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The Iconic Hostess :: Cher Horowitz

August 24th

Clueless Themed Party | Grown Up Shoes for Camille Styles

So, I know what you’re thinking: is this like a Noxzema commercial or what? But seriously, I actually have a great party plan for you in September. That’s right, Ana here and we’re throwing a back to school bash with my favorite high school student of all time, Cher Horowitz. I had way too much fun planning this month’s party: an ode to knee-high tights, daddy’s credit card and the ever so lovable Clueless heroine. Although Cher perhaps isn’t the consummate hostess, it is she who said “Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people”… or wait, I actually think she got that from Cliff’s Note. Whatever! It’s time to grab your Betties and Baldwins, don your latest Contempo Casuals ensemble and get a spritz of your best designer imposter perfume. Oh—and whatever you do, don’t forget to do a lap before committing to a location.  If you get stuck talking to Elton for too long, you’ll be totally buggin’.

The Drink: Non-fat lattes are Cher’s drink of choice, but if you’re actually out of high school and of age (ahem!), a keg and some red solo cups are festive without looking like you tried too hard to impress. Just make sure you have a good cab company on speed dial for your guests — we don’t want drinking and driving, do we? As if!

The Food: As Cher’s rules go, you always need to have something baking when boys come over. If this is a co-ed party, she’d advise us to throw a roll of uncut cookie dough into the oven and call it a day. Alternately, in keeping with our Back to School theme, I suggest something of the school cafeteria variety: pizza cut into rectangles, tiny iceberg salads with ranch and chocolate milk cartons do the trick.

The Entertainment: As long as Rollin’ with the Homies, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Cranberries are on your mixed tape, you’ll be all set for a night of late night revelry. For those who sleep over, have Spartacus (or “Sparaticus”) cued up and ready to go.  Christian would approve.

Can’t get enough of Clueless? Listen to the whole soundtrack right here.

*images: pink pens 1. Knee –high tights 2. Plaid mini skirt 3. Still of Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in Clueless 4. Motorola phone 5. Platforms 6. Cookie Dough 7. Spartacus 8. AMEX 9. Sweater + shirt 10. Gum 11. Mixed Tape

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23 Comments under :: The Iconic Hostess :: Cher Horowitz
  1. Jess says:

    Oh my gosh, love this so much!! haha

  2. Camie says:

    LOVE IT! I’m like totally buggin!
    I have this movie on DVD not VHS anymore!) and now I want to watch this tonight!

  3. Meryl says:

    lol awesome…i had totally forgotten about contempo casuals, but I used to love shopping there as a teen. And that phone! too much :)

  4. Like totally my favorite movie EVER…Cher was legit the best!! Oh and P.S I definitely rocked that StarTac phone like it was my JOB in middle school!

  5. Oh I love Clueless! Definitely time to hear a little bit of Rollin with the Homies!

  6. Heather says:

    umm, this is awesome. I used to be so jealous of Cher’s closet and her polaroid camera. Such a fun party idea!

  7. Daniella says:

    Ha! I LOVE this! One of my fav movies along with my gf’s! I used to have the fluffy pens, and that exact phone! Oh my… great post, I have to watch this again soon!

  8. Leslie says:

    I’ve never commented on a blog before, but I had to comment on this post. This absolutely made my day, being an undeniably huge Cluesless fan. Thanks for the hilarious post that I passed onto my friends who also share the love for Cher (named after a great singer of the past). Thank you!

    • Ana says:

      Ah, so glad you liked it! And honored that you broke your no-comment rule for the post. I’m a non-commenter too…but who can resist Cher? ;)

  9. fabulous idea for a party! If there’s someone who can do back to school, that’s Cher!

  10. anne says:

    LOVE THIS! I immediately went on itunes to download Rollin with the Homies. It has been too long!

  11. Lindsey says:

    I’m watching this movie for the first time right now! This sounds like a fun party, haha.

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  12. Lindsay says:

    this is my favorite post of all time!! I love that “virgin who can’t drive”!
    -Lindsay indigo-meets-violet.blogspot.com

  13. Cher is my favorite!
    Love your blog Camillei! Would love to do a profile on you on my blog Dressedandeducated.com. Please let me know if you would be interested! We just reached 100,000 readers and are doing a giveaway with a package from Allure and Beauty Bar.

    Best,
    Camille Rose
    http://www.dressedandeducated.com/2012/08/100-thousand-giveaway.html

  14. I LOVE this! I was obsessed with the movie & show. Oh, those outfits!

  15. Lauren says:

    Best movie and awesome soundtrack too! I love that you added in the phone. I loved my startac!

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  17. Rachel says:

    Haha, you nailed it Ana! Especially love the feather pen. We should do one of these for our own high school days, although it will not be nearly as good looking or glamorous…

  18. Meghan says:

    This is Amazing and totally just made my day! Thanks for the flashback to the past!

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