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Flashback Friday: 1988

Yes, it’s been awhile since my Flashback Friday posts! When I stopped doing them, several people asked me why I wasn’t doing them anymore- I was really surprised how many people enjoyed them, since I didn’t hear from them at the time. So, here you go, another flashback, to 1988.

Here I am with my first boyfriend, at National Music Camp (where I was taking lots of drawing courses), in Interlochen, MI. I remember being really shy at the time. One of my fondest memories of him is the time he sat and watched me draw for an hour.


There’s not much to say about the ’88 fashion in this shot: I took off my enormous glasses for the photo, obviously big hair, Ked-style shoes, and pastel Swatch watch.

From the cassette vault: “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode, from the album Music for the Masses. This was the song of the summer for me. I even made a drawing (a really, really, REALLY bad drawing) out of it.

Flashback Friday: 1987

I love this picture – it just screams 1987, don’t you think? The big Madonna black sunglasses (inside, no less), the big white phone, big hair, slouchy sweatshirt, gold chain, and OH!OH!OH! those baby-pink nails (OMG!!). Like, gag me with a spoon! Nice ghetto-blaster, too. This was taken during one of several “photo shoots” I did with a friend, where we tried (oh, so hard) to be models.

From the cassette vault: “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode. Quintessential 80’s music, Bel style.