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Retrospective Revivals

The Appeal of Nostalgic Pop Culture

Implications - Nostalgia is both natural and inevitable. One surefire way to attract attention is to recreate a classic product or style in a fresh, new way. From 1940s glamour to 1960s automobiles, combining the best of the past with the technology of the present is a recipe that almost always spells success.
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play_circle_filled Burlesque TV Spots
Burlesque TV Spots
Dita Von Teese in Retro Wonderbra Commercial
The new range of retro style sexy lingerie from Dita Von Teese is finally available. The announcement of Dita Von Teese as the face of Wonderbra at the start of the year drew much excitement, and now her… MORE
Interactive Retro Flashbacks
Interactive Retro Flashbacks
Yearbook Yourself
It's discoveries like Yearbook Yourself that get me really excited to be a Trend Hunter! The website, yearbookyourself.com, takes you back through the decades and transforms you into the stereotypical… MORE
Retro Sequin Gowns
Retro Sequin Gowns
David and Phillipe Blond Spring 2009 Collection
David and Phillipe Blond's Spring 2009 collection reflects the sparkle and glitz of the New York City nightclubs. There was little boring black on this runway, fashions were comprised mostly of bright… MORE
Retro SuperCar Revivals
Retro SuperCar Revivals
BMW M1 Homage
BMW unveiled the M1 Homage, the luxury auto maker's sleek new super car at the Concorso d'Eleganza at the Hotel Villa d'Este this past weekend. The unveiling of the Homage was to commemorate the 30th anniversary… MORE
Retro-Modern Pinups
Retro-Modern Pinups
Desperate Housewives Channel '50s for TV Guide
The female cast of the wildly popular TV series Desperate Housewives, which stars Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Dana Delaney, and Nicolette Sheridan, posed pinup-style,… MORE
Retro Mom Photo Shoots
Retro Mom Photo Shoots
'Mommie Dearest' in Numero Magazine
Photographers Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello truly captured the scary retro mom image in Numero Magazine’s Mommie Dearest photo shoot.  Model Siri Tollerod with her emotionless face, not only captures… MORE
70s Hair Revivals
70s Hair Revivals
Britney Spears Channels Farrah Fawcett for 'Circus'
Britney Spears is looking like a blow-dried 70s diva on the front cover of her new album 'Circus.' Even the graphic design of the album has a 70s feel about it. While Britney Spears is looking a lot better… MORE
Pointy-Toed Shoes
Pointy-Toed Shoes
1950s Fashion Revival
Pointy-toed shoes are coming back into fashion, be they low-heeled, stilettos, or flats. The 1950s pointy heel is the hot look for shoes next season according to Matthew Hunt. The Ford Models 360 Hot Shots… MORE
Sun Glass Fashion
Sun Glass Fashion
70's Revival
What's old is new again. So many young girls are probably yelling at their mothers for throwing out their retro shades from their youth... they're hot again! The Vintage fashion trend is keeping 70’s… MORE
Modern Sequels for Retro Classics
Modern Sequels for Retro Classics
Ghostbusters 3
A Ghostbusters 3 sequel? Yes, and for those who missed the legacy of Ghostbusters, it's not a documentary series made by part-time plumbers. It’s a classic 1980s movie with an incredible cast: Bill Murray,… MORE
Polaroid Coasters
Polaroid Coasters
Retro Woman Photos For Your Drinks
Bound to be a conversation starter at your next party, this four-piece set of soft-backed, no-scuff coasters features a series of sexy exotic ladies framed to look like Polaroid photographs. In addition… MORE
Reinventing Retro Games
Reinventing Retro Games
Pacman for xBox Live
Pacman has been played for more than 10 billion hours since it was released in 1981, but we are still not bored of it! The Pacman Championship Edition has been released for the XBox Live, and it is a brilliant… MORE
The Return of "New Retro"
The Return of "New Retro"
First Gen iPods As Fashion Accessory
While Facebooking friends, watching viral videos and sharing music via iPhone, I was surprised to notice a new, rather trendy, urban acquaintance sporting an iPod Classic. Launched in October 2001, this… MORE
Viral Retro Remixing
Viral Retro Remixing
15 Michael Jackson "Thriller" Remakes
Thriller, thriller night... If there is is any excuse to pull together the best Michael Jackson viral videos, then his 50th Birthday is it. They are ALL brilliant. You can view the original here as 21… MORE
Retro-Futuristic Sneakers
Retro-Futuristic Sneakers
Kanye Promotes 'Nike Air Yeezy'
Any 'Back to the Future' fan may note a similarity between the Nike Air Yeezys and Marty McFly’s 2015 light up, self-lacing kicks. Of course, Kanye’s shoes don’t seem to lace themselves, but most buyers… MORE
1960's USB Microphones
1960's USB Microphones
For Retro Skype Serenades?
Some people really just have a thing for retro. If you are one of them, this USB microphone is perfect for you. This 1960s USB microphone uses radio-frequency identification; no wires are used. The microphone… MORE
Recreating Retro Cartoons
Recreating Retro Cartoons
New Peanuts Webisodes on iTunes
Who can forget Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and Woodstock? If the Peanuts you crave come on the television instead of in a bowl, look no further!  iTunes will be releasing fresh “webisodes” for… MORE
play_circle_filled Retro Instructional Videos
Retro Instructional Videos
How to Party
Golly gee, you kids just don't know how to party! What you need is some "gay entertainment." I know how to party because we had instructional films. Deciding what girls all the boys like was one of the… MORE

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Fictional Anatomy
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Celebrity Mega Brands
Kanye West in an Absolut World
Pin-Up Lingerie
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Fifi Chachnil's Topshop Capsule Collection
play_circle_filled Retro Print Swimwear
Retro Print Swimwear
b. swim Bathing Suits
DIY Ghost Photography
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7 Creative WonderBra Ads + Open Casting
7 Creative WonderBra Ads + Open Casting
Celebrity Fashion Lines
Celebrity Fashion Lines
Michael Jackson x Christian Audigier Collection
Retro Plots
Retro Plots
Swingtown Showcases Swingers of the 1970s (Your Parents)
Nightclub University
Nightclub University
UNLV Teaches the 'Academics of Party Planning'
play_circle_filled User Generated Music Videos
User Generated Music Videos
Michael Jackson's Beat It Spoof
Geek Chic Accessories
Geek Chic Accessories
Pac Man Cufflinks
Reviving Retro, Gangster Style
Reviving Retro, Gangster Style
Michael Jackson's Comeback
Spook Spotter
Spook Spotter
GhostRadar USB
Desperate Housewives Controversy
Desperate Housewives Controversy
Filipinos Protest Racist Comments
play_circle_filled Get Paid To Party
Get Paid To Party
Clubbing Celebs
Plush PacMan Hat for Nostalgia Geeks
Plush PacMan Hat for Nostalgia Geeks
Dancing Inmates
Dancing Inmates
1,500 Filipino Prisoners Re-enact Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
PacMan Belt
PacMan Belt
The Ultimate Geek Fashion Item
Unauthorized Celebrity Auctions
Unauthorized Celebrity Auctions
Michael Jackson Upset to See 1,100 Items Up For Grabs
Weird Celebrity Fixations
Weird Celebrity Fixations
50 Foot Tall Michael Jackson Robot (That Shoots Lasers)
Michael Jackson Balcony Drop Action Figure
Michael Jackson Balcony Drop Action Figure
Kanye West Sells His Head For Ad Space
Kanye West Sells His Head For Ad Space
Ghost Projector
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New Spooky Lights for Halloween
Real Life Robot PacMan
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