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You’re a Virgin Who Can’t Drive

My friend Holly alerted me to the fact that 16 years ago, to the week, Clueless was unleashed on the world. And every teenage girl who grew up watching John Hughes movies suddenly had a movie that spoke to them. I mean, us. Let’s face it, if you’re around my age, you loved this movie. You LOVED this movie. Like me, you probably started talking like Cher and Dionne, shopping at Contempo Casuals, and wishing for a supercool gay friend to go shopping with. And her computer program that put her outfits together? I’m still waiting for that to be real!!

In celebration, here are a few of my favorite images and quotes.


 Remember Cher’s feathered pens? I had quite the collection of pens just like hers.


 Plaid and knee-high socks and mini backpacks. Oh, yes, I jumped on this trend too.


“Okay, so you’re probably going, “Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?” But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl.”

“Sometimes you have to show a little skin. This reminds boys of being naked, and then they think of sex.”


“Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn’t want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.”


This was absolutely my favorite outfit in the entire movie!


“Christian said he’d call the next day, but in boy time that meant Thursday.”


Coincidence that crop tops are back in style? I think not!


“Do you prefer “fashion victim” or “ensembly challenged”?

“Dionne and I were both named after famous singers of the past, who now do infomercials.”

“This is where Dionne lives. She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like for people to be jealous of us.”

{ 14 comments… add one }

  • Lissy July 23, 2011, 2:20 am

    OMG, classic!  “Who needs to learn to parallel park when everywhere you go has valet??”   “It’s an Alaia.  An a-what-a? It’s like a totally important designer”.  “Cher, what are you wearing?  It’s a dress.  Says who?  Calvin Klein”

  • Aglimpseofglamour July 23, 2011, 4:01 am

    LOVE this post. i am totally, butt crazy in love with this post.


  • Brianne July 24, 2011, 12:55 pm

    “Was I the only one listening?  I thought it reeked.
    No I believe that’s your designer imposter perfume.”  One of the best movies of all time :)

  • Sing July 25, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Love this movie!  The fashion, the quotes, every last bit.

  • Asiancajuns (Cath) July 26, 2011, 4:34 am

    oh my goodness, this makes me feel so old. Was it really 16 years ago? Clueless and Bridget Jones are great updates of Jane Austen classics – I love them.

  • jentine July 27, 2011, 1:50 am

    What the hell is that? A Dress. Says who? Calvin klein.
    That was good shit.

  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime July 28, 2011, 2:21 am

    ha i love this post! i had about 10 feathered pens… lol ;)  nice to see you tonight!!

  • wishful nals July 28, 2011, 8:31 pm

    wow! sixteen years?! how is that even possible. one of the best movies of all time. oh yeah.

  • Sheena July 29, 2011, 2:48 am

    I LOVED Clueless when it first came out and I still watch it periodically. 

    Mini-backpacks need to make a comeback.  They were fierce back in the day. 

  • Kristen July 29, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Rollin’ with the Homies!!!!

  • brett July 29, 2011, 9:28 pm

    i adore this movie and actual caught it the first time with my kids watching with their friends
    had to go rent it for myself, couldn’t hang out with them and watch it
    so many good lines
    it is now that movie that no matter what i am doing if it is on tv i have to stop and watch it, doesn’t matter that i own it and can watch without commercials lol

  • Anonymous July 29, 2011, 11:01 pm

    Maybe our next little weeknight gathering should involve a Clueless viewing and movie theater popcorn… Y/N?

  • Natalie August 10, 2011, 4:48 am

    Best movie ever! I’ve seen it 100 times but it just never gets old. Whatever happened to Alicia Silverstone?

    • A Stylized Hysteria August 12, 2011, 1:04 am

      I think she turned into a super-vegan hippie and pretty much stopped acting. Cher would be *so* disappointed!

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