Astro-Beauty: You At Fourteen

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Question: What beauty regimes, skincare, hair, look, perfume, make-up, philosophy and/or role models were you mad about at the age of 14?

I have picked 14 because it’s the time of the first big Uranian kick in the chart; the Uranus sextile. Uranus comes along and sextiles itsย  natal position, helping to evoke a surge of individuation.

Then there is the Uranus square at 21 and the notorious Uranus opposition at 42 & the Uranus Return at 84.

Anyway, a hit of beauty nostalgia is most appropriate for the Venus Retrograde…Thinking about you aged 14 & the nostalgie a la beaute is probably a good trigger to useful insights re how you individuate as well….Especially as Mars RIGHT NOW belts toward Uranus…strident emancipation. A tres teen vibe.

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Cydonia
Cydonia

I was 14 right SMACK in the middle of the 80s, so of course it was:

-blue or green eye shadow heavily painted on (ugh)
-Love’s Baby Soft
-Bonne Bell lipsmackers (bonus points for the giant Dr. Pepper ones)
-blue mascara
-perfectly feathered bangs
-Jean Nate body splash!

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

Yeah, its all coming back now. Desert boots (Blurk!) Skin tight white jeans. David Bowie. Even a pair of stove pipe red jeans. Size 6. Read it and weep! Lip gloss. Tigress musk. And longing for my hair to look like Suzi Quatro’s. But it was never, never going to conform to a mullett. Too much curls.

Thanks for all the entries. Youse are all fantastic!

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

i am posting a bit much here but i have a lot to blah about i guess: Maybe it’s because i am part rebel bogan without a cause: i actually really like the idea of white stovepipe jeans and desert boots…with an attitude of course….but if only my jeans were a size 6!

spaced out pisces
spaced out pisces

Got a can of brut 33 a few months ago for nostalgia, but it sent my girlfrieind crazy, said it was like kissing her dad!!

I was 14 in 1984 first grew my hair and wore patchouli, still the same today ๐Ÿ™‚

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

Brut 33 and patchouli…two such different tribes…two fragrances that will always remind me of university…!!!

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

the brut 33 went with the smell of Cussons or palmolive gold soap…the patchouli usually went with a subtle hint of BO…

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

DId you try to recreate the old Adam & Eve ad with her???

Aquarpio
Aquarpio

Oh! And was way into Jack Kerouac and loved old Jamaican dancehall music and soul (still do).

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

love Jack Kerouac and ska/dancehall too.

no name brand
no name brand

mmm ditto here – discovered a pirate radio station that was playing ska at around that age and wrote down the names of the bands and then went out and found them. O not ditto re jack – he shits me beyond belief but I understand I am in the minority there – it was JD Salinger and Holden Caulfield all the way for me – and the edgar allan poe poems, always had a thing for the poems – and boys wrote me poems too which I now realise is uncommon but for a while there I was like,… Read more »

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

hehe… poems…that’s very libran.

no name brand
no name brand

I know and I totally thought it was the norm SR – my cloistered childhood reading books really set me up for a fall!!!! O but I realise now how lucky I was to actually encounter poetry writers for a phase of my adolescence tho! The first night I ever slept in my now husbands bed there was a book of poetry beside his bed. He had gone to work so before I left his house I wrote him a poem and left it in where his bookmark had been – it’s still there nearly 11 years later – he… Read more »

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

ohhh…. that’s SO romantic. *sigh*. I love being giddy ๐Ÿ™‚

Aquarpio
Aquarpio

Yes, definitely also JD Salinger -still. I got over Kerouac but will always love JD. And I never got poems: it was always mixtapes with awesome homemade covers. That was actually how I got into dancehall -new boy from Detroit made me an awesome mixtape from his record collection. Miss that guy…….

no name brand
no name brand

o how i love a good mixtape – cds aren’t quite the same and neither is gifting from itunes.

Blossom
Blossom

Bf and I used to send each other stories told in music – titles connected to tell a tale. Ah, those were the days …. so romantic ๐Ÿ™‚

Aquarpio
Aquarpio

Oh my god, I’m amazed at how much we all had in common. I believe this was when I went into the wearing all or mostly black, phase, which then kind of evaporated back into elegance and color (vintage satin dresses, etc. but with frumpy gray sweater with hole near bellybutton and probably at elbows, as well). Definitely black eyeliner, red lipstick -and then began to learn about plum lipstick which remained my favorite for years. I think this is also about the time I first tried to dye my hair black but it didn’t take and washed out over… Read more »

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

The year was 1984. I was into the New Wave mets punk-batcaver look. I loved Nina Hagen, Robert Smith, Depeche Mode and all kinds of crazy avante-garde fashion and makeup. I dyed my hair every color- favorites were bleached spiked blonde with a rat tail and batcave black. I loved Christian Dior’s Poison and Dior’s whire Japanese face powder. I went from post-modernism Japanese minimalism to all out crazy Cyndi Lauper/Nina Hagen inspired Betsey Johnson and Stephen Sprouse outfits. I loved white face, red lips, black and cat eyeliner. Hated prep, norm or mall fashion for myself. Didn’t care if… Read more »

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

I want to high five you.

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

me? lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Totally:)

vanessa
vanessa

I started out my fourteenth year with long long long hair, unstyled in any way, wearing hippie garb. I ended my fourteenth year with short, choppy, asymmetrical purple hair, an obsession for MAC eyeshadow, and dressing in little punky outfits. It was a big year…ugh.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

Wuthering Heights and Rebecca! *sigh*

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

My Pisces aunt who has lived in London now for about 50 years left all her books behind…Treasure Trove.

Also loved ranting about the Scarlet Pimpernel at age 14.

Weird personal fact, my Mother the uber-Aries after re-reading Wuthering Heights named me Catherine and called me Cathy all through childhood…which left me to rant against the ‘horror’ of consigning me a romantic future filled with longing for brutish men, wailing and failing about on the moors…thanks Mum. Kate Bush helped though.

As an adult I’m happy to be called any version of Catherine but Cathy.

no name brand
no name brand

so catherine the great sits well with you LL :o) ?

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

My mother blessed me with a middle name of Heloise after her favorite chaucer poem.
I believe she has cirsed me to a life of falling for men with no balls.

… I feel your pain:)

no name brand
no name brand

you could change it – I ditched mine officially – although don’t tell your mother. They feel as though you have taken control of your destiny or something.

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

I remember morphing a lot. Fourteen I was still being dragged along to perform in musical comedies with the parents…but also listening to a friends older brother’s pink floyd, david bowie, alice cooper albums plus assorted punk I sought out myself. Probably helped me not implode with too much exposure to Gilbert and Sullivan. I read Tess of d’urbervilles, and Dolly magazine and Dune books oh and Wuthering Heights and Rebecca. Also although I spent ages being totally besotted by an Aries boy, I ducked my first kiss with an attack of shyness…and excess of it all being too much.… Read more »

tamberlain
tamberlain

Hmm…Role models…I’d have to say David Bowie on the cover of, was it Ziggy Stardust, where his face was a lightning bolt and you couldn’t tell if he was a he or some new species ?
Make up ? None
Shoes ? Platforms with hideous cork soles. Totally addicted to them. Even wore them bushwalking once. The boys were incredulous !
Perfume ? It was only later I developed a nose ( and a wallet ) for french perfume. Sun in virgo.

Uber Virgo
Uber Virgo

Twas Alladin Sane

HOW do young people get through puberty these days without David Bowie?

I couldn’t get through the Uranus Opp without him either.

Ch ch ch changes…

Savannah
Savannah

1981! Same here, insanely tight jeans in winter with a Exacto windcheaters, swimmers & a loose T-shirt in summer. Rimmel kohl, Maybelline lip gloss that stank to high heaven smelt like chocolate or such, not much else. Little earrings red & or gold beads or bells, yes we all pierced each others ears too. My 3 sisters & I were the outdoorsy types sport, riding our nags, we never really obsessed over our beauty regimen unless there was a woolshed dance or Blue Light disco lol.

Still doing the minimalist beauty thing at 42.

bubble
bubble

you never had a bubble perm david ?

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

were you ever partial to Brut 33 david??

davidl
davidl

no, if I’d worn brutt 33 around maroubra beach in the 70’s I would have been
murdered.

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

I thought they might have been know as Brut Boys back then ๐Ÿ™

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

lol

davidl
davidl

a moustache ? when i was 14 ? I didn’t have a hair under my arms till I was 18, although there were a few greek guys who were shaving in primary school, and their sisters too…

davidl
davidl

good one lexi !

fallen angel
fallen angel

Sooo funny!

davidl
davidl

no I had a Brady Bunch afro..wore hawaiian shirts, amco jeans and desert boots.
The slightest hint of blow dried hair was a criminal offence in my area.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

aaaw, hawaiian shirts and amco jeans….God i loved the 70’s.

Did you have a moustache David? I thought they were SO sexy!

davidl
davidl

my reply went up further scorpalicious..

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

yeah saw that… oops, i wasn’t thinking, just reminiscing… hehe.

davidl
davidl

funny though, my kids bought a packet of fake moustaches last week, I was wearing my favourite one that I call the ‘play for australia’ moustache. Remember in the 70’s when every sports person had one..cracks me up

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

yes David i do remember. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was 14 in ’78

davidl
davidl

what is it about ‘make up’ that drives you guys into a frenzy…have a look at the reply no.s and speed of replies to any subject relating to make up…zoooom, as Pauline would say..pleeez egsplane..?

no name brand
no name brand

it transcends all cultural divides davidl and what about tabac? did you wear tabac? or you were an aroma free zone?

davidl
davidl

translation, we are all just a bunch of girly girls…

no name brand
no name brand

how do you normally take your girls davidl? With a dash of 6 oclock shadow? You wouldn’t want it any other way. A healthy interest in adornment / plumage is entirely natural for all animals whether they be upright or 4 legged

davidl
davidl

never been with a 4 legged girl, sounds interesting though ? Actually sounds like the name of a George Thorogood song. anyone know him ?
I was mad about him in the 70’s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISmgOrhELXs&feature=related

Anonymous
Anonymous

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek are you a bourbon quaffing kinda bloke? Did you go the fabulous thunderbirds too? George is not my preferred genre but I did know peeps who were fans. All I remember is the bongwater smell in their carpet

davidl
davidl

Im allergic to alcohol…

no name brand
no name brand

that was me with the eeek. one guy i remember had astro turf as his carpet (??????) and there was nothing postmodern about it – his entire existence smelled like bong. GRRRRRRROSS and his personal / lifestyle soundtrack was george thorogood with a bourbon chaser. Alcohol allergies huh? have you noticed amongst the rich and famous it’s the peeps who drank a lot as opposed to imbibing other intoxicants that look the worst when they get old?

no name brand
no name brand

and I am allergic to bongwater

bubble
bubble

sorry – i meant that did anyone else feel s&v wearing the red ? !! gawd is it too early for a chocolate rabbit ? ๐Ÿ™‚

fallen angel
fallen angel

Bubble, I always LOVED red lipstick.. that is until most male friends (gay and straight alike) of mine said it just made them think of clowns. As they never remain perfectly red and finished on a real woman’s lips vs that on a glossy, so that dispelled any mystique it held for me.

I did learn to distinguish v early on that men do not exactly comprehend fashion, I think they’re completely baffled by gladiator sandals which has not hurt my cause to avoid them completely.

bubble
bubble

oh i remember the red lipstick thing. i got to the front door and my mum said take that off you look like a clown ! i did have a bubble perm at the time ! but it took years to peel that sucker off. i thot it gave me a certain sexy and venenous quality when i spoke .. did anyone else feel the same ?

bubble
bubble

re africa – they ort to sell it in brown paper bags ! lol !it does seem to suit gentlemen of a certain ilk – along with brut speed sticks !

Blossom
Blossom

Am I alone in not remembering being 14? The only concrete memory i have is that 72% in a French exam was not enough to do Latin, so couldn’t go to Cambrdge Uni – my then dream. Funnily enough, got there when I was 42 and hated it. Long time to learn the uranian lesson ๐Ÿ˜‰

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

oh wow Blossom – thats v Uranian timing – the sextile and the opposition!

Blossom
Blossom

Yeah, it suddenly hit me when I saw Myst’s post. Still puzzling over why I was a frustratded rebel, rather than more overt, like everyone else here. Felt very different inwardly but lacked confidence to express it. I really can’t remember anything about being 14. 21 was my liberation, when I became more outgoing. Odd flourescent socks, rainbow braces, very bright colours for everything. Trade mark bright green shoes (still wear them). Have very strong uranus, but retro. Wondering if it’s because uranus is retro that I do all this stuff backwards! Looking forward to 84 ;). Apart from my… Read more »

รœber Virgo
รœber Virgo

I had a perm and very uncomfortably tight jeans (pre spandex) and was mid identity crisis, lurching between the bogan pub music of Australian Crawl and Cold Chisel (still love those songs), new wave and the great Brit music of The Jam, The Cure, The Police’s Zenyatta Mondatta album, Dire Straits’ Making Movies, and David Bowie’s Scary Monsters. My best friend, the Taurean audile genius (from an artsy family), was introducing me to Laurie Anderson, jazz, Marxism, existentialism and modernist poetry. I began to refuse to go to church. He changed my life, and we’re still good friends. I think… Read more »

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

lol Uber!! I remember from my one time wearing those uncomfortably tight jeans how ridiculous they were – my mother threw them out, they were a pair of baggies that my BFF and I ran in at the seams. At age 14 I was about five foot one and weighed about 35 kg, with freckles, frizzy hair, buck teeth and braces and my BFF was a fully developed 5’9″ perfect blonde. Needless to say no one saw me and no one remembered me… lol

davidl
davidl

Oh uber, the thought of you in tight jeans, a bad perm, puffing on a winnie blue behind the girls toilets, …..sigggghhh, you do it for me every time.

Uber Virgo
Uber Virgo

I never inhaled. (Except for once, and nearly puked)

Mind you david, if I’d seen your cute Aries tush in Amcos I’m sure I would have developed an instant crush. I was on the verge of falling in love with Micheal Hutchence as Shabooh Shoobah was just about to come out.

Multiple Pisces
Multiple Pisces

It all happens at fourteen hey.

Had to totally ease into it – a spending spree at West Endmonton Mall London Drugs had me amassing clear mascara and Covergirl Lipslicks in a virginal pink.

Tentative shin-shaving.

Didn’t rock the foundation ’til sixteen. Thought, WOW! I could be in FHM.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

early 90’s..14…god so awkward…i am so happy not to be a teenager / in high school any more. first time i smoked pot was my 14th bday , does that count? had new ‘cool’ friends (short time only) but i just couldn’t fake the goth thing, just seemed a bit much to me, you know, middle class sydney girls getting around all dour and feral, go figure (that’s the moon in cap talking). I just hated the “fitting in” bull$hit which is probably why i don’t care much what people think now… also probably because my parents were so laid… Read more »

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

BUT on a lighter note (what is it with me lately!) I do remember this: Lenny Kravitz, KLF, A Tribe Called Quest, NWA, public enemy (plus much more hip hop, house and soul where that came from), midori or sthn comfort and lemonade and the odd spliff under the house (thanks to cool older sis + friends), devouring books about astrology (of all things), lots of quality time with my horse – long rides through beautiful Oz national parks :D… so it must have been school that was blah – the rest was ok I only got into the grungy… Read more »

androgtaureanartsworker
androgtaureanartsworker

…excessive plucking of eyebrows into straight lines. (Naturally, they looked like Bert’s off sesame street). Cucumbers on the eyes. Masks. Old fashioned mud masks were big, combined with midnight feasts – which were green apples at 5am if you were a competitive athlete without an alarm clock and similarly nerdy/disorganised athlete friends). At 14 I thought I could change the shape of my thighs, and those tv thigh and stomach things, the blue ones, were still quite big. I was allowed mattepowder swipe foundation with a gross sponge, no eyeshadow, maroon lipstick (not pink or red). Hilarious. I would buy… Read more »

androgtaureanartsworker
androgtaureanartsworker

I still love the smell of Brut 33. It says sex and 14 multiply, uncontrollably, in ways you’ll never quite understand. ๐Ÿ™‚

bubble
bubble

you can still get africa ! but u generally have to grovel on the floor of the supermarket as its kept strictly on the bottom shelf ! i am not saying anyhting abuot that !

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

do they keep them in borwn paper bags too?

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

oh dear lord… Brown

Blossom
Blossom

Absolutely – my school uniform colour!

ariesartist
ariesartist

i think one other really teenage girl thing that some never grow out of is strong fake vanilla smell.
body shop vanilla oil!

saggigal
saggigal

lol, aries artist, sounds like you and me were cut from the same fashion cloth. and i had forgotten about the vanilla body shop spray! i actually never liked it- thought it smelt too much like biscuits- but most girls i knew saturated themselves with the stuff.

ariesartist
ariesartist

me too! it really is an overpowering smell.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

One of my sister in laws wore vanilla extract straight out of the bottle.

ariesartist
ariesartist

i only wore navy blue, dark brown or ‘natural’ colours (SHUDDER). 501 jeans, Granny print dresses and doc martens, crocheted raw silk jumpers. lots of brown eyeliner, pale powder. number one beauty product= tea tree oil.

it was the early nineties. and yes i liked nirvana, hole and the pixies.

to think how much i love red now it seems weird.

bubble
bubble

did anyone ever wear tabu ? that dimestore perfume u got from pharmacies ? even now i can pick it in a room ! and i love checking out the girls who wear it now ! also what was so great about your surferdude llexicon ? ๐Ÿ™‚

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

I remember all the boys wore ‘Jazz’…
… then it became a particle Lynx spray… I do believe it was called Africa.
*Tsk*

Boys

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

Thankfully I never wore Tabu, but i DID wear some spanish sounding perfume that I can’t remember the name of, it had red & black packaging, oft found on the shelf in between 4711 & Charlie.

I think surfer dude was the absolute opposite of everything in my young italian schoolgirl world. He was white blonde, blue-eyed, tanned & tall & my best friend’s twin brother & he blew a mean raspberry with that tuba….I cringe with embarassment at asking him to my school formal, in my Mr K pink sequinned frock & flicked hair…

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

was that red packaged scent called ‘majaah’ or something? I know it too… it had a flamenco dancing senorita on the box

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

That’s the one! I tend to have that spanish senorita look more now than I ever did back then

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

My world traveller Sagg aunt smelt the taint of tabu wafting about me, and or that spanish majella or whatever the heck it was, and bought me some fidji….and started an addiction to perfume beyond the realms of yardley et al. Must say I do remember the pots of whatever fondly too.

seabird
seabird

No makeup at all. Very anti everything that anybody else did. Black tight jeans, t-shirts that i nicked off my dad. Never got my hair cut. Very bad attitude.

Thankfully, I got over all of this, and am almost normal now…

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

At 15 went dark rock with hooded caps and red lipstick…Witch like..Black Sabbath, Deep Purple..50 cent 1950 coats (a fav. was pink) from the thrift store. Loved the thrift stores… But at 14 was hand me down 501 Levi’s from my older brother and tee shirts and what we called “chucka boots”. Strawberry lipgloss. Neutrogena soap…Had a fav body spray but cannot remember the name of it right now. Remember though that the bottle was saved in the quake back 70’s here in CA as it fell into a shoe! Overall, being the 70’s, things were veered toward the natural.… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

hooded “capes”…not caps…duh…

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

The main thing that I remember “individuating” about at 14 was reading Wuthering Heights. Right from that scene where Cathy’s icy ghostly fingertips gripped the narrator’s on the window-sill, i was hooked! I also developed a rather unhealthy obsession with Heathcliff. Think I’m over it now. Other things? Leiff Garrett. Count Down. Western shirts. Am carbon dating myself here….

no name brand
no name brand

OMG Motown – leif garrett – california fever? Same era I had an Andy Gibb t-shirt and I was so in love with him (and edgar allen poe’s poetry haha) and one day while going to the weekly cooking class at the local high-school because our lower level school had no kitchens I was spat on by a totally mohawked angry tartan clad youth he might have said some stuff too but I was too scared to ever leave the house in the tshirt again. My mum was really pissed because whole outfits had been created around this investment piece… Read more »

Ram tormented by Librans
Ram tormented by Librans

I got my first kiss at 14 – an awful sloppy yuck of spit all over my beautifully lipglossed mouth. I coveted my older sister’s “Pot O’Gloss” in all kinds of wild colours for eyes, lips and cheeks and I painted my nails with this “Extra Crystalline” nail polish (can’t remember the brand). It really was so shiny it was like miniature mirror balls on every digit. I loved a flicked ‘do and usually wore a bit of mascara, some lipgloss (until I discovered the demon that is red lipstick) and some 4711 cologne! Ah, nostalgia. If only I still… Read more »

Watery Libran
Watery Libran

Is your older sister on of the Librans who torment you? I’m a Libby and was totally in love with the Pot O’Gloss eyeshadows – lurid little numbers with names like Boo Blue and Vibe Violet – guaranteed to make Mum shudder and send the nuns into a tizzy-fit at every school dance. Do you also remember the Yardley Oatmeal skin-care range? I was mad for them. I think now the attraction was the little exfoliating scrubbing brush shaped like a girl’s version of a shaving brush that came with the set. Sigh – so Libran I know – sorry… Read more »

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup or colour my hair – but my mother, who was working for Elizabeth Arden at the time, taught me a good skin care regime for which I’ll always be grateful. Plus, given that I have Uranus at 0 Libra, it makes sense that I was madly into Ballet at this age and very body-conscious so it was my first year of dieting (after a lifetime of not having enough to eat – I can hardly believe it now!) and – this is strange – my hair went curly.

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

to clarify – ballet is v libran yes? and said Uranus is in fourth house conj South Node = body stuff and emotional security issues. Ew, am now tempted to have angsting session re Father crapola that happened right then, but luckily the Virgo moon has me space clearing and following Oracles housewitchery advice…

Pisces Goat
Pisces Goat

Flicks!! Farrah Fawcett flicks, roller skates (yes they were a beauty item), eyeliner on the inside rim, maybelline lip gloss in the bottles with the roller, and surfie beads. OMG, I was a bogan and I didn’t even realize!

Btw, the nightly scopes are FANTASTIC!! There’s just something really sexy about them.

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

(I’m a Sag.) I liked being mistaken for a boy. I was so skinny and wore boys’ clothes. The hair was messy and shaggy, and then sho-o-ort. The skin was the same as now: obsessed with squeaky clean and nothing on it.

prowlncat
prowlncat

I was totally goth … and occasionally punk. I subscribed to the idea that everything looks better ripped and/or with safety pins in it. Preferably black. Black liquid eyeliner was just as good as a makeup item (eyes, lips, slash marks on cheeks) and for random drawings on things like bus stops. Other beauty regimes involved soap (for spiking up hair) and baby powder (on face for that ghostly walking corpse look). Dr Marten’s where an ideological statement, self defense weapon and a means of holding myself upright after sculling too much fruity lexia. I had a HUGE THING for… Read more »

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh Ninnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnaaaaa

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

I LOVED David Sylvian and was obsessed with Gary Numan, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Lena Lovitch & The Damned. Anything different and goth. Used to dye my hair fiery red and made my own crazy outfits which i wore to Stranded nightclub in Sydney.

no name brand
no name brand

YES! OMD all the way – I often wonder what happened to those records – danielle dax as well.

no name brand
no name brand

and siouxsie sioux

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

i still have all the OMD vinyl. ๐Ÿ™‚ I got a bit carried away there saying i went clubbing…. that happened a few years later obviously.

Of course siouxsie sioux! I don’t recall danielle dax.

fallen angel
fallen angel

My God, OMD! I loved them too!!!

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

I stil have 2 OMD our t-shirts and… I STILL wear them (well, one of them. One might be an exclusive print that only 6 exist in the world… only in the 80’s man. My uncle was a roadie for them). Might have gone to a NYE dress up party as siouxsie sioux/adam ant/bladerunner cyborg (the theme was what you want to be when you grow up). I would love to say it was the first time I had dress up like adam ant … but its totally not. Also. Gary Numan on his recent tour was… confusing. wnated to… Read more »

no name brand
no name brand

OMD had the BEST videos it was that era when Peter Gabriel had good videos too groundbreakers.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

venus a-go-go, that’s so cool. I tried to screen print one myself but it turned out crap. I still have my Damned t-shirt (it’s falling apart) and i wish i hadn’t thrown out my Grace Jones and Stranglers t-shirt. Even back then Gary Numan was never really cute. I liked his music and his weirdo persona but my venus in Libra really struggled with his looks. David Bowie on the other hand is STILL hot! I’m still a massive music fiend but i like current music. I can’t stand old bands reforming and going on tour… SO not interested… I’m… Read more »

no name brand
no name brand

aye aye SR – I listen to some JD every day at work and I too ahte it when they try to get it going on again later – the WHO for fuqs sake last weekend – HERE – bizarre.

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

love all those artists bands too! Now, I want to listen to all my old vinyl or at least hit itunes and last.fm for 80’s music.

no name brand
no name brand

is last fm online?

fallen angel
fallen angel

Oh, how did I forget? I also spent a year wearing only one long earring in one ear, and dressing exclusively in red, black or both. Outside of the school uniform of course. It didn’t help that when questioned by an authoritatively prying nun, I liked to answer back with an existential question or two as in: Sister: Why are you not singing the hymn along with the others, Miss? FA: Sister, do you think we’re just dust masquerading as bodies, consoling ourselves with purpose and rituals, when in actuality we could be blown away into nothingness, in seconds? I… Read more »

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

I don’t think I did it with as much style, but I do know that I had some religious instructors turned into knots trying to delve into areas they’d never considered before I unleashed my 14 year old mind upon them. No Taoist to the rescue though…

no name brand
no name brand

were the earrings “threads”? I had a range of threads and holes to put them in – must’ve looked sort’ve akin to one of those hangy things peeps have in their doorways to stop flies getting in – the thought of dragging a metal chain through the earlobe now makes me gag but at the time I LOVED the weird feeling. My dad armed me with the skeptics manifesto – and his words “just because it’s been printed doesn’t mean it’s true” have rung in my ears for almost my entire span.

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

NNB – I LOVED threads too!!! Aye, the thought of it now revolts me too. Am glad you mentioned them – no-one ever seems to know what I’m talking about when I mention threads to fellow 30somethings. Thought I must have imagined them.

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

I played in a punk band, wanted to dye my hair fire engine red and listened to the Cure ALL THE TIME.
… might have had a bit of a crush on Rob Smith (when he was more svelte).
Heavy black eyeliner. Bright red lipstick. No Blusher. Pale Foundation.
… Not quite Goth… I liked red waaaaaaay too much:)

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

See this is what worries me sometimes about Spazzy A, she still thinks that Robert is hot…I’m much closer in age and think he’s sort of retaining a bit of fluid…probably a sweetheart?….but not hot…

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Oh. Dear. God… not the bloated made-up megolmaniac you see before you NOW.
He was never really ‘PHWAOR’ (although when he was 17, skinny and just beginning to dabble in the make up front one does need to fan oneself occasionally)… but he was so sweet, you just wanted to give your heart to him.

"Spazzy A"
"Spazzy A"

I resent that comment! It doesn’t matter how old he is. Thank you mother.

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Bahahahahahahahha!!

Did not mean to offend:)

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

Robert Smith was my dream guy too- surreal, poetic, kooky and cute.

saggigal
saggigal

black eyeliner, nice natural skin and red henna in the long hair – the indi rock/alternative scene big time! the cure, violent femmes, janes addiction- was a true 90s gal. i was all about strong groovy women and rejecting the ‘silly’ high heels/short skirt teenage girl brigade. it was the first time i really ‘found’ my own sense of style/music etc…

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

the cure and violent femmes! yeah! ๐Ÿ™‚
The 90’s rocked!

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

Maybelline pink frosted lipstick – check
Blue eye liner pencil – check
Impulse spray – check
Reef oil tan/burn – check

Had a huge crush on a surfer boy who played the tuba in the school band. Surfer nerd!

รœber Virgo
รœber Virgo

Gawd, I forgot about the reef oil. Everyone doused themselves in it. SPF 30 minus and reeking of coconut and future melanomas.

fallen angel
fallen angel

Can anyone believe it? I was in a strict Catholic school so my look was scrubbed up pre-nunnery sort of thing. Though I did express myself via very very colorful underwear, and the big neon print t-shirts that glowed in the dark. Sooo 80’s…

bubble
bubble

freddie mercury ! those cheek bones ! that wonderful face and yes he’s a virgo !