Most of us regret our youthful fashion choices at some point. (Butterfly hair clips. Foil-stamped pink bell bottoms. That whole goth period.) For most of us, that period of embarrassment comes when we’re in our 20s or 30s, but Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes is already cringing about her fashion choices, and she’s just 18.
On the blog for her Material Girl fashion collection, Lourdes writes:
“Looking back on the past four years of high school means looking back on unfortunate outfits I wore confidently to school (good for me).
Oh how I wish I could go back in time and urge my 14 year old self NOT to wear black rhinestone studded t-shirts with bloody skulls on them, purchased from really “hip” stores (wtf is hip anyways).”
It’s not an unusual confession, except that Lourdes had her own fashion line at 14. The Material Girl collection, which is produced by Madonna and Lourdes, started at Macy’s in 2010, when Lourdes was just entering high school. She was wearing black, rhinestone-studded T-shirts with bloody skulls on them while selling 1980s-style Madonna looks at department stores across the country.
But she seems to have a good head on her shoulders about her “unfortunate fashion choices,” though. We all go through phases of wearing weird things while we work out what we like and what we don’t. (Mine also included black T-shirts with bloody skulls on them.)
“I like to reassure myself though, that I had to go through that awkward time of ‘trying stuff out’ to figure out what I liked wearing best. … Despite my unfortunate fashion choices I definitely don’t look back on High School with any bitterness.”
Lourdes is only 18, so she probably has a few more cycles of embarrassing fashion choices to go through. (One’s late teens and early 20s can certainly generate some weird looks of their own.) But her nostalgic high school reminiscences are enough to make anyone feel old, because those embarrassing clothes she’s talking about are only four years old at best. I don’t know about you, but I still think of the clothes I bought in 2010 as being my “new clothes.”