“I wasn’t loving myself very much back then. I didn’t think I was pretty so I wanted to hide,” she says, recalling how she copied Patti Smith’s long fringe so no one could see her face. “I wore flares with rotten hems, suede shoes and Laura Ashley long white skirts.” Her friends, meanwhile, were discovering penny loafers and the bright prints of Fiorucci. “No one was used to seeing kids with their own style, but the prim girls in the chic district admired me because I had the spirit to do what I wanted.”

-In an interview with



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