ANDIE WALSH, PRETTY IN PINK
While the John Hughes-penned (Howard Deutch-directed) Pretty in Pink was released in 1986, its heroine, Andie (Molly Ringwald) makes like the average 2012 hipster. She shops in vintage stores, sells vinyl, crafts her own anachronistic-looking clothing herself… the list goes on. We movie nerds all know a hipster or two, and hopefully these Andie-inspired choices will answer to the gifting needs of hipster and movie nerd alike.
Priced at $22 (at Amazon)
This is a Pretty in Pink soundtrack — on pink vinyl. And Andie both worked in a record store and loved the color pink. It’s just so overwhelmingly meta. This special vinyl soundtrack was made for Record Store Day 2012 and does have a pretty stellar lineup of music, ranging from the title song by The Psychedelic Furs to still-relevant tracks by The Smiths, OMD, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, and INXS, among others.
Do you have any friends who can actually sew and who are hipster enough to rock ’80s outfits like Andie? Rusty Zipper is a vintage clothing site that also offers the option of do-it-yourself patterns that date back to multiple decades — the ’80s are the obvious go-to for any Pretty in Pink fans, especially those who might want to take a shot at recreating Andie’s hideous prom dress. This could also be a fun idea for people who don’t sew but would appreciate the humor in the ugly clothing.
Priced at $70
If you or your friends desire an Andie-like cloche hat but would be creeped out by wearing an actual vintage hat that used to be one someone else’s head, Goorin Bros. is a chain of hat boutiques that sells finely made vintage-inspired hats. This style, in particular, looks like the ones that Andie wore, but there are also Duckie-like hats for the gents out there too.
Giving Duckie the parting thought here, this holiday season, in addition to buying people gifts, can’t we all just try a little tenderness?