By Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine
Are all cool women former high school Goths? I recently learned that Melissa McCarthy and Cate Blanchett, two of my favorite actresses, shared this common past.
When I met McCarthy on the set of her diva-style makeover shoot for Allure's January issue, we talked about her fashion history. As teens, she and her best friend Brian Atwood (yep, that Brian Atwood) would hit up Chicago's Goth clubs. McCarthy told me:
"I wore white-white Kabuki makeup, and I did weird things with proportion, like I'd have these tiny red lips. My hair was dyed a raven blue-black. When I was 16, my sister got really mad at me because I had spent the night in Chicago and I came back with the first two inches of my hairline shaved off-and since I wore white stage makeup I would continue it up so my head looked incredibly deformed. I just got a kick out of it. So I walked in the door, and my sister said, "Isn't anybody going to stop her?" But they didn't. My mom wouldRead More »from Melissa McCarthy and Cate Blanchett Were Goth Teens