Carrie Brownstein’s stylish childhood #tbt proves that she was still a ~cool girl~ before “Portlandia”

Carrie Brownstein is the raddest — from her role in punk music history as a songwriter and guitarist for trio, Sleater-Kinney, to her hilarious sendup of the Pacific Northwest in the IFC sketch program Portlandia (along with her collaborator, Fred Armisen, of course), to her feminist rock-and-roll memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl.

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But who was Carrie before we got to know her as the coolest woman in the universe? What was she up to before we ever met Toni from the feminist bookstore?

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Well, now we know that she was still cooler (and more stylish) than any of us -- even as a ~tween~

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF FLATS AND PATTERNED CAPRIS

Carrie’s caption reads:

"Came home from NYC and my dad had sent me a package full of old photos. Just as you may have suspected, I was a really cool kid and heavy into punk rock."

It is pretty funny to imagine that this polo shirt and scarf-donning (possibly bracefaced?) youngster would grow up to become a feminist icon in punk rock music — but she absolutely did. (And she also seems to have eternally rocked a perfect bob haircut — just saying.)