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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Liv Tyler In “Empire Records”

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This past weekend, I watched the classic ’90s movie “Empire Records,” which follows a day in the life of an independent record store and all of its employees (indie records stores, remember those?). Over the course of the film, one girl (Robin Tunney from “The Craft”) tries to commit suicide and shaves her head, another (Renee Zellweger) sleeps with a washed up rock star, and yet another gets into Harvard and falls in love with her best friend (yep, Liv). Also, nobody seems to actually work.

My friends and I were really coveting Liv’s femme take on grunge, so I thought I’d see if I could copy her iconic look. Check it out after the jump.
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Mara Wilson Doesn’t Miss Being In Movies

“Film can be exciting, but more often, it’s tedious. The celebrity aspect is nothing short of ridiculous, and auditioning is brutal and dehumanizing. Every time I see a pretty young girl on the subway reading sides for an audition, my only thought is, ‘Man, am I glad I’m not doing that anymore.’ I never feel nostalgia, just relief.”

Mara Wilson, star of “Matilda,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and every other ’90s movie that required a cute, precocious little girl, explains in a recent blog post why she stopped acting in movies and doesn’t miss it. The 24-year-old NYU grad is now working as a playwright and loves connecting with the audience and “living a live moment onstage.” You go, girl. [via Huffington Post]

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