amy merrick

living in: carrie

by amym

Smile everybody! It’s prom time. While most may be traumatized at the memory of glittery heels and plastic corsage boxes, it’s best to embrace the good and the bad and Carrie, everyone’s favorite telekinetic heroine, does just that. The cult classic packs a wallop of campy high school horror and genuine emotional sensitivity, all covered in a 1970s hard candy shell. To celebrate the start of summer, let’s all throw a personal post-prom party with Sissy, a big bowl of popcorn and finally legal spiked punch.          –Amy Merrick

1. Glitter letters, $8; 2. Silk ballerina dress, $829; 3. Crystal tiara, $60; 4. Corsage box, $1; 5. Silver pump, $89; 6. Round balloons, $19/set of 6; 7. Metal garden stool, $279; 8. Splatter greeting cards, $3; 9. Blushing roses, $225.

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Sometimes it’s hard to move past mortifying high school memories and I count my blessings that by the time I’d gotten to gym class, the days of public showering had long past. There is something to be said for institutional cool though, and I wouldn’t mind stealing Carrie’s simple seventies shower style. This time, let’s be sure to enforce more shower curtains and less tormenting bullies.

1. Matrix lockers; 2. Shower combination, $860; 3. Bourjois nail polish, $3; 4. Vintage clock, $75; 5. Hammam towel, $10; 6. Tampon case, $2; 7. Porcelain hook, $25; 8. Bath brush, $30; 9. Love’s Baby Soft, $13; 10. Flip-flops, $3.

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