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Ellie Nash Fashion 2.22


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S2E22
Tears are Not Enough, Part 2
Aired: 2003

My girl is in RED again! Yes! Ellie time! She’s still wearing funky updos featuring crimped hair. I just love this first look. I’m sad we don’t get more of it. It’s a white tank which is some kind of athletic + Hot Topic fusion, and i think this might be the shirt with the fake blood stain on the front. She wears it over a red long sleeve and with a red choker. Then she serves more athletic + Hot Topic fusion in this shirt that I swear looks like a New Balance shirt but I guess it’s not. It’s DIY distressed and worn over a mesh long sleeve, paired with a black skirt and her grommet belt. I swear, I don’t understand why Stacey Farber did not convert to this wardrobe IRL after being dressed in these amazing ensembles on the show.

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.20

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S2E20
How Soon is Now
Aired: 2003

This is the painful episode where Ellie is dying for Marco to reciprocate her love. Thankfully we get an Ellie fashion show while we endure the plot. First, she wears her floral British flag shirt with crimped hair and a headband. She wears it with a pleated plaid skirt and that grommet belt, and either leggings or skinny flare pants. Outside she wears a leather jacket. Oh, how I miss the feeling of cold air (it’s sweltering summer as I write this). The next ‘fit is a black boat neck sweater, beaded headband, frosty eyeshadow, and spiky/chunky necklaces. And the final outfit is a shirt of tans and blues, but that’s all we can make out of the ensemble.

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.18

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S2E18
Dressed in Black
Aired: 2003

Ellie wears a jean skirt, grommet belt, a long sleeve tee with a watercolory print of browns and blues, and a black  tank over the top. She accessorizes with a silver pendant, purple eyeshadow, and crimped hair. Always looking awesome. (Til she gets to college and borings out.)

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.14

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S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Love early Ellie! Where to start? Well this is the episode where she is still big time crushing on Marco but nothing has progressed, so she’s trying to figure out her next move. She wears headbanded, crimped updos, many little hoop earrings, and cool makeup of course. The first ensemble is red and black, including a dog collar and a spiky necklace, a diy-looking shirt over mesh long sleeves. She also wears this gigantic grommet belt. At the movies, I grabbed a closeup of her ring and bracelet. And the next school day, she wears a pleated plaid skirt and that tank with a floral British flag print on it. And I think it’s all atop some flare pants, because those don’t look like leggings. And the final look is a pink and green button down under a black tank. I love how she incorporates unassuming colors. Actually, this shirt looks SO familiar, like maybe someone else has worn it? Maybe Paige? I don’t know.

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.5

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S2E5
Weird Science
Aired: 2002

Heck yeah, Ellie is back!! I really love when her looks are accented with purples or reds. And for only our second Ellie post ever, this one of these ‘fits is quite the legendary one imo. But let’s start from the beginning. You may recall that Jimmy has actually had a thing for El’ since the beginning. Here he is begging for her digits. She’s wearing a pleated denim miniskirt, with one of those double-row grommet belts, and a pale pink polo over a black mesh long sleeve and under a black tank. It’s such a look. And she’s Emma Nelson’s close contender in the triple-pigtail contest – she’s even adorned her ‘tails with braids and crimped and colored pieces. She wears bright purple eyeshadow, berry lip gloss, and carries a naked guitar on her back. Okay that’s normal. As you’ll see, the writers make Ellie a consistent dabbler in music throughout  her run on the show but she’s never known to stick to it. I guess I can’t really talk either though.

Next, this. Oh, this. This ensemble is captivating yet confusing, cool yet code-violating. I’m talking about, the shirt with blood dribbled down the front. Yes, this is some kind of, slightly-athletic looking white tank, with horizontal black stripes, and, blood splattered right down the sternum. Well, fake blood, but still, I can’t imagine it’s meant to simulate anything else. She’s paired it it with an awesome large print plaid skirt, and over what looks like black pants. As is tradition, every Degrassi student wears the same hairdo two days in a row, so she’s got the same hair we’ve already discussed. She’s handing Spinner her number as he employs the binder boner shield to receive it.

About this outfit. I can tell you right now I’d barely get through the door at my high school before they would send me right back home. I’ve been persecuted all my life for my clothes at school and I never wore fake blood on my shirt. That’s a whole new level. Especially in this world of so much school violence, I don’t see how this could ever fly. It’s also like, what is this shirt saying? Like, did you get a nosebleed? Did you have a little exorcist moment and vomit up some blood? Did you get stabbed in the heart? Or did you spill some ketchup? What’s the story with this blood supposed to be? What’s the message? I’m all for it, okay, like, I support you Ellie. But I’m still curious.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.4

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S2E4
Karma Chameleon
Aired: 2002

Terri continues with her pajama athletic gangster chic look. First she wears a bandanna, hoop earrings, a denim skirt, and a zip up hoodie. Also rocking that crimped hair. However, for picture day, she also takes it up a notch, wearing a peasant blouse and her hair pulled half back. AAAAAND she chooses Paige over Ashley.

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.4

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S2E4
Karma Chameleon
Aired: 2002

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!!!!!

Emma Nelson Fashion 1.11

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S1E11: 
Friday Night
Aired: 
2002

We are still exploring awkward adolescence through the eyes of Emma, with minor assistance from Manny. This is the episode where Emma goes on a date with Sean. Man these were hard times. I mean, I wasn’t exactly allowed to go on DATES at age 12 myself but, ya know, my parents would like drive me to the school dance where I had a “date” with an equally shy and awkward boy. My god. The little photo they take before the date – so relatable. I’m in pain. So these pictures are out of order in the post, but first we have Emma in a nice 3/4 sleeve top and khakis. We don’t really like, wear khakis recreationally anymore do we? I don’t think anyone just puts on khakis to go with their outfits these days. Correct me if I’m wrong. I remember wearing them and I remember them really not being the most comfortable or practical. Her hair is crimped AND curled under and the wears a plastic chunky watch. Oh yeah and she has a reddish zip up hoodie too. Then we have a couple of shots of her in her dorky little gym outfit. Ugh, we all deserve an award for surviving junior high. Then it’s time for the date! Looks like she fluffed up her hair a bit to get ready. And as you may remember, we get two outfits because a bird shat on her first one. First is the blue shirt with black zip up sweater. Then she switches to a red shirt and overalls. Like, I don’t know why she’s worried about her outfit, because she just looks like she’s ready for her first day of kindergarten, definitely not gonna be seducing anyone tonight. And lastly, she gazes at Sean in her tan velour zip up and STILL crimped hair.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.10

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S1E10: 
Rumours and Reputations
Aired: 
2002

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.8

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S1E8: 
Secrets and Lies
Aired: 
2001

Is it funny that Paige’s outfit color scheme makes me think of chocolate milk? Hilarious, because she ends up with thick chocolate milk all over her face. She too has gotten her hands on a crimper, and she’s even crimped the little face-framing tendrils. She wears her hair half back, but then puts on a headband too for good measure of something. And some hoop earrings to complete the look. But I also threw in her little floor hockey getup of a cropped hoodie and shortie shorts.