I recently saw My Cousin Vinny for the first time. Whoa! Sit down, guys. We have to talk about Marisa Tomei.
I know this pic is kind of questionable because you can't see her entire outfit, but you really don't need to. Generally, I am not a big fan of sheer/mesh stuff - but we've seen it done right, and this is one of those instances where it succeeds with flying colors. And what colors, indeed - it's the face-punch royal blue of this dress that makes it a Listopad fave. Add a couple of chunky silver chain-link bracelets and you have an ensemble fit for da club or da courtroom.
I imagine that in this still, Marisa is like, "Psst. My dress has geometric cutouts from neck to bellybutton, exposing skin in a characteristically artistic early-nineties way. In addition, my sunglasses and leather jackets are a testament the continuing influence of Blade Runner and my camera is large, pink, and analog. It's true - you're not worthy."
This picture exemplifies the accessorizing flair that made me bust a nut on a cloud and shout out loud. Can you spot it? Ok, that might be a trick question because it's technically not an accessory - it's the slim, bright blond streak above her left ear. Were the My Cousin Vinny costume designers madcap geniuses, or was this a trend at the time? If it wasn't before the movie, did it inspire legions of imitators? I am seriously going out to buy bleach, like, tomorrow. It's so Stacy London!
(Big fucking ups to flickr user hypostylin for having all the pictures necessary to make this post a visually informative one.)