Singer Tiffany Darwish Is Now a Boutique Owner in Nashville

The "I Think We're Alone Now" singer opens up about new life as business owner.

— -- 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.

The former pop singer spoke to People magazine and explained the origin of her store, Tiffany's Boutique, and its important message to all women.

"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.