|Doll. Magazine. Monthly.|
|Cover model, Courtney Price|
I strongly suspect that this is the same girl that may have modeled the paper doll for the very first issue (which I now have) but I can't pin that down. So I won't assume. But I'm heavily leaning that way.
|The start of Help!|
|Working at living museums.|
Other things in Girls Express include:
- The then-new The Secret Garden movie coming out
- keeping your juice box cool through freezing it
- making money by hustling popcorn at sports games
- the buzzword "exhilarating"
- winning an AG watch by entering a poetry contest
- Spending time with dad cause Father's Day
|what in the hell|
There was also a "Dumbest Toy" poll which got marks for G.I. Joe (shrug), Hula hoops (don't you love it when people don't understand awesome fads) and Baby Rollerblade. I can feel the side ponytail at my head. But the winner/loser was Magic Potty Baby, who basically sat on and faux-pissed in a toilet the same way those drink bottles work for dolls. Ah, dolls with body functions: made forever and loathed by most. Let's move on.
|Not inviting people to parties, and being left out yourself.|
Also, we have an Emily C and Emily H. I always thought the kids who got letters after their names were special--I once had a class with two Christinas and two Brandi/Brandys. I now realize that this meant their name was super common.
|A New Short Story and a New Girl at Powderkeg School.|
|That's right, I like to make my AG characters queer.|
|Quilting like a mofo.|
|Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.|
|Make some Quilting!|
|Double fucking dutch.|
|Live without TV--hard in the 90s!|
|Before reading Suzy and Leah...cause it's got a heavy theme.|
|And the story proper.|
After this was an article on a bike hike--basically, riding bikes on a clue trail to a party. Back when parents didn't hover nearly as much so you could ride bikes without expecting mom and dad over your butt. Also, helmets were a thing but the rest of the gear not so much.
Blah blah games and giggles blah blah didn't take a pic.
|Hanging on the beach.|
|Paper Doll #4: Allison.|
|Standardized paper dolling.|
I more like that her outfit is Felicity-style. The hat is to her side because mob caps were required.
|1862. Zouave suits.|
|1903 and 1964.|
Peggy, Allison's mother, was ten in 1964 and her favorite dress was from Paris, made of blue velvet, trimmed with lace, and gorgeous. I will have to make something like this for my gang.
|Looking good for the 90s--and maybe even today.|
|Next time: Summer and Stuff.|