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Soooo High School, Pt. 2

by Sally Mulligan

Wecome back to Soooo High School, where we explore the hidden fashion icons who were lurking the halls of your high school back in the day! Let us know where you fit in! Today we are bringing back the style of the girl that we all loved to hate: The Tease. With bustier tops, nosebleed platforms and body-con all back in style, The Girl With a Reputation is as stylish as she ever was. The thing to remember about the tease is that, more so than most other stereotypes we will be exploring, her look is calculated every step of the way, and yet one can never look like they are trying too hard. Every (scant) inch of clothing, every accessory is meant to titillate and, well, tease.
To make this look wearable, the key is to take a few components of this vixen’s style and discard the rest. Too much skin is never a good look. The vibe I was going for here (in an effort to not be mistaken for a hooker) is Kelly-Bundy-with-a-Lolita-twist to keep things slightly more innocent. A few young, sweet touches, like heart shaped sunglasses and floral prints keep this look fresh. Keep the hair and make-up simple so that you can still get away with sky-high shoes!

the tease

Check out the last Soooo High School post hereand be sure to check back to find out which high school stereotype we spotlight next!

Iconic Monday | The Journey of Natty Gann

Okay, okay, I know – it’s supposed to just be Iconic Friday, a happy end-of-the-week style icon celebration. But I couldn’t help myself. This VHS was on heavy rotation in my VCR when I was just a young girl and for the past few months, I’ve been obsessing over seeing it again.

Produced by Disney Films in 1985, actress Meredith Salenger (who plays Natty Gann) and an exquisite Wolf Huskey dog star in this period piece set in America during the great depression.

Aside from being gorgeous and outdoorsy, Natty’s main outfit throughout the film is her classic tweed newsboy cap, a buttoned wool fitted overcoat, a mens buttoned oxford, tweed slacks and loafers. And it is perfect. Apologies that there aren’t more photos floating around online – if you can find any, pretty please send them our way and we’ll post them.

As for my desire to pop some Kettle Corn and re-watch this movie, I’ve given up searching through my parent’s dusty VHS collection to find it so I’ll be logging onto Blockbuster to upgrade and buy the DVD soon.

Meredith, thank you for being one NW Portland girl’s role model. Because of you (and my pops), I’m not afraid to be grimy or independent and my love of dogs is lifelong.

XO | S.