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Movie Style Icon: Kirsten Dunst in The Virgin Suicides

Movie Style Icon: Kirsten Dunst in The Virgin Suicides
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with a Sophia Coppola film yet, then evidently you’re missing out on one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. I remember watching The Virgin Suicides when I was just 13-years-old. The film centers around the five Lisbon sisters, who commit suicide one by one, over the course of a year in the 1970’s. Coppola’s adaptation of the 1993 novel probably wasn’t the most influential film for a girl of 13 to be watching. But despite the film’s dark demeanor, I found myself falling utterly in love with the eccentricity and innocence the Lisbon sisters (played by Kirsten Dunst, Hanna Hall, A.J Cook, Leslie Hayman, and Chelse Swain) possessed.

Movie Style Icon: Kirsten Dunst in The Virgin Suicides

But apart from the stellar performances, and superb directing, the film also retains an original costume collection. Especially that of Lux Lisbon (played by Dunst). Lux Lisbon is the the fourth youngest of the Lisbon girls and has the most, in my opinion, stylish ensembles in the film. Since the film takes place in the 70’s, there’s a ton of boho-inspired dresses crafted from pretty fabrics. At the end of the day though, this movie is by far one of my favorites and for good reason. Coppola has excelled in capturing the teenage angst and confusion of a teenager living in the 70’s. If the film isn’t already in your Netflix queue, it’s about time it should be.

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I am a journalistic enthusiast, born and bred in Washington, D.C. When I'm not busy meticulously constructing posts, I can be found burying my head in an epic novel, cooking a delicious mess in the kitchen, scouring local thrift stores, and spending way too much time binging on Netflix (Arrested Development anyone?). I cannot live without a good playlist (Billy Holiday is preferred), working wifi (sometimes not always working), and Dunkin Donuts coffee (caramel swirl is my go-to flavor). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to the email below. Happy Reading!

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