I officially reached my style peak at age 11 - and it was all thanks to Tammy Girl. For my birthday disco shared with my twin sister and a couple of friends - we got a balloon arch; pretty major stuff for village halls in 2001 - I wore a pair of leather flares and a turquoise tie-dye tank top emblazoned with the word 'Babe'. In diamanté.
The outfit, of course, was from Tammy Girl, the high street chain that closed just four years after that fateful party in 2005; a peer of Morgan, Kookai and Jane Norman, all of which have since shuttered their doors.
In the early '00s, everyone wanted to be a Tammy Girl. And if you weren't then that particular window has just been reopened. Because as of today, Tammy Girl is available exclusively at ASOS. Somebody tell Bella Hadid - the queen of all things Y2K - because the 32-piece collection, ranging in price from £14.99 to £35.99, is a nostalgia hall of fame, featuring the likes of butterfly-stamped baby tees, fishnet vests and ruched minis.
Styled with platform trainers, butterfly clips, frosted eyeshadow and bucket hats, it's triggering all kinds of mufti day memories for millennials (if, that is, your mum let you go to school wearing Tammy Girl). Somebody pass the tattoo choker.