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Born in the 70s, frolicked in the 80s, came of age in the 90s.
Sassy Magazine helped me not become a twat.

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carlotacranz asked: Are you going to scan all the Sassy magazines? Do you take contributors scans? I am positive I still have the Kurt and Courtney issue in a box somewhere.

I have the Kurt and Courtney issue. It’s one of my prize possessions!

I will definitely take contributor scans because I don’t have all the issues - and people are CLAMORING for the Twin Peaks fashion spread. 

vuvuzelabutton asked: Did you know about Dirt magazine? It was Sassy for boys, and I remember it being really good, but short lived.

Spike Jonze was the editor but I never got my hands on an issue. Priceless 90s artifacts now!

dianne727 asked: i seriously geeked out when i saw this. somehow i think all my old mags are in a box in my hoarder mother's garage... any chance you have an issue where the "cute band alert" was toad the wet sprocket? i'd love to see that again.

I’ll look for that band alert! I should post more of those in general.

Full disclosure: the problem with some of my issues is sometimes pieces are missing from pages, I was probably doing some teenage scrapbooking (whee).

whataboutprom asked: Super cool blog! I was an intern at 'Sassy' during my sophomore year of college (fall 1993-summer 1994). I met so many of my heroes, including Jane, Christina, Diane, Margie, Mary Ann, etc. I was able to work with Jane to write her editor's letter, about the interns, including Chloe Sevigny. And while there, I read the first issue of 'Nickelodeon,' where I wound up working for several years. Needless to say, it was a dream come true in many many ways! Anyway! Keep up the good work! Stay Sassy!

Thank you so much for the note - and you are absolutely lucky to have had such an experience in the print industry. To say that I’m jealous is an understatement. I would love to take the T.A.R.D.I.S. to the Sassy Magazine office in those years.

I’ll try to post some scans from your time there if I have ‘em!

HEY HEY NEWS UPDATE!Jane Pratt knows the SassyScans tumblr exists!
Those of you following along or who actually existed during the 90s will know Jane Pratt was the editor of Sassy Magazine during its glory years. After her run at Sassy, she went on to be the editor of Jane magazine and now is the empress of xoJane.com. 
Ms. Pratt and the lovely lasses at xoJane.com sent over this Polaroid from the classique Sassy days, plus this note:

I love what you guys are doing. Here’s a Polaroid of an aspiring model that came up to the Sassy offices I wanted to submit. xo Jane

THANKS for the tweets and notes and reblogs and everything - keep the Sassy Magazine spirit alive!

HEY HEY NEWS UPDATE!
Jane Pratt knows the SassyScans tumblr exists!

Those of you following along or who actually existed during the 90s will know Jane Pratt was the editor of Sassy Magazine during its glory years. After her run at Sassy, she went on to be the editor of Jane magazine and now is the empress of xoJane.com

Ms. Pratt and the lovely lasses at xoJane.com sent over this Polaroid from the classique Sassy days, plus this note:

I love what you guys are doing. Here’s a Polaroid of an aspiring model that came up to the Sassy offices I wanted to submit.

xo Jane

THANKS for the tweets and notes and reblogs and everything - keep the Sassy Magazine spirit alive!

Adrienne Shelly was one of the goddesses of 1990s indie cinema, starring in Hal Hartley’s The Unbelievable Truth and Trust before moving on to her own directing career. She wrote, directed and co-starred in Waitress, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay in 2007. Shelly was found murdered in her own apartment in 2006 and an award has been set up in her name by the Women Film Critics Circle, given to films that most passionately oppose violence against women.This “One to Watch” is from the November 1991 issue of Sassy Magazine.

Adrienne Shelly was one of the goddesses of 1990s indie cinema, starring in Hal Hartley’s The Unbelievable Truth and Trust before moving on to her own directing career. She wrote, directed and co-starred in Waitress, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay in 2007. Shelly was found murdered in her own apartment in 2006 and an award has been set up in her name by the Women Film Critics Circle, given to films that most passionately oppose violence against women.

This “One to Watch” is from the November 1991 issue of Sassy Magazine.

I get worried for young girls sometimes; I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled.

—Amy Poehler in an interview for Bust Magazine. (via erinonainen)

(Source: smellslikegirlriot, via larsvonbeer)