Category Archives: DTNGS2E4

Kendra Mason Fashion 2.4

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Omg, Kendra is finally here too! They’re really dressed her up like a kid, but I love it. She’s got a boat neck top with little anime characters all over a sakura tree, a choker, and hair clips. The more I watch this show, the more I like Kendra. She’s a mood for sure. She’s kind of mean, irate, easily angered. If you watch her you’ll notice she rolls her eyes a lot. Her second outfit is a purple tee with some sort of character on it, I guess it’s supposed to be an anime character but it looks like someone drew it on the shirt with Sharpies, and a cross body bag, and jeans.

JT Yorke Fashion 2.4

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Whoa, did you ever have a moment where JT is the new Joey? He’s got a formula of shirt, overshirt, and hat, all in obnoxious colors?! Whoa. Oh yeah, I forgot, I have had this thought before, because Raditch always takes off JT’s hat just like he did with Joey. I see you, show-writers.

Jimmy Brooks Fashion 2.4

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Jimmy is wearing an oversized plaid button down and his signature sweatband on his wrist. Then he’s here in his lab coat grinning at Ashley and it’s a little sad tbh. Ashley keeps screwing it up with him, forever. He’s a nice boy. Then, he’s wearing a grey t-shirt and calls Ashley a slut. Which is uncalled for – I mean he should be mad and they should have some words but I’m not sure calling her a slut in front of the whole class was the right thing to do.

Hazel Aden Fashion 2.4

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Hazel tried to give Ashley the benefit of the doubt initially, actually disagreeing with Paige, but before long she sided with Paige in her decision to mercilessly shame and shun Ashley after she failed inspection. Hazel is still in her like, headband and neckscarf phase. So first is a polka dot neckscarf, tinted shades, brown headband, and hoops. Then for picture day she wears a sky blue cap sleeve top, a colorful belt, a denim headband, and blue hoops. AND A… what are these called? ARM BAND? Anyway please peep that. It’s awesome, it’s straight up girl band style.

Daphne Hatzilakos Fashion 2.4

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Oh my gosh!! We also welcome Ms. Hatzilakos to broomheadz (aka Ms. Hot Sauce)! She’s got voluminous golden-blonde hair and is seen in her lab coat over business casual blouses.

Emma Nelson Fashion 2.4

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Being that this episode focuses on the grade 9s, we don’t have a lot of Emma. But first, enjoy this short sleeve blue button down. And then this white hooded tank is what she wears for picture day. Kinda weird, I don’t think my mom would’ve let me wear white. When I was her age I also felt like if I smiled while wearing, white, it would make my teeth look yellow by comparison. Anyway, please note that I did create a “sleeveless and hooded” trend category on this blog because of how often I see this.

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.4

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Oh my god, I can’t believe we’ve arrived here! Ellie’s first appearance! Ellie arrives and parts the drab unaccessorized sea of browns, navys, and blacks of DCS. I love Ellie’s style. Look don’t get me wrong – sometimes it’s dreadful, (like the basketball net she wears as a shirt in S4,) but I still love it, okay? She’s just, interesting as hell. Her style is, anyway. …But you know, one thing that just struck me about Degrassi alt kids is that, yeah, they dress some type of way, but they never seem to show any qualities or interests or hobbies that actually make them alternative kinds of people. Does that make sense? Like, what’s Ellie into? What’s Ashley into? Jane? Grace? < A lot of this just seems to be fashion based. They’re perfectly normal average people quite comparable in wavelength to the Paiges and Holly Js and Jennas, they just dress strangely. Like, I know alt people are normal people and everything, that’s not what I mean. I just usually think of alt people to have some sort of alternative facet to them besides their dress. I think about Faith from DJH, the goth girl who made one appearance. You went to her to ask her about astrology – she had a “weird” thing she was totally into, in addition to looking weird. Not saying that’s like, a requirement, but she’s a good example. Whoa, just remembered Eli. See, he was an alt boy who had an alt life, talents, and interests. You feel me? Idk, those are just my current thoughts. This is coming from me, someone who has journeyed through skater/punk, goth, and metal scenes/identities in her life.

What does Ellie delve into when she’s home, alone? What’s she creating, listening to, watching, reading, dreaming about? Ah yes, we do get to see her reading Edward Gorey. That’s what I’m wanting. A little look into like, not just how they LOOK different, but how they ARE different. Still, though, media plays a large part in various subcultures and I suppose Degrassi wasn’t trying to be an advertisement. We do see Ellie struggle with self-harm later, which I suppose demonstrates how she IS different. However I was kinda bummed because of course it’s the “goth” kid who cuts themselves, just like everyone expects and wants.

ANYWAY, I’m going to stop now and talk about the clothes! Ellie is wearing pigtails which are accented with black color, crimping, and small braids. She’s wearing a black mesh top under a black tee with white seams, and one of those necklaces where the spikes are beads, always making me think of teeth for some reason. She’s also got dark blue nails and dark makeup. Welcome Ellie!!!!!

Craig Manning Fashion 2.4

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Craig isn’t doing much in this episode. Here he is looking at Ashley talking to Sean and wondering whatever the tea is from last year. And he’s wearing a brown sweater – please tell me his style gets more interesting later. All I can think of right now is the foofy hair and leather jacket that await us.

Ashley Kerwin Fashion 2.4

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Aired: 2002

It’s an Ashley episode! Oh, this is great. Okay, so this episode focuses in on the aftermath of Ashley’s ecstasy night, which at this point was several months ago. She hurt a lot of feelings and is still generally shunned from the gang, except Terri, since all Ashley said to Terri was “I love your shirt, it’s so shiny like stars!”

This first outfit is definitely another glimmer of pre-goth imo. She wears black pants, a black 3/4 sleeve tee, a black choker, and some silver jewelry. She tries to casually ease her way back into a Paige conversation but gets shut down. But she proceeds to grovel the same day and starts to get her friends back on her side.

The next outfit we see is back at Ashley’s house. She’s in a good mood, talking about how well things are going now. She’s wearing some purple pants and a grey tank.

Then it’s school picture day! Ashley’s confidence is back. She’s got her hair twisted half up and wears an orange camo tank. Another appearance of colored camo, one of my favorite little trends of this era. She’s got on dark jeans with a button fly. I threw in this shot of her in a lab coat too. It’s so sad to see her walking with her head up again, only to be crushed once more. By the end of the day, things spiral back out of control and she’s donned a Degrassi Panthers sweatshirt for the school picture, accessorized with a tear running down her cheek.