02/08/2012 11:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sissy Spacek in "Badlands": The Unexpected Icon

I am perhaps the last person on earth to see Terrence Malick's brilliant film, "Badlands," but after watching it this weekend I feel in a word, changed. From the haunting, yet uplifting theme song to the rural, windswept backdrop to Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek's performances, there is a sense of nostalgia and simpler times that I found truly captivating. Set in 1959 in South Dakota and Montana, then later throughout the midwest and south, the movie follows Kit and Holly, a young couple in love who suddenly find themselves on the run after a string of murders.

Spacek, in one of her earlier films, plays a fifteen-year-old who acts much wiser than her years. There is an earnest, wholesomeness to Holly, which is only enhanced by her bare-faced beauty. She is, however, fond of curling the ends of her hair. A nod to the character's (and Spacek's) homestate, Texas. This week we're channeling the wide-eyed Holly, whose look reminds us of the pared-down makeup and shiny, healthy hair we saw backstage at Chloé this past spring.

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Where to buy:

NARS Powder Foundation, $45,

Y.S. Park Curl Shine Styler Brush, $60,

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $42,

Smith's Rosebud Lip Salve, $6,

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