Sure, Sunday is the Oscars which to some will be an event to note but, to me, the event of the week is the 30th anniversary of Pretty in Pink, a seminal film of my youth that solidified my taste in men (I’m pretty sure I married Duckie), my taste in music (from New Order and Echo and the Bunnymen to an appreciation for 60s classics) and my style icon Andi, AKA Molly Ringwald circa 1986.
- Kaweco Sport Skyline fountain pen pink € 18,95 (via Fontoplumo)
- Retro 51 Tornado Classic Lacquer Rollerball in Pink $25 (via Anderson Pens)
- Palomino Blackwing Pearl $22 per dozen (via Fresh Stock Japan)
- KUM Masterpiece Long-Point Sharpener $17 (via CW Pencils)
- Stillman & Birn Premium Alpha Hardbound Sketchbook 5.5″ x 8.5″ $18.50 (via JetPens)
- Diamine Hope Pink Fountain Pen Ink in 30 ml Mini Bottle $7.50 (via JetPens)
- Kurochiku Japanese Pattern Cord Clips in Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) Design $8.25 (via JetPens)
- Midori Traveler’s Notebook Starter Kit – Regular Size – Black Leather $46.50 (via JetPens)
- Caran D’ache Metal Collection Fluorescent Orange Ballpoint Pen $19.95 (via Goldspot Pens)
- Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen in Purple Leopard $15 (via Pen Chalet)
- Artemis Fiber Pen Case in Newspaper Print $12 (via JetPens)
- Platinum Preppy 02 Extra Fine Fountain Pen in Black $4.45 (via JetPens)
- Chicago Graph Paper 3-Pack for $9.95 (via Field Notes)
- Word Notebooks Standard Memorandum Notebook 2016 (via JetPens)
- Karas Kustoms Bolt Pen in Brass £68.50 (via Cult Pens)
Get in the spirit of the film with Jon Cryer’s epic singalong to “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding.
And because it seems to be fitting to include the fabulous music that defined my teen years:
The only things missing from the soundtrack are the INXS track and the Rave-Ups which is the band that plays in the nightclub.