Style Inspired From Sixteen Candles

As I mentioned in my previous post, Styles Inspired From Heathers and Scream Queens, I’m looking at characters from books and movies and reinterpreting them as people of color (again, as I did when I started this blog).

16 Candles collage by me

When I think of 16 Candles I immediately picture Samantha (Molly Ringwald) in her pink tulle bridesmaid’s dress. So I decided to create a look based off of it.  Originally I made a pastel pink mini skirt with pleated tulle over it, but it did not look good–so I made the skirt into a tube top. I was skeptical at first, but I like the way it turned out.

all photos by gabe hilton

I’ve been sewing custom tube tops (a side gig), so it was fun to make one from tulle with a metal zipper in the back. My friend Azaiah models this look. (She also modeled another Molly Ringwald look for me in 2017 inspired by Pretty In Pink). I styled this look with flowing green pants and brown wedges–using earth tones to represent raw and realness. The basket bag is from a night market in Vietnam.




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