Monday, May 18, 2009


My mother sent me this picture last week. I would guess it was taken around 1983 or '84. I remember the garbage bag dresses well. My best friend Amy and I decided that garbage bags would be chic so we cut a couple up as dresses. They were somewhat transparent so when we wore them outside people honked their horns and shouted things out of car windows at us. What I don't quite get in this picture is the expression on my face. Amy looks delighted, but you'd think someone forced me against my will to dress up in a garbage bag and pose in front of my Duran Duran poster.
In Lexington, in those days, "punk" was any music not played on the classic rock station. Duran Duran was "punk."

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