I was born in 1981. If you came up during this time, you know there were three major figures we considered our style gurus:
I remember, in primary school, someone once told me I looked like Blossom. I considered taking my life that day. While Blossom was cool and all, she wasn’t exactly a looker. But , she did inspire me to start my own mean ass hat collection. She wore baggy turtle necks with brooches and skirts with weird colored tights. Even though her dad had a mullet, she still had her cool, ditzy friend Six and her brother was hot. If you didn’t want to be Blossom when you were a kid you were straight up lying to yourself.
In the mid-90s, you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t Angela Chase. That girl was living my life! I too, happened to be going through my grunge phase at the time. I wore all those weird outfits. I was all about the baggy sweaters with plaid skirts and Doc Martins. And as much as I loved Angela, I would have happily rammed my Doc Martins up her ass for a chance to make out with Jordan Catalano. *swoon*
Denise was the coolest of the Cosby kids (well, she was kinda tied with Theo). Her hippie, boho chic rocked my world. The Cosby Show was on Sunday nights when I was a kid and there reached a point where I was tuning in purely to see what she was wearing. So that period of time where she went away and came back with that navy dude was a wardrobe nightmare for me.
Without these influences, I may never have grown into the international fashion glamazon I am today.
So, who were your style icons when you were growing up?