Because I am guilty of binge watching the entire season this weekend and because I too am a big fan of 80/90's films. The slightly weird and creepy yet completely amazing movies that we huddled around chunky televisions to watch. The article below was written by fellow EWC member (one of the founding members actually) Elizabeth Stilwell of The Note Passer. I love her picks for getting into the Stranger Things spirit. Mostly USA made and all ethically manufactured, the items include some of my favorites from the directory like Reformation and Fat and the Moon. Read on...
Written by Elizabeth Stilwell
My childhood in the eighties and nineties revolved through (by today's standards) almost quaint sci fi movies like "E.T.," "Flight of the Navigator," and "Blade Runner." The Netflix original "Stranger Things" hinges on this same nostalgia of my generation — an amalgam of Spielburg-esque movies from a kid point-of-view, creepy sci fi, and Winona Ryder. It's set in a quaint rural town, follows kids who roam free on their bikes and in and out of basements, and has a great soundtrack. Out of it's popularity, we have a new wave of interest in weirdo characters, kid gangs, and again, Winona Ryder. I think it's safe to say we've reached peak "Stranger Things."
Exhibit A: There's a text generator just so you can type whatever you want in the retro-y title sequence font.
Exhibit B: A "Stranger Things" theme party in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Bushwick!
Exhibit C: Winona is back on the covers of our magazines.
But even as minimalist wary of trends, I'm finding myself drawn to a mix of sci fi themes, badass women who can rock a shaved head à la Eleven, and slick makeup trends — just in time for Halloween. I'm not so obsessed I would buy all of these items (or shave my head), but I would try something in the shadow of a trend — a slash of silver eyeshadow, a dress in a dark galactic print, or a dope new lamp for cross-dimensional communication. And The Craft pin. Definitely the pin. Happy hunting, weirdos!
All items are vegan and palm oil free. Click through the images to products (many of which are on sale!).