heroin chic


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heroin chic

A term referring to a bony, underweight fashion look characterised by pale skin, sunken eyes, jutting face bones and other features suggestive of drug abuse.
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But that didn't stop 6ft 1in Jodie Kidd cashing in on the heroin chic look of the grunge era.
Fashion being the fickle thing that it is, there was a backlash against all that healthiness and ambition in the 90s, when grunge, painfully thin models and even heroin chic reared their ugly heads.
But what makes it so much more than that is that, well, it's in Berlin, the city of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire (the original, 1970s version), of heroin chic, of David Bowie's "Heroes," of the Love Parade.
T]he aesthetic of heroin chic legitimates not only a cynical disdain for human suffering, it also functions as a retro-aesthetic in which subcultural politics-however nihilistic and pathological-provide the new frontier for making profits.
In the mid '90s, the heroin chic look was so popular -- which entailed pale skin and dark circles underneath, where everything is unhealthy and the models were getting skinnier and anorexic.
Except the media turned the sordid lifestyle of this pathetic woman into some kind of heroin chic.
Clearly the world of haute couture has moved from heroin chic to torture trendy.
And even in the ultra-vain world of modelling the former face of heroin chic,Jodie Kidd,has joyfully shed her waif-like image for an attractive fuller figure.
Some Candy Talking is a great song but suffers from an 80s prediliction for flirting with heroin chic lifted straight from arch junkies the Velvet Underground.
Let's assume you don't have your heart set on -Tattooed Barbie or Heroin Chic Barbie.
Cholodenko claims that she "felt naive and wide-eyed" when she arrived as a lesbian greenhorn in Gotham: "It was 1992, and heroin chic was all around.
Helmer also painstakingly dissects the culture of heroin chic and its implications.