‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Star Momona Tamada on Claudia Kishi’s Fashion Influence and Her ‘Cool Nod’ to ‘Clueless’

And, yes, the 13-year-old did take a “one-of-a-kind” wardrobe treasure home with her from set.

Momona Tamada wears her favorite outfit as Claudia in 'The Baby-Sitters Club.'
Momona Tamada wears her favorite outfit as Claudia in ‘The Baby-Sitters Club.’

Like her character Claudia Kishi narrating the opening scene of episode two in “The Baby-Sitters Club,” Momona Tamada could recite a laundry list of her own talents: dramatic and comedic acting, dancing and experimenting with style. The latter, in particular, has been influenced by her portrayal of the iconic Asian-American tween in the Netflix series — after all, she did wear the most fun fashion-y costumes in the series, including the 2020 powersuit take on Cher’s yellow plaid in “Clueless,” the Tippi Hedren in “The Birds”-themed Halloween get-up, a very “Ruth Bader Ginsberg-chic” dress and all the fruit earrings and colorful scrunchies. 

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We all buy clothes, but no two people shop the same. It can be a social experience, and a deeply personal one; at times, it can be impulsive and entertaining, at others, purpose-driven, a chore. Where do you shop? When do you shop? How do you decide what you need, how much to spend and what’s “you”? These are some of the questions we’re putting to prominent figures in our column “How I Shop.”

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