When it was first announced that Sofia Coppola would be directing The Bling Ring, which comes out tonight in NYC (the rest of the country will have to wait a week), I nearly jumped for joy. It’s been a couple years since the original story of Alexis Neiers and her crew of celeb-robbing buddies came into the public eye, so naturally I went back and read just about every news article and story on the case I could find. I refreshed my memory by watching old YouTube clips of the short lived show Pretty Wild, which was based on Neiers’ life in LA, reread the ever-so-popular Vanity Fair article by Nancy Jo Sales, and eventually fell into reading the book (which I’m currently finishing at the moment). It’s safe to say my parents, friends, boyfriend and co-workers are all eager for the movie to come out just so I can stop talking about it.
However, for as much as I’ve read on the subject, it still boggles my mind how a group of high schoolers were able to pull off some of the biggest heists in Hollywood history. They managed to break in and steal millions of dollars worth of clothing, bags and shoes from their favorite celebrity stars, eluding capture for months. With all that in mind, we couldn’t help but ask ourselves: if we could raid any celebrity’s closet whose would be it? After much deliberation, we’ve come up with ten favorites, but whose do you wish you could raid?