Valley Girl…Then & Now

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the cult classic Valley Girl. The flick featured Nicolas Cage as a Hollywood bad boy who falls in love with a local beauty queen. Here we recreate some scenes from this quintessential 80s movie. The good news? Our kids have come a long, long way.

Cameron Knoblock

Heading into her senior year at Campbell Hall, Cameron Knoblock hopes to continue her fierce academic streak; she’s been on the honor roll every year since ninth grade. She’s an avid tennis player and a photography buff. This summer she is working as a “counselor in training” at Camp Tocaloma.

On Cameron:

Floral pant, $42, heart top, $30, and necklace, $38. All available at Jane, 18735 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-343-5001.
Turquoise hair tie, $20, Nordstrom, Westfield Topanga. Earrings, $40, Nordstrom. Bangles, stylist’s own.

Jacky Farrow

At age 17, Jacky Farrow somehow manages to do it all. The honor roll student plays pitcher on the Viewpoint girls’ softball team–winning the First Team All League award the past two years in a row. She’s a member of the National Charity League—volunteering alongside her mom at the Discovery Shop and selling bagels to raise money at the Calabasas Farmers Market.

On Jacky:

Floral Top, $24; bandeau, $12; mint jean, $52. All available at Jane, 18735 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-343-5001. Bangles, $24, Frock, 12350 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-358-4327. Earrings, $35, Nordstrom, Westfield Topanga. Headband, stylist’s own.
Photographed at Du-Par’s in Studio City, where some of the scenes from the movie were filmed.

Nick Koones

Nick Koones is something of a sports fanatic. Don’t even get him started about his Washington Redskins. But this 15-year-old isn’t just a fan; he is also a player. The Notre Dame High School sophomore plays both football and baseball. In his spare time, he is also a working actor, who just nabbed his first national commercial.

On Nick:

Graphic T-shirt, $28, Urban Outfitters, 12110 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-761-0104. Red vest, $125, Macy’s, Westfield Fashion Square.

Dani Klemes

This 16-year-old Sherman Oaks resident is a straight-A student who loves to write. She plays guitar, has a flair for fashion, sports a dry sense of humor and keeps her social calendar full.

On Dani:

Romper, $50, Frock, 12350 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-358-4327. Coral and turquoise wrist wrap, $20 each, Nordstrom, Westfield Topanga Canyon. Head wrap, $12, Urban Outfitters, Studio City. Earrings, $22, Jane, 18735 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-343-5001.

Allison Klemes

Dani’s fraternal twin, Allison, is a budding filmmaker. Her student (group)-produced movie was one of four chosen to be presented at the LA Film Festival this past June. She’s also an accomplished pianist who can play by ear.

On Ali:

White jeans, $52; bangles, $22 each; navy cross body handbag, $48; earrings, $22. All available at Jane, 18735 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-343-5001.  Coral tank, $70; denim vest, $187. Both available at Billy’s, 18723 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-343-5332. Necklace, $52, Nordstrom, Westfield Topanga. Photographed at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks.