The new Entertainment Weekly "Reunion Issue" is profiling the casts and major players for various television shows and movies from the last three decades. Included among them is the cast of Clueless (from, amazingly, 17 years ago--1995!)
Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, Clueless is a satire loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel, Emma. Set in Beverly Hills, the film looks at ultra-rich teenagers at a nearby open-air high school.
It was amusing to hear the characters take on their experience. In particular, we laughed when Alicia Silverstone was asked where she imagined her character, Cher Horowitz, would be now in 2012. Her reply, in part:
"Hopefully she's married to her brother (Paul Rudd) and has children and works hard at something she loves a lot. Maybe she's a professional organizer..."
Here is a quick look at two examples of her character Cher's innovative organizational expertise:
Cher's Rotating Color Coordinated Closet:
Cher's character in the movie unveiled a very organized, color coded RotaBob rotary rotating closet system. And Cher saved space by utilizing verticle height in her closet. As far as we can tell, rotary closets were only installed in industrial settings until about 2006/7 when they were finally introduced into residential closets. Example #1 of her expertise.
Cher's Dress-Me Computer Program:
Cher's amazing "Dress Me" computer program preceded iPhone and Android apps, or luggage-free GardeRobe wardrobe systems. Imagine the ingenuity involved in this Barbie-style program, one of the reasons why Cher's wardrobe made her a 90's fashion icon. She also saved time by surfing through her closet electronically. Example # 2, you go Cher!
Who knows, maybe we're onto something. Maybe Cher does have the skills the reconfigure the lives of others. So we say: beware the mighty Cher Horowitz, Beverly Hills Professional Organizer!
Do you think Cher Horowitz has the attributes of an organized person? Sound off in the comments below or send us a comment to @johntrosko on Twitter.
Blog piece inspirated by Julie Bestry, Best Results Organizing, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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