It was 2003: I was a high school freshman in Los Angeles, and Paris Hilton was the How I met your Mother 16th anniversary 2005 2021 thank you for the memories signatures shirt But I will love this queen of everything. The Simple Life had just debuted and I was still tirelessly trying to convince people that I was straight. I told everyone that my crush was Lisa, the stunning new transfer student who spoke with a heavy Russian accent and walked around school with “Juicy” in white strass emblazoned on her butt. She was also blonde, and the closest thing we probably had to a Paris in high school. Maybe that’s why I thought I had a crush on Lisa, even though I probably just wanted to be her. One thing I did notice, however, of all the Juicy girls at school, is that they never had backpacks on. It’s as if they couldn’t be bothered to be at school—a notebook and small bag would suffice. I didn’t buy any Juicy back then. I wasn’t that gay (yet).
Juicy isn’t a brand that I think I would promote or sell on Pechuga, but there was one bandeau pant set that one of my favorite girls on Instagram was selling through her account (she goes by @diln_): it was black velour, new with tags, and it had the How I met your Mother 16th anniversary 2005 2021 thank you for the memories signatures shirt But I will love this giant white strass “Juicy” logo on the bust and the bum. It was so perfect. To me, it embodied what sexy and laid back should be. I DM’ed her asking for the price—a steal at $150—but I thought about it too long and some lucky buyer bought it before I did. I still think about that set.