” I would watch the show religiously and sketch down her outfits and try and copy her hair. I remember hunting down a similar type of grey geometric patterned fabric that matched one of her over-sized shirts and I made a super long tank dress and draped a bunch of white plastic pearls around my neck that hung down to my knees, I thought I was the business, this was about the time I discovered fashion or had a ‘fashion epiphany’ you could say, this was about the time I bought a sewing machine and never looked back.
Just like Lisa Bonet, the actress that played this iconic character, Denise Huxtable was incredibly fashion-forward, wearing lots of over-sized clothes with bold graphics, blazers and odd ball accessories, she stood out, and no one on TV dressed like her. For me, she was the ultimate 80′s fashion icon. I thought she was pretty rad and when Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz got married, well, I wanted that picture stuck above my bed for me to stare at till I fell asleep.
Even though Denise’s outfits were well-suited for the 80’s, here are few reasons why her style would fit perfectly in any of the current street style or indie blogs.
Denise had a thing for mixing the most eccentric and vibrant prints and making them look good.
Headbands, bracelets, necklaces, brooches – all on point.
She was a hipster before hipsters were born.
From boyish tapered haircut to dreadlocks – always hitting the mark.
Only those with most refined style can pull off looking like a gypsy, but also put together.