Thursday, April 18, 2013

A-Z Challenge: P - Pretty In Pink, Punky Brewster, and Parachute Pants!

And we're here with the letter P today, folks...
One of my favorite "Brat Pack" movies, Pretty In Pink! I had the hugest crust on Andrew McCarthy when I was young. I have no clue why (now), but I did.

And then there was Punky Brewster, the lovable girl who was abandoned by her mother (ouch!), went to live on her own with her dog Brandon in an apartment, and was discovered by the grouchy apartment building manager.  She ends up moving in with him and winning his heart, finding the family she's so desperate for. She was so fashionable with her mismatched sneakers and rainbow colored style.  I wanted to be Punky Brewster!

And then there were these parachute pants, which were all the rage and splattered all over the TV screen, worn by all the high-fashion celebrites.  I just...yeah, I never got this one.

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  1. LOL I had a pair of black parachute pants. Hot, uncomfortable - what we do for fashion :-) thank goodness I'm now too old too suffer the ignominies of fashion fads.

  2. Really glad parachute pants went out of style.

  3. I still haven't seen Pretty in Pink, though I have seen most of the other Brat Pack movies!

    Also, whoever decided that parachute pants should be a thing needs to have their life re-evaluated. Just saying :)

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  4. I just had the opportunity to meet Andrew McCarthy at an author signing (he's a travel writer now) and I have to tell you he's still handsome, very witty and quite charming. I still love him! :)