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Oh! For the days of our youth!

Yesterday's TOTP2 had a Generation X-clip from 1978 in it. Two things:

1) I'd forgotten Billy Idol'd ever been a moon-faced young lad with a mullet;
2) the man's going to be 48 sometime this week!

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gamiila
Nov. 27th, 2003 05:51 am (UTC)
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear you missed it, it was most entertaining. They were really horrid to the 6 ft 1 stick insect (but their nagging paid off) and this old stuck in the 80s divorcee...literally stuck in the 80s, she's was still wearing bolero jackets and Dynasty style shoulder pads -- who just couldn't break out of the habit of a lifetime and went straight back to her frightful wardrobe after a fortnight.

But no, I'm sorry, I never thought to tape it...
db2305
Nov. 27th, 2003 05:53 am (UTC)
Darn! I was so happy to see someone approaching my body-shape getting advice...I'll just have to send out a call for help on LJ or something.
gamiila
Nov. 27th, 2003 06:03 am (UTC)
Well, it wasn't so much the cut of her clothes that needed a helping hand; it was the colours. Because she wanted to take attention away from that fact that she was so tall and thin, she tended to dress in greys, blacks and beiges. She looked like a young OAP!

So they gave her £2000 and told her to look for clothes in the vintage shops...which she didn't want to at first because as she said, she wanted clothes that were new, not worn by someone else; but in the end she found some great stuff: flowery, frilly, floaty dresses, fitted on top but with very wide skirts; and short fitted jackets.
Colours, lots and lots of colours -- and makeup, which she didn't use before; and high heels; and to wear dresses over trousers.

She got a beautiful flowy dress-like top from Harvey Nicks, fire engine red, stunning, that she had to wear over jeans because it had openings in teh weirdest places...but you know, it was red, and sheer, and floaty...and she looked a million dollars in it.

I'm glad the show's back on BBC2 now -- whatever possessed Auntie to banish it to BBC3 recently?
db2305
Nov. 27th, 2003 06:24 am (UTC)
No clue- but's it's my fave show, even if it's not about my body shape. Love their clothing and shaping advice...Not so much the haircuts, though. But Brits usually have thick wavy hair, so it's probably jealousy...
I did see the one abotu the regressing woman. She was such a fool to go back to the horror that she was...but tehn I seldom meet well-dressed poeple. Most women seem to have a talent to look their horriblest.
gamiila
Nov. 27th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
Most women seem to have a talent to look their horriblest.

In all fairness to our sex, it's not just them. You look around you at the men you work with, and you start to feel real despair. For instance, how many men in The Netherlands still believe it's perfectly alright to wear white tennis socks...and grubby white tennis socks at that? Plus, if they're wearing a suit, it's always an off-the-rack of the buy 2 pay for 1-variety, with a jacket that hangs off their shoulders as if it's hanging from a sack of potatoes, and creases into the bargain, and the colours! Can I confess to a horror of mint green or aubergine in menswear?

With me, it comes and goes...I can look real smart if I put some thought and effort in, but most of the time I just wear what feels most comfortable. And I tend to dress from the feet up; first I decide what shoes I'm going to wear, then I'll think about what goes with them.
gamiila
Nov. 27th, 2003 07:34 am (UTC)
Come to think of it, I could do with some of Trinny & Susannah's advice...or, I could definitely do with Trinny & Susannah's £2000...
db2305
Nov. 27th, 2003 08:01 am (UTC)
I hope you knew I didn't mean you....I meatn all these women with perms and littel shawls and great baggy sweaters halfway to their knees.

And I totally agree with your statemetn on mint and aubergine in menswear. I remember when I was still in ICT the guys alwasy thought it was just great that they were wearign them. The horror. And prereably loafers or gery plastic shoes from Bata...
gamiila
Nov. 27th, 2003 08:04 am (UTC)
And prereably loafers or gery plastic shoes from Bata...

Eeeewww!

And of course I knew you never had me in mind when you wrote that! You wouldn't dare: I know where you live ;-)

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