Tuesday Vintage ‘The Craft’
Draw a circle of salt and bind your hair around a photo of a pug dog for protection. In the second of our 1990s pop-culture shoots with Tuesday Vintage, we present The Craft.
Prior to popular belief, witchcraft and wizardry was badass long before Harry Potter stayed up past bedtime to steal the philosopher’s stone. When The Craft was released in 1996, our parents freaked. How could they protect their child from seeing this film? They banned it from the house. They played Monopoly with us for 13 hours. They bought us Smarties as a bribe. But in the end we just watched it at our slightly skankier friend’s house.
It starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and ’90s bad boy Skeet Ulrich in the tale of the new girl in town and three outcast Catholic school girls (secretly amateur witches) who become friends and use increasingly darker magic to get revenge on anyone who wronged them. Which, if we had penned the script, would have been the canteen lady, for not cutting us some slack when we were 10c short of a pack of Ovalteenies. In the film, they’re a little more ambitious. The Craft had everything a 1990s film demanded – an all-American girl, a cute dood, magic, danger, a jock party, mild pashing, a killer soundtrack, and Fairuza Balk being scary as hell.
In honour of this, Rachel March of Tuesday Vintage went to her giant wardrobe, wiggled her nose to cast a summoning spell and took the Craft-inspired clothes that zoomed out to the beach for a darkly mystical shoot that evokes errie magic, youthful danger and hopefully not the feared ‘Manon’.
All clothes by Tuesday Vintage except leather choker by The Lair.
Photography by Sally Patti (sallypatti.com)
Styling by Rachel March (tuesdayvintage.com)
Beauty by Anna Milczarczyk (makeupbyaniam.com)
Model Sarah Moynihan @ The Wolves Agency
Production & styling assistant Claire Salter