“The Virgin Suicides” is a dreamy, stylish, often sad film from director Sofia Coppola (based off the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides). Its main characters are five blonde sisters, growing up in a house extremely isolated and closed off from the outside world. It’s a statement on youth, nature, family, depression, and growing up.
And it’s beautiful. The Lisbon sisters exist in a haze of a world: lace and flowers, delicate braids and pleated skirts. They are also a product of the 70’s— spinning vinyls on record players and cruising around in a 1970 Pontiac Firebird.
I looked for pieces that were delicate, almost innocent. But I also wanted to find items more in the style of Lux Lisbon (played by Kirsten Dunst), a rebel and a fighter.
I’ll leave you with this poem from the film: “The trees, like lungs, filling with air. My sister – the mean one – pulling my hair.”