Say Anything…

Well if you’re an avid reader of this here blog (and we know that you are) you will know that myself and Miss Keeling are very much into our 80s retro – be it movies, music or the fashion.

We would have given anything to be teenage’s in 1980s America. A simpler time, when men were chivalrous, perms were trendy and DeLoreans could fly (okay, maybe not the last bit).

My view may be somewhat skewed, seeing as though I was born in 1989 in good ol’ England, and my only knowledge is from the movies I have grown up watching.

As I grew into a slightly misguided teen, those movies gave me hope for what my future may hold. And, as this year is the 25th anniversary of one of my favourite movies starring John Cusack, Say Anything, here is everything I have ever wanted, or learned, from the best movies of all time.

1. Say Anything

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I want just one guy to blast Peter Gabriel from a boombox outside my bedroom window.

2. Ghost

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I hope to love someone with my entire being, so much that they come back to haunt my ass.

3. Pretty in Pink

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I really do wish we could start old and grow young. Youth is wasted on the young after all.

4. Back to the Future

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I want a DeLorean, a hover board and THE Nikey’s.

5. Top Gun

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There is something utterly delicious about a man in uniform – seriously, Goose, Maverick or Iceman will do.

6. Stand by Me

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“Suck my fat one” is always an excellent come back.

7. The Breakfast Club

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Hate to break it to you kids, but I learnt the hard way – detention in naughties England, NOT like this. I just so wish that it was.

8. Ferris Bueller’s Day off

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And skiving off school the day is not as productive as this. We don’t have art galleries, parents with vintage cars nor parades for no apparent reason in Telford. Some of us had to make do with the local park/bus stop.

9. Ghostbusters           

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There could potentially be another world with a dark demon literally chillin’ in your fridge. Helps me avoid the midnight snacking…

10. Footloose

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Teenagers have no sense of rhythm, and it is very hard to find a bloke to dance with who doesn’t just want to grab some ass.

– love Carla x

Marty McFly Power Laces Coming Next Year

That’s right folks, according to Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, the power laces will be coming to us in 2015, which happens to be the same year Marty travels to in Back to the Future Part II.

The Nike Air Mag, are THE shoes, and are practically an exact replica of what we see in the movie – LED lights and all. They will be rechargeable and good to wear for 5 hours at a time – Nike will be making a few tweaks for comfort though.

I am literally so excited it’s unreal. The Back to the Future movies are my all-time favourites, and I know they’re only trainers, but they may as well be the DeLorean and the Flux Capacitor with the Doc and Einey inside. That’s how excited I am. I am practically giddy writing this post.

And if that isn’t cool enough, the Nikes are being made for a fantastic cause, with the proceeds going to the Michael J Fox Foundation in the hope to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The only downside is there will only be 1500 pairs made, and to make them even more difficult to get hold of, they’ll be auctioned on Ebay. Sigh.

Will you try and get your hands on these? I imagine they will be very expensive, but if I was loaded, I’d be all over that!

– love Carla x