Brooke Shunatona is a kick-butt senior beauty editor at Cosmo. She is also the best friend you wish you had, because she took it upon herself recently to dress up in several of Rachel Green's most iconic Friends outfits, and the results were fantastic.
If this assignment doesn't make you want to become a Cosmo senior editor, nothing will.
Here's what Brooke had to say in her Cosmopolitan write-up, "Here's What Happened When I Recreated Rachel Green's Greatest Friends Moments":
"I did not watch Friends growing up.
Before a couple weeks ago, I'd only watched reruns when nothing else was on, and out of sequential order for that very reason. Of the show's 236 episodes, I'd probably seen 14 1/2 in my life (I'm 26), but I knew the SparkNotes version..
So when a Cosmopolitan.com editor suggested I recreate some of Rachel Green's best looks, I knew exactly who and what she was talking about. How could you not?! Rachel had her own eponymous haircut that everyone and their mom copied; she was a style icon of the '90s and early '00s."
"...But I also knew it would be hard. I knew those were going to be very big platform flip-flops to fill. For starters, I look nothing like Jennifer Aniston even on her worst day. Secondly, Friends fans are no joke. The show has now been off air longer than it was on (the finale aired in 2004), but it still has its own Facebook page with almost 20 million likes...
I chose mostly outfits from the earlier seasons because those clothes inspire peak nostalgia. (I also consulted Friends fans and they agreed.) After the outfits were picked, I went shopping, which apparently is a favorite pastime of Rachel's, so I was just method acting, really. Many of her styles are still sold today because the '90s are back in fashion, but I found a lot of items at thrift stores too. I also bought a wig and some extensions because Rachel's hair was an integral part of her look."
On behalf of every Friends fan out here, thank you, Brooke. This is the type of heartwarming stuff we need in this increasingly crazy world.