Fashion in Literature: Recreating 10 of Fiction's Greatest Looks

09/04/2013 11:41 AM |

Silver Sparkler Star Bobby Pins

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The Lisbon Sisters; The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
“Sometimes we caught sight of tattered knee socks rounding a corner, or came upon them doubled over, shoving books into a cubbyhole, flicking the hair out of their eyes. But it was always the same: their white faces drifting in slow motion past us, while we pretended we hadn’t been looking for them at all, that we didn’t know they existed…They were short, round-buttocked in denim, with roundish cheeks that recalled that same dorsal softness.”

It’s become somewhat impossible to separate the characters in this Jeffrey Eugenides novel from how they were portrayed in the dreamy, perfectly styled Sophia Coppola film adaptation. And that’s ok, because Coppola was spot on in her vision for the lovely, languid Lisbon sisters. This look is easy enough to recreate, all you’ll need are a pair of high-waisted jeans, or a long and flowing faux-wedding dress, and knee-socks. Accessorize with sparkling star bobby pins, as if you’re going to the big dance and planning on spending the night staring up at the sky from the wet grass of the football field. Just don’t forget to scribble the name “Trip Fontaine” in your underwear.

Bobby Pins; Star bobby pins, $18
Jeans; assorted vintage jeans, from $
Faux-Wedding Dress; Brittany dress by Kordal, $
Socks; Solmate socks, $19
Underwear; Only Hearts Whisper Ruche Hipster, $35