Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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READY TEDDY

Minors with major
attitude, back when

Betty Page assurance met
Edwardian drag chic

Teddy Girls, they looked sharp
Teddy Girls, they were sharp

As they cut you down to size
with a casual look in their eyes

But underneath the lipstick façade,
faces full of grace

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads gave us a Teddy Girls prompt last week. These girls were the Brit spin on Teddy Boys, who looked like very early pix of John Lennon: greasy, front-flopped hair; leather jackets; and jeans. In the States, we called ’em “greasers.”

Teddy Girls were the sassy ones – some probably the lesbian ones as well – and they hung on until the next style came. Too bad this “British invasion” never caught on in the States, because I quite like the look! Missed the original ‘Toads’ prompt, but that’s what dverse Open Mic Night is for. Peace and blood-red lipstick, Amy