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Ellie Nash Fashion 3.5

DTNG FASHION
S3E5:
 Pride, Part 2
Aired: 2003

Okay, real talk. Is it just me or is Ellie acting REALLY weird and unsympathetic about Marco getting assaulted? I’m to this day still confused about this little bit. Okay, so as I understand it, Marco doesn’t tell people he got beat up for being gay. Apparently he tells people he got “swarmed for his shoes”. And up until this very moment, I thought he meant he got beat up because his shoes looked gay. Is he trying to tell people he got beat up so people could steal his shoes? See, all of this sounds absurd. So I guess I understand why Ellie doesn’t know how to act. STILL though, she could be a bit more loving.

Ellie wears layered black shirts with what seems to be a full-length skirt made of green and black patches. She wears a choker and is faithfully sporting the pigtail braids. I love pigtail braids but I feel like they make me look like a little girl every time I wear them. Next is more black layers, layers of necklaces, and some kind of orange skirt too. Her brows are looking very 2000s. And finally we get a small glimpse of whatever she’s wearing while Snake gets his head shaved. Can’t really make it out but there’s definitely a lime-green seam on her sleeve. Do y’all remember, especially Hot Topic clothes, would have those inside-out seams, oftentimes a cool color like that?

Ellie Nash Fashion 3.4

DTNG FASHION
S3E4:
 Pride
Aired: 2003

When I think of Ellie, my first thought is usually referencing her in this episode. For two reasons: 1, her style is iconic here on this day. And 2, I completely relate to the way she feels here in this episode. It’s almost, potentially, social anxiety. I mean, I know the script probably intends for us to think she’s just all bent out of shape over Marco. But I see more than just that. I see a girl who blatantly doesn’t fit in. A girl who questions her outfit as soon as she steps outside and sees the people she’s with. A girl who wants to have fun but doesn’t know how, like she can’t find that lightswitch inside of her to switch “fun” to “on”. A girl who’s there, physically, but not contributing to the socialization, and not necessarily wanted. I relate to that feeling all too well, of wanting to have fun, to be fun, but not knowing how. What can she possibly say to this group of friends chatting? Nothing. You know?

I wish it was social anxiety in the script. Instead it’s just “I’m mad at Marco so this isn’t fun”. lol. Whatever. Anyway, so let’s talk about the clothes. First of all who tf goes to the beach in this? I gotta admire her commitment to the aesthetic though. El wears pigtail braids, a sleeveless collared shirt with crisscross tie down the front, mesh sleeves and arm warmers, a choker, a plaid skirt, leggings or pants underneath, and black wedge boots. And a big FROWN y’all! “I couldn’t let my HONEY come here by himself.” Girl, yes you could omg.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.20

DTNG FASHION
S2E20
How Soon is Now
Aired: 2003

Paige is the star of the show today! First he’s got boho vibes in Sauve’s office, wearing tiny braids in her hair and a mauve laced-up top, which is lined with lace, is slightly cropped, and has bell sleeves. She wears low-rise jeans and black platforms. Next she’s in her spirit squad uniform. I also got a closeup of her face just to show the makeup of the time. And on doomsday, she has the SAME hair, and wears a brown top with some kinda design on it. Outside we see her brown pants, platforms, and blue puffer vest. It must be super cold outside because here on the steps it looks like over her spirit squad uniform she had to wear a sweatshirt, a vest, and pants. I also got a shot of her Sketchers (or something similar). From my perspective, Sketchers were the shoes that always really wanted to be cool but never quite were. And now we’re back in Sauve’s, and Paige wears a brown, yellow, and orange floral top that seems super 70s. It has bell sleeves as well, and like normal she keeps her super cool shades tucked into the front.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.18

DTNG FASHION
S2E18
Dressed in Black
Aired: 2003

Manny’s not doing a lot. We see her in a blue baseball tee and tiny braids. Then in a 3/4 sleeve pink turtleneck and, of course, the same hair, because I’ve caught on to the TNG filming pattern.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.17

DTNG FASHION
S2E17
Relax
Aired: 2003

Terri reads palms with a lotta jewelry, braids in her hair, and a grey v-neck under a grey zip-up hoodie. Ashley looking all hard but being all judgey. (I know it’s simply a stereotype that goths are into the dark arts but you’d at least think Ash would be a little more chill about it.)  She wears that bad midi denim pencil skirt and chunky white tennies. Oh yeah, and her prediction is that Paige is gonna die, which is soon disproven but Terri is left in the dark worrying on that. The next day she’s in a horizontally-striped tee and a hooded vest, still sporting the braids. Oh yeah, also the cross body bag. I like to point those out as much as possible till they disappear. Next we see one of those striped, long sleeve polos that are awful. I also had to grab a shot of this Blackberry because well, it’s fashion in its own way right? Next we’re wearing another zip-up hoodie, with sweatpants and those white shoes. Terri staying true to her pajama-chic style.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.17

DTNG FASHION
S2E17
Relax
Aired: 2003

Who knew all these friends coincidentally had a passion and talent for floor hockey? Manny appears in tryouts as well, wearing a ringer tee, shorts, and chunky tennies, sporting braids like usual. In the halls she wears a 3/4 sleeve v-neck pinkish tie dye kinda tee. Also I want to note that her hair is parted with a ZIG ZAG part. Remember those? Next we are back in the gym and Manny wears, what do you call this, a short-sleeve baseball tee? Next we are outside in a grey zip up hoodie and flower studded earrings. Enjoy all this innocence while it lasts, my dudes. And finally, Manny twists her ankle during a game, wearing a ringer tee again. And surprise surprise, Liberty gives no sh*ts.

Nadia Yamir Fashion 2.14

DTNG FASHION
S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Nadia only appears so Kendra has someone to complain to today. She is sporting French braids and a white long sleeve top.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.14

DTNG FASHION
S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Manny is looking super smug, watching Toby decorate Kendra’s locker, knowing it will do more harm than good. But really, how smug can you be with at least 3 childish pigtails and multiple little-girl hair ties?

Manny Santos Fashion 2.13

DTNG FASHION
S2E13
White Wedding, Part 2
Aired: 2002

Manny is sporting French braids, stud earrings, a ringer tee, and meddling in Emma’s meddles. Haha just kidding. She invites Sean to the wedding and then has to uninvite him and it’s a whole crapshow. And then, somehow, for some reason, she and Craig aren’t awkward anymore and they’re dancing at the wedding, and all we can see of her outfit is this half-updo. This wasn’t really a fashion segment as we could hardly see any fashion, but ya get what ya get.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.12

DTNG FASHION
S2E12
White Wedding, Part 1
Aired: 2002

Manny is rocking a lime green v-neck tee, braids featuring a criss cross part, is ALSO wearing flood pants, and dons a dark blue jean jacket. For pajama time we can make out a lavender colored zip up hoodie in the glow of the TV. I think it would be so cool to have a slumber party and hang out with Manny. Emma doesn’t appreciate her at all.