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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00:00:00 It Is October 1989 00:02:55 Kim's Harrowing Tale Of Internetlessness 00:06:09 Cover 00:07:38 Fashion Feature: Artist At Work 00:12:39 Fashion Feature: Hit The Road 00:16:33 Fashion Feature: Welcome To Bedrock 00:22:48 Making It: Jacket Renovation 00:24:25 What Next: Really Roaring โ€™20s 00:26:13 We Try It 00:30:05 About Face 00:34:50 Then & Now: How To Slick Up A Scruffy Dude 00:36:43 Zits And Stuff 00:41:59 Sassy Ads 00:54:05 Diary: Desk Styles Of The Sassy Staff 00:58:12 Goodbye For Now 00:59:43 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