Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You...neon, baby!!

My BFF and I took these "modeling classes" together when we were about 12 years old. God bless our mothers. It was the modeling agency's way of making money, undoubtedly, and finding maybe one talented gal among the 50 of us. No, neither she nor I were one of them. You'll see why.

Neither of us really wanted to model...at least not beyond the dream all of us have of being models. Right???? :) But it did teach us a lot about hair and makeup, how to carry yourself, walking like a lady and looking good in front of the camera. I still get told how "photogenic" I am. I say, "Yeah, I look better in pictures than I do in person." It's a fact.

So. This picture. I just adore this pose. It's so natural! So sassy! I practiced that, too, BTW.



Let's start at the top, shall we?

Major bangs. A professional hair stylist over-saw this look so I can't take the blame entirely! Permed hair, of course. I think this perm was on its last leg. I recall a lot of mousse going into this.

And, um...I could've plucked those brows a little more.

Braces! Can't forget those!

Check out the plastic earrings. They match the shirt(s) and shorts, of course. Probably ran me about $2.95 at Eckert.

We've got the double-layered tees WITH the sleeves rolled up. Ya don't wanna miss the lime green underneath.

Then the shorts. Hmm. "Hot pink," yes? It seems like those were meant to be athletic shorts, but...who knows?? I don't recall wearing them aside from this photo shoot--I bet my mom said they were too short. They were definitely nylon. Classy.

Ah, the lace up sandals. Man, I have to admire those long, lean, tan legs. No cellulite yet!

Yup, this one is is a doozy, circa 1989. Can you relate to any of this?? :)

15 comments:

Brown said...

Well, I can really relate to this photo but to be honest, those lace up sandals are in style again and I wouldn't mind wearing them now. lol

The hair is always the best part of these 80's pics, though! lol

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Katharine said...

For a minute there I was scared thinking there was going to be one of our pictures together. Remember how we LOVED lace up shoes.

Tabi said...

Laughing so hard ummmm with you, not at you! Wait no, sorry completley laughing at you! I missed the big hair era but my sister sure didn't! My favorite is the earrings! Love those earrings...haha! Great times...and I swear I saw those shoes at walmart last week! Love it!

Crayl said...

the lace up sandals are totally awesome dudette! The pose scares me, like you'll fall over any minute...

Ramblings of Kimberly said...

I swear I know I have a picture very similar to this somewhere! ahhahahaha The higher the bangs the better in those days!!!!

Oh and I agree...I have a few pair of lace up sandals (with heel) and they are awesome!!!

P.S. He loves you... said...

What a great display of the 80's as I remembered it!

Debbie Gibson wanna be and Tiffany!!!

We are THAT Family said...

Love, love, love the photo. You were a Neon Princess.

Valarie said...

I can so relate to this picture! We would have so been like best friends, because I think I had a similar outfit!

The Source said...

Aww...those are totally radical shorts! They make me think of WHAM and "Wake me up before you go go."

I was going to post a neon 80's pic today, too, but got a late start. Maybe next week. This brought back fun memories!

D... said...

Classic! And I'm positive I've seen that pose on America's Next Top Model.

a Tonggu Momma said...

My best friend in high school was a model (Seventeen! magazine!). Me -- not so much. But you could easily have posed alongside her, despite the bad eighties fashion. (Hey - it was in style... then.)

Cheri-Beri said...

Hey, I stand like that all the time! And the lace up sandals, too cute :-) I just don't want the neon to come back in style. I had so. much. neon. UGH.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

ohhh those were the days...looks like you grew up around the same time I did....the big bangs rofl. Thanks sooo much for coming by and leaving me such a sweet comment. cherry

Muthering Heights said...

You look so cute!!!

I wish I had those legs, you're so lucky!

CanCan said...

Man. My aunt taught modeling classes around this time in history. You would have been a top grad!