Friday Five

Friday, August 11th, 2017 03:35 pm
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(questions via [community profile] thefridayfive)

1) What is the most outrageous style you've ever rocked?

When I was a young 'un, there was that brief period when shell suits were incredibly fashionable, but before they had been discovered to be ridiculously dangerously flammable, and we had a non-uniform day at school. Every single other person in my class came in a shell suit. Some of them had those colour change t-shirts that showed your armpit sweat even worse than grey marl does. I wore cut-off denim hot pants, fishnet tights, an Alice Cooper t-shirt and a leather biker jacket.

I think that tells you everything you need to know about my attitude to fashion.


2) As a teen, were you an emo, goth, punk, grunger, or prep?

Um. I never could be bothered with the make-up requirements for goth, but I suspect I tended more that way in other respects, with bits of punk and grunger too. I mean, I never did do the blue stonewash jeans classic rocker look, I always wore black and purple.


3) Have you ever had a crazy hairstyle/colour?

Ever since I was 18 right up until the present. I'm normally one or more of blue, purple, or pink, but I've been other colours too. Went jet black once; didn't like it.


4) Do you think we ever really grow out of our teen selves?

I certainly haven't. But then I was quite elderly in outlook from about the age of 18 months, so... (this is possibly down to the autism, which obvs was undiagnosed when I was a young 'un.


5) Is there any fashion style you wish you could wear but maybe don't have the confidence?

It's not the confidence, it's the tolerance for pain. I wish I could wear halter neck tops, but my boobs are so heavy that they give me horrific neck ache within seconds of putting them on.

Date: Friday, August 11th, 2017 03:04 pm (UTC)
pensnest: Photo of me with face painted squirls (My squirly face)
From: [personal profile] pensnest
1) My amdram group had a dinner dance with a James Bond theme, and by chance I found an all-sequins top on that very day and decided to go as one of those girls who's always dancing in the credits. So, sequinned top, which covered the necessary but no more, black tights, heels. My daughter stared at me in horror and said, Mother! You're not going out dressed like that!

2) I wasn't deliberately any of those things; it being the 1970s there were probably other options which I didn't know about either. I've been a jeans-and-T-shirt person for most of my life, I suppose.

3) I went blonde by mistake once... well, I knew I was getting highlights but hadn't realised that the overall effect would be quite so... blonde. Hated it.

4) I have grown out of my teen self! I am twenty-three, and have remained so for *counts on fingers* thirty-four years so far, and I see no reason to change. But I'm a heck of a lot more self-confident now than I was as a teenager.

5) I don't think so... I'd love to wear a sari, but it isn't lack of confidence that stops me.

Date: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 06:20 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I had one of those colour change t-shirts! I loved it intensely, even after I realised that it made a perfect outline of my boobs and armpits in bright purple. At least shell suits never caught on here except for people over 70.

Date: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 09:51 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I was about 14. Not a very cynical 14-year-old though! (Actually, I loved it because it came in large sizes just off the rack, without my mother dragging me to the tiny, ugly plus-size section where I would be punished for being too big.)

Date: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 09:48 am (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
I still basically dress the same as I did in the nineties.

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