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Thursday, June 27, 2013

This rainbow-striped toucan brooch is one of the treasures I found last month while rummaging through the remaining childhood belongings at my parents’ house.


I loved this thing so much. I guess I just had a passion for rainbows. I found this pin in the same box as the toucan.


Come to think of it, I still have a passion for rainbow-y fashion, like this Castelbajac Lego dress I bought in 2009.


Wearing the dress in California in 2009. Click for original post.

Time flies, man. I feel like I got that dress and the matching rainbow-y shoes yesterday.


The shoes in 2011. Click for original post.

The jeans in the photo above have gotten pretty gross. I got them in 2008 and now they’re only fit to wear around the house. I figured they’d also be good for crawling around in my parents’ basement. I definitely didn’t mean to take an outfit photo with them but, after going through the basement, I wanted to take a picture of my parents outside the front door of the house. Of course, my father had to go for the American Gothic pose …


American Gothic by Grant Wood.

… so he got out some props. Mom and Dad couldn’t manage the required dour expressions though.



Then MrB insisted that I join in so he could take a picture of the three of us.


This picture doesn’t capture the true filthiness of the jeans.

Wait a minute! Why am I the only one holding a HOE? Humph! If I had known, I would have worn some matching rings.


Click for more info on the Gangsta Boo ring set.

I’ve got jewelry for every occasion!

I should point out that as wonderful as the toucan pin is, it wasn’t the No. 1 treasure I found at my parents’ house. If you missed my post about the dragon bell, click here to see what inspired a lot of my jewelry designs.

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8 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: ’80s Rainbow Pins”

  1. Your mum & dad have fab smiles just like you – no dour expressions in the Brandes household!

  2. How do you manage to look chic while digging around a basement? I actually found a rainbow pin I had from the mid 70s not too long ago, same type of ceramic, but just a rainbow with a cloud above it, so I guess we all had them at some point! I love the “American Gothic” pic, you hoe! I don’t think I’ve ever seen your mother not smiling! She’s so lovely, say hi from me! XXX

  3. Faux Fuchsia says:

    love the hoe snaps!! x

  4. So funny. Your parents are totally adorable.