Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
 
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Fashion Plate Flashback


Ever since I first penned this post on Fashion Plates I have been on a quest to find an original set. Little did I know they were right under my style-sniffing nose. Thanks to my fashion plate Mom for finding my beloved collection ~  in a box of my favorite childhood treasures!

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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.

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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?

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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…

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And before the delightul dawn of Downton were Godey’s fashion plates…

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Then there are fashion plates of today….

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But for a lucky & fashion-loving 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.

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Today I plan outfits on Pinterest, sketch while watching Project Runway, and style and dress my friends and clients. 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.

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  • vara

    OMG! Fashion Plates! I was VERY much a tomboy, but I LOVED my Fashion Plates. Gods these dresses bring back memories. For some reason most of my outfits consisted of beige and brown lol. Your blog is adorable, I hate seeing all the “0 comments” :(

  • http://www.themedestrian.com Medestrian

    Thanks so much! I really wish they would bring them back ~ I can still remember sitting on the shag carpet in my bedroom “designing” with my Fashion Plates… :)