I considered myself a bit of a mod—and had the luxury of shopping in the States on family outings to visit relatives in New Jersey. This white and black polka dot mini skirt with patent belt and white “poor boy” top, as well as the dangling hoop earrings, white textured hose and white patent Mary Janes were purchased at the American department store Alexander’s. These kinds of trendy pieces would rarely have been available in Canada at the time. The clothes empowered me—I felt fashion forward, and like a rebel for being slightly ahead of my own social pack, sartorially-speaking. This shot was taken for a Toronto Star piece that a group of my friends were featured in, as we discussed the injustice of the songs "Rainy Day Woman" (Dylan) and "Eight Miles High" (The Byrds) being banned from radio airplay because of drug references. As you can see, I was passionate about the subject!