Fashion Plates & Memories
Pretties, do you remember Fashion Plates? As a little girl they kept me entertained for hours. My sister and I would giggle as we matched up the outfits.
I can so vividly remember every delicious detail: the 70′s high-waisted jeans, the wide-brimmed hat, the Dorothy Hamill wedge hairstyle, the Charlie’s Angels feathered hair, and then there’s the tennis outfit. Who didn’t love the (now très vintage) tennis outfit?
As it turns out, most of my friends remember, too. Wouldn’t it be marvelous to bring those Fashion Plates back? Before our plastic-plated dolls there were paper dolls ~ the dress up dolls of choice for my ever-chic Mom’s (still very young) generation…
And before the delightul dawn of Downton were Godey’s fashion plates…
Then there are fashion plates of today….
But for a select and lucky few, we’ll never forget our plastic 1970′s Tomy Fashion Plates. The memories are priceless. My friend Terri and I once designed an exclusive “petite” line by omitting the center plate, and combining the head and leg plates. I can still hear our peals of laughter…
Before Fashion Plates, I dabbled in other toys, including Barbies.
Today I sketch while watching Project Runway, dress my friends and clients, and style their outfits. I guess some things never change!
“The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.” ~Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion Plate photos courtesy of The Medestrian and Pattern of Life.