Thursday, September 21, 2006

Going Back to High School



Have you checked out this year's fashions? Do they hauntingly remind you of the things we wore in high school? Okay, not all of them, we were not in tights under the mini-skirt era, at least not in high school, but the long sweaters, the vests, the polyester dresses with wild prints on them? Stripes everywhere, and even the colors I have forbade myself to wear ever again---navy blue, maroon, and dark green. All you have to do is pick up a copy of Chadwick's of Boston and realize that this fall's issue could have been the same one I looked at in Nesha R's livingrom during a young women activity in 1995. Well, appropriate then that my 10 year class reunion is this next summer? Should I go wearing exactly the same sweater I wore in highschool? I probably still have a few...Not to mention the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are hip again, Greenday...haunting in a way isn't it? Strangely I have gone back to wearing almost the exact same hairstyle I wore in high school too. The thing that is weird to me about it all is it makes me strangely feel like where did the last 10 years go? :)
Additionally for my class work I have been for the last year going into high schools and observing classes and yesterday a 17 year old boy kept staring and smiling at me, and I was whoa, here is where I draw the line on flashing back to highschool!
P.S. My sister is going to her first high school dance, Homecoming with Dillon Griggs, and doubling with our neighbor boy Garrin Bergeson. What happened to these kids...weren't they 5 just yesterday?

8 comments:

Scully said...

It is crazy, no? It is like the colors of the alternative years with the cut of the 80s - did you catch any of the spring runway shows at Fashion Week last week? All 80s. Not good. And I have no idea where the last 10 years have gone.

Esperanza said...

Yes I saw some, really long pony tails with bangs and the tights and stuff weird. It was all slightly a little more modest though...also, a magazine at the counter in the grocery store gave tips for the "flattering" baggy sweater style...if they have to tell you that this years sweaters are not flattering, here is a way to try to do your best with them...trouble. :)

aquamarine said...

Creepy a little isn't it? The last ten years went by in a flash, that or my hips...;)

Sherpa said...

Yeah, all these 80's fashions? Bleh...bring back the 70's retro styles!!

Panini said...

just finished a book along a similar time vein: "Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood. Get it--it's incredible. There's this scene in a bus where she (middle-aged) looks over at an old woman and wonders how the old woman sees her--for all she knows, the old woman (feeling young, feeling like herself) could be seeing her as her mother's age. - old -
OLD
OLD
OLD
young - jutaposed - ever present -
"Why do we remember the past and not the future?" -s.hawking
what is this strange aging in which nothing changes?

Esperanza said...

Its just weird recycling in our life time already and we are not even 30! And funny how my sister didn't want to wear any of my old formals to her homecoming dance...

Panini said...

although I liked Leslie's formal--and that was just always wrong. (unless you pretend you live on Prince Edward Island, which I tend to do)

SJ said...

I hear the high bangs may be making their way back "in" I say time to start the "stop copying the last three decades of fashion" campaign.