From the '70s & '80s: Fashion Plates (as Decor?)

From the '70s & '80s: Fashion Plates (as Decor?)

Heather Blaha
Jul 31, 2008

Julie's post on Minneapolis-based artist Michelle Brusegaard's Barbie photos reminded me of an undying love for Fashion Plates - my 1980s toy of choice. A couple years ago, my grandmother handed over a folder full of drawings I had given her as a kid. Among the bunch: a fantastic fashion plate rubbing, which really took no skill but offered me endless joy. I framed it, hung it, and wish I had more for my home:

I also discovered praise for the plates on a blog called Heather's Favorite Stuff - it's not my blog, so I'm taking it as a sign that I MUST PURCHASE A FASHION PLATES COLLECTION IMMEDIATELY.

Who shares my love of this simple treasure?

(*Note: As this post was set to publish, we heard from co-editor Jessica that her sis, Alison Rose, uses fashion plates for t-shirts ($15) and tote bags ($12). Brilliant!)

(Fashion Plates set image (top) via Journey to Couture)

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