Thursday, July 29, 2010

everyday people

When I planned for my eighth grade dance in the mid-sixties, I carefully selected my ensemble and lovingly crafted my coif. You can see the results in the top picture. No, really. That's me.

Of course when I looked in the mirror that June evening, I saw something very similar to Lauren Hutton in the picture below (from the October, 1967 issue of Seventeen). I saw blonde, tall, skinny, slinky, and so hip-that-it-made-your-teeth-hurt. Unfortunately, neither the camera (or anyone else) saw what I did.

It's obvious, though, that I thought I was the bee's knees and you'd think from the barely amused expression on my 13 year old face that I was at my wit's end due to being followed by the paparazzi all night long. (Nope, just one snapshot by Mom who loved me no matter how bad I looked, thank God)


Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

I love your little jumper and blouse and the belt; and your "coif!" The flip is back, you know.

Honey Bee said...

I was just thinking about this today..."I feel cool, looking good, this is how I am seen"...and then thought, I am the only one who sees it! Seriously, I looked at my pictures....oh well, I FEEL good!
If nothing else, I got faith in myself :D

Shazzaroo said...

OMG, I love it!! I would have guessed you were going for the "That Girl" look though... :) I remember a dress I had around that time that was very similar to yours (sans the blouse), with that low-waisted thin belt. Those were so groovy at the time!

davidderrick said...

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