The ultimate queen of shopping, slaying and stealing your man.
Welcome to the first post of our new column Styling N’ Profiling; a style series dedicated to all of my geeky fashion inspiration and their modern day counterparts. Expect to see some of our favorite fashionable cartoons, chic childhood protagonists and overlooked imagined style icons added to the list. We picked the one and only Veronica Lodge for our debut piece who, in retrospect, maybe a hard act to follow up.
Why? Because Riverdale’s snobby posh girl had the attitude and the funds to support her favorite past time: SLAYING.
Growing up, I was definitely on #TeamBetty all day, every day. It was hard not to fall for her good girl charm and tom-boy vibes. I even related to her book smarts and passion for philanthropy and writing. Still, I could never resist Veronica’s glitz and glam. Despite all of her vain and regular mean-girl antics, like giving Betty an allergic reaction so she could steal her job *yikes*, Veronica embodied what I envisioned a strong woman would be.
She knew her worth:
She knew who she was:
And she had a mean closet to support her innate confidence:
When I go through my very dense Archie Comics collection, which includes many Betty and Veronica digests, I always look through the best section of the cartoons: its fashion pages. Occasionally the comics would even publish style concepts from their readers:
It’s rare to see a cartoon so dedicated to diversifying its characters looks. Both Veronica and Betty had style profiles that could fit into any era and season:
But in my humble opinion, Veronica took the cake when it came to styling and profiling and was my go-to reference for it-girl fashion:
So who is Veronica Lodge’s modern day style twin? Meet Olivia Culpo:
The American actress doesn’t only match Lodge in hair but also in fashion sensibility.