Saturday 16 June 2012


I had been in love many times before Eddi and I met.

One of my very first loves was Tin Tin.
We had all the albums at home. I don't really know what it was with him, but I suppose it was that I found him so cute and preppy.

I was also very much in love with Lucky Luke. Because he was cool and handsome.
At some point there was one comic in which he kissed a saloon dancer. (Slut!) I was very disappointed 
(I still today don't really know how to relate to the films where they have actual human beings portraying the one can ever be right I guess.)

But my little three-four-five year old heart did beat for others than just cartoon characters. While my sister was in love with Mc Gyver I had a thing for, yes, David Hasselhoff dressed in leather as no one less than the Knight Rider of coure. (Btw: best. Intro. Ever. Although the Equalizer intro was pretty epic too.)

But most of all, and, I really do not know where this came from,  I was in love with Julio.

Julio Iglesias. Not any of those whiny ones from today, but the original.

There was a poster of Julio in the middle of a spiral staircase in Heikintori shopping centre where we lived.  I still go there nowadays btw, as the post office and eco store is located there. While this maybe could be considered n actualy shoping centre thirty years ago it's more of a sad little gathering of shops nowadays as it looks pretty much the same then as now, coin slot machines and all.

Well anyway mom used to tell me to close my eyes and then lead me to the poster and I went for the trick every single time, going all red and embarrased hiding behind my her when I opened my eyes and saw she had lead me to Julio. We had some records of him at home, can't remember ever listening that much to them but I remember this record cover; I think it was the same picture on that god damn poster in the stairs too.


La Mome Neant said...

Tintin, Lucky Luke, Julio... are you french or what?
PS: I perfectly know none of them is actually french, but they're all 3 very well exposed in France. Ha!

The Freelancer's FashionBlog said...

But Lucky Luke is French, no? At least I thought so!

germangreeneyedmonster said...

ha, I think I will always think of you now when I see or hear Julio lol

Désirée said...

Julio forever ;)

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Haha! Well he was supposed to be a red-hot Latino lover, you were just ahead of your years ;)

Penny Dreadful Vintage

MM said...

I loved Lucky Luke too.
But my bigest childhood love was Robin Hood :)
he was the first love of all my friends :)

Anushka said...

Hahaha what a great post! I personally was never much for girl crushes but I love the fact that your crushes were mostly on cartoon characters.

Mrs. D said...

This is such a funny and unexpexted post :)
Julio rules, I have an old badge of him from the 80's and it's great!

tanïa said...

Haha, Julio?! I'd never thought that, but well...why were in good companion with my grandma, as far as my memory isn't deceiving! ;o))

And Lucky Luke, wow, here I'm fully with you again. What a smart guy, I devoured all his comic strips!
Whereas Tintin came to me very much later...but I have to admit I loved his dog even more! ;o)

Q's Daydream said...

i'm such a dress girl myself :)

Lena said...

Lucky Luke is from Belguim. I used to listen to when I was a kid Julio because my grandma had all his records. I wouldn't imagine he was also famous in Finland!

La Mome Neant said...

I just checked, Morris was belgian - I was not sure if he was french.

The Freelancer's FashionBlog said...

Alright! I never thought about it, just presumed he'd been French. That means both my cartoon crushes are Belgian then :D

Kat von F. said...

Lucky Luke is THE MAN! There was this one episode where he blew smoke rings with his cigaret in the shape of little skulls just to intimidate his enemies - I was so impressed. If I ever see a guy do this in real life, I'll marry him right away!