Thursday, April 8, 2010

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Were you a product of the 80's?


Do you remember Fashion Plates?
All you had to do was use the various plates to make your own creation.  You put a piece of paper over the plates and using a crayon, made a rubbing of your model.  Then, using colored pencils, added color to your creation.  I spent hours playing with this toy, dreaming of being a fashion designer. 

Today I dress my little girls in cute little outfits that I have bought.  This is as close to being a fashion designer/stylist for others that I will ever come. 

Wonder what the 21st century equivalent of Fashion Plates is?

My very own design

Fashion Playtes!  I saw this on the news last night.  It is geared towards girls ages 6-12. It is a website where girls can design their own clothes.  The clothes are in sizes 6-14. The prices seem to range from around $15-$35 (accessories are cheaper).  Your child can make dresses, hoodies, t-shirts, leggings, denim jackets, skirts, headbands, and even backpacks. They can even customize their own label for the back of their garment. 

Oh, how times have changed!  Does this mean I am officially old since I can remember the days where we did everything with crayons and colored pencils and there weren't computers readily accessible?


*image from www.ilovethe80s.com

15 comments:

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I totally remember fashion plates and I loved them so much!

What a cool idea. I'll have to take a look at that with my daughter tonight.

Dina said...

i loved fashion plates, it was my absoulte fave toy!! yes times have a changed and everything is geared towards the parents spending more money to keep their kids happy. ridiculous

Rene W. said...

Oh my gosh - yes! Those were so much fun... I would spend hours designing dresses and drawing shoes. I think I missed my calling :)

Stephanie Faris said...

OMG I'd forgotten all about Fashion Plates but your picture and description took me right back. And I googled...I totally remember those templates. That's so cool!

Misty said...

OMG...I had forgotten about those! Girl...I am a new follower!!!

J. L. W. said...

When I saw that website last night, it triggered my memory of the Fashion Plates from my childhood. That toy was one of my favorite toys to. I was a total girly girl.

Daisygirl said...

Oh we just had the best stuff in the 80s! I had fashion plates, the barbie head that you put makeup and did her hair, and do you remember color forms? Oh and paper dolls...I could go on and on.
Pretty cool though how you could actually bring your own design to life like that my daughter would love it!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

OMG - fashion plates! I forgot all about those! I remember the commercials more than I remember the product itself. I must not have actually had them. I was probably out on my Big Wheel or working on my Easy Bake Oven creations.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

This is awesome, but could also be a nightmare if I mention this to my daughter.

What to do???

She is currently at the chair designing dresses on a sketchpad.

Buckeroomama said...

I've never heard of Fashion Plates before... but this sounds fun!

Lourie said...

Now that is super cool! And yes, I do remember those!

The Drama Mama said...

I love that the stuff I played with as a kid is making a comeback. I feel so much more tuned in. Hahaha.

Ms Bibi said...

I actually saw a video giveaway for a site where you design your own shoes and they make them for you for a "very low" price of $200 and up.

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Hello there! I happened upon your blog and L-O-V-E it! Fashion Plates sounds quite interesting!

New follower ;)

http://www.gerberdaysblog.com

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I do remember those! Wow! Flashback! i had journals full of fashion creations! Now I use polyvore.com for my fashion fix!

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for coming by on my SITS day and for the follow! I'm returning the favor!

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