Style Addict: The Druggie Look of "Christiane F."

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Christiane F. is a true story of the massive drug scene in 1970's Berlin starring Natja Brunckhorst as a 13-year-old junkie hooker. Hanging out with the infamous Bahnhof Zoo gang and running through malls to a David Bowie soundtrack in her tight denims, silky middle-parted hair and glossy lips, the underage heroine cuts a lean figure that would make any self-respecting model/rocker/hipster envious.
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Pre-addiction, Christiane carries her sneakers in a plastic bag and pairs her mothers stilettos with striped socks, a satin bomber jacket and skin tight denim jeans as she totters the streets, frequenting a West Berlin train station full of underage prostitutes. Picking up some bad habits at the sordid "Sound" discoteque in a white shirt and black vest, while celebrating her 14th birthday with heroin and birthday cake in a cropped denim jacket, tan sweater and leather slanted-heel boots, Christiane unfortunately combines her awesome style with drugs, desolation, and a gross complexion.
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Interestingly, when Christiane's autobiography Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo was released in 1979, she became a teenage cult figure for her style rather than the gloomy anti-drug message. Talk about your "heroin chic".
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To get all the style of Christiane F. without all the nasty side effects, just say "no" to the junk and spend your money on a lean look instead. Start with with the Acne denim tube jean, the Carlos Falchi small silver satchel, a pair of Leo button booties from Ash, all available at Oak. Wear a thin, black vintage scarf and the Replicant bomber jacket from Rag & Bone available from La Garçonne, with the black denim Altamont vest and white sheer v-neck T-shirt by BDG both from Urban Outfitters. Throw on some Hansel from Basel striped socks with a pair of Slow and Steady Wins the Race canvas high heels available at Creatures of Comfort and catch the stylishly classic film Puzzle of a Downfall Child Wednesday, September 10 at 9:15 at Anthology Film Archives in New York. Oh, and try to stay off the hard stuff.
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