Thursday, 10 November 2011

And then someone sends you this...


So much blogging fodder right there on the screen.

The perms hair. The clothes. The braces. The white lipstick. The cheesy 'waves'. I think I can even spot a fob chain. Eeek!

I had completely forgotten about this experience and then today I got an email from an old school friend. She was the recipient of this gorgeous photo. My friends and I all surprised her when she left our school for the much greener pastures of Melbourne with a series of photos of ourselves.

We arranged a professional photo shoot with the local photographer (in those days there was probably only  one in our town). We gathered together in our finery and posed and giggled and thought ourselves cool.

The last time I saw this photo was circa 1987.

I posted it to Facebook today and those gorgeous girls, now women, had much to say about our younger selves. One commenter claimed we look like we are from a Christian band camp. Another an American year book photo.

I think we were cool. Typical '80s teenagers without a care in the world.

It will keep me smiling for many days to come.

Can you pick me???

20 comments:

Lizeylou said...

That is such a fun photo ... I love it. Boy those hair styles take me back!
As for picking you - not so sure. There are a couple that could be you I think. Suppose I will just have to wait and see.

Dr Bron said...

Bwahahahaha! the 80's were *so* cool!!!

Photographer Mum said...

I am trying to work out which one is you and I can't figure it out. You'll have to tell me.
It does kinda look like something from a yearbook. What a great gift to give a friend who was leaving :)

therhythmmethod said...

Awesome pic! I was in grade 2 in 1987. The closest thing I had to a perm was crimped hair.
I was going to say you were bottom left with a perm, but instead I'm going with top right?

Miss Pink said...

You're wearing a black top right?
There are two that i'm unsure of. You are one of them yes?

Mama of 2 boys said...

This is WAY too cool! I'm in hysterics, but I love it :o) I seriously think you look like the cast from an 80's Tv show or even movie... channelling The Breakfast Club or Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Hmm, but which one are you? Having seen you in the flesh I should have an advantage, but really, the 80's can't be compared to present day, so I'll say black turtle neck, perm, right hand waving?? xo

Kymmie said...

Oh Christine, this is 80's gold! I love the style, the perms... really, it's all so sad. I have a photograph just busting to get onto a blog that SCREAMS 80's. It's priceless.

I'll pull it out one day and you can have a giggle on my behalf.

Meanwhile, I'm flat out trying to work out which one is you! It would help if I knew you in person ;)

Top right?

xx

alliecat said...

Very funny, love the '80's looks!

I'm going with one of the black tops too, but am going for the top left at the back, but I did think the right hand waving one at first (hedging bets here).....

Mrs Woog said...

I think I see ME in this photo! We are the same vintage x

Mum on the Run said...

This is just classic - in every respect!!
What a perfect antidote to blogger's block.
:-)

InkPaperPen said...

White lipstick!! Don't remember this trend...I was 9 when this pic was taken so around this time I would have been sporting odd fluorescent socks (one hot pink, one blue)and lots of scrunchies. I would also have been begging mum to let me get a perm...I would have been in awe of you and your buddies!

Hope you are going to put us all out of our misery and tell us where you are in the pic x

joeh said...

Clearly you are the one with the unusual hair!

Cranky Old Man

Diminishing Lucy said...

Top right?

I love love love it.

1987 was evidently a good era for such snaps.

In odd coincidence, someone posted on Facebook a six form official photo of me just the other day - I shall maybe blog it...

DancingInTheRain said...

Not even my photo but it too will make me smile for days....

Anonymous said...

This is gold!!! I hedge my bets you are the one in the middle in the red top - sounds creepy but I recognise the shape of your little finger! Come on, put us out of our misery and tell us which one is you. Kath xx

Photographer Mum said...

ok, so I cheated and now I know which one you are - and I totally missed it. Now that I am looking more closely, I can totally tell it's you. I can even see a bit of a resemblance to Nugget and Doo Dah there too.

Jenn said...

I love it! Even with the crazy hair.

Megan Blandford said...

Oh! Which one are you?!

Maxabella said...

Gold! You should all get back together and repose 'where are they now?' style.

Is that you second from top right!?!? x

MultipleMum said...

Are you serious Sister B? That is Son Z. Top right is your truly!

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