26 May, 2013

slow it down baby, gotta have some fun


I recently excavated from the depths of my parent's basement all of my Spice Girls merchandise, which is an extensive collection including every single temporary tattoo and candy wrapper I saved as a tween. Even my ticket stub from the premier of Spice World (dated January 23, 1998) survived, and is now framed to commemorate one of my first definitive pop culture experiences. Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice was always my favorite of the gang, and I've become obsessed all over again with her infamous uniform of mini dress, pigtails, and platform sneakers, rendered miniature along with a bear shaped backpack to accompany the doll in her likeness which sits upon my bookshelf.





32 comments:

Cecilia Sammarco said...

w o w !
amazing post !
C
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little henry lee said...

baby was always my favourite spice girl when i was little! i can't believe you kept all that merchandise, it'd be worth a lot now though, there are definitely still collectors out there. you should see how much you can sell some of it for!

little henry lee

Nancy Wilde said...

SPICE WORLD <3 Emma was like the 90's version of Lolita! Geri was my favourite though :) x

Jocelyn Leow said...

Memories following back! Those good old days!

Jane said...

So cute how you've kept all your stuff! I think I remember everyone wanting to be Baby back in the day, haha.

Mira said...

Emma is so lovely <3

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Kati said...

I loved the Spice Girls, too, but my favourite was Geri. I loved her hair so much!

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oh wow this is amazing! love the merchandise

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Ice Pandora said...

Haha, oh man the good ol' times!
Baby spice was my favorite spice
girl really c: Xx

HighlandFling said...

Aw, baby was my favourite too! I had all these pictures, you could buy them, had an album though. Including one of posh on the toilet rather oddly. Now, excuse me, I have to go and listen to the spice girls with the rest of my evening!

Em x

Halima - Fashionicide said...

This post has made me nostalgic.

Who didn't love the spice girls? They were my everything back in the day!

I even had some crazy platforms. At times I shudder thinking about them, haha!

Halima

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Marlen said...

oh my god, YESSS! i used to collect absolutely everything Spice too. I have like a hundred calendars, books, and barbie dolls of them. oh how i miss childhood =P

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jiru said...

The Spice Girls! I was so obsessed with them. Sporty was my favorite.

Rachel Hope said...

I remember idolising the spice girls so much when I was younger, I was a huge fan of Emma too. This post makes me feel so nostalgic :)
x

Louise said...

This is amazing. The Spice Girls were my heroes way back when. I think I actually learned English because I knew all their songs by heart.

Laura Go said...

holy Baby Spice! I LOVED the spice girls to bits.
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misslikey said...

I was also Spice-obsessed. My fav was also Emma

Georgia Rose said...

I definitely still have my boxes Spice Girls dolls somewhere. They were Scary and Posh, my least favourites, and they were a present from my mum's friend who had five sons and no daughters so loved to spoil me all the time by proxy. Gotta excavate the storage unit sometime, because those babies are probably worth... probably the same amount as they cost back then?

Eloise - jazzlipsandtulips said...

No joke i watched spice world last week! I loved every bit of it. I was always obsessed with Geri!
x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

schwurlie said...

omg, best post. baby was my fave

Tereza said...

haha no way, I still have my spice girl stuff!! My fav spice girl was Geri, I even had her barbie doll till my brother ripped her head off lol....

Fiona said...

he he he love it, baby was my fav too!

Bel said...

Baby was favourite when I was little so this takes me back. I noticed you commented on one of my posts which I was so pleased about because you're one of my favourite bloggers, so thank you for making me smile!

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libys11 said...

omg!!! EPIC!!! :D
i love baby spice! :D this is such a feel good post! :D

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Fleur said...

oh my god, this is so cool! I tried to collect Spice Girls stuff when I was young as well, but didn't keep it, such a shame!
Lovely blog, my dear :)
xx

Florence said...

Aww! I used to collect all the sweet wrappers too, I had so much Spice Girls stuff, I need to have a rummage in the attic! xo

she. said...

The spice girls!!!!! I miss the so much, one of favourite childhood memories

Nancy Wilde said...

90's girl power at its best! Geri was my favourite ahah... Emma was so pretty, also quite Lolitaesque, huh?
I still own the Spice Girls book with a hard cover. Nostalgic!

Amy (Oh, My) said...

OMG! Emma was my favourite too! AND you got a new blog design! Gorgeous! x

Jenna Templeton said...

Hi Sarah,

Oh wow! This is nostalgia gold! Takes me back to my teen years. I always love finding old boxes of childhood and teen treasures at my parents house too.
Your blog is gorgeous by the way.

Mrs.Dm said...

i was so crazy on Emma when i was a child =) i ques what girl dindt like her the most.
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danielle C. said...

Oh wow. I LOVED the spice girls when I was young. And I most definitely had that Baby Spice doll too! X

Danielle
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