Today is the ninth (!!) installment of the paper doll collaboration project. I'm so glad we've been able to pull this off! It's been a lot of fun and I look forward to it every month.
This month, we're working on fashion from the year we graduated. I chose to illustrate the year I graduated high school. Now, I just want to make this clear: this isn't how I dressed in high school! The way I dress now is not all that different than how I dressed 20 years ago....not really sure what that says about me! I like jeans, tees, cardigans -- pretty simple stuff. And I was never trendy!
Here's how I interpreted 1998 -- I went straight to a Delia's catalogue! Remember those?! I was never really cool enough to buy stuff from Delia's. And it was too trendy. There's one specific type of tank top that was popular and I included that. My sister (who lives to be trendy, even now) had this tank in about a zillion colors, most of them striped. Long skirts with chunky platform sandals were popular, too, and those stupid bandana tops. Finally, I've got cargo pants and some crudely draw Doc Martens. To top it all off, I've attempted to draw the Rachel haircut, because we all knew at least one girl who had it!
For more blasts from the past, visit Paper Thin Personas, Pop Culture and Paper Dolls, and Miss Missy!