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Get the Look: Denise Huxtable

May 25, 2010

by Alison Feldmann

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I grew up with a television screen perpetually smudged by an inquisitive nose (…mine). I’d camp out in front of our behemoth set and adjourn to the fashion forward universe of The Cosby Show, usually while reclining in Little-Debbie-stained sweatpants and a half-shirt.

Even as a kid I recognized that middle daughter Denise Huxtable was stylish. She was totally fearless when it came to her appearance and could get away with seemingly anything — oversized smocks, harem pants, jumpsuits, fluorescent face paint, pork pie hats, short hair (especially shocking to a ten-year-old with a despised bowl cut). I imagined her as my fantasy older sister, imparting wisdom about boys and how to accessorize while effortlessly dancing down the stairs to a James Brown funk riff. Denise’s sagging blazers, patterned head wraps and loud style remain iconic as ever. Here’s to becoming our idols.

 

Vintage Brown Suede Leather Fedora

From DeLaBelle, $34.

Vintage Check Tuxedo Jacket Dress

From lollycrispvintage, $60.

Patchwork Print Cocoon Jacket

From vintageurbanrenewal, $29.95.

Urban Turban – Gold

By KnitFactory, $55.

Velvet Print Long Fit Blazer

From leolucaescobar, $32.

Vintage Betsey Johnson Pants

From GinaMicheleVintage, $26.

vintage 1980’s harem trousers

From RecoveredVintage, $26.

Textured Bangles – Set of Three

By allisonmooney, $20.

vintage Leather Ankle Boots

From VerseauVintage, $82.

VTG Tweed Leather Cocoon Jacket

From SpeaksVolumesVintage, $38.

Cape Dress in White

By blackmarketbaby, $110.

vintage 80s Patchwork  Bag

From nickiefrye, $42.

TRIBAL Woven Cropped Top

From SpunSugarVintage, $10.

Vintage Woven Booties

From nstylevintage, $44.

Vintage Round Sunglasses

From AquarianVintage, $75.

Vintage WOOL SWEATER

From POOCHIESCLOSET, $49.

Wooden Curtain Hoop Earrings

By betsyandiya, $25.

Alarice, 80s Black Tuxedo Jumpsuit

From LaCaravaneBoheme, $37.

Grey Architecture Cowl Drape Top

By desirapesta, $75.

Brocade Lace up booties

From lisazain, $38.

033010

By PeaceImages, $40.

vintage floppy brim hat

From PranceAndSwagger, $36.

Wood and Leather -Valeria

By iheartnorwegianwood, $75.

Big GF Hoops

By strungoutdesigns, $23.

Adama

By outofafrika, $60.

Vintage Oversized MISSONI Dress

From nstylevintage, $98.

Queen Gemini Earlace

By TwistedRoots2, $25.

Tan patchwork leather tote

By scotatto, $420.

Vintage ARMY GREEN SHIRT DRESS

From IKAHN, $42.

vintage ankle booties 8

From greatestfriend, $33.

Yellowheart Teardrop Earrings

By orno, $31.

 

Square dance….Blue patchwork

By cocoricooo, $47.

 

 

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236 comments

  • lenoreeightyfour

    lenoreeightyfour said 8 years ago

    this is awesome!! great post

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 8 years ago

    Ah, love these oldies but goodies. And newbies too!

  • itsastitch

    itsastitch said 8 years ago

    Soooo, will Lenny Kravitz date me if I buy this stuff? :D

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 8 years ago

    Great finds! Thanks for sharing :)

  • gloilocksandbody

    gloilocksandbody said 8 years ago

    Vera nice picks. I love the earlace!

  • Stylishstems

    Stylishstems said 8 years ago

    haha I love this article. The 80's were the best.

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 8 years ago

    Aweeeesooooooome!

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 8 years ago

    supperrr...

  • lovesmenot

    lovesmenot said 8 years ago

    these are the perfect denise huxtable picks! denise was the coolest. i always wanted her long locks. now i want that 80s patchwork purse and those brocade booties.

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 8 years ago

    The character of Denise and her real-life counterpart (Lisa Bonet) were both so gorgeous! I love that African print purse!

  • JMGJewelDesign

    JMGJewelDesign said 8 years ago

    Gosh, those harem pants really take me back! lol Everything old is new again, right.....

  • cindymars7

    cindymars7 said 8 years ago

    I used to drool over Denise's outfits... This is too cool for words.

  • DappleGrey

    DappleGrey said 8 years ago

    such cool finds.

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 8 years ago

    oh yes!!!! denise was (is) the best! she inspired so many of my jr. high outfits..especially to my first concert (prince!)..with make up on half of my face..:)

  • StarRedesigns

    StarRedesigns said 8 years ago

    I have always loved Denise Huxtable's style! She has more than likely influence my own style. :)

  • shannonbatescreates

    shannonbatescreates said 8 years ago

    I have the same question as itsastitch. 'Cause if so... done. :)

  • RetroEyewear

    RetroEyewear said 8 years ago

    oh...how much i love the look!!

  • raretreasure

    raretreasure said 8 years ago

    I loved Denise too. So cool. Great article!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 8 years ago

    What an fantastic inspiration! Oldies but goodies indeed! : )

  • greatgrandmaagnes

    greatgrandmaagnes said 8 years ago

    Oh the Huxtables! Love this!

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage said 8 years ago

    This is so awesome! Go HUX!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 8 years ago

    Loved Denises' style!

  • noemiah

    noemiah said 8 years ago

    Awesome, I LOVE everything.

  • theswellshell

    theswellshell said 8 years ago

    I still watch Cosby reruns to this day. Love it!

  • kittyd

    kittyd said 8 years ago

    Denise was always my favorite Huxtable! :)

  • heiditheartist

    heiditheartist said 8 years ago

    how did you know how much I LOVED HER!!!!!

  • heiditheartist

    heiditheartist said 8 years ago

    how did you know how much I LOVED HER!

  • essimar

    essimar said 8 years ago

    Going crazy for Square dance....Blue patchwork shirt.

  • Carlottavaldes

    Carlottavaldes said 8 years ago

    Oh yeah, Lisa Bonet rocks! All I have to say is OBSESSED with her always. Super stylish woman of her own. Natural beauty and funky but Classy! Thanks for showcasing her style. Great selection on the clothes as well. Picked some good stuff...

  • ErinTyner

    ErinTyner said 8 years ago

    I loved her outfits too! Remember when Theo couldn't afford a Gordon Gartrell shirt so Denise made him that horrible knock-off? Too funny.

  • SStewartJewelleryArt

    SStewartJewelleryArt said 8 years ago

    The Huxtables were like my second family! Love this!

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 8 years ago

    Yeah big hoops! Always in style. Nice!

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 8 years ago

    Great post! I remember feeling the same way about Denise Huxtable's sytle! I thought "How does she get away with that?!?!?!" You totally nailed it with these finds!

  • WickedClayGirl

    WickedClayGirl said 8 years ago

    Ah memories....

  • sassypackratstudios

    sassypackratstudios said 8 years ago

    I had a friend who dressed just like Denise. I wore the big shirts and had an awesome mens wool hat.

  • AdrianCompanyVintage

    AdrianCompanyVintage said 8 years ago

    love it!

  • avantanthologue

    avantanthologue said 8 years ago

    a beauty

  • LittleEdithBee

    LittleEdithBee said 8 years ago

    so funny!

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 8 years ago

    HA! Awesime subject for this article! I loved her and the picks are great :)

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 8 years ago

    Denise was my favorite character and now I watch The Cosby Show reruns with my kids. Great article!

  • indiepixie

    indiepixie said 8 years ago

    I love this! I have a hat just like Denise's...forgot just how great that show was!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 8 years ago

    i LOVE this theme...Denise Huxtable ROCKS!

  • designsbyJess

    designsbyJess said 8 years ago

    Love,Love,Love the glasses!Great finds!

  • designsbyJess

    designsbyJess said 8 years ago

    Love the glasses!

  • GaLiMa

    GaLiMa said 8 years ago

    I love, love the Bill Cosby Show!!

  • adoreadornments

    adoreadornments said 8 years ago

    This has to be THEE BEST posting I have seen yet! love the picks they are perfect!

  • restlessthings

    restlessthings said 8 years ago

    funny - was just having a 'whatever happened to lisa bonet' conversation last night! now i have to go google her...

  • marsia

    marsia said 8 years ago

    Just received from Netflix the Special Edition of ANGEL HEART, the 1987 movie with Lisa Bonet, Mickey Rourke, and Robert De Niro. Must go watch it now, even though Lisa is very UN-Huxtable in this flick, as I recall!

  • PoppySprouts

    PoppySprouts said 8 years ago

    oh YES! She always had the most amazing outfits:)

  • CottaBuzzVintage

    CottaBuzzVintage said 8 years ago

    Love that show, the clothes, the styles, and we love Bill Cosby. He's such a genius. Lately, we've been watching the old Fat Albert cartoons on Netflix. The good ole' days. I have a few fedoras that I will photograph and list for this great look! Thanks for a great article.

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 8 years ago

    Yes, always loved her style!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 8 years ago

    So good!

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage said 8 years ago

    some people just have got it!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 8 years ago

    she has "it" for sure.

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 8 years ago

    Haha Alison.. funny. I remember thinking Denise was way stylish too, and wishing I could be fearless with my wardrobe. I love the Brocade Lace up booties.

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 8 years ago

    LOVED Denise!! Remember when she tried to design the Gordon Gartrell for Theo... too funny!

  • jHenSunshine

    jHenSunshine said 8 years ago

    this is all wonderful! LOOOOVE it!

  • abbydennis

    abbydennis said 8 years ago

    LOOOOOOVE this.

  • jcjewelrydesign

    jcjewelrydesign said 8 years ago

    I saw her in real person at Greenwich Village, NYC...she was even prettier in person!

  • circularaccessories

    circularaccessories said 8 years ago

    I enjoyed this very much.

  • IheartIzzy

    IheartIzzy said 8 years ago

    Awesomeness on several levels. I love the bag.

  • nickiefrye

    nickiefrye said 8 years ago

    Aw, I loved The Cosby Show!!! I recently rediscovered it & started Tivo'ing it. I desperately want to see the episode where Denise is dating that reggae guy & they sing reggae on the couch. Bill Cosby's reaction is priceless. Anyway, that Patchwork Print Cocoon Jacket & Tan patchwork leather tote are fabulous! The only thing you are missing is a band jacket! ;) Thanks for including my vintage 80s Patchwork Bag.

  • xoxsmiley

    xoxsmiley said 8 years ago

    I adored Denise! Her style was effortless!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 8 years ago

    1980's Huxtables --rad gnarly cool!!!

  • neulanen

    neulanen said 8 years ago

    wasn't denise the eldest though? she even had her own spin-off series going off to college. nitpicking, i know...

  • SkyBox

    SkyBox said 8 years ago

    LOVED her style back then!

  • neulanen

    neulanen said 8 years ago

    oh i'm wrong! completely forgot there was one more...

  • sarahg16

    sarahg16 said 8 years ago

    awesome idea:) you should do Saved by the bell: Lisa Turtle next:)

  • RetroStock

    RetroStock said 8 years ago

    I love the 80's Look-I am so glad it is coming back...

  • MegnificentCo

    MegnificentCo said 8 years ago

    Denise wasn't the oldest...Sondra was the oldest (who married Elvin).

  • PeaceImages

    PeaceImages said 8 years ago

    i loooooooove her style.. still. this is an amazing post and I can't thank you enough for including my ankh ring!

  • nstylevintage

    nstylevintage said 8 years ago

    her style is so IT for today GO GREEN BUY VINTAGE SHOP ETSY

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 8 years ago

    All so wonderful! I was a great show, great memories! She had such wonderful style! Thanks for the article!

  • jdfootloose

    jdfootloose said 8 years ago

    Great Post & Finds! I love the Cosby Show! :P

  • dragonflymystdesigns

    dragonflymystdesigns said 8 years ago

    I love the look!! I also loved that show!!!

  • dabbledesigns

    dabbledesigns said 8 years ago

    the 80's are back!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 8 years ago

    I loved her style also!

  • aromaticbodyoils

    aromaticbodyoils said 8 years ago

    Love the patchwork tote!

  • VonlenskaVintage

    VonlenskaVintage said 8 years ago

    awesome post! these are the coolest!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 8 years ago

    love love ~ 033010 by PeaceImages

  • vintagemimosette

    vintagemimosette said 8 years ago

    80's items are selling like hotcakes in my shop! the 80's are INDEED BACK ! Also, those brocade booties from lisazain are flipping awesome. They are quite the bargain at that price. As usual, PranceandSwagger slays me with her photography skills.

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 8 years ago

    I too aspired to have such a cool style of Denise. I think I owe that stylist a lot, for they set me on my own sense of crazy mismatched oversized style. ITS TUCKED INTO MY SOCKS

  • summerland

    summerland said 8 years ago

    I just did a blog posting about Denise Huxtable a couple of weeks ago. Must be something in the air. Still LOVE her style & fearlessness.

  • anieke

    anieke said 8 years ago

    Annnd these things are coming back in style why?

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 8 years ago

    Absolutely LOVE these items, especially the patchwork print cocoon jacket!

  • sweetperversion

    sweetperversion said 8 years ago

    Love this post!

  • luckyvintageseattle

    luckyvintageseattle said 8 years ago

    rockin' the wild 80s look is all in how you style it - denise got it just right and so did this story!!

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 8 years ago

    All of the Huxtables were quite fashion forward. Great Missoni dress! Truly timeless design.

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 8 years ago

    i wanted to be denise huxtable. still kind of do.

  • modflo

    modflo said 8 years ago

    haha, this is so awesome...denise was always too cool.

  • dustyrosevintage

    dustyrosevintage said 8 years ago

    wow, what a fantastic choice for a style icon. i'm actually wearing a pair of paperbag waist pants today and was feeling like i was channeling her so it was kinda nuts to see this post! these picks were all so perfect. xo

  • factorygirlashli

    factorygirlashli said 8 years ago

    I love this......

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 8 years ago

    Great post !

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 8 years ago

    Love it! I really miss that oversized shirt look, and the crazy pointy shoes and boots. I think they're called winklepickin' boots.

  • tiazoey

    tiazoey said 8 years ago

    Gotta love the 80's!

  • SABRINATACH

    SABRINATACH said 8 years ago

    Denisse huxtable and Kelly Bundy icons of the 80's!

  • SABRINATACH

    SABRINATACH said 8 years ago

    Denisse huxtable and Kelly Bundy icons of the 80's!

  • modstitches

    modstitches said 8 years ago

    The vintage woven boots remind me of "Duckie" in Pretty in Pink....

  • VitalVintage

    VitalVintage said 8 years ago

    She was definitely an 80's style maven!

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 8 years ago

    I loved her style!!

  • KatsKube

    KatsKube said 8 years ago

    very cool styles

  • KatsKube

    KatsKube said 8 years ago

    very kool styles

  • katkara

    katkara said 8 years ago

    I love Denise! What a fun surpise and I hadn't thought that she still looks pretty damn cool. Love it.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 8 years ago

    80's awesomeness! I always thought Denise was the coolest.

  • windowsill

    windowsill said 8 years ago

    love!

  • WigglinWasabi

    WigglinWasabi said 8 years ago

    Love the items! Not sure I am ready for some of the style to return though! Great selection!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 8 years ago

    awww, i remember those days. she was my clear favorite on the cosby show - these picks are sweet.

  • clamlab

    clamlab said 8 years ago

    Such a babe. But who could forget Sloane Peterson of FBDO? She only wears one outfit the whole movie, but you can just imagine what the rest of her closet contained...

  • VintageTribe

    VintageTribe said 8 years ago

    Great article! Thanks for featuring us! xo

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 8 years ago

    I loved the jumpsuits with the shoulder pads and big pleats around the waist. Fold the collar up. Over-spray the 80s Farrah Fawcett do. Ahhh... 80s retro. I won't be re-living it but I can appreciate it.

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 8 years ago

    GREAT

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 8 years ago

    I loved Denise too. So cool.

  • DelightBunnie

    DelightBunnie said 8 years ago

    Denise is a cool character, but I alway found 80s clothing style like this to be quite tacky.... 70s was way cooler! :D

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 8 years ago

    Sadly, I think if you're old enough to have lived through the 80's fashions at the time then you're probably too old to wear them again... although I'm sure I have a cerise jumpsuit with the hugest shoulder pads somewhere, maybe I should dig it out!

  • FoodForHands

    FoodForHands said 8 years ago

    I love Denise!!

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 8 years ago

    oh em geeee! I miss the Cosby Show.

  • lisazain

    lisazain said 8 years ago

    ugh. i LOVE this post! everything about it! especially that insane cape dress, & and cocoon jacket! so many of my etsy faves are included and i am totally honored to be among them! lisa/denise is gorgeous and had the one accessory that pulled it all together... CONFIDENCE! xo

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 8 years ago

    thanks for taking me back a couple of years.

  • vintagejane

    vintagejane said 8 years ago

    Yep...these are right on!

  • Misapia

    Misapia said 8 years ago

    My dad played Bill Cosby records (vinyl) for me growing up and I loved the show so much, especially Denise! Was just thinking tonight, why do I buy clothes from anywhere but Etsy? We have the best spot ever!

  • CherriesSwim

    CherriesSwim said 8 years ago

    I worshiped her as a child-this is beyond awesome!

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 8 years ago

    80s!!

  • inthepaint

    inthepaint said 8 years ago

    Wow, I hated everything about '80's style... with the exception of Denise Huxtable. I thought she was coolest girl around with great style! great post!

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 8 years ago

    Good times ! Great memories of my childhood !

  • jcisco112

    jcisco112 said 8 years ago

    Loved the post!!

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney said 8 years ago

    I love it!!

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood said 8 years ago

    CANNOT EVEN TELL YOU how happy I am to be included in this! I definitely count Denise Huxtable as a personal style icon...you get me Allison, you really get me ;)

  • cupcakegirlwonders

    cupcakegirlwonders said 8 years ago

    This walk down memory lane brought such joy to my day.

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 8 years ago

    OMG how cool - i used to love Denise in 'The Cosby Show'....

  • camstudiostore

    camstudiostore said 8 years ago

    Gotta love the 80's!! This is great!

  • SunnyDayVintage

    SunnyDayVintage said 8 years ago

    Too much fun! I remember those days... good times.

  • 1stlove

    1stlove said 8 years ago

    I would watch that show just to see what she was wearing! She was Carrie Bradshaw before Carrie Bradshaw!!

  • jenniferladd

    jenniferladd said 8 years ago

    Love it! I could really see Denise wearing every one of these finds!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 8 years ago

    Ha! This post rocks. Denise Huxtable had such a fun sense of style, she could carry off anything. Except when she wore nothing in that voodoo movie and it made her a pariah.

  • amerrymishap

    amerrymishap said 8 years ago

    Wonderful post!!

  • amerrymishap

    amerrymishap said 8 years ago

    Oh, and really great items featured too!

  • tentacleattack

    tentacleattack said 8 years ago

    Yeah but I think the rule is, if you wore it the first time it was cool, you're too old to wear it the next time its cool.

  • LoveOwlEyes

    LoveOwlEyes said 8 years ago

    This is so silly and I love it~

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 8 years ago

    cute post!

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset said 8 years ago

    I love the look, makes me smile:)

  • saintesmariesjewelry

    saintesmariesjewelry said 8 years ago

    Lovely picks, the jewelry is beautiful; I really admire her, she is so pretty!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 8 years ago

    i love the style of Mr Huxtable! haha! especially the sweatshirts:)

  • beevintageredux

    beevintageredux said 8 years ago

    Love this! Denise is my favorite Huxtable. (Little known fact- I used to tell people I was the sixth (white) Huxtable kid.)

  • misfitchic

    misfitchic said 8 years ago

    Wow... the flashbacks are killing me!! Cool post, Alison!

  • bridalbyalyson

    bridalbyalyson said 8 years ago

    Great post, but makes me feel old :)

  • Ivynova

    Ivynova said 8 years ago

    How about a expansion to this one for the fellas, Get the Look: Theo Huxtable!

  • thepatacakebaby

    thepatacakebaby said 8 years ago

    OMG this totally hit home! Lisa Bonet is gorgeous!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 8 years ago

    80's was a great fashion time! Loved the Cosby Show!

  • prvtcollection

    prvtcollection said 8 years ago

    Lisa Bonet is one of the most beutiful women in the world. I use to be a fan myself... sweet nostalgia :-)

  • PinkMoustache

    PinkMoustache said 8 years ago

    This post just makes me smile. =)

  • ganbayo

    ganbayo said 8 years ago

    love them all!

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 8 years ago

    She could wear anything and look adorably chic!

  • vintageysj

    vintageysj said 8 years ago

    took me back. I grew up watching Denise Huxtable and always waited for her entrance to see what she was wearing that week!!!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 8 years ago

    Soooooo great! I love it!

  • riverwoodprimitives

    riverwoodprimitives said 8 years ago

    I watched the Cosby Show just to see what Denise was wearing!

  • prettybabywonderland

    prettybabywonderland said 8 years ago

    These are all wonderful!

  • happyphamily

    happyphamily said 8 years ago

    right on!

  • CreationsBySBDesigns

    CreationsBySBDesigns said 8 years ago

    love love all those boots and shoes here ...... thanks for the wonderful photos

  • daweigreat

    daweigreat said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful work! I love it.

  • PluckingPendants

    PluckingPendants said 8 years ago

    Fantastic! i love it!

  • beaujangles

    beaujangles said 8 years ago

    i remeber making the curtain hoop earrings for my girlfriend ..who is now my wife for 20 years !

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions said 8 years ago

    Such a great post. I love the Cosby show and the colorful clothing that was present in each episode.

  • spinthread

    spinthread said 8 years ago

    so many great picks!

  • CuddledUp

    CuddledUp said 8 years ago

    Can't pick my favorite! All of these are such great looks. I especially like the giant hoop earrings, the marching band inspired jacket and the wide brimmed hat! Fantastic! :) Loved the Cosby Show and I always really liked Denise...but Olivia was my favorite. :)

  • smellyshoesvintage

    smellyshoesvintage said 8 years ago

    Love this post!! :)

  • italianpostcards

    italianpostcards said 8 years ago

    Fubn post. The sweaters of Cliff Huxtable would make a great follow-up post!

  • mygreennest

    mygreennest said 8 years ago

    "Denise" is still as stunning as ever! She hasn't aged a bit and continues to attract everything that surrounds her simply by being present. I had the pleasure of entertaining her child during a sweet fairy party this year. my fairy wing almost took her child's eye out, so i might not be getting calls for her kids' party--but it was a thrill to see her in person! Love the post and reminiscing to the look of my day: )

  • cityroad

    cityroad said 8 years ago

    Great post! Have to say Lisa Bonet in Angel Heart was much more my thing - was only considering getting another vintage tea-dress like I used to wear yesterday - now you've reminded me about it again - must be fate ;-)

  • SimpleSimonPrints

    SimpleSimonPrints said 8 years ago

    Love it!

  • TwistedRoots2

    TwistedRoots2 said 8 years ago

    Thank you for featuring Earlaces by Twisted Roots! Awesome! Denise was a colorfully captivating lady! Honored!

  • vantiani

    vantiani said 8 years ago

    Oh this is soo coool! Denise Huxtable rocks!

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure said 8 years ago

    I love this post - I was such a Cosby fan and Denise was unbelievably cool.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    wow great picks I didn't watch the Cosby Show when I was a kid, I think it passed me by but these inspired picks are great. I love those goddess earrings they're amazing!

  • ladylotus

    ladylotus said 8 years ago

    awesome !

  • valnorthwoods

    valnorthwoods said 8 years ago

    good to remember Denise H - totally worth it

  • noisettemarketing

    noisettemarketing said 8 years ago

    Love it! I wanted to be her when I was a kid!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 8 years ago

    Fantastic, love the look and I just to look at Bill Cosby!!!!

  • doingitherself

    doingitherself said 8 years ago

    Love it..

  • MrsPottsVintage

    MrsPottsVintage said 8 years ago

    Oh my goodness, I LOVED the Cosby Show back when I was a kid (and still do!). And Denise was always my favorite, she always had such amazing style! It really influenced my taste - thanks to her I've always had a thing for the 1980's.

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 8 years ago

    80's chic! love the wooden jewelry!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 8 years ago

    oh man, memmories, Lisa Bonet could pull anything off, even during those Pop years!

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck said 8 years ago

    The 80's is coming back with a vengeance. Wait, did the chunky hoops and the oversize bangles ever leave? I hope not.

  • EveryLittleCounts

    EveryLittleCounts said 8 years ago

    this is the best post i have seen in a long time! denise was always my favorite cosby kid... i miss those days!

  • BodaciousBiddies

    BodaciousBiddies said 8 years ago

    What fun! The Cosby show was great! Great article and great finds! Some of our jewelry is definitely affected by that era!

  • ylimepulp

    ylimepulp said 8 years ago

    Love it. Denise Huxtable was totally rad.

  • jennapritchard

    jennapritchard said 8 years ago

    I loved that show! She was my favourite too, the amazing trousers and jumpers. Makes me feel like braving them again! Thanks for the inspiration Alison :)

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 8 years ago

    Oh I love this!!! Thanks for the fun inpiration.

  • runonthesun

    runonthesun said 8 years ago

    love

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 8 years ago

    gaaaahhh... this is awesome!

  • LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs

    LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs said 8 years ago

    I always love sitcoms... and The Huxtable was one of it! I remember... every evening sitting in front of the TV, waiting for the show! Oh how I miss the 80's so much! The best eras: 80's & 90's! Thank you so much for bringing back those memories! Absolutely gorgeous picks... =)

  • grayday

    grayday said 8 years ago

    I love it- right on about Denise! what a great collection that reflects her style!

  • MySillyBear

    MySillyBear said 8 years ago

    I LOVED denis. And Rudy! There is something so liberating about the 80's woman fashions - no rules!!!

  • emilybidwell Admin

    emilybidwell said 8 years ago

    amazing!!!!!

  • evelynnsalcove

    evelynnsalcove said 8 years ago

    I love all the pics for this article. We sure do have some talented photographers here on Etsy. I like reminiscing over the Cosby show. I still watch episodes today and love the styles from that era. Great job on this article! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • NuttySquirrelGirl

    NuttySquirrelGirl said 8 years ago

    LOL this brings me back! Watching TV with my parents, The Cosby Show then Family Ties. I love seeing these styles again - but yeah, I wore it the first time...won't be wearing it again!

  • slipshodsally

    slipshodsally said 8 years ago

    Awesome! I always adored her style.

  • lollycrispvintage

    lollycrispvintage said 8 years ago

    thanks so much for including our blazer! i always wanted to be like denise hux. she was the coolest.

  • 2ndtimevintageshop

    2ndtimevintageshop said 8 years ago

    Love the sassy vintage styles!! Great post!!

  • TrindiSouls

    TrindiSouls said 8 years ago

    I love this!!!

  • paulofnavarone

    paulofnavarone said 8 years ago

    use to love the start to the cosby show, and the show itself of course. lisa was a fox. whos next? the golden girls? dynasty? cagney and lacey? this theme could run and run! i miss the eighties.

  • dirtybirdiesvintage

    dirtybirdiesvintage said 8 years ago

    Denise Huxtable ROCKS!

  • riskybeads

    riskybeads said 8 years ago

    cool post!

  • bowlabeau

    bowlabeau said 8 years ago

    Haha, I love it! All such amazing finds.

  • ndotetim

    ndotetim said 8 years ago

    I totally wanted to be her for a long time. I love this.

  • katrinkavintage

    katrinkavintage said 8 years ago

    I love the cosby show! Great Post. I am updating the tags on some of my vintage items right now!

  • katrinkavintage

    katrinkavintage said 8 years ago

    i love the cosby show so much! great post, i am updating some tags on my current vintage pieces right now!

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop said 8 years ago

    I hated the 80´s but LOVED Denise!!!

  • sugarpush

    sugarpush said 8 years ago

    This is awesome! By far one of my favourite Get The Look blog posts. Great finds!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 8 years ago

    Cool pics!

  • ilovegreyskies

    ilovegreyskies said 8 years ago

    So funny and cool! Great article, Alison :)

  • patcheyeboxer

    patcheyeboxer said 8 years ago

    I loved loved loved Denise Huxtable so much, this is an awesome post!

  • TresBelleKnits

    TresBelleKnits said 8 years ago

    Very cool article!

  • sparklingtwi

    sparklingtwi said 8 years ago

    A great blast from the past!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    Great items!

  • arksendeavors

    arksendeavors said 8 years ago

    I always loved her style!!! Awesome post!

  • cutiepiesclothing

    cutiepiesclothing said 8 years ago

    Great selections! I always admired Denises funky style also. Good job!

  • OhMandie

    OhMandie said 8 years ago

    Lisa Bonnet ROCKS! Love this!!

  • RecoveredVintage

    RecoveredVintage said 8 years ago

    Wow, this is a super cute post. It's truly an honor to be included, thank you... I'm walking on Sunshine!!!

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 8 years ago

    This is so great! Who did not want to have Denise's style and wardrobe?!

  • 1920

    1920 said 8 years ago

    love the article, still love the show very much!

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 8 years ago

    Love it!

  • lilycobweb

    lilycobweb said 8 years ago

    That marching band jacket! I love it. I wore things like that in the '80s.....when I was young and skinny:(

  • photographicamy

    photographicamy said 8 years ago

    What a fun article, my version of Denise was certainly Molly Ringwald. She had that same savoir-faire!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 8 years ago

    So good!

  • MABjewelry

    MABjewelry said 8 years ago

    Okay, how muc fun is this? She had such great style.

  • qmphoto

    qmphoto said 8 years ago

    Denise was definitely one of my childhood role models for fashion and her bold, quirky personality! I also admired her/Lisa Bonet's long-time friend and co-star Cree Summer (aka Freddy on "A Different World"). As a person of mixed heritage, it was so inspiring to see these 2 young women on TV representing girls of color like me with crazy curly hair!

  • themerrycrownsociety

    themerrycrownsociety said 8 years ago

    I totally shared your admiration for Denise! I dare say she was my very-earliest fashion icon.

  • thedas

    thedas said 8 years ago

    gorgeous! Love it!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 8 years ago

    WOW! This really takes me back! Cool 80's style finds!

  • kateendle

    kateendle said 8 years ago

    WOW! What a rad post! I throughly enjoyed all The Cosby Show fashions- especially Bill Cosby's sweaters! Ahhhh, those were the days...

  • DearOhDeer

    DearOhDeer said 8 years ago

    this is so hot right now!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 8 years ago

    love the "hammer time" pants! my "80's" kids are coming "of age" they loved this one!

  • soulmessenger

    soulmessenger said 8 years ago

    This has to be one of my absolute favorite Storque articles. Denise is so fantastic!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 8 years ago

    Very cool!!

  • justbecreative

    justbecreative said 8 years ago

    ...caught in a bad romance....

  • katiemw1

    katiemw1 said 8 years ago

    Oh, Denise was the reigning queen of independence & fashion to me - I remember the neon geometric eye-shadow! It makes me not *quite* as ashamed of my purple acid-wash jeans I used to strut around in. What a PERFECT idea to base a Storque article on!

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