Story of My Life

Story of My Life
At this very moment, the eighties are swirling up around us, as the decade of synthetic glory and exaggerated excess enjoys a fashionable reincarnation. But while the chic set chatters on and on about Debbie Harry and David Bowie, or how they're currently channeling Tina Chow and Alexis Carrington, we're looking to a less obvious muse: the literary brat pack. Our August editorial isn't an exact homage to Ellis and McInerney per se; however it is a tribute to the stylish characters that populate the pages of their novels. Whether you view it with these flawed-but-fabulous fictitious females in mind or simply take it as a modern retelling of some of the era's major trends, we hope you enjoy.

As always, you can enlarge any of the images in today's story simply by clicking on them. If you'd like to shop the shoot directly, just read on for a detailed list of all the products used!

Photographer: Justin Coit; Creative Director: Katherine Power; Style Director: Angela Fink; Hair: Scott Cunha; Makeup: Danielle Decker, ArtMixBeauty.com; Model: Payton, Photogenics.

Location courtesy of Chic Little Devil Style House.


Shop The Spreads

Look 1:
Helmut Lang Cropped Sweater ($585), Whitley Kros Jasper Pant ($130, pre-order 213.488.8020), Staring at Stars Curve Brim Felt Floppy Hat ($38), Forever 21 50's Readers ($5.80), Kiehl's Since 1851 Lip Gloss icon ($14.50) in Golden Berry.

Look 2:
H&M Multi-color Dress ($40), Erickson Beamon Star Glazer Necklace ($803), Stylist's own earrings, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect ($25.50) in Fuschia Poplin.

Look 3:
Cynthia Rowley Silk Ribbon Top ($310), Alex & Eli Cropped Jacket ($455) in Foil, H&M Creme Shorts ($40), BDG Wool Tam ($18) in Amber, Tuleste Market Small Hammered Squares Necklace ($88), WiNK Jenna Bow Belt ($132), H&M Tights ($10), Slow and Steady Wins the Race Rainwear Pumps ($115) in Khaki, Daily Dose Beauty Lip Gloss ($15) in Mango, NARS Lip Lacquer Diablo ($24) in Diablo.

Look 4:
H&M Silk Blouse ($40), Whitley Kros Chrystie Jumpsuit ($365, pre-order 310.859.2652), Urban Outfitters Floppy Chiffon Bow Headband ($20) in Taupe, Fallon Sue Ellen Dangle Earrings ($113), Rachel Leigh Crystal Fringe Necklace ($167) in Gunmetal, Made Her Think Spike Rhinestone Necklace ($465) in Silver Ox, Flirt Squeeze Me Super Shiny Lip Gloss ($12) in Pink Lemonade.

Look 5:
Reality Studio Poppy Dress ($427) in Mauve Linen, Hullabaloo Pretty Earrings ($6), Tuleste Market Solid Petal Necklace ($125) in Gunmetal, American Apparel Nylon Spandex Stretch Lace Bra ($16) in Black Floral, Aldo Cawthron ($30, 310.659.4093), Jack Rabbit Collection Icon Belt ($189) in Ivory, Daily Dose Beauty Lip Gloss ($15) in Tan.
EXPLORE: Events, Helmut Lang, Tuleste Market, H&M
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