November 1988 Fashion Etc.: Suede, Sunflowers & Scent

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It’s hard to know what the editors think their reader is doing in November 1988, based on the issue’s fashion and style content. Is she dressing drably for a job? Visiting the Southwest (again) in suede? Attending a formal girls-only party? Maybe all three in succession! At least the hair story suggests pleasantly un-fussy styles…not that you can really see them in the photos. We also learn about the coming sunflower invasion, how to even out your eyelashes, what perfume is, and much much more! Roll your hair up — or don’t — and join us!

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00:00:00 Hello It Is November 1988 00:02:14 Fashion: Cover 00:03:08 Fashion: The Country Girl 00:05:47 Fashion: Easily Suede 00:09:43 Fashion: All Dressed Up 00:14:59 What Next: Sunflower Power 00:16:33 Beauty: Spare Hair 00:20:01 About Face 00:23:40 Sassy Ads 00:43:34 Sassy Club 00:45:09 Magazineyness: Say What 00:49:21 Magazineyness: Inside Out 00:50:22 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

"Van Gogh Painting Sold for Record $39.85 Million" at
Blossom in sunflower headgear
SweetLilNothings on Etsy
"Your Eyelashes Should be This Long, Science Says" at
Jack Scalia Sasson ad outtake
The Caboodles Retro collection
"Caboodles then and now: How this beauty kit started with Vanna White" at
Tara's essay on James Wolk and Ordinary Joe at
The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show's Listen To Sassy crossover episode