A Holiday Gift Guide For Chic Cinephiles: Part 2 — Gifts Inspired By Regina George of “Mean Girls”
Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide features multiple installments featuring lovely giftables inspired by the most stylish women in TV and film. For Part 1, we focused on the impeccable style of the Supreme witch Fiona Goode; and now, for Part 2, we’re paying homage to the leader of The Plastics, the most exclusive clique in all of Northshore High School: Regina George. Sure, Regina is as conniving, calculating, and manipulative as they come, but we’re not extolling her personality traits here — just her fashion IQ, always impeccable skin and hair, and tastemaker status.
Below, you’ll find some goodies that are so “fetch,” they’re worthy of Regina George’s stamp of approval!
Boden Cropped Cashmere Cardigan, $138. Available at BodenUSA.com
Regina George’s signature look involves a snug pink cardigan worn over a graphic tank and paired with an über short, pleated skirt. This Boden cardigan, made of 100% cashmere, is ideal for emulating Regina’s girly style.
Alisa Michelle “You Can’t Sit With Us” Necklace, $49. Available at AlisaMichelle.com
As Cady describes, “having lunch with The Plastics was like leaving the actual world and entering girl world, and girl world had a lot of rules.” Some of the commandments handed down by Regina George included: wearing pink on Wednesdays, only rocking jeans or track pants on Fridays, styling your hair in a ponytail only once a week, and not donning a tank top two days in a row. If any rules were violated, the offender wouldn’t be able to sit at The Plastics’ table in the cafeteria. These rules famously lead to a flustered Gretchen screaming at a sweatpants-wearing Regina, “You can’t sit with us!” As an homage to that memorable moment in the film, Alisa Michelle designed this necklace,which features a banner-like, 2″-long, 14kt gold-plated pendant with the phrase “You Can’t Sit With Us” etched atop it.
H&M Gray Circle Skirt, $17.95. Available at HM.com
Circle skirts bounce playfully as you walk, which might explain why they were so popular among The Plastics. Made of a sporty heather gray jersey and featuring a coquettish heart print, this H&M skirt is made for strutting — whether it’s down school hallways or along city sidewalks!
Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Shupette Eye Need Shu Trio 02, $35, and Rouge Bonbon Trio 01, $35. Available at ShuUemura-USA.com
Chanel’s legendary creative director and head designer Karl Lagerfeld was once known for his ornate hand fans but, nowadays, you can typically find something else in the fashion icon’s hands: his pet cat Choupette, who Lagerfeld received as a gift from French male model Baptiste Giabiconi in December 2011. The always fashionable feline is the inspiration behind the new makeup collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura, which includes irresistibly chic eyeshadow palettes and lip color trios in compacts with illustrations of the snowy white kitty. Super girly Regina George types would love the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Shupette Eye Need Shu Trio 02, which contains three subtle, shimmering eye shadow shades that will brighten the complexion. The trio contains the eye shadow shades” E11, a cocoa-like hue with aubergine tones and Merlot-toned shimmer; E10, a blue-toned soft pink with tonal shimmer; and E3, a whitened yellow hue with a pearlescent finish and opalescent shimmer. Check out the hues below:
These pearly eye shadows will look meow-tastic when paired with any of the three shades in the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Shupette Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio 01. All three creamy lip colors feature an oil base that allows the colors to slide onto lips with ease. Their color pay-off, meanwhile, is positively astounding! The trio contains the shades: L6, a Debbie Harry-worthy fuchsia; L3, a candy-like cherry red ; and L1, a semi-sheer, ballerina pink.
Steve Madden Varcityy Pump, $89.95. Available at SteveMadden.com
Even after Janice Ian snuck into the girls’ locker room and attacked Regina’s white tank top with a pair of scissors, Regina simply slipped into her tank, looked down to see her purple bra showing through the circular cut-outs that had inexplicably appeared while she was showering, and shrugged, strutting out of the locker room confidently, sashaying in her pointy black pumps and flouncy skirt. Soon enough, all the girls at Northshore High were purposely snipping away at their shirts to flaunt their bras. It just goes to show that with a hefty dose of confidence and some killer heels, like these 4.5″-tall ones from Steve Madden, you can own any look.
Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody Bag, $158. Available at Macys.com
Too Faced Pro Essential Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set, $65. Available at TooFaced.com
Anyone who is as fond of pink as Regina will appreciate this adorable 5-piece makeup brush set, which comes with a metallic golden zippered pouch featuring sweet pink hearts all over its surface and a teddy bear charm hanging from the zipper’s pull tab. All five makeup brushes heads feature “teddy bear hair,” soft and flexible fibers that feel just as silky as brush bristles made of squirrel, sable, mink, or pony hairs but entail no animal cruelty and which also easily grab pigments and allow for a smooth and even application. The vegan-friendly brush set contains a Powder Brush, All-Over Shadow Brush, Contour Brush, Liner Brush, and Blender Brush — all with powder pink handles.
I Woud Prefer Not To Graphic Tee, $24.90. Available at Delias.com
This “I Would Prefer Not To” tee has just as much attitude as Regina’s “A Little Bit Dramatic” tank, and its gray color will work perfectly with black leather skirts, pink pleated minis, and colored jeans.
Moderno Fuchsia Leather Journal, $45. Available at PapyrusOnline.com
All girls should have a gorgeous journal where they can jot down their dreams, hopes, frustrations, triumphs, and secrets. Sure, it shouldn’t be turned into a vicious Burn Book filled with mean-spirited comments and heinous bits of unsubstantiated gossip but, instead, it should be a place for self-reflection and expression. Made in Italy, this leather journal features 192 pages in which girls can sketch, write, and doodle.
ban.do Sweet Talk Bangle, $24. Available at Shopbando.com
Be a cheerleader for your BFF by reminding her of her special qualities via this confidence-boosting bangle, made of 18k gold-plated metal and featuring a hot pink enamel exterior with the phrase “You rule so hard” showcased in a golden script along its perimeter.
The Body Shop Candy Kisses Set, $20. Available at TheBodyShop-USA.com
Regina George types don’t send Candy Cane Grams — they get them! This year, offer the Queen Bee of your universe a different type of candy cane treat. This adorable gift set from The Body Shop features five 0.34 oz. lip butter jars — Strawberry, Shea, Mango, Honeymania, and Coconut — nestled inside a festive candy cane-shaped box. Formulated with natural emollients and antioxidant-rich ingredients like shea butter, castor seed oil, and grape seed oil, each of these lip butters helps to nourish and soften pouts while coating them with a distinctive fruity, nutty, or gourmand flavor.
American Apparel Polka Dot Chiffon Double-Layered Shirred Waist Skirt, $42. Available at Store.AmericanApparel.net
This lightweight miniskirt features semi-sheer, double-layered chiffon peppered with tiny polka dots. The lightweight material floats and shimmies as you walk, bouncing playfully with every step.
MAC Cosmetics Keepsakes/Silver Lip + Eye Bag, $59.50. Available at MACcosmetics.com
This holiday gift set, part of MAC’s Keepsakes collection, is inspired by the notion of royalty — and Regina George types are always destined to rule over their kingdoms (whether these consist of high schools or boardrooms). The Keepsakes/Silver Lip + Eye Bag features a Mineralize Eye Shadow quad with soft, smoky, velvety eyeshadows, along with a Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Dreaminess, a strawberry sherbet hue, and Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance, a perky rose shade — all packaged in a medium-sized, gunmetal-colored clutch covered with chunky glitter bits, its rounded top edge featuring dark gray pearls framing the gray zipper and a cameo-embossed zipper pull conjuring up images of Victorian era castles.
Not only would Regina George types adore the sleek, evening-ready clutch and the opulent quality of the set, but they’d be besotted with the pink lip colors and the delicate eye shadow hues, which range from a whitened, silvery pink and yellow-tinged snowy white to a slightly tarnished-looking metallic silver and a deeper, sootier charcoal shade with silver glitter. Check out swatches of all the eye shadows and the lip colors in the kit:
Superdry Super Star Crew, $78. Available at Superdry.com
Bestow this knit sweater upon the superstar in your life so everyone can know she’s formidable. The ribbed neck, cuff, and hem give the sweater a classic, preppy, collegiate feel, while the pink lettering and star symbol add a playful femininity.
Stella & Bow Wednesday Cuff, $123.18. Available at US.Asos.com
Featuring a rosegold finish, this adjustable cuff features the word “Wednesday” etched across its length — a nod to the “On Wednesdays we wear pink” rule. Released earlier this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls, this cuff is part of Stella & Bow’s Burn Book jewelry collection. Though the collection sold out incredibly quickly, you can still log onto ASOS and snatch up a few choice pieces!
American Eagle Outfitters Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, $39.95. Available at AE.com
When Regina first met Cady, she was wearing a pink plaid shirt with a V-neck sweater layered over it. Since plaids are so “in” this season, it’s the ideal time to play with a similar look by rocking this fuchsia-toned, silky cotton blend top, which features a relaxed fit, a traditional button-front design, and a straight point collar.
Zero Gravity #Not Basic iPhone 5 Case, $22. Available at RevolveClothing.com
The Plastics had their infamous Burn Book, but that’s totally analog in the era of Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, and Snapchat. Nowadays, mean and nice girls alike document all of their thoughts, interact with one another, and photographically immortalize every special and ordinary moment alike using their smartphones. Any modern-day Regina, then, would need the hottest phone in the market — along with a clever and cute case in which to keep the device secure while also expressing of her style personality. The #NotBasic hashtag on this snap-on case, which perfectly fits the iPhone 5 and 5s, feels apropos for any Queen Bee.
Tarte Ladies Who Lash Limited-Edition Eyelash Curler, $23. Available at TarteCosmetics.com
By the time girls hit puberty, they already know that long and luscious lashes are a powerful weapon of seduction (and subtle manipulation). To achieve scene-stealing lashes, you first need to curl your hairs perfectly, then coat them with a mascara that will lengthen, condition, volumize, and intensify lashes. Any lash maniac will love the ergonomic design of Tarte’s eyelash curler, with its easy-to-grip handles and the silicon pad that grips lashes without pinching or tugging. But a fashionista will adore this limited-edition, pearl-adorned, uptown chic version of the top-selling eyelash curler. The collectible eyelash curler comes with a tube of Tarte’s Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, which is formulated with rice brand wax, carnauba wax, provitamin B5, and olive esters to condition, soften, thicken, protect, and lengthen lashes.
Uniqlo Women Cashmere V Neck Sweater, $79.90. Available at Uniqlo.com
When Cady first met Regina, the latter was sitting at her chosen cafeteria table, wearing a pink plaid skirt tucked under a black V-neck sweater. See, Regina knew that a black sweater is an essential wardrobe staple, facilitating a plethora of looks via some clever mixing and matching.
Burt’s Bees Endless Shine Trio, $9.99. Available at Target stores and BurtsBees.com
For mistletoe-ready lips, girls can rely on this Burt’s Bee set, which features three mini lipgloss tubes. Each 0.3 oz. Burt’s Bees Mini Lip Shine tube is formulated with 100% natural ingredients — among them sunflower seed oil, apricot kernel oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, soybean oil, and castor oil, which together nourish, soften, smooth, and protect pouts. The Endless Shine Trio contains three ultra-shiny, subtle, versatile gloss shades: Blush, a coral-tinged nectarine hue; Wink, a lavender-tinged soft pink; and Flutter, a plum-dipped tawny rose hue. Check out swatches of the shades below:
Kate Spade Saturday Initial Short Necklace, $40. Available at Saturday.com
Regina was a minimalist when it came to her jewelry choices, but her one accent piece was her “R” pendant necklace, which she wore on a daily basis. Give someone an equally personalized token by scooping up a necklace featuring a letter charm — preferably the first initial of their first name. Available in every letter of the alphabet, this simple, gold-toned number from Kate Spade Saturday features an easily legible initial dangling from a 15″-long chain.
Oppulent Design Flawless Gray and Pink Beyoncé Inspired Tank Top, $18.98. Available at Etsy.com
Before Beyoncé turned “flawless” into a ubiquitous slang term, along with “I woke up like this,” this was the very adjective students at Northshore High used to describe Regina George. This cotton tank, then, is perfect for any Queen Bee!
be Delectable from Cake Beauty The Big Get Together 5-Piece Body Lotion Gift Set, $18. Available at Kohls.com
Not only would Regina types love the perky pink packaging of this body lotion gift set, but they’d relish the scrumptious scents of the creams nestled in the box. This cute-as-can-be set features five 2.0 oz. body lotion tubes, each in a unique scent: Coconut & Cream, which smells like the coconut flakes atop buttery macaroons; Lemon & Cream, which will make you crave lemon meringue pie; Vanilla & Cream, which is reminiscent of whipped cream; Strawberry & Cream, which smells like the irresistible filling of a strawberry-flavored Pop-Tart; and the limited-edition, shimmering Sweet Mint & Cream, which is perfect for the season of peppermint treats. Each lotion has a lightweight, non-greasy texture and is easily absorbed, plus it’s formulated with shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera so as to moisturize, smooth, replenish, and soothe skin.
Home Decorators Collection Ultimate Shag Hot Pink Rug, $135.20. Available at HomeDepot.com
How do you transform a bedroom into a girly haven? Start with a hot pink rug! This décor essential measures 3 feet by 5 feet and features long yarns that create a playful shaggy effect.
Miss Selfridge Black Long Sleeve Rib Bardot Top, $25. Available at US.MissSelfridge.com
Remember what Regina was wearing when she littered the school hallways with photocopies of the Burn Book pages, basically igniting a riot? Well, it was an off-the-shoulder black sweater, much the one pictured here. This long-sleeved, ribbed black top features the neckline that has become synonymous with Brigitte Bardot’s bombshell sex appeal.
J Brand 485 Mid Rise Super Skinny Jeans in Blackberry, $185. Available at Nordstrom.com
Baggy denim would never suffice for a fashionista like Regina. Instead, she’d gravitate to figure-hugging skinny jeans like these from J Brand, which are made of a stretch-sateen fabric and come in a distinctive deep purple hue.
Pureology Pure Volume Holiday 2014 Gift Set, $60. Visit Pureology.com for retail locations.
Remember the rumor that Regina’s hair was insured for $10,000? Well, to spark similar speculation about your mane (or help a friend achieve enviable locks), look to Pureology. This holiday season, Pureology has unveiled a new range of limited edition Aromatherapy Collection gift sets that contain sulfate-free, nutrient-rich haircare products with signature aromatic blends, each accompanied with a scented candle featuring the same delightful scent. The Pure Volume set, shown here, features an 8.5 oz. bottle of Pureology’s Pure Volume Shampoo, an 8.5 oz. bottle of Pureology’s Pure Volume Conditioner, a 1 oz. bottle of Pureology’s Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier spray, and a limited edition Pure Volume Scented Candle. The Pure Volume shampoo and conditioner are formulated with antioxidant-rich sunflower seed oil, fortifying wheat proteins, circulation-boosting eucalyptus extract, and vegetable proteins that hydrate strands and help to boost volume and bounce. All of the products within the scent (except for the Colour Fanatic spray) are infused with notes of amber, musk, peach and jasmine for a signature aroma that’s feminine, sensuous, and just a bit sweet.
Oasis Lace Front Top, $62. Available at Oasis-Stores.com
This powder pink sweater feels unique and romantic thanks to the lace overlay along the front panel. And doesn’t everyone with a Regina-like fashion sense know that the key to a feminine yet fierce look lies in taking classic pieces and giving them a subtle modern update?
Selfie Brush for iPhone 5 & 5S, $19.99. Available at TheWetBrush.com
Regina George would never take a selfie with a single hair out of place! Luckily, nowadays, she would never have to if she had this clever tool, a paddle brush with a back panel designed to accommodate an iPhone 5 or 5s and a slim rectangular mirror positioned next to the cell phone-sized slot. You can brush your hair while chatting on the phone, then flip the brush over, do a quick check in the mirror, make your best kiss-y face, and take a selfie in which your hair looks absolutely stunning.
BaubleBar Twinkle Duo Pendant Necklace, $32. Available at Baublebar.com
When it comes to jewelry, Regina likes petite, personalized baubles. This endearing necklace would make her swoon thanks to its duo of star charms: one plated in 14k gold and featuring inset pavé crystals for a twinkling effect, and the other smaller in size and plated in rose gold.
UGG Fluff Flip Flop II, $80. Available at UggAustralia.com
After accompanying The Plastics to the mall for their first shopping trip, Cady visits Regina’s posh home and watches as she slips out of her black flip-flops and into more comfortable footwear: a pair of plush, fluffy, pink, fuzzy sandals that strongly resemble these Ugg Fluff Flip-Flop II sandals. Perfect for relaxing at home, these flip-flops feature a moisture-wicking, 7mm-thick sheepskin insole, sandal straps covered with downy sheepskin, and a soft textile toe post.