Practical Magic: Gillian Owens

I previously professed my love for Practical Magic in the post for Sally Owens. What I didn’t touch on in that post is the fashion in this movie. I’ve either always been more of a Gillian or I’ve subconsciously stocked my wardrobe with her style in the past 20+ years. I thought about doing this character for the finale this year because I have so many of her outfits already, but we’ll see what ends up being last this time around. Another thing I noticed when putting this together is that Gillian is basically barefoot for this entire movie. Also, this is the second Nicole Kidman character I’ve done along with Grace Stewart from The Others.

A green velvet skater dress on a dress form.

Outfit: Hunter Green Velvet Torch Crushed Velour Skater Dress with Keyhole Back

Shoes: N/A

A black tank top and a scarf tied up as a skirt on a dress form.

Outfit: Black Eddie Bauer Outdoor Tank Top

Black Floral Scarf used as a Beach Wrap Skirt

Shoes: N/A

A black tank with flowers on it and a brown leather skirt on a dress form.

Outfit: Black with Flowers Strappy Lux Tank Top

Brown Genuine Sonoma Leather Skirt

Shoes: N/A

A cropped sage green velour tee and a black maxi skirt on a dress form.

Outfit: This top was part of a Forever21 set with pants and a mask, but I altered the shirt to take off the mock turtleneck to better suit my style.

Black Cherokee Maxi Skirt with Side Slit

Shoes: N/A

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens in the pool scene outfit facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the long copper red wavy wig.

Hair: Long Wavy Copper Red Wig

Previously seen as Ginger Fitzgerald from Ginger Snaps, Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned, and Cady Heron from Mean Girls

A selfie of a pale person wearing a copper red wig dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic. They are wearing orange oval sunglasses, black eyeliner & mascara, some lipstick. and tiger's eye jewelry.

Makeup:

Eyes:  Blackest Black Glimmerstick from Avon

Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: 702 Blase Apricot Revlon Moon Drops Creme Lipstick over Faithful Heart Avon Ultra Color Rich Renewable Lipstick

A closeup of a pair of tiger's eye earrings clipped to a tiger's eye necklace.

Accessories: Sure, you could buy a “screen accurate” Tiger’s Eye and Crystal Quartz Wand Necklace for $85 or you can take some tiger’s eye beads you already have on hand and make yourself a necklace & earrings set like I did.

A closeup of a faux tortoiseshell claw hair clip.

Accessories: Faux Tortoiseshell Claw Hair Clip

A closeup of two pair of retro oval sunglasses. The pair on the left are black lenses on black metal frames. The pair on the right are light orange lenses on silver frames.

Accessories: Retro Oval Sunglasses that aren’t blocking shit for your eyes and are mainly for fashion.

A closeup of a letter closed with a gold wax stamp of a bee.

Prop 1: Wax-Stamped Letter

Previously seen as Sally Owens from Practical Magic

A closeup of a bottle of silver patron tequila next to a bottle of Strong Water Perfect Margarita Cocktail Syrup.

Prop 2: Tequila and Perfect Margarita Cocktail Syrup to make Midnight Margaritas!

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic next to Nicole Kidman dressed up as that character from the movie. They are both wearing small black sunglasses. Words say Practical Magic and Gillian Owens.

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic edited into a scene with the two aunts.
After my dad died from our family’s curse, my mom died from a broken heart, so my sister and I moved in with our Aunts.

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic edited into a scene in front of the house.
I love my family, but I couldn’t handle the small-town mentality. I dipped as soon as I could, but I still write my sister letters.

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic edited into a scene near the pool.
“I’m lying in the sun. I’m hanging by the pool. I’ve got a million friends. You might say that life is perfect. But I don’t care about any of it. In fact, I only have 2 words to say to you: Jimmy Angelov.”

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic edited into a scene next to Jimmy Angelov.
“He’s from somewhere near Transylvania. He has this whole Dracula-cowboy thing about him. He’s just so intense. I mean, he talks about our relationship in terms of centuries. Sometimes we just stay up all night worshipping each other like bats. Thank God for Jet’s belladonna or I’d never get any sleep.”

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic edited into a scene next to Sally and her daughters.
I make it home to see the fam and even stop by a PTA meeting. I tell the townswomen: “Hang onto your husbands, girls!’

A person dressed up as Gillian Owens from Practical Magic edited into a scene with Sally and the Aunts while they're having midnight margaritas.
Even though it is not all roses, we find time to sneak in a Girls’ Night™️ with some Midnight Margaritas!

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed up as Gillian Owens from the pool scene in Practical Magic next to Nicole Kidman dressed up as that character from the movie. They are both wearing small orange sunglasses, a black tank, a wrap as a skirt, and a tiger's eye necklace. Words say Practical Magic and Gillian Owens.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Practical Magic Vibes board on Pinterest.

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