HEATHERS AND GINGHAM LOVE
Because before the Scream Queens, there were the Heathers. (If you don't know who the Heathers are, I suggest you hop on that Netflix, uhhh, now). The caricature of the 'mean girl' has taken on many identities, shapes and forms throughout the years – from Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, everyone's ~fav~ 9th grade read, to Regina George, everyone's favorite Rachel McAdams' role. But the Heathers enforced one pretty massive takeaway from every 'Mean Girl' saga throughout the land – that the mean girl is just about nothing without her precious followers. There's a reason why Ryan Murphy created Chanel #2 and a Chanel #5, and we actually have the Heathers to thank for that. This week's inspo comes from the crocquet-playing mean girl gang from the 1980s flick – with their matching gingham style and their conforming names. Which reminds me, thank god for Winona Ryder in this movie, that's all I have to add. (And if you have been totally lost as to what I'm talking about, plz watch Heathers, and you'll understand).
My mod take of this particular story all started with this gingham Brandy Melville skirt. Not only has it transported me to Fall, it also was just the perfect centerpiece to this Heathers inspired outfit. I paired it with this off-the-shoulder black top from Pacsun that I've been obsessed with (similar here), and a breezy army-green bomber that's my absolute go-to for fall. I finished off the look with a burgundy boot and clutch, as well as some fun wide-framed aviators and hoops courtesy of Miss Lindz.
Of course, I couldn't complete this post without Shakespeare's interpretation of one of the very first mean girls (@Queen Marg, @HenryVI)
"O tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide! [...] Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible; Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless."
[Henry VI Part III]
Cheers, xx, -A. Martine