Style editor Linda Immediato has kept a diary since she was 7 years old and those early entries were filled with dream outfits and fashion obsessions. Each Friday, she’ll take requests from readers, colleagues, and friends and recreate grown up versions of looks from their childhood. This Friday she starts with her own.
This week— Grease
I drove my mother crazy after watching Grease. I watched it over and over in the toaster oven-sized VHS machine. Behind my bedroom door I’d recreate scenes from the movie including the Bad Sandy scene at the end, where she drops her cigarette to the ground, puts it out with her red Candie’s and says to a wide-eyed John Travolta, “Tell me about stud…” In my diary, I noted that back-to-school ensembles were particularly important . So the summer before 4th grade I begged my mom to buy me the Bad Sandy outfit. I scored the pants and gold hoops, but had to settle for a black and white striped leotard (we couldn’t find a solid black one) and red Dr. Scholl’s (I wasn’t allowed to wear heels). First day of school that fall, I curled my hair, put half of it up in a comb and rocked my Bad Sandy outfit. I felt pretty damn cool.
Top, from left: Wolford bodysuit, 3.1 Phillip Lim motorcycle jacket, Roberto Coin gold hoops.
Bottom, from left: Diane Von Furstenberg belt, Bebe platforms, American Apparel hot pants