October 1989 Fashion Etc.: Boots, Model Bones & Snapped Necks

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While Pam continues globe-trotting, we are joined by guest co-hosts Megan McCafferty and Kim Reed for a discussion of the fashion (etc.) of the October 1989 issue! We’re painting our feet, squinting at boots, sewing crap to the bottom of our blazers…okay, we’re only doing some of that — but we’re talking about all of it. Prepare yourself for a deep dive on the “Welcome To Bedrock” fashion story, which instantly finds itself in the top 5 weirdest in the magazine’s young life. Plus! Ads, letters, desks, the ’20s, and so much more!

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Episode Rundown

It Is October 1989

Kim's Harrowing Tale Of Internetlessness


Fashion Feature: Artist At Work

Fashion Feature: Hit The Road

Fashion Feature: Welcome To Bedrock

Making It: Jacket Renovation

What Next: Really Roaring โ€™20s

We Try It

About Face

Then & Now: How To Slick Up A Scruffy Dude

Zits And Stuff

Sassy Ads

Diary: Desk Styles Of The Sassy Staff

Goodbye For Now

Kim Doesn't Have Anything To Plug

Episode Notes

Women's Simply Vera Vera Wang Chiffon-Trim Blazer at Kohls.com
Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson Revlon review at Fragrantica.com
Electric Youth perfume for sale at Mercari.com
Morton Downey Jr. Sings on Amazon
"Morton Downey Jr. singing 'Are The Good Times All Over?' on The Pat Sajak Show" on YouTube
"Morton Downey Jr. sings 'Hey There Mr. Dealer' on The Arsenio Hall Show" on YouTube
Tara's interview with Interview With The Vampire star Sam Reid on VanityFair.com
Byrne Dairy Cookiewich
"Byrne Dairy announces two new 'Bigwich' flavors" on LocalSyr.com
Megan McCafferty on Indiebound.org