dark bags under the eyes, bed-head, oversized clothing, and dark sunglasses are some of the telltale signs that the subject may be 'heroin-chic'. Despite looking like a bit of a slob, these individuals give off an air of confidence and glamor, a certain haughtiness amidst their substance abusing, crucifix wearing, and generally unhealthy appearance.
the look that was popular in the 90s and is coming back now. being waif skinny, pale, tired and sickly looking, using cigarette smoke as perfume, lanky, and wearing clothes that hang off your emaciated body will give you the 'heroin chic' look. you are supposed to look like you have been up for the past week partying and you are worn out (but in a cool way). there was a lot of public outcry about this look saying it encouraged children to try drugs and saying drugs were cool.
when i stay up all night and come to school in the morning i look heroin chic.