March 1988 Fashion Etc: Bandanas, The Boardwalk & Bugle Boy

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Once Tara and Pam have described the fashions they were sporting or coveting in March of 1988, we critique the cover, and then get into the fashion stories of Sassy‘s premiere issue, set on a boardwalk, at an old railyard, and in a palette of creams and beiges. What Next also forecasts coming fashion trends with pinpoint accuracy — thanks, Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson! The beauty features teach you how to use bandanas and makeup; then About Face tells you about bang trims and hot oil treatments, and Body Talk warns you about gonorrhea, weed, and NutraSweet. After Elise gets a makeover (and WILDLY negged in the process), we take a quick trip through some of the issue’s most memorable ads, including Benetton, Levi’s, Cherry Lane trying to make bloomers happen, and which Sassy Club products we’d be bugging our mom to buy us.

Then: the Magazineyness! Jane’s first Diary (her editor’s letter) has a culturally insensitive lede but otherwise makes us want to keep reading. The letters to the editor in Say What are probably just as real as the ones in Help! And should Sara Walker, the subject of Inside Out (the magazine’s inside back cover column for magazine production ephemera) who actually named the magazine itself, maybe have been its first cover model? Start thinking about how you can source these outfits on the cheap as you listen along!

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Episode Rundown

00:00:00 Hello, It's March 1988 00:02:25 What We Wore 00:07:37 Fashion: Cover 00:09:41 Fashion: On The Boardwalk 00:12:37 Fashion: Tough Enough 00:14:31 Fashion: Milk And Honey 00:16:15 Fashion: What Next? 00:21:12 Beauty: Bandanarama 00:24:26 Beauty: Beginner's Guide To Makeup 00:28:09 Beauty: About Face 00:35:00 Beauty: Body Talk 00:38:16 Beauty: Then & Now 00:41:32 Sassy Ads 00:51:54 Sassy Club 00:53:16 Magazineyness: Diary 00:54:43 Magazineyness: Say What 00:57:25 Magazineyness: Inside Out 00:58:38 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

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DO YEH HEH CYNTHIEH
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Beaver Canoe
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Andrew Southam's website
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Andrew Southam on Instagram
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Naomi Kaltman's website
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Pam's jean jacket on Poshmark
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Tully Jensen on Wikipedia
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Jensen's British "Vogue" cover, shot by Herb Ritts
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Photographer Nick Vaccaro's website, The Silver Canvas
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Marni Malinosky on Instagram
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Chrissy Teigen's scarf scrunchies
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Magazine ad for Coty's disposable mascara
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Guerlain Meteorite Powder Pebbles
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Shiseido matte lipsticks
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Current adolescent gonorrhea rates
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Carmex urban legends
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TV commercial for the United Superstars of Benetton
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Benetton's history of "shockvertising"
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Creative director Oliviero Toscani's most controversial Benetton campaigns
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Why Benetton fired Toscani (for the second time) in 2020
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Tara's review of Clarice at VanityFair.com
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