Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why I Love Grease 2: Stephanie Zinone's Style

"The Pink Ladies pledge to act cool, to look cool and to be cool til death do us part. Think Pink!"
Grease 2 is an underrated cinematic gem from 1982. I have loved this movie since sixth grade and will most likely be humming "Cool Rider" on my death bed. What Grease 2 lacks in continuity from the original, it makes up in ridiculous songs, corny jokes and great clothes. This movie's style is the early 1980's take on 1960's fashion and that is a recipe for awesome. My favorite character look in the movie is that of Stephanie Zinone, the leader of Rydell High's Pink Ladies. Let's take a moment to appreciate her sartorial choices.

Since my initial viewing of this movie, my wardrobe has revolved around: the colors pink and black, long necklaces (she wears a long one with a motorcycle charm in almost every scene), big, blonde hair and you better believe I was all over it when skinny jeans finally came into style. I also love the look of her grey sweatshirt with the rolled up sleeves with the leis at the luau, but I have yet to find a situation where that is an appropriate outfit. Soon, hopefully. Skinny leg jeans, a baggy top and a bad-in-a-good-way attitude is all Stephanie Zinone needs to make her presence known.

Her girlier looks (after meeting her Cool Rider) are also great: classic 60s dresses and skirts, touched off by fantastic and simple accessorizing. I especially love her purple ensemble. The one where she's holding a sandwich. And would you check out her formal outfits? Sequins, silver lame, flowers in her hair and that awesome Grecian dress in the dream sequence. I will forever be attracted to silver or Grecian dresses, preferably both, for the rest of my life. For these epic fashion decisions, I can forgive her for that half ponytail on top of her head thing. I'm kind, I know. In sum...

The other Pink Ladies are totes jealous of Stephanie's style. I am off to practice climbing down a ladder so that I may better execute my own rendition of Cool Rider. Think Pink!


  1. YES!!! It is always a special time when my girlfriends and I get in the car and sing "Reproduction," followed by a four-part harmony rendition of "Girl For All Seasons."

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  3. I want hair like Stephanie's luau hair but I can't find a good picture or how to website. Do you know where to get it?