Get This Look: Reality Bites Edition

by Marie Lodi

Girls who used lunch boxes as purses back in the ’90s worship at the altar of Vickie Miner (Janeane Garofalo). She may have been the “quirky BFF” to Winona Ryder’s Lelaina in Reality Bites, but she was truly one of a kind. The film celebrates its 30th anniversary this February, but costume designer Eugenie Bafaloukos made sure to cement Vickie’s status as a style icon who could stand the test of time. Vintage tea dresses, Peter Pan collars, platform shoes, brightly colored tights, the perfect red-lipped pout, and a brutally honest, take-no-shit philosophy? Still want to be her. “Evian is naive spelled backward,” and Vickie is the ultimate Gen X slacker style queen. 

  1. Saltwater Luxe Azza Minidress, $115,
  1. Calzedonia 50 Denier Total Comfort Soft Touch Tights, $15,
  1. John Fluevog Stop It Parada Double-Strap Mary Jane Shoes, $429,
  1. Thrive Causemetics Impact-Full Smoothing Lipstick in Jessica, $26,
  1. Lele Sadoughi Fern Green Daisy Oval Sunglasses, $145,
  1. Toynk The Golden Girls Cast Retro Metal Tin Lunch Box Tote, $24.99,


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