A while back, I was strolling around the Watson's Bay and Vaucluse area, marvelling at how the other half live, when I noticed endless amounts of frangipani trees. The fallen flowers littered underfoot and the sweet yellow and white curling pattern was blinding in the sun — quite idyllic really.
It was then I realised that I hadn't seen a frangipani tree in eons. Where did they all go? When I was in high school, every one was OBSESSED with frangipanis and you couldn't go a block without seeing some sign of them.
1.First off — the accessory that started it all: The frangipani hair clip.
2.Which then progressed to these colourful, yet smaller, renditions.
3.And for even more frangipani hair delight, you could get them attached to these thick, black hair ties.
4.There were frangipani ceramics that you would, for some reason, hang on your wall.
5.But maybe, that was just so they could match the frangipani bedspread you'd just bought.
6.Everyone had a version of this photo on their Facebook wall.
7.There were these frangipani earrings that everyone (myself included) was wearing in high school.
8.And if you were really cool, you definitely had the matching necklace.
9.Plus, this frangipani jewellery box was perfect for storing the aforementioned frangipani accessories.
10.Your friends got you a frangipani framed photo of your #squad for at least one of your birthdays.
11.If you had a phone (i.e. a pink Motorola Razr or a Nokia), then you also definitely had a dangly frangipani phone charm.
12.Or, if you hadn't convinced your parents to get you a phone yet, you'd put a frangipani keychain onto your one house key.
13.Your mum also jumped on the bandwagon with these wineglass charms, so "none of the girls got their glasses mixed up".
14.These frangipani headbands marked the birth of the "Byron festival girl" stereotype.
15.Everyone knew someone who had something like this on their walls — especially if they lived by the beach.
16.And they also probably owned this towel.
17.If you wanted to be like the popular kids, you definitely had a variation of this pencil case.
18.And at one point in your life, a distant relative bought this pack for you on some teenage birthday.
19.And finally, if you were able to drive, a frangipani car air freshener hanging from your rearview mirror meant you were living the life.
Petition to bring back the frangipani paraphernalia!