coming of age
In Empire Records, Corey Mason (Liv Tyler) and the other record store employees are trying to stop the store from being bought out by a competitor. First they have to figure out how to replace the $9000 one of the managers lost gambling. Sound like a party might be the perfect solution.
In Loverboy, Randy Bodek (Patrick Dempsey) is a college slacker whose parents force him to get a job. He eventually finds work as a delivery boy for the Mexican-themed Señor Pizza, although he discovers that he can earn much bigger tips from lonely housewives by serving “extra anchovies”.
In Say Anything…, Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) is an average student pursuing Diane Court, a valedictorian way out of his league. When asked by Diane’s father what he wants to do after graduation, he reveals that he wants to be a professional kickboxer.
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is playing hooky to see the big city, and he’s taking his girlfriend Sloane, his buddy Cameron, and most importantly Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari along for the ride.
The misunderstood bad boy, John Bender, was grunge before grunge was considered a fashion style. The guy was so cool not only did he cut the sleeves off of his flannel shirt but he wore two jackets. So if you want to attract your own Claire Standish then wear layers and learn to light a match with your teeth.
Lindsay Weir, the main character of Freaks and Geeks, is a bright and talented girl at McKinley High. Once a diligent student and a mathlete, she is now finding her own way and spending time with the school burnouts or “freaks”. Throughout the one season that the show ran, she is repeatedly seen wearing her dad’s old army jacket over her tomboy clothes.
Leather and the color pink, those are the two things that sum up the look of Claire Standish. The popular girl wore plenty of both and while her outfit may have been expensive, these days you can score some similar items for relatively cheap. You don’t even need to wear real diamonds. However, you may be asked to perform the lipstick trick in which case we suggest a high quality brand. It makes it a little classier.
In Risky Business, when high schooler Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) is left home alone, he promptly raids the liquor cabinet, and then starts dancing and lip syncing to “Old Time Rock and Roll”. No pants, no mic, no problem.
If you’re not into wearing color and you like to be the “weird girl” then Allison Reynolds’ look is the one for you. The key is to wear clothes that are a little too big for you and to make sure you carry a giant purse full of nonsensical stuff. We will leave it up to you whether or not you want to go all the way and include the dandruff.