Do you remember Sassy Magazine? I've always been a magazine reader, but I especially remember my love for Sassy. We recently received the email beow from a fellow Sassy fan who not only remembered finding our shoes there, but who actually still had a copy of the magazine! I am loving the 90s grunge meets angsty teenaged school girl look. Say hello to August, 1993...
When I was 16 years old I was secretly addicted to Sassy magazine. It was *the* magazine for us offbeat girls that didn't fit into the mainstream mall-rat demographic. I anxiously awaited for it to hit the magazine rack each month and devoured every word from cover-to-cover the second I got it home. During this time, I had my own fashion sense that did not include regular trips to Wet Seal or Nordstrom. I was into funky thrift-store finds and beat-up levi jeans. The only problem I had was finding a decent shoe for the upcoming school year that was unique, versatile and comfortable. I already had converse and Doc Martins which were great for winter... but I needed one more shoe, a sandal perhaps. Birkenstocks were a bit too hippie-ish and everything else was too dressy or looked like it came directly out of Seventeen Magazine. I searched all summer long, to no avail. I had pretty much given up. So when I flopped down to enjoy the August issue of Sassy magazine in 1993, I was surprised to see the perfect sandal right before my eyes. A perfectly unique little shoe that looked great with tights or with scrunched up wool socks. I was smitten. I had to have them. I quickly looked up the sandal only to find the price of $95 was way out of my 16-year old budget. I was disheartened for a moment, then I started figuring out how I was going to save up for the darned things. I could not live without them. It took me two months, but eventually I was the proud owner of a beautiful pair of "New Chinese" sandals. It's been nearly 20 years, and I still have them. They were my first major fashion purchase and I hold them dear to my heart.
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p.s. Is it just me, or did that look like a younger Angelina Jolie?
p.p.s. Do you remember the Sassy spoof Phil Hartman did on SNL? Hillarious!