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