Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Truly truly truly outrageous

Okay hands up, who remembers the 80s? If you were a boy you probably liked Transformers (or GoBots.. if you sucked!), and if you were a girl it was probably Jem and the Holograms. Seriously, how awesome was Jem?  Forget Hannah Montana, Jem was the original "omg I live a secret double life" popstar. Except Jem didn't have to change wigs. Noooo.. she had magic computer earrings, and when she touched them she changed from stripey outfitted orphanage owner Jerrica Benton into Jem! Who was of course truly, truly truly outrageous etc etc. 

Can you tell I absolutely loved this stuff as a kid? Ate it up with a giant spoon. Although my Jem doll was a surprising disappointment and was so manly looking it was quickly relegated to the role of  "Barbies long haired boyfriend". However, this didn't stop me squeaking in excitement when I found this on Etsy a couple of days ago: 

Seriously, how awesome is that? And the best part? That necklace is hand drawn and hand painted. I cannot imagine having that much talent, EVER. I strongly suggest you get clicking as I have been sending increasingly frantic MSN messages to my fiancĂ©, explaining in great detail how my life won't be complete until I have this necklace. Beat me to it people, genuine artistic talent like this deserves to be sold quickly. 

(oh, and for all the boys who got excited when I mentioned Transformers - go check out some amazing custom made Transformers here!


  1. I love this! Thanks for the link!

  2. Love your blog! I love the 80's too. I had Jem and the Misfits on video, I think I wore it out I watched it so many times. I also had a Jem doll with the light up earrings, awsome! x