Remember Warheads and Tamagotchi? Or how about Duran Duran t-shirts and Fruit Stripe Gum? A few Linhart Public Relations team members decided to take a moment to reflect on the past, remembering our favorite childhood fashion trends (or what we thought was trendy!). Here are some of our favorite blasts from the past:
Dawn Doty loved her tap shoes. She was in tap classes and performed for many years. She still loves dancing (but tries not to tap her way down the Linhart PR hallways).
Noelle Robillard was a big fan of Skechers heeled tennis shoes. “I always folded down the back part because they hurt my feet, but I wore them everywhere.”
Kelly Williams was a hard core fan of the Spice Girls. “My favorite childhood memory comes from 1997-1998 with a little thing I like to call ‘Girl Power.’ Spice Girls, particularly Posh Spice, was a huge obsession of mine. I wore a lot of black dresses to elementary school and somehow convinced my parents to buy me my first pair of platform shoes to go along with the dresses.”
Ashley Campbell grew up in Texas, where she says every little girl wore hair bows. “From ages 0-11, I had one to match every outfit. In fact, my mom owned a hair bow business named Cinnamon Bears and she sold hair bows to boutiques around Dallas.” See one of her specialty hair bows here:
Kat Buxton and Kelly Sais both loved wearing Jelly shoes, although we all know how uncomfortable they were to wear. “They pinched your toes and gave you horrible blisters, but I had a pair in every color of the rainbow,” says Kelly.
White tights with pink hearts were the staple item of Jennifer Tilliss. Maybe one day we can catch her in them at work! Or not!
Kelly Janhunen loved Underoos. “I had Wonder Woman, C-3PO and R-2D2….but the C-3PO version was my favorite.”
Quinn Kelsey fondly remembers her Starter jacket: “As a kid, I loved my Starter jacket. You needed to have one to survive on the rough playground of Central Elementary in Brookings, South Dakota. I’d never watched a pro game in my life, but I was a big fan of Shaq in Kazaam, so I chose an Orlando Magic one that looked a lot like this….
Along with our favorite outfits, there were some toys and television shows that everyone in the office adored as kids. From Skip It to Popples and “Saved by the Bell” to “Fraggle Rock,” we clearly had a lot of fun recalling our memories. We might even have to bring some of our favorite childhood toys into the office soon.