Monday, November 24, 2008

Wicked Cool in Manhattan

My mom recently unearthed a cahce of old photos in the attic and gave them to me to sort through and figure out what to do with. I am in the process of uploading some of them into Flickr, but some are worthy of more in depth analysis.

When I was 13, my mom and I went with my friend Lindsey and her mom for a vaca in New York City. Four gals taking the town by storm! We did all the touristy things, dined out, hit the boutiques and all around had a fabulous time. Being that this was 1993, I am sure I was dressed to the nines for our various chi chi activities.

Here Lindsey and I are posing outside Bendels with our (mom's) purchases. Note the hand on hip . Such sass.

And here I am retiring from high tea at the plaza. My shorts I am sure were the appropriate ensemble and I would not be surprised if the annals of fashion history in New York were disrupted by a brief striped short phase in 1993.

But what am I wearing on my face. What shades be those? Gucci's latest? Dior's finest?

Oh no, that would be some Lennon chic right there. I bought those sunglasses form a street vendor and wore them every day until the fell apart. And even then I am pretty sure I toddled over to Claire's at the mall and bought a similar pair. I felt like I was THE height of soho chic sophistication in those shades. Look out world, I am thirteen years old. Hear me roar.

Looks like I was not the only thirteen year old thinking this look was tops.

Oh hai, Jenny!


danielle said...

that photo of jenny just made me SCREAM! HAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

GREAT pictures!!
Love them.

Randall said...

WOW - I love those sunglasses, I had a pair too!

Jackie said...

This actually made me laugh out loud! Love love love the new look too!

Jenny said...

YIKES BIKES! For the record I stole those glasses ..... from Sheryl I think. But the Mickey hat - that was all mine.

The One and Only Kristy J said...

the pictures are awesome...loving the glasses!

Rebecca Jill said...

Very cute, and I do love the glasses!

Yeah, pictures of me at 13 back in 1987/1988 are definitely a trip back in time.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

These are PRICELESS!

April Elizabeth said...

I tagged you with a stupid lame meme thing. I hate them, but I got tagged on one by a friend and then i had to tag 6 people so i tagged you. i don't expect you to comply, i am just obligated to tell you.