As it turns out I had been having thoughts of a similar post lately though mine was held up by me trying to find pictures of me in outfits which I have had to give up on.
I suppose the biggest influence on my look as a teenager was deciding that I was a Glam Metal (as it was called then) or Hair Metal (as it is now known) fan. I'm afraid in that respect my look was not necessarily glamorous and definitely not in the least bit feminine!
This was partly because due to my boyish build, men's clothes just suited me better and because I was also an unashamed tomboy. Therefore a big influence on my teenage years was
The Dogs D'Amour.
Next came my Lost Boys phase you may recall from this post here that I fell head over heels for Jamie Gertz look in the film
but it did not love me,no it did not love me at all, quite frankly I looked shocking! So I dressed my boyish figure in the boys clothes instead.
The weird thing is I also discovered bodycon dresses, lycra miniskirts and thigh high boots! I guess my inner female was desperate for escape and went for it full steam ahead in a one step back from a hooker look lol.
About this time college was done and I started looking for work so I needed something smart, the look I ended up with was
ANDIE MACDOWELL in 4 WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
This was the 90's grunge happened so I embraced leggings and over sized checked shirts but when I was out on the razz I was dressing like
ALICIA SILVERSTONE in CLUELESS
By this time my poor hair was waiving a white flag after years of abuse and I had to have it all chopped off. Right on cue came
GWYNETH PALTROW in SLIDING DOORS
So there you have it who'd have thought I would have become the fully fledged glamour puss I am now? *cough*