1. What is the most outrageous style you've ever rocked?
    Probably this one:

    (That's me in 2003, wearing a green vest, black trousers & boots, sunglasses and very long dreadlocks. I'm carrying the tiny metal box that functioned as my handbag in those days.)

  2. As a teen, were you an emo, goth, punk, grunger, or prep?
    As a young teen, I was trending toward goth, but I didn't go full rivethead until I was at university.

  3. Have you ever had a crazy hairstyle/colour?
    I have worn unnatural shades of hair colour: green, blue and purple. I don't really think of dreadlocks as "crazy".

  4. Do you think we ever really grow out of our teen selves?
    Um, yes, definitely. Thank GOODNESS.

  5. Is there any fashion style you wish you could wear but maybe don't have the confidence?
    I would definitely love to be a bit more goth/rivet still. It's not that I lack the confidence, it's that I don't have the time, the money or the energy to maintain the look. I spend what resources I do have on my kids' wardrobes, not my own. Also, it would be pretty incongruous at my work, which is small-c conservative.


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From: [personal profile] soliano


I think you have posted this pic before and it is a good look. It is hard to try to develop and maintain a look the older we get and I think as it is more expected of women it is harder for them. Me, I am happy with dad jeans and llbean shirts if not a formless t-shirt over my lumpy and formless body.
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck


I had to grow into my teen self before I grew out of it of course! :o)

The style there is rather eighties to my eye- Northern soul chick!
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From: [personal profile] silveradept


The bane of adulthood - having finally achieved the ability to make ourselves in the image we want, we find ourselves constrained by other pressures into not actually going all the way we want to.
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From: [personal profile] omnipotent


Re: 1:

Eyyyyyyyyy shawty how you doin' lemme holla atcha a minnit

Okay, okay. I'm done.

I bet you looked super cool with purple hair! I sometimes want to try a different color but I'm too scared to bleach my hair (I'm surprised chlorine hasn't done it for me).
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina


Omg, that pic looks like some awesome scifi character on a show I would totally watch. Wow!

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From: [personal profile] lenores_raven


The look is great! And it goes so well with the landscape. :-)

I would definitely love to be a bit more goth/rivet still. It's not that I lack the confidence, it's that I don't have the time, the money or the energy to maintain the look.
Same here. I enjoy to see the style around, but right now it takes too much effort for me. I just can't afford it (from any point of view). :-/
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