October 13, 2011
by Svetlana Legetic (D.C.)
Restless (out now) is Gus Van Sant’s latest tearjerker, starring Mia Wasikowska as Annabel Cotton, the most stylish yet tragic character since Jennifer Cavalleri/Ali McGraw in Love Story. Forever young and with just three months to make the most of it, she runs around Portland (the perfect city for permanent autumnal style) in vintage furs, little white shifts, stacked–heel Mary Janes and a perfect Jean Seberg–inspired pixie cut.
The colors (creams, greys, blacks) and patterns (leopard, sporty stripes) are undeniably timeless, and the fabrics (vintage tweed, mink, herringbone) are so warm and rich. Not without pops of color, of course, Mia’s wardrobe also involves the most amazing oranges, burnt yellows and fire-bright reds. (Oh, and having Henry Hopper as your accessory always helps too.)
How to get the look on your own: Raid your grandmother’s closet, for one. If it’s not within reasonable distance for raiding, tailor some of your own classic basics, pay attention to textures and pick up some great pop-colored knitwear to brighten it all up. And the haircut—well, we’ll leave that to the brave and exquisitely cheek-boned.