If you are like me, you watched GLOW’s ten episodes if not at once, then over a pretty concentrated time period. Party of Five and Ru Paul’s Drag Race got shafted for this show and it did not disappoint. The music, the storyline, the graphics were PURE perfection.
Not watch it yet? Heres a hypnosis.
Its 1985. Ruth Wilder (played by Alison Brie) is an actress who wants better roles. She auditions for a professional wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, or Glow. She is immediately at odds with the director Sam Sylvia (played by Marc Maron) as she overacts in the ring. Also underlying tension is the fact that Ruth unknowingly slept with her best friend Debbie Egan (played by Betty Giplin)’s husband – this underlies the series and ultimately forms the main storyline (I ain’t spoiling nothin for nobody).
I decided to scour one of my favourite websites, ASOS for ideas as they did a GLOW feature not long ago but I wanted to check out and form my own edit for the girl who wants a touch of GLOW. (Not sponsored by ASOS but I do love free stuff. No? Okay.)
So here is the main promo image from the show:
JUST LOOK PEOPLE.
I want all of the outfits PLOIZE.
So what I picked is a selection of my fav products from ASOS that fit the genre of this. I WAS going to do a blog on summer fashion but it got shoved to the side for this, who cares.
Lets get STARTED.
I love a good leotard. The girls in the show wear them HIGH but if you are not feeling that throw on some denim cutoff shorts and a light jacket for day. Plus the shoes featured later.
Here is my pick from ASOS:
This is super 80’s and super cute, and the model even has great 80s hair. Its a great colour and easy on the wallet. Get it HERE
The Vest Top
So this vest totally has it. The cropped effect, the retroness of the lettering, and how effortless it looks with – you guessed it! – cutoff denim shorts. This is good for when you are doing the sports. That’s how you say it right? Get it HERE
You can’t go past the adidas superstar 80s premium trainers for your trip to the 80s. Super comfy, super cool, and keep them shoes clean for that fresh look. Pair with your leotard and your denim shorts and you are good to go to the roller disco. Get your kicks HERE
Lets get into the hair and makeup. I only included two products with this as this is all you need to evoke the 80s. First up is ….
I know, its a bit tricky to pull off green lipstick. However, I am in LOVE with Illamasqua’s Apocalips Lipstick, it is so nice and muted, and really taps into the vibe of GLOW, and is much like the lipstick that Ruth wears in a scene. Get it HERE
Last, but not least, the main event of the 80’s was HAIRSPRAY. Everyone teased their hair and held it up to dance the night away with hairspray. I’m including my fav brand of the moment, Lee Stafford and his hairspray in this one as the bottle is hot pink and fits with the theme and the product is great! Get it HERE
Thats it folks! Let me know how your 80s summer is going and if you feel the GLOW. Find me on the social media links below and lets talk about the show and the scandals!
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