As a kid, Clarissa Explains It All was one of my favorite show. It featured a very young Melissa Joan Hart (pre-Sabrina). The story centered around the adorable Clarissa, her family life, and her relationship with her best friend, Sam… And since Jezebel did Blossom Russo Vs. Clarissa Darling a couple of weeks ago, we figured it would be a good time to do our spin on this Emmy winning show. But the notable highlight of this TV gem was Clarissa’s zany style. More pics after the jump……
Whether Clarissa was being bugged by her bratty dweeb of a brother, hanging with Sam (kudos to the writers for letting them keep it platonic), or spending quality time with her pet baby Caiman (in the crocodile family), Elvis, she managed to do it with flair. It was such an innovative show. They made references to things like sex, and partying. Even though it wasn’t in a racy fashion (I mean, they did mention Freud), it was still more than any other series catering solely to that demographic would dare to do. She actually said “hell”. Even today Nickelodeon doesn’t allow the dropping of the “h-bomb” (though referrences to “making-out” seem to be fine). So with a well-read, easy-going protagonist whose style is as independent as she, Clarissa is still a hero in my book.
Polka Dot Biker shorts always a good look!
Clarissa’s fave Keith Haring tee
We predict chokers are in for Fall 2009, you can quote us on it!!!