Little White Lies

BEWARE THE FLUFFY PEN

n 1948, French film critic Alexandre Astruc coined the phrase “caméra-stylo” (“camera-pen” in English) to describe a personal and intellectual style of filmmaking that would flourish during the New Wave era. In 1995, Amy Heckerling made beloved teen film , in which Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) held a pen topped by a pouf, fluffy pens also make unforgettable appearances in (2001) and (2014). These pens are rooted in the pastel trends of the ‘90s and today have great nostalgic heft. On screen, they’re a perfect indicator of a self-aware pop femininity.

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