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Pretty in Plaid, John Hughes RIP

In Fashion, Film on August 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm


Here’s how I learned about the John Hughes news today. I logged onto facebook and at least seven friends had quotes from John Hughes movies (heavily favoring Sixteen Candles, and why wouldn’t you) as their status updates. Of course, tragedy notwithstanding, I immediately thought of Jake Ryan, every girl who turned 16 in the 80’s ultimate. Even 25 years later, Jake Ryan is timeless—as is his plaid. Which brings me to Breakfast Club‘s John Bender, another gift from John Hughes. Admit it. Bender was hot. Even with the whole earring situation (are those real diamonds, Claire?). But especially because of the plaid.


What’s your damage, Gossip Girl?

In Fashion, Film on February 3, 2009 at 8:04 am


Okay, so I’m revealing a lot about myself with this post. First. I watch Gossip Girl, and I’m not exactly the demographic. Second, I am (was?) the demographic for Heathers, the “mean girls” genre prototype that paved the way for subsequent high school high-fashion flicks. (It is notable that Mean Girls director Mark Waters is brother of Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters.) Heathers remains one of my all-time faves. Which is why I couldn’t help but be a little miffed by Blair’s blatant rip off last week of Heather #1’s personal style from her signature red accessories to the plaid jacket right down to the white tights from 20 years ago. How very.