Everyone's talking about The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola's new film about a group of privileged Valley kids who ransacked the houses of shopaholic celebs, including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, in the aughts. When the burglaries actually happened, in 2008, the popularity of the Juicy Couture tracksuit had long peaked. Yet there is something about the particular celebrities targeted—as well as the teenagers doing the targeting—that is reminiscent of the era of Juicy.
So it's apt that for Resort, the brand's design team honed the "Juicy DNA," embracing that trashy-and-you-own-it Southern Californian look. The tight collection of black tracksuits, ponte-knit dresses, and tuxedo blazers was accented with sequins, gold embroidery, and brass studs. A muted leopard-print puffer was tailor-made for the sorority girl who wishes she were living in West Hollywood rather than Western Mass, and a tulle skater dress with overall-style straps was cool in a Sunset Strip-meets-Courtney Love sort of way. These looks were OK enough, but it was a black-and-cream velour baseball jacket that really flipped the bird to all of the haters. On the back was a tattoo heart emblazoned with the words "Love, Juicy." Worthy of the Bling Ring? Totally.
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