Posts by Janie

Punky Brewster

When it came to rambunctious 80’s icons there were few that could compete with Punky Brewster. Armed with her dog, a motley crew of friends, and a mismatched wardrobe, Punky won over the heart of Henry and the American public alike. All you need for the same look are a few layered shirts, ripped up jeans, and mismatched shoes.

Jem

Who didn’t want to be Jem during the 1980’s? The second Jerrica Benton touched her holographic earrings Syngergy transformed her into the dazzling rock star, Jem. Between running a foster program for teens, driving a sweet Rolls Royce, and romancing Rio it’s surprising that Jem found time for belting out tunes. But she and the Holograms managed to outperform the Misfits in every episode. And she did it wearing a lot of pink.

One

In The City of Lost Children, strong man One, played by a French speaking Ron Perlman, is in a desperate hunt to find his captured little brother. During his journey he runs into Miette who agrees to help him track down the youngster. Despite his gentle demeanor and cozy fisherman sweater, One’s strength of spirit, along with some impressive muscles, helps to rescue all of the captured children.

Miette

In order to be leading a pack of street urchins you need to dress the part. Miette, played by Judith Vittet, does this with a lot of courage and in an exceptional outfit. While you might not be able to get the same clothes that designer Jean Paul Gaultier made for The City of Lost Children you can replicate it with a sailor style pullover, red jumper, and curls

Madeline

Even if you can’t afford to take a trip to France, you can at least look like one of its most fashionable exports. Get into some mischief with a Peter Pan collared dress and a straw hat, and soon enough you’ll feel like you’re traipsing about Paris.

Layla from Buffalo ’66

It takes a heck of a person to pull off dance clothes when meeting their fake husband’s parents for the first time. But Christina Ricci as Layla in Buffalo ’66 makes it seem effortless, even with several pounds of blue eye shadow on. It’s no surprise that Billy Brown is so excited to tell everyone that, “There’s a girl who loves me, and she’s very pretty.” Agreed, Billy.

Harold Chasen

In between trying to woo the original cougar, Maude, and attending strangers’ funerals, Harold (Bud Cort) made time to wear some pretty impressive threads. When you look that good in a suit, it’s no wonder that Maude fell for him. The Jaguar/hearse probably helped too.

Joey Ramone

While you might have to make iconic music in order to be as authentically cool as Joey Ramone, it’s easy enough to copy his uniform in order to at least look as cool as him. All it takes is a leather jacket over some jeans and you are good to go, but fronting a band might help too

Jordana Bevan

No one made parochial rebelliousness look cooler than Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Paige) in Submarine. It was no wonder that Oliver Tate was so tongue tied around her. She made even the most conservative school uniform look stylish. Her style can be mirrored by throwing on a red coat and breaking some hearts.