I haven't made a moodboard in a very long time and for a while I thought I would stop for good, or that I was incapable of being able to make sense of all my favourite pop culture references into a cacophony of coordinated colours and landscapes. Of course that didn't turn out to be true but self-doubt can be a real bitch and once the seed of doubt has been planted it can be difficult to shake off. The easiest way to combat this mentality is to sit down and try and do it, even if you're worried it might not be very good. I've been thinking a lot about mall goths and their gentrified suburban counterparts. The kind of girls who look up from their diet soda just as you spill ketchup all down your top in the food court. These images feel like they belong in the same universe as Edward Scissorhands but with a greater emphasise on young women rather than youth culture in general. There's also undertones of malice or deep dark secrets which I find irresistible made all the more alluring when combined with red lipstick and a killer wardrobe. It's all very Stepford Wives in its own, peculiar way through the lens of a younger teenage cast.
1a- Kailey Flyte shot by Hana Hayley, b, c- Clueless (1995). 2- via. 3a- unknown, b- Rookie Mag. 4- Daria (1997- 2001). 6a- Style Rookie, c- Freaks & Geeks (1999- 2000). 7- Courtney Love. 8a- backstage Gucci AW15, c- unknown. 9- To Die For (Gus Van Sant 1995). 10- Kate Moss, Calvin Kein 1997. 11- Tavi Gevinson and Petra Collins as the Grady Twins at Rookie Mag Masquerade Ball. 13- unknown.3c & 6b. 5, 8b, 12- Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me (1992).