Clarissa was very much convinced that she was actually very smart and observant for a young person, and if the rest of the world would just listen to her, things would be better all around. My own semi-megalomaniacal mind worked in a similar fashion.
The classic early-1990s rainbow crocheted sweater! Nice headband too (she often wore headbands in a variety of colors).
This is a pretty tame outfit by Clarissa standards, but I include it because we get a semi-detailed shot of her room. You see, during eighth grade, our family moved to a new house in the same city that we were already living in. We designed the house with the help of a contractor, and I had the very fortunate opportunity to come up with the floorplan of my room. Guess whose room I modeled mine after? Uh-huh!
I had the window and window seat in the same spot. I had my bed on the right with the headboard up against the wall in the same position. I had the dresser drawers right where they are in this photo. I also wanted to decorate my wall with hubcaps but again, mom stepped in on that one and nixed those plans.
I don't remember the show being all that funny or interesting, but visually, it knocked me off my feet and I rarely missed an episode. Was anyone out there a bigger fan of Clarissa (and her clothes) than me?