Looks from “The Virgin Suicides”

“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.”

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This lacy frock from Free People is a bit more grown up than the one worn by Cecelia Lisbon (played by Hanna Hall). I love how white lace dresses are so summery and feminine.
This lacy frock from Free People is a bit more grown up than the one worn by Cecelia Lisbon (played by Hanna Hall). I love how white lace dresses are so summery and feminine.

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The Lisbon girls stunned in their matching homecoming dresses. This frock I found on Etsy is totally authentic: vintage 70’s.
The Lisbon girls stunned in their matching homecoming dresses. This frock I found on Etsy is totally authentic: vintage 70’s.

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I love Lux’s off the shoulder red top. I found one in the same vein from Forever 21. Perfect for summer — light and airy.
I love Lux’s off the shoulder red top. I found one in the same vein from Forever 21. Perfect for summer — light and airy.

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Lux is lovely in her 70’s style crop top. I found an alternative with a similar texture and a forgiving peplum detail. From Charlotte Russe.
Lux is lovely in her 70’s style crop top. I found an alternative with a similar texture and a forgiving peplum detail. From Charlotte Russe.

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The girls’ school uniforms are admittedly a little drab, as school uniforms tend to be. This cute gray skirt from The Gap, though, has a star detail that makes it fun instead of fuddy-duddy.
The girls’ school uniforms are admittedly a little drab, as school uniforms tend to be. This cute gray skirt from The Gap, though, has a star detail that makes it fun instead of fuddy-duddy.

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T-shirt dresses are perfect for lounging around the house in. And, you can easily accessorize them, and wear them out! Love this simple one from Target.
T-shirt dresses are perfect for lounging around the house in. And, you can easily accessorize them, and wear them out! Love this simple one from Target.

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