Yes, the 1990s have made a comeback! 2013 was filled with nostalgic moments from the pre-millennial period—crop tops, acid-wash shorts, bucket hats, the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block on tour, so much grunge, and Herbal Essences. We saw it all over the spring 2014 runways, as brands like Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang were clearly inspired by the time period that gave us Clueless and the Spice Girls. Reinventing specific styles, like mules, overalls, and the blatant logomania that once defined the decade, these runway looks were far from copies, giving the just-forgotten trends their own 21st-century spin. All this reminiscing has us wondering what’s next! Sisqó? How about burgundy lips, a Kate Moss and Johnny Depp reunion, designer Todd Oldham, and Daria?
Ever since we saw Cher Horowitz put together an outfit from her extensive wardrobe via computer in Clueless, we’ve hoped for a program that would streamline our outfit options in the same way. Enter the new Figr app. Taking inspiration from the latest runway shows and street style shots, Figr allows you to piece together an ensemble with elements featured on the catwalks of ready-to-wear shows and the most stylish fashion bloggers. Simply select a model, and you’ll be able to choose tops, pants, shoes, dresses, and more, with picks from Alexander Wang and Kenzo among the growing list of featured designers (this is different than the Covet app, which builds outfits on virtual mannequins). Once you’re finished, you can share your outfit with your followers on Figr, and can post your finished ensembles to Facebook and Twitter for your friends to see. Plus, you’ll receive notifications each time Figr adds a new collection into the mix, so you’ll always be on-trend. Download the app for free on the iTunes store.
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Calling all ’90s babies: Indie brand Wildfox Couture is doing a Clueless-themed collection! The label, which counts Beyonce, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry as fans, gave a nod to the iconic trinity that is Cher, Dionne, and Tai for its spring 2013 lookbook. ”I have always wanted to express something creatively that is more than just fashion—it’s a feeling, a lifestyle, it’s about being a girl,” designer Kimberley Gordon wrote on the label’s blog. “I think I felt it first when Clueless came out and I was so in love with the characters, I didn’t just love the clothes, I loved the girls who wore the clothes.” The feeling is mutual! Head over to Gordon’s blog to view the entire lookbook, and shop the collection when it hits wildfox.com next week.
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Rihanna showed up at GQ’s Men of the Year party this week in a skimpy red reissued Calvin Klein slip dress—and it turns out she isn’t the first one to don the skin-baring style. When Alicia Silverstone‘s Cher Horowitz tries to leave the house wearing a see-through white version of the dress in 1995′s iconic film Clueless, her shocked-looking father inquires: “What are you wearing?” She indignantly responds, “A dress!,” to which he replies: “Says who?” And her answer, of course, is permanently etched in our minds: “Calvin Klein!” So, who do you think wore it better? Vote in the poll below!
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This. Is. Incredible. You can thank the genius mind of Clueless writer Amy Heckerling—and your own breathless, Clueless-inspired Downton Abbey fan fiction—for Vamps, a movie that takes (essentially) Alicia Silverstone‘s Cher and pairs her with Dan Stevens‘s Matthew Crawley for a Clueless vampire revamp you never even knew you wanted (but, oh, how you did). Dion-Tai combo Krysten Ritter spews lines like “I didn’t put in rollers—I’m going to have coffin hair tomorrow!” and they even managed to get Wallace Shawn (Mr. Hall!) on board, trading in his teacher suits to play Stevens’s vamp-hating dad. In other words, we’ll be watching the trailer nonstop until the movie hits theaters in limited release November 2. Tell us: Are you excited for this Clueless nostalgia fest?
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Can you believe it’s been fifteen years since writer/director Amy Heckerling released Clueless? The film, which was a comic, high-school-set retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, set a ton of trends: Just last month, we broke the news that Calvin Klein Creative Director Francisco Costa was re-issuing Cher’s simple white Calvin Klein dress. Who can forget the scene (excerpted above) in which Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, defends her ongoing virginity with the memorable line, “You’ve seen how picky I am about my shoes, and they only go on my feet.” Or when she pondered, of a potential suitor, “He does dress better than I do. What would I bring to the relationship?” Watch the trailer and be sure to tell us which scene is your favorite in the comments section below. More