Astro-Fashion: What You Wore When You Were Bad?

Debbie Harry 1977 Cbgbs club

What did you wear when you were BAD???? Hair, cosmetics, clothing, shoes???

I wore that Shiseido pancake make-up, just reapplied and reapplied, a faux snakeskin mini skirt, a Merivale top that I cannot describe but was like a pale khaki t-shirt with a gathered bodice detail – awesomely flattering and discounted to $10 by some Venusian miracle…thigh-high boots that got so crappy the heel came out & one scuffed along the pavement but still they were worn because they did the pulling for you. Emerald green liquid kohl.  O.m.g and that Guerlain meteorites powder stuff because of the packaging & some weird belief that they actually bestowed integrity upon one. Scent? Coco or as ever many testers as could be sprayed on during one quick waltz through a department store.

The amazing thing about being in your very early 20s – apart from thinking that you know EVERYTHING and the ability to leap out of bed having had an hour and half’s sleep post-a-big night feeling nothing but vague ennui – is that you can look awesome by just applying and re-applying the make-up + teasing/adding more product to your hair.

Feel free to also answer this question in the present or future tense. What you wear if you’re bad now…What you are going to wear when you’re bad next, lol…?  BTW, my “bad” is sans value judgement, obviously. And it’s usually a combo of youth + (age 21 is when Uranus squares Uranus) and a good hefty transit of Uranus that makes peeps act up ostentatiously.

Image; Debbie Harry at CBGBs 1977

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gemyogi
gemyogi

I’d hit the dancefloor in certain Sydney Road pubs wearing small blue pink-fringed shorts by by designer friend (a bit like a circus performers) with purple or hot pink fishnets, tiny top, pink fake snakeskin cork soled platforms, and of course plastic tiara and pink feather boa. Kind of stripper meets Cyndi Lauper crazy.

I got a lot of compliments and also negative attention… totally OTT but fun!

gemyogi
gemyogi

had to throw out the platforms recently as they were falling apart… it was so sad to let them go! need a new pair or maybe platform fuck-off boots?!

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

Black lace-ups boots w black stockings n suspenders, black skirt, black top. More black anyone?

I remember once getting dressed up for a party. Me and a gal-pal donned French maid outfits a la Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hair all frizz-gelled, legs up to HERE (!) heels and suspenders and little white aprons. When we stopped at the bottle shop, the reaction was palpable. Oh happy days!

V Venusian
V Venusian

It was all about the long legs for me I had them so I went BAD with Black faux leather mid thigh length mini skirt.. (yes it was vinyl but I lived / live in a small north queensland town and even the big smoke of Townsville could only extend to vinyl when I managed to get up there ……oh SPLENDIFEROUS the money I spent in there!) black stockings, red Diana Ferrari stilettos with ruched toe bits and diamantes on the toes too. I cant remember what top… probably black, or red and the eye makeup was very colourful, pnk/blue… Read more »

TJ
TJ

I wore a SKIN TIGHT black cat suit, with a 60’s style chain belt slung around my tiny waist, black heels, simple slicked back hair with red lips (couldnt wear underwear of course! Typical 18yo body with not one bit of fat…sigh!!) or tight black hot pants, fish nets, black high heels and some tight little top! This is circa 1990, in Melbourne and man did we have some wonderful nights! We danced on the podiums and got our pick of the hottest guys in the place. (and we had plenty!! 😉 Hmmmm, wish I had the same body now… Read more »

scorpion_tongue
scorpion_tongue

very similar taste in clothes.

pegasus
pegasus

Those Guerlain Meteorites! Still have the beautiful box circa 88 & as i gave away the green & violet ones there are still the gold white & pink left. Classic but never used it…just for the box & novelty. In my 20’s it was La Casa & Fiorucci jeans & knee high tres expensive boots, hot pants & t’s. 70’s was John & Merivale anything & a boutique called Gasworks in CBD & Bondi, everything of theirs. Lots of leather & lace a la Stevie Nicks & some amazing chenille jackets from Antiquarius in London. Was very good at changing… Read more »

little fish
little fish

oh, and large stainless steel rings.

little fish
little fish

Forbidden to wear fishnets, but, hey!!…I was in art school!! forbidden to wear jeans so I saved up for Fiorucci’s and hid them at my friend’s house.(they were so expensive compared to Levi 501s.) tight black dresses with no sides and lacing to hold them on. Levi cord bomber jackets. Then the ‘fringe’ period, cos boyfriend had a cool band.We dressed to match. fringed arms on suede jacket, fringed suede boots, and very tiny suede hotpants (with stockings if it was winter/suntan if it was summer) I remember a stunning tight black velvet skirt and top that I loaned to… Read more »

Leogroover
Leogroover

Well I just remember skin tight anything and having to lay down to pull up the zip my tight white disco jeans. 20 years later still go opt for the comfortably tight look and jsut last nigth had to decide how bad to go on my hot date. I decided on a tight skirt and not the usual slung low jeans. Good choice along with a btl of great champange, a glowing fire ,sexy man etc etc had a fantastic night but now I think I’ve scared him away with too much passion. I’m a Leo – I can’t help… Read more »

Mary
Mary

Oh this is too good. I wish everyone could post pictures of what they wore when they were bad. Me? I would wear the skirt from my Catholic school along with Doc Martin boots (or knee-high patent leather “bitch boots” if the mood struck) and a t-shirt. For makeup, I always just added more black eye liner. OR I would wear my boyfriend’s pants, which were too big, with a t-shirt that was too small. How much is this sort of thing touched by your sign? I’m a cap, and this was when I was around 16. At 21, I… Read more »

pegasus
pegasus

Those Guerlain Meteorites! Still have the beautiful box circa 88 & as i gave away the green & violet ones there are still the gold white & pink left. Classic but never used it…just for the box & novelty. In my 20’s it was La Casa & Fiorucci jeans & knee high tres expensive boots, hot pants & t’s. 70’s was John & Merivale anything & a boutique called Gasworks in CBD & Bondi, everything of theirs. Lots of leather & lace a la Stevie Nicks & some amazing chenille jackets from Antiquarius in London. Was very good at changing… Read more »

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

Back in the day. I used to borrow a dress from an Aries friend.My normal attire was skintight jeans and a feminine top.Hair and fairly natural makeup considering the times. So to wear the dress just mixed it up and stopped us from becoming to average…at least in our minds. The material of this dress made no sense even then, it should of never been born…except somehow it’s still matt yet shimmery black surface just drew men into hover mode. It was a wrap dress and ended at a very flattering length about mid thigh. This for the Aries friend… Read more »

l deVries
l deVries

Ohgawd, I DO miss my homemade airbrushed teeshirt of Bowie’s Aladdin Sane cover, or the Patti Smith one–worn with fishnets and plaid and Docs (in blood) and two arms-full of spiked leather cuffs. Had half my head shaved, magenta’d the rest, and a long, blond rat-tail in the back. Sharpie for eyeliner. That was 1982 in Washington DC. I always stradled the line between punk and wave. Once a Metro cop made me get off the train because he said my spikes were “endangering” other passengers. I spit on him. Whatadork i was!! That was the year of being arrested… Read more »

Brigitte
Brigitte

Naïve, dolly looks. Like pretending it’s not my intention to be bad.

I’m an Aries, Cancer asc. Astrological explaination for that?

beachgirl
beachgirl

My (Cap w/Aries rising) specialty when on the prowl was to look as though I had spent the night in a tent on the beach – messed hair, surf t-shirt and sandals, old torn jeans (commando of course) (and all freshly showered, natch) – guys found it disarming, non-threatening – my m.o. after selecting my mark was to buy him his next beer, tell a couple jokes no female should know, talk a little baseball etc… then when he was nicely lulled go in for the ‘kill’! I know- not terribly original, but brother, did it work! Like when the… Read more »

Tati
Tati

I’m still bad. Have only recently sorted out the dress sense though. Bit more “haute goth” than before. Lots of black, leather, boots, hardly ever wear dresses, quite an androgynous look. Not sure how sexy it is to the older man but it’s the younger man demographic I’m going after now lol. I used to look much more shambolic goth. Then I wasn’t really bad … Now I dress more classy but as the late MJ said, “I’m bad” (without the squealy bit that comes after it in the song). Do scorpios have some sort of late Saturn return or… Read more »

Aqua Fey
Aqua Fey

Goodness, all brings back memories.
Think the worse “bad” phase was the skintight one or, as one male friend once asked me, “dressing for speed?”. Funny.
Remember a delicious green velvet catsuit, worn with appropriate lashings of black kohl and platform knee high boots. Purrrrrrrrrrrrr

Gemini rising Gemini
Gemini rising Gemini

Green velvet catsuit sounds AMAZING!! I want one!!

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

Awesome!!

triple cancer chick
triple cancer chick

hmmm. early nineties grunge girl. I had my name on the door at every gig… I smoked joints with the band in the band room in nearly every inner city pub. I wore this pink op shop dress (we didnt’ call it vintage back then) it was so short I couldn’t sit down. I had great legs. Usually worn with black stockings and doc boots.

libran tiger
libran tiger

I remember getting busted for underage drinking at the jungle bar when I was 16 – we were so dressed up in black mini dresses and high heels and loads of makeup & the guys we were with had on jeans & footy jumpers – obviously totally over dressed. But I was never bad after that. Ever again. 😉

And why is that girls have to get so dressed up to go out and guys are just total slobs – unfair.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

we don’t have to – the men are just lazy. when they stop getting laid cos they make no effort, they might learn…hmm whenever that is…country / small towns are the worst, i really miss the smell of cologne when men are around…but drink it in when in the Sydney bars when i’m there..ahh and there they actually make effort with wardrobe too

Aqua Fey
Aqua Fey

Keep in mind that girls get in everywhere without having to have sensible shoes – guys whack on a pair of sneakers or thongs and they cant get past the front door. I have danced through many pairs of thongs!!

Mauvellous Capricorn
Mauvellous Capricorn

I wore long floral print dresses teamed with hiking boots. Very little makeup. Hair to my waist. My friends called me ‘Elly-May Clampett’, but I didn’t quite see it that way. I wasn’t that bad, but I was always in trouble.

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

HIPPY
TIE DYES AND HEADBANDS, LONG HAIR AND BRACLETS WHATS NOT TO LOVE!

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

I was never bad. I was a wreck, but never bad.

My biggest fashion faux pas is tending to favour the look of putting my foot in my mouth.

Taurean love expert
Taurean love expert

Rubber dress – it NEVER failed 🙂

Tati
Tati

Whoa go you!!!!

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

I went to a party dressed as a nun once, albeit in fishnets and heels. I still don’t know how I got out of there alive. All the ex Catholic boys went INSANE.

Dunno why your rubber dress reminded me of that.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

cos both types of outfits fall into the sizzling fantasy category? 😉

SeaGoat
SeaGoat

Def looks like her, davidl. Soooo cool. Even tho’ I never had much in the way of cleavage, I still tended to agree with the “tits or legs but never both” rule. Had great legs, and as in the tropics did a few short skirts. But my early 20s were the time of the mid-riff (early 90s), so lots of jeans with short tops (oh for the days of the toned tummy!). Long blonde hair, nearly 6 foot, and too thin for my own good! Sheesh, just remembered a fake butterfly tattoo with the wingtips encircling my navel, and a… Read more »

SeaGoat
SeaGoat

Oh, and I agree with the yicky older male attention thing… do you think that men are biologically inclined to check out young women? Reminds me of when girls were married once they started menstruating, but back then men were considered middle aged if they hit their 30s.

Savannah
Savannah

Probably SeaGoat but I also think it’s lot to do with that it’s socially acceptable, no, expected & encouraged that males slobber all over someone young enough to be their daughter/grand-daughter.

davidl
davidl

is that Debra Harry ?

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Didn’t place her at first but someone above said so. Whisp of a girl back then. All of a sudden I feel like I need to go get my ipod from work even though it’s late.

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

It is most definitely the delightful Deb.

Libra with Scorp planets
Libra with Scorp planets

Black t-shirt and mini-skirt with black stockings with white spiderwebs on them & black boots. I used to wear this “goth-lite” when I was about 17/18, and thought it was a bit out there, until I received a compliment for outfit from a Mum at my brother’s school play…

Wounded
Wounded

I think that Shiseido and Guerlain are crucial for this conversation! I wore the Shiseido’s neon yellow and black eye shadow combination. Serge Lutens, Shiseido’s image consultant in 1982 aptly exploited that Japanese aesthetic for Shiseido (as did INXS for their music videos at the time!). The Shiseido black eye shadow was so importnat to conjure up Siouxsie from her Banshees!

And I did the Guerlain eye shadow duo of purple and orange with the duo lipstick to match. Obviously back then I didn’t think that monochrome lipstick was sufficient!

And yes, clash of the tartans, was also crucial.

sweet sanity
sweet sanity

I’d just like to say…YOU ROCK!!!

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Skyscraper heels and “dresses” that i would nowadays consider a top. Oh the nostalgie de le boue… And yes savannah, really really irritating when you have dressed up to entice a certain target market of male and then you attract the unwanted attention of ancients, like guys aged over, um, 27. Mystic i love that in the picture debbie harry looks like she is just adjusting her hair after she’s smashed that chair over someones head and it is a really scuzzy pub, not just a pretend scuzzy one. At what age is it too late to take up being… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Good question LS as was trying to think back to what I wore when “bad”.

Guess it was the 80’s for the most part and mini skirt, tight fitting jean shorts but the long type with folded hem above the knee as “Dirty Dancing” was popular then. White tucked in T with sleeves rolled up to show the toned triceps just a tad..

Suppose “bad” CAN be age appropriate and so yes, “who says?”

davidl
davidl

is that you SP..? what a great smile you have x

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

That me Doll. You must recognize the mischevious Gem rising (like you) signatures.. 😉

Savannah
Savannah

I wouldn’t mind a 27yo right now lol.

Savannah
Savannah

Never really wore mini-skirts or plunging or thigh high anything because I couldn’t handle the OLDER male attention. Well, any bloke with a grey hair was old to me when I was 21 and it was just too eewww!

Though….my sisters & I used to ride our horses (they weren’t pedigreed only ex- burnt-out racers) in our swimmers and Choose Life t-shirts lol. It would drive all the YOUNG fella’s crazy that were on their way to the Heathcote drags.

Bad now is a becoming yet not in your face “booby” top.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

that is true savannah – dressing in a more sexy way defo got more attention from older blokes, as a young woman was a bit icky, like u hav learnt to temper the more outre moments if/when required 🙂

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

I did legs or breasts (well cleavage). I still do I suppose. but never both at the same time ..i read that somewhere and thought it was a good philosophy…
depending on my size at the time, Bad also involved Very Tight Clothing (if u got it flaunt it eh). plus v smoky eye makeup. and maximum blonde hair.

davidl
davidl

*wolf whistle*

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

LOL! *blush*

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

also usually mostly black. cliched maybe, but so what…its just how i feel/ felt when going bad :}.

postmodscorp
postmodscorp

Tight jeans, black top, RED lippy, lashings of mascara, stilettos, hair up off my face for more dramatic look.

I’ve varied this over the years – but its a classic look, and always effective.

Currently black top is a structued jacket from Madrid and RED lippy is Russian Red Mac, with peep toe shoes. Previously its been fitted (ie tight) t-shirt with those fab steel heeled stilletos…. sigh, must get those re-heeled…….

scorpionic
scorpionic

Glomesh mini dress and stilettos. HEAPS of hairspray. I did love my leather hotpants teamed with fishnets as well.

starstrokes
starstrokes

I used to love glitter gel for my big frizzy perm, shaved at the sides. I also used to love cheong-sam dresses, super tight, slashed up to the thigh, with ridiculous hot-pink stilettos & lips to match…80s anyone?!

plutonicfemme
plutonicfemme

spray-on leopard-print EVERYTHING, teamed w fishnets and motrobike boots.

oh i had forgotten about Guerlain eyeshadow. (shoplifted from Djs of course) you’re right – the packaging was the appeal ; )

vdwoodesn
vdwoodesn

I’m 19, always had been goody-goody but fashionable but right now, Uranus transit is in my first house and I’m literally craving for revamping. I find myself drooling at http://thefoxyman.blogspot.com/ but yet I’m still looking for that perfect look.

hey hey girl
hey hey girl

I used to wear lots of fake tan, a baggy white t shirt, a really short pure linen mini skirt , and red steel toe cap doctor marten shoes. (16yrs old)