This post features an excerpt from a post on Flickr by the popular Chicago-based jazz singer and artist Solitaire Miles (her real name). I was so taken by this photo she posted of herself at age 14, and what she wrote about it, I wrote and asked her if I could publish it on this site. She obliged.
I think she looks so beautiful, and she embodies so much of what it meant to be a girl in 1981. It’s iconic, really, and I’m glad I can share it with all of you.
What were you like in 1981? What did you wear and where did you go? Who did you love and what did you want to become?
From Solitaire :
“I found this old pic of me from 1981 dressed in my Linda Ronstadt rollerskating wanna-be outfit, right before I went skating with my friends. I was 14 in this pic, and I wasn’t allowed to wear or own a tube top, but I did wear it to skating with a satin baseball jacket over the top, like Linda Ronstadt, and my Mother never knew. The top was loaned to me by my 17 year old baby sitter, who was the scandal of our neighborhood because her mother put her on the pill.
Click here to connect with Miles on Facebook.