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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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Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of John Hughes' death, making this Saturday's Sixteen Candles screening in Brentwood an especially timely tribute to the multi-hyphenate movie maker. If you're looking to pay homage to the man who bringeth the Brat Pack, you're in luck—there's still time to snap up your tickets to pup- and picnic-friendly event.
For today's Dress Code installment, we've challenged luxe Pac Pal boutique Elyse Walker and boho video vixen shop Luxury Jones to present their best '80s-inspired ensembles. From a head-to-toe designer look fit for a modern-day Molly Ringwald to a made-for-the-ladies interpretation of Anthony Michael Hall's geek chic, check out more after the jump.
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Where: Elyse Walker; 15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades; (310) 230-8882
What: Saint Laurent Single-Breasted Blazer, $3190; Crew Neck Black and Ivory Striped Top, $395; Original High-Waisted Skinny Jean in Dirty Dark Blue, $750; Kitten 50 Studded Ankle Strap Pump in Black Patent Leather, $795
Why: Given that Cali-inspired (and Angeleno!) Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's spring/summer collection was all about '80s punk rock chic, Elyse Walker boutique stylist Molly Rabuchin selected all pieces from the Parisian fashion house to channeled the power-shouldered decade and the movie's main character, Samantha Baker. "Ultra high-waisted denim, zebra prints, oversized blazers (which she seems to wear a lot of in the movie) and of course, kitten heels" are all pieces that epitomize the decade, but with an Aughts twist.
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Where: Luxury Jones; 7664 Melrose Avenue, ; (323) 591-0890
What: Vintage pink strapless party dress, $120; vintage double-dipped denim jacket, $54; Luxury Jones boots, $299; vintage neon pink handbag, $68; zipper mirror sunglasses, $24; vintage multi-layer pearl necklace: $74; assorted rings, $12 to $24.
Why: Already a street style star in her own right, Luxury Jones designer and boutique owner Niki Dimitras described this very Pretty in Pink look as her "take on classic American bubble gum 80's cuteness: denim and tulle with a Luxury Jones twist."
What: Vintage red and white rayon cropped button up, $44; vintage blue denim circle skirt, $44; gold chain suspenders, $38; one-of-a-kind gradient lens sunglasses, $88; white fringe ankle boots, $68; Esprit bag, $68; FLY earrings, $16
Why: "I felt like the boys and androgynous folks needed to be represented," Dmitiras tells us. Here, she channels the teen flick's resident nerd, Anthony Michael Hall.
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