I've always been into fashion, even before I really understood what "fashion" was. Back when I was playing with my Barbies and accessorizing them to the max, I already was a fashion queen. So is it any wonder that in the photo above I'm wearing an embroidered, mod-inspired minidress with knee socks and saddle shoes? (Side note: I wore those shoes EVERYWHERE. I had a deep, passionate love affair with them.)
I really do believe that the pictures of us from our youth depict what we grow into and what we end up loving as adults. Even if I didn't know who any designers were in the early 80s, my love of fashion and different genres put together was already more than apparent.
And, honestly? I wish I still had that dress.