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I’m not one of those people that started feeling old once I entered my thirties but coming to the realization that The Craft was released almost twenty years ago was a little jarring. I’ll process that later. For now I want to talk about how formative this flick was when I was a witchy 90s teen in a smallish town. Clueless was already out and it was a big deal but for me it was lacking in the sullen teenager vibes. It totally reflected the majority of kids around me who were preppier, sportier, trendier but I wanted smeary makeup and chunky boots. Cue The Craft, which hit the ground running and took over the lives of my friends and I. We couldn’t get enough of the eyeliner and no fucks attitudes, and it was refreshing and reassuring to see girls who looked more like us. It definitely contributed to me embracing myself as the kind of person that burns a lot of incense and spends free time in the woods.
Around Halloween this flick gets put back on the roster and I thought The Craft would be the perfect #wcw to lead us all into October.
Australian artist Mel Stringer knows babes. Her body positive illustrations often feature adorable gals who don’t want to take your shit. I am forever blown away by how consistently she puts out incredible art and I basically want all of it. All. Of. It.
Mel’s circle of babes that she’s created look like people I want to be friends with and her colour palette is how I want to see the world all the time. If you want to check out more of her work you can hop over to her site. Her Etsy shop is a tad low on stock right now but it looks like she’ll be back September 1 with new jams like her Oh You Yearbook, a series of portraits she’s done over the past twelve months. And yes, she’s got Instagram.