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As a teenager I went to the Venice Carnival. I made a mask out of a paper plate, got a metal coathanger and bent it into horns around my head and draped a black tshirt over that. At the time I thought I looked really cool, but thinking it over...

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(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 14:24)
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I was only 3
When I was wee, I used to love wearing some heart -shaped pink sunglasses with a ladybird baseball cap...basically it was with black spots... the illusion of there being a large bug on my head was perfect, I'm sure. My brother, being 13 at the time, hated it...but my mother let me wear it all the time, out hopping, picking my bro up from school, etc. Also, at an age when I probably should have known better (like 12 or 13), I went through a 'Mr. T' phase...confusing, especially as I hadn't seen the A team at this point, and that I'm a girl. It mostly revolved around huge fake gold chains. I also used to wear big baggy knitted jumpers with flourescent penguins on them, and my brothers uber-baggy grungey t shirts, which looked kind of odd on a skinny little girl.
Ye gods, I just remembered the kind of glasses I used to wear throughout most of high school, they had big owly looking frames in purple and white speckles...sweet jesus.
I also had a bit of a goth phase, which actually wasn't as bad as it could have been... though I did once wear huge baggy purple cords with a bright orangey red wooly jumper, then realised I looked like a cross-bred Tellytubby.
When I was at college I think my clothes were the worst...I bought this really cosy looking long, black, belted cardigan with a hood from topshop, I wore it in one day and got accused by 7 people of wearing a dressing gown. I wear it now still, only as a dressing gown.
To be fair I haven't changed much now, I own outfits that began as Halloween costumes, and have since evolved into items in my eveyday wardrobe, a la Patty and Selma. I also own a dress that looks as if its made from tarantula hides, which has bizarrely recieved many compliments.
I think I've embraced my general sartorial weirdness and I hope I at least can carry it off with some kind of style...sadly my boyfriend manages not to. He once wore the following to a wedding -
Old school blazer, which was burgundy, about 4 sizes too small, with obvious stiches where the badge used to be,
some migraine inducing shirt,
'Tigger' tie, which he still has at the age of 24 (happy birthday jon!!)
very, very tight black jeans
trainers
Aww, he has another wedding to go to, and I'm to help him pick out a decent suit, maybe I'm not the best person to ask actually.
(, Wed 30 Aug 2006, 5:21, closed)

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