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Welcome to Dress Code, a new feature borrowed from our sister site in which we pick an event in Los Angeles and ask three of our favorite shops to solve the what-do-I-even-wear-to-that dilemma.
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The '90s called: it wants to hang out in the 21st century for a bit longer. Which brings us to our next subject of our Dress Code series: Cinespia's screening of cult classic teen flick Empire Records. To help you dress for the totally retrotastic (and sold out) event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, we challenged vintage and consignment shop Wasteland and essential boutiques Beckley and TenOverSix to show us their very best grunge-inspired looks.
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Where: Beckley Boutique
Why: "I felt that this look was my version of chic grunge," Beckley owner and designer Melissa Akkaway tells us. For store employee Chloe Deem, she chose the tweed Theory skirt which adds "a bit of girly flair, but hardens the look by keeping the color palette dark."
Image via TenOverSix
Why: TenOverSix co-owner, creative director and head buyer Kristen Lee Cole styled store manager Natalie Daugherty in a head-to-toe look inspired by Liv Tyler's character, Corey Mason. The Creatures of Comfort flannel dress (worn as a jacket!) is a nod to '90s grunge, while luxe basics by Shaina Mote and Rachel Comey modernize the outfit.
Image via Wasteland
Where: Wasteland on Melrose
What: Vintage Chia moto leather jacket, $95; vintage Juilia dress, $35; vintage Nine West boots, $38.
Why: Our throwback fashion challenge wouldn't be complete without essential consignment shop Wasteland, whose vintage mavens are totally experts on retro dressing. Case in point: Merchandiser Jessica Harris picked out this very legit look for Melrose store employee Talia Giordano. This outfit "not only embodies Empire Records' iconic '90s fashion, but also represents the infamous Wasteland babe vibe," Harris tells us. "She's ready for a day with her girls or that raging party later tonight."
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