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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.

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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.