guest post: Cher Horowitz

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Guest Post by Hayden Pigott

Hayden Pigott is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Journalism. She loves Seersucker, Clueless, Creamsicle Ice Cream, and Vogue. She started Haute Table in high school and is currently working on a new project, District Magazine.
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All of us have seen Clueless at least once (if you haven’t 1. what is wrong with you? and 2. get out your planner and schedule a time to watch it right.now.). Clueless is one of the greatest movies of my generation, and it isn’t just some girl movie to sit around, eat Ben & Jerry’s and laugh at the characters. It should be taken seriously because it represents so many issues in our common, everyday lives.

So, if you have seen Clueless, you might be wondering why I think Cher is inspirational, I mean she is pretty much a ditz throughout the entire movie right?

UGH AS IF!

Cher proved to the 90s generation that you do not have to be the smartest person (I mean you can always argue your way to the grade right?), you just have to be a kind. She, clearly isn’t very bright, but she does understand people and their basic wants and needs. She is the person on the airplane that helps everyone else put their oxygen mask on before herself, because that is her nature, to be kind. She has the honest want to help people. She is constantly trying to fix people’s problems, even if she doesn’t focus on her own. Cher is selfless.

We all have a piece of Cher in us. Whether it be our fashion inspiration, the want to have a closet like hers, our kind heartedness, our need to help, our need to fix things, or our want to be able to date Paul Rudd back then, Cher is in us.

I first watched Clueless my junior year of high school. I fell in love. The fashion, the phrases, the people, they were so perfect. And Cher was the best. She doesn’t care what others think (to an extent). She wears what she wants, dates who she wants, and believes what she wants. She isn’t afraid to say how she feels. Which is how I wanted to be at that point in my life. I was really struggling with the stress of school and other things I was involved in. But I learned from Cher that I can do anything I want, I just have to try.

Cher inspires me everyday to try a different outfit and to be myself. Because of her I do what I want, when I want, and I won’t settle for anything. She instilled that in me and I am so thankful for it.

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