Following on from my post of the other day, I have decided to post a few photos of myself over the years. While it was not my intention to start a guessing game, moreover to express my confusion, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to make a comparison between me then and me now. When I was younger, people were always mistaking me for much older. Much to his surprise, my first boyfriend thought I was 20 when I was 14 at the time. These sorts of encounters went on for many years, and came in quite useful in there own way. Getting me jobs way beyond my years, and also getting me into trouble. These days, it seems as though the pendulum has swung, and suddenly I am being mistaken for someone younger. I guess I can't complain. It is this very thing that makes the anti-wrinkle cream companies millions.
This first shot is me at 12 on a School excursion. Note the natty way I matched the cat motif on my sweater to the white loafers.
This is me on a family holiday at 14 with my baby brother. My mum made me this dress to my specifications and I remember feeling so sophisticated.
On my Sweet 16th, I chose a period costume for a themed party with all my theater friends. I still use any excuse for a costume party.
Lastly, this is me at 19. Not a costume party, but still a formal occasion. Once again, my infinitely talented mother made the dress, and the hat is my one piece of custom made millinery (to date).
You can probably tell by now that I have always had a love of fashion and a love of drama. No occasion was safe from me and my fantasy dressing. And that's still somewhat the case.