Good Girls Go to Heaven

giorgia fiore white blue dress gianfranco lotti bag anja tufina

Wearing this outfit a friend made me notice that I was dressed like a good girl from the 60s, with a modern twist of sneakers. I asked what was wrong with it and she laughed and said ‘You know good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere’.

Giorgia Fiore SS17 dress

Gianfranco Lotti Bag

adidas originals NMD shoes

Good girls go to heaven, but the bad girls go everywhere‘ has been used for years as a motto for us girls. Not many know that the popular expression made it into popular culture from the best-selling 1962 book by Helen Gurley Brown, Sex and the Single Girl. This was an advice book that encouraged women to become independent financially and experience sex before marriage.  In 1965 Helen Gurley Brown went on to become the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan for 32 years, and we owe her all those sex columns that still today make the cover titles of the magazine. She claimed that women could have it all  “love, sex, and money” and she was right.  This was the 60s and the feminist movement gave us freedom today to wear what we want, do whatever we please and never be afraid of judgment while having total ownership of our bodies. It is 2017 and the movement has gone to fight for immigration reform, environmental protection, LGBT rights, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. So ‘good girls go to heaven and bad girls go everywhere’ isn’t a valid motto anymore because the truth is ‘ We go places together’.