I love Darcy and I’m very thankful that we are in a Darcy-heavy season! Don’t get me wrong, she’s totally cringe. Like, Christians can listen to Missy Elliot and make fart jokes too, yo! It’s just terrible. She displays such ignorance yet some wisdom every now and then. I guess I like her for her cluelessness and her hair extensions.
First she wears a 3/4 sleeve zip up hoodie and she rocks a deep side part with side bangs. Also low rise jeans because, what else is there? -It’s 2005! She is also sporting her famous green bag and a blue necklace. Next we get to see her in her spirit squad uniform. The next fit is yet another zip up hoodie over a peachy shirt. I guess they’re trying to show how casual a nice Christian girl can dress. Unlike her SISTER. The next outfit is a checkered blue shirt under a blue overshirt.
Paige is here in this episode to shun Ellie, and then to shun Manny. lol. She’s wearing this peachy-corally top layered over a cami and a medallion necklace. After a brief cheer uniform moments, we see her in this hilarious mini cardi. Yes, that’s such a 2000s thing. I had mini cardis like this one. She’s got it layered over a long pink cami. Also her regular pink bag is pictured here.
Here’s Chantay, just being so helpful, wearing a yellow zip up. She unzips it to pretend to flash everyone. Thanks. I mean, I guess Paige would have found out some other way but still. Also, that girl to Chantay’s right in the second pic, she goes to Degrassi about as long as Chantay. I’m pretty sure that’s “hey Rochelle, do you wanna have lunch?”
Here’s where I round up the random and group photos from the episode. First are a couple shots of Spirit Squad, in their white tennies and Degrassi attire. Next is a group shot in the hallway featuring many sets of belted, low-rise jeans. Then is Kevin Smith’s insufferable music guy acting coked out in a leather jacket. This next shot, just a random girl at the dance – tell me that’s not Rochelle. “Hey Rochelle, wanna have lunch?” Holly J asks this girl in the hallway much later on and she smiles all big. This girl looks like Rochelle. Maybe there’s too much time between this episode and that future one, but I’m going to try to keep an eye out. And finally is an overhead shot at the dance, of these little youngsters enjoying themselves.
West End Girls being the Manny vs. Paige episode means we get a good helping of Paige. And Paige in pink is just me favorite! First she’s seen at Spirit Squad, forgetting the dance routine. Notice her super grunge-looking eye makeup. I guess it’s better likened to raccoon eyes given the era though. Next she’s seen at the store Pretty Pretty Pretty or whatever, trying on that gorgeous dress with her big black bra straps hanging out. I’ll say it again, this cropped length is a really weird pairing with a dropped waist. Next we see her with Matt wearing a very Paige-y top, silver jewelry, and frosty makeup. And even with a broken leg, Paige won’t miss that dance. She clomps on in, corsage in her boot, raging on pain killers. She wears a cute pink furry bolero with the dress, and one strappy pink heel.
This is an interesting little episode, where Paige really starts to wear Manny down, making her life miserable. Manny tries her best to fight back but I think Paige holds more power here. I wish this saga could have been drug out a little bit. Oh well! First Manny is seen in Spirit Squad practice. Then she’s wearing a matchy-matchy velour set over a tube top with those square hoop earrings. And that pink plastic watch still, lol. She’s also still wearing her VEGAS necklace, which I still love. And unfortunately she has picked the same dress as Paige for the dance. I love it – pink, ruched, and super ruffly strapless with a dropped waist. However, the length of the dress is kinda weird, cutting off at like mid-calf, which doesn’t seem like something someone would wear during this period. Next we return to school and see the Spirit Squad uniform on her, and later those famous low-rise jeans paired with a red athletic-inspired top. Her hair looks amazing here btw. Next… Manny is being tortured in the mascot outfit. And then she returns to the dress store – I guess Paige chased her out last time – and tries on a funeral ensemble. Ultimately, though, she decides on the pink because she broke Paige’s leg and decided she deserved a treat. That’s where you can see the odd length of the dress – it kinda makes her legs look ultra-short. The shoes are odd too, like, kitten pumps. Aaand, uh oh – Paige shows up at the dance, and they have the same dress! So, Paige rips Manny’s off, and here is her underwear. Never seen a teenage girl wear underwear like this before. Finally, she’s in the locker room in a hoodie. We don’t really see Manny in hoodies, do we?
Although Hazel doesn’t really have a big part in this episode, it IS one of her better moments throughout the show. First she wears this New York zip up jacket with her cross body bag, and she’s kinda trying to feed Manny tips on how to reconcile with Paige. Then she’s seen in Pretty Pretty Pretty, isn’t that the name of the store? And I don’t know if she’s trying dresses on, or if she’s really wearing this halter with her bra straps hanging out. Then she’s seen in her Spirit Squad uniform, and finally, I don’t know why she wears all black to the dance. Wonder if Paige “made” her. Also would like to take a moment for Hazel’s eyebrow game. Skinny and sharp, I always love when the brows are so skinny you can see the brow muscle underneath, you know what I mean? Oh yeah and this is where Hazel TELLS PAIGE OFF! Just this once. And it’s great.
We get to spend some more time today with sweet Early Darcy. First she’s here in Spirit Squad wearing a spaghetti strap tank, then she’s also seen in her uniform. Then she’s in a green tee that shows us a little secret… Darcy is a Taurus. I can totally see it. And finally at the dance, she wears a strapless lacy dress with a pearl necklace.
Yippee, we enter the year 2005 with a new episode and Alex! She’s wearing her usual, a white tank with hoop earrings, casual khakis, and her bra straps hangin out. Then she classes it up a bit, with her hair clipped up and a brown tee. It’s a totally different look. She’s also sporting her cross-body bag and tucks her shades into her shirt just like Paige does. Probably because your hair will get stuck in the nose piece if you wear them on top of your head.