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Holly Hobbie

Marie Osmond & Holly Hobbie

There’s nothing quite like discovering a long-forgotten trend that makes you wonder when the world recovered from its collective head injury.

In the mid-seventies, the Holly Hobbie motif was everywhere.  It was to the decade what sunflowers were to the nineties, or what owls were to last week; some things just come into style with no real justification. Holly Hobbie wasn’t just a trendsetter in that respect, but rather a precursor to an even more heinous fad: the bonnet.

Really, who can even imagine that anyone would choose to wear a stupid bonnet?  Yet for a brief time people were not only inspired by Holly Hobbie, but also by the television show “Little House on the Prairie.”  I actually remember bonnet patterns being sold in department stores so that bored housewives could dress-up their tween daughters to look like Laura Ingalls or Nellie Oleson.

Anyway, I can get behind any trend that embarrasses children when they grow up and see horrible photos of themselves.  For that reason, bring back the bonnet!


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November 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

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