-- Tiffany Darwish is forever cemented in 1980s pop culture. The "I Think We Are Alone Now" singer was a sensation at a time when malls became concerts as teens flocked by the thousands to see and hear her songs.
Tiffany, 43, hasn't strayed from her late-80s roots, as she now owns and operates a boutique in Nashville, Tennessee while working on more music.
"I thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool to open up a boutique that is a little bit of glamour, and a little bit different?'" she told the magazine. "I'm a real girl. I get it. I gain weight, I lose weight. My styles change. My goal is to provide fashion for real women – any size, any age."
She added that her accessories and clothes "don't cost a fortune."
"Obviously, I wore a lot of crazy things on stage. That's just how it goes. So I like a lot of stuff that is stripped down and comfortable," she added.
As for her new music, Tiffany is not shunning her 80s roots.
"For a lot of people, I will always be the mall girl, and that's OK," she said. "That was my start. But I can do so much more than that. My voice has matured; I've developed as a songwriter."
She added that she's working on a new album, inspired by jazz.
"It's a stripped-down, live in-studio acoustic album," she said.