… a word from Amanda

Welcome to SUMMER, at long last.

The sun is finally shining and it’s time to get outside and draw a line under the endless box-set culture that we’ve been engrossed in for so long.

During these past miserable months, I’ve been glued to The Sopranos and The Wire, classic TV series that get constantly get cited as the Golden Age of Television. But anyone who grew up in the ‘90s will know that even these timeless epic shows will never hold a torch to 90s /00s Saturday nights on ITV, with its holy trinity line-up of Baywatch and Blind Date. 

Saturdays were mostly about Pamela Anderson in her red lifeguard cossie on the beaches of Malibu. And now, a whole new generation is set to fall in love with the Pammy of the 90s/00s. Lily James has taken on the role of Pamela Anderson in new show Pam & Tommy. Sebastian Stan takes the role of the Mötley Crüe drummer.

Anderson is apparently unimpressed, allegedly dismissing the production as a ‘cheap knockoff’. But she might have to get used to seeing a revival of her ’90s style. Going by the first promo shots, the social media generation are already obsessed with throwback Pammy fashion. It feels very “this summer” doesn’t it? Consider her fondness for corset tops  – they’re getting a lot of love right now from the likes of Bella Hadid and Billie Eilish.

Fancy channelling even more Pammy nostalgia? See also her love of mini-skirts, which are back for 2021 and double denim. And what about the bleached blonde hair and pencil thin eyebrows? Well, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK fashion winner Bimini Bon-Boulash has made us all reach for the tweezers again.

But it’s THAT swimsuit that’s the ultimate Pammy image.  So iconic was the Baywatch swimsuit, the barbed wire tattoo, the bombshell body, that it’s surprising Anderson has been somewhat ignored for her style credentials. However, designers – like Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney – have long been fans (of Anderson as an animal rights activist as much as a fashion plate). 

Now it’s time to give Pammy her due. Where is my lipliner…?

Onto this week’s instalment and quite naturally we are discussing SUNGLASSES as the sun has now officially got his hat on plus the black eyeliner flick and how to wing it with the best new hack on the market… enjoy.