Bec Pierce Australia The Eighties

The eighties was a controversial decade of boom and bust, overt excess and then a recession in Australia starting in 1987. For a seventeen-year-old, beginning an unintended business whilst deferred from a Law Degree, being oblivious and living in a bubble of excitement and freedom, was probably a fortuitous form of protection.

Rebecca did have a major asset, the opportunity to observe her father, who had received a very limited education, build many successful businesses through tenacity, resolve and hard work.

The images give a snapshot of colour, fun, shoulder pads and everything at high voltage………with no return for Rebecca to a law degree.

A colourful interview with Stavroula Adameitis alias FRIDA LAS VEGAS provides another insight into this period of colour on steroids and fashion at full volume.