Thursday, October 18, 2007


Ren's post with Siouxsie Sioux got me thinking about back in the day, when I was listening to music of that ilk on a general basis.

Here I am, circa 1996. God, I miss dressing up like a trashy flapper and going clubbing.
halloween 1996
Also, to think I totally thought of myself as a complete fatass back then. How sad. Now I am a complete fatass, but I love it!

And here I am making out with my mop.

make love to the mop

Hmm. I look totally butch here, despite this being the heyday of sparkly lipstick and excessive eyeshadow. Somewhere there's a really cool picture of me with a mohawk, wearing a babydoll nightie and lots of safetypins, full makeup, giving the camera the finger. But I think this girl I hitchhiked with in Vermont might have it.

Sigh. Youth is wasted on the young.


Renegade Evolution said...

hehe, vanessa, did you happen to catch when Kim and I posted photos from our goth eras?

And I also owned the striped tights, faded black cargo shorts and combat boots combo! Heheheh.

spyderkl said...

I don't know. I think the last picture in particular looks great! I miss those days myself.

Whenever you've got time, you've been tagged.

DaisyDeadhead said...

You look so glamorous in both photos!

Vanessa said...

spyderkl: Aw, thanks. I love memes!

Daisy: Well, maybe glamorous in a tattered stockings kind of way.

And Ren, I shall now search your archives for said photos.

Also, I feel the need to point out that everyone wore glasses that big in the mid-nineties, it wasn't just me!

blue milk said...

Such cool photos.

The other day I was talking to a friend about how there was an age where dressing up in costumes to attend music festivals and dance around was so much fun and now it just seems way too much like hard work to interest me and that basically that was my definition of maturing. Not that dressing up was bad but my playfulness now is not such that dressing up is more fun to me than it is hard work. Do I make sense? I think I might be getting tired. So.. great photos. Ahem. As you all were.

matttbastard said...

d00d, I so need to dig out my old goth pics! Was quite fond of pleather, fishnets and black lipstick back in the day.

Ok Vanessa, you've totally inspired this Saturday's Late Night Logic video round-up.

Will be dedicated in your honour.