POPULAR MAGIC & COOL-GIRL BEDROOMS

Pretty much since the beginning of cinematic history, movies have been trying to recreate and capture magic. Some of the greatest magical cinematography came out of the 1990s – we have intricate and often goofy portrayals of witchcraft, covens, and all of the awesome girl power of the magickal/Pagan myth. Witches and witchy culture are often in the details but there are a handful of movies/tv shows/people who have captured the witchy spirit for me.

Spoiler alert/disclaimer: this is just a post of a bunch of random things I like to look at there’s not much here in terms of wordz.

Practical Magic | 1998

Particular focus on familial magic, curses. Cinematic motifs of hands, candles, light and dark. It’s a silly movie but it’s heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining. Plus, late 90s Sandra Bullock is a stunner. The cinematography was done by Andrew Dunn, who’s also contributed his magical visions to Ever After and The Crucible, starring Winona Ryder.

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Good old New England magic. Practical Magic is, like, really good. You should definitely watch it.

Charmed | 1998-2006

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Stevie Nicks

“There is always magic to be summoned at any point. I love to live in a world of magic, but not a fake world of magic. We all really basically have a lot of magic….it’s only those of us that choose to accept it, that really understand it. It’s there for everyone. That’s the only thing that I feel that I am able to give to people and that’s why I know that they respond to me because I try to give them only their own magic…not mine, but theirs. ” Stevie Nicks

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Stevie Nicks might be the High Priestess of Music. Just a thought.

The Craft | 1996

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slumberparty 1Frenchy’s bedroom in Grease – the ultimate girl hideout. The pennant and the pink wallpaper and the unfinished yet framed paint-by-number. Iconic.

Mia Thermopolis’ bedroom in The Princess Diaries. Actually her whole house.

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Time to make my room witchy as hell I guess?

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Miranda Feneberger

Miranda Feneberger

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