From Our Archives: Style Icon – Winona Ryder

Winona was a nineties it girl, who played intellectual, offbeat characters and wore a prefect, grungy pixie. Although she is naturally a blonde, her pale skin and big eyes are beautifully accentuated by the dark tones she usually selects for her tresses. Ryder first changed her color for a role in the film Lucas and was told to keep it dark by numerous other directors. She wardrobe choices also lean toward dark colors paired with minimal makeup. Her characters are often discontented, from the struggling misfit writer Jo in Little Women to the cast off star Beth in Black Swan. Her short locks and slender frame lend her an effortless gamine charm than works well for her moody characters. She looks great in longer styles too, but we love her pixie best. The short cut is a perfect expression of her intelligence, depth, and uniqueness.