Looking like a cross between pop art and a doll-parts massacre, these unique earrings and pendants from Margaux Lange certainly will make a statement. They’re carefully cobbled together from actual Barbie dolls and sterling silver and are available for sale on Etsy.
The Brooklyn resident writes in her profile:
“Barbie™ was immensely important in fueling my creative life as a child, and ironically continues to be such for me as an adult. My “Plastic Body Series” jewelry stems from a desire to re-purpose common materials in combination with metals. I am inspired, terrified and fascinated, first and foremost by humans. I’m drawn to patterns and repetition in all forms.”
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In the mid-1980s the girls in my class were obsessed with plastic charm bracelets and necklaces. Retro fashion inspired by an even earlier era, these charms could be as simple as a plastic shape (animals, hearts, etc) to as complex as little books and phones with dials.
Whatever charms you chose, the idea was to buy a lot of them — and heap them on plastic chains. It went beyond mere schoolyard fashion, being more emblematic of a 1980s trademark — excess.
Do not be fooled by lesser plastic charms. The true vintage 1980 charm will have a little “anchor” fastener (to attach it on the wide loops of the plastic chains) and sometimes a little metal “jingle.”
Today the authentic plastic charms go for a bit in the collector’s market, with sometimes an entire “full” chain grabbing an upwards of $120+.
doesn’t see the problem with the ad:
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Here’s a little game: guess what 1980s movies these cool T-shirts from Found Item Clothing are from.
Jason Lundberg’s blog shows off the front and back covers of a 1954 paperback edition of George Orwell’s “1984.” I suppose, like a lot of the other paperback back then, there was an effort to “sex up” the cover art. The result is something that looks a little more like a quaint soft-core porn novel than one of the Classics.
Of course, the hot babe wears the “Anti-Sex League” button.