Friday, 22 April 2011

Flashback Friday - Daughter of Deirdre Barlow

Yesterday I posted this post and mentioned how, when I was younger, went through a stage of looking like the off-spring of Deirdre Barlow.

Well, you know what...I'm all for sharing those days in the spirit of having a good laugh.  I'm not embarrassed, I can giggle along at the big perm and the MAHOOOOSIVE glasses.

So, without further ado...let me introduce you to Miss Barlow...

One of my shorter perms that show off my plastic hoop earrings perfectly

I'm sure if I wasn't careful the weight of my perm would have sent me plunging into the sea

Sisters?  No, that was my Mum. OMG we even have matching straw hats!

Just to add to the bad perm and glasses we now have the cemented brace. Lovely.

Now head over to Cafebebe and check out the other entries...

24 comments:

Lauren "real housewife" said...

Swit swoo!!
The bottom one of you and your twin, I mean mum, is classic! xx

JoJo said...

ha ha proper made me laugh looking at these!!! x

Karin @ Cafe Bebe said...

OMG!!! You truly rock the perm, you do!!! Impressive stuff! I don't know why you don't go back to that look...

;) Karin

Matt said...

looking good.....

Mari's World said...

I have some wicked perm photos too somewhere - I must dig them out. Yours are great, didn't you feel as it you were so 'it' back then though!
Happy Easter, and do go to Italy it's adorable, chooose a short flight and go from there, once you ahve chosen let me know and I'll let you know as much as I can xx

LUCEWOMAN said...

Did you used to 'scrunch' your perm with a diffuser attachment on the hairdryer? I had the same hairdo, and got headlice. I can still remember the screams of pain as my mum ran a nit comb through the tangled mess!

QWERTY Mum said...

My flashback friday this week has a picture of a very young me with a home perm that left me with a frizzy mess.

Liska said...

It's completely mental, you look older then than you do now - how mad is that.
Same thing with my Mum. In that era she had very aging hair-dos and glasses and she also looked like D Barlow - especially her glasses.
I am glad to say my Mum now has trendy glasses and now looks younger than Deidre. :-)
Thanks for an entertaining post :-) You brave brave girl (see I said girl not lady) - you are a young spring chicken compared to that photo :-)
Liska xxx

Mrs E said...

Hahaha thats fabulous, I just choked on my traditional lemonade! ;) The thing is we look back at old photos and laugh but I am sure that this style was in fashion then. x

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

I have been looking forward to commenting on this all day as ran out of time ts morning!
All I can say is Ha Ha Haaaaaa!! I am glad to see a worse perm than what I had back in the day! You do look a lot like Deirdre lol soooooo funny well done yo for posting the photos for us all to see! X

Inside the Wendy House said...

That is absolutely classic! The home perm and big glasses look was popular in its day...thank goodness it is no longer en vogue! Love it!! xxx

planb said...

Those are AWESOME!! Go you!

jennie said...

What great photos! I also had a perm in the 80s and into the 90s but I went for the corkscrew effect!! Will see if I can dig out pics and be brav enough to share like you.
Happy Easter x

Frankie P said...

Snap! I has the same perm and glasses and i always thought i was a bit of a trendsetter in the day.. Perhaps not looking back at it now..

The syders said...

Hahaha...absolutely Brilliant! Cracked me up! x

alysonsblog said...

Jesus its fair to say you have aged well Heather

SAHMlovingit said...

Glad I amused you ladies (and Matt!), thanks for your comments. I have loads of seriously bad photos lately. It's a good job I can laugh at myself. It's SO true that in those days we seemed to look older that we are now - late 80's/early 90's fashion did not NOTHING for us!

Ditzy Mummy said...

Wow, you do look like her. I had bad perms in the 80s as well.

Ooh Baby - All things Cuteable said...

Oh my - that is never you lol ;o) I just choked on my easter egg ;o) x

HELEN said...

oh my, that's some hair! You can't beat the old perm for making us look about 40 when we were only teenagers, you look so much younger now!
x

MaƱana Mama said...

Ah perms, those were the days...you know, in the eighties I always felt in such good company with my natural frizz, how I wish it was a perm!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Oh my! I love old photographs, but I bet you're glad you changed your hairstyle xx

MOIxx said...

Wow classic! Love it. You must have been so cool! Thank goodness my Mum was always too mean to allow me a perm.
Sarah

SAHMlovingit said...

Haha, thanks ladies. The new Tots100 blog hop is about fashion mistakes....I think some of these photos will be making a second appearance on my blog ;-)

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