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Manny Santos Fashion 3.3

DTNG FASHION
S3E3:
 U Got the Look
Aired: 2003

I CANNOT believe we’re actually here. Manny’s transformation. Manny’s thong. And here we are, a fashion, blog, journeying since 1987, to get here. And here we are. Manny has always been so sweet, innocent, childlike, with pigtails, as long as we’ve known her. But now, following in the footsteps of Stephanie Kaye, she has decided to change her style. She wants to be hot. So first we see her in her spirit squad outfit, being totally overlooked by the man of her dreams, Sketchy Sully.

So the next day, she’s wearing a huge hoodie walking to school, only to reveal a sexy velour tracksuit underneath. Not just any track suit – it’s a tube top complete with low-rise bottoms, in a fresh baby blue. She lets her hair down and immediately everyone is gawking. Later at the mall, we see the full fit which includes a matching jacket and bucket hat and white shoes. I love the look of “excessive color” as my high school called it. My high school banned “excessive color” because it was a “gang symbol”. Oh yeah, and her chain necklace says “VEGAS”. But anyway, now Manny decides she needs a thong, by holding it up to her face.

AND HERE WE ARE! Manny’s bright blue, bedazzled thong, busting out of super-low rise jeans, completely exposed under her blue bell-sleeve cropped shirt. In order to show off even more skin, she lets the top droop off her shoulders, and her bra straps follow suit. Hey eyeshadow is frosty, her hoops are huge, and her hat is suede. Also, that criss-cross tie up the front of the shirt was definitely a trend back then (it’s also made a minor comeback recently). Long story short, the whole school is suddenly in love with her, and she gets apprehended due to her “visible underwear”.

Cue next day. Manny is hiding under a huge jacket again to reveal, NO MORE VISIBLE UNDERWEAR. Because she’s not wearing underwear with those super-low-rise jeans today. She also wears an extremely cropped shirt that says “the most beautiful girl in the world” and a floral, cropped, zip-up short sleeve hoodie. It’s truly a look. She’s last seen at the Dot, and she’s added this pink hat which really completes the ‘fit.

Wow, we did it – we reviewed Manny’s style shift! Honestly I love it. Plus, think about this. This really shows a person’s power of transformation. it’s all about context. you never know what’s hiding under their overalls and pigtails. I mean, just think about Tessa Campanelli! I say all this not to sound creepy, but to say that people can go from 0 to 10, depending on what kind of clothes they have, how they carry themselves, how they position themselves, how they’re feeling that day. We are fluid and flexible creatures, we are masters of illusion and manipulation of appearances. We are an art!

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.22

DTNG FASHION
S2E22
Tears are Not Enough, Part 2
Aired: 2003

So I finally remembered what they are competing for – “Luau King and Queen”. But first, she’s wearing this denim jumpsuit which is actually super hot! Next she’s at the tanning salon, wearing her robe and waiting for her turn. And at the dance, she looks like a hot mess and I love that her hair matches her skirt! lol. The festive ‘fit is complete with capris, platforms, and a crop top.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.9

DTNG FASHION
S2E9
Mirror in the Bathroom
Aired: 2002

Paige thinks Hazel is straight up stealing finery to move on up in her grade 9 life. She wears a mauve button down with 3/4 sleeves that truly looks like something I would have worn when I was in middle school. It’s that nice slightly cropped standard 2000s length and paired with black low rise pants. Then she wears a pink tank and some bedazzled shades. And next, a periwinkle crop top under a dark jean jacket, and some blue eyeshadow, with some flare jeans and platforms.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.4

DTNG FASHION
S2E4
Karma Chameleon
Aired: 2002

Paige wears a paisley-type crop top of orange and yellow, black cropped pants, and platform mules. She completes the look with little braids in her hair, tinted glasses, and her bellybutton ring on display. You’ll also see that she’s carrying that clear case as a purse again. The next ‘fit is for school picture day. It’s amazing. I love Paige in pink. She’s got her hair down, with a few random pieces curled prom-style. It’s horrendous. Like in the best day. She wears a pink jean jacket over a pink top, and frosty makeup. Oh yeah and the look has to be temporarily ruined when she most don her lab coat for science class. But she’ll make it through.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.1

DTNG FASHION
S2E1: 
When Doves Cry
Aired: 
2002

Okay so, this is the part of the B plot where Paige is convinced she has a mullet. That’s a hilarious notion, but I don’t quite see it. I mean, I see what they tried to do. They poofed up the top and pinned it back the way someone might when trying to hide an actual mullet, but… I think they could have made this even funnier. Ah well, no shade intended. Besides the “mullet”, Paige displays excellent 2000s style. First, we get some classic tinted frameless shades. She wears a butterfly crop top that looks like it came straight out of Limited Too. It’s so hilarious how obscene and jarring low rise/hip hugger jeans look today. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m just now coming to the realization that they aren’t “cool” anymore, but still, sometimes when I get hit with a sight of someone’s lower abdomen I’m like WHOA. And really that’s what makes me realize it’s not current anymore. Seriously, follow a few 2000s fashion accounts on instagram and you’ll come to a LOT of realizations. And you’ll probably be shocked at seeing 6 inches of skin below Paris Hilton’s bellybutton. Anyway, with this outfit, she’s also got a clear backpack. Next I included this shot of Paige from like, Toby and JT’s freakin, dream date webpage or something – not much to report, just wavy hair and a white shirt. Next, another set of low rise jeans, a crop top, and tinted glasses. This time the top is purple, complete with stars on the boobs. You know, she was slightly risque in the halls of Degrassi before Manny stole the title.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.15

DTNG FASHION
S1E15: 
Jagged Little Pill
Aired: 
2002

Gag me with a spoon! Once again Paige is wearing the same hair on 2 different days – a nice unfinished ponytail with face-framing tendrils. First she’s in a fuzzy mauve sweater with bell sleeves and purple headband. Next a crocheted headband, and a red cropped tee that says “I ❤ to make boys cry”. That’s a 2000s moment if I ever saw one. And there she goes, provoking Ashley to do something cool for once – and it backfires big time.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.13

DTNG FASHION
S1E13: 
Cabaret
Aired: 
2002

I know this is a whole heck of a lot of Paige for one post, but this episode has some iconic fashion moments and I didn’t hesitate to capture everythin that felt right. So let’s break it down.

First is a blue cowlneck sweater, (and the neck itself has like, a shag carpet texture to it), with a bun, headband, and face-framing tendrils of hair. Outside she wears her tan fur jacket over it.

The PMS flyer is just the best – each girl wearing short shorts in what looks like camo, and tight fitting tees with “00” on them.

The next ‘fit is another headbanded bun, with a 3/4 length polo kinda shirt that has indiscernible images on it.  Also had to get a shot of those shimmery gold nails pressing play on the discman.

Alright, now for the cabaret outfit try-on. Black platform clog looking things. A sequined miniskirt. A sequined crop top. And when she dons this getup for the performance, she wears her hair down and curly, with a headband and blue tinted sunglasses, a #1 necklace, AND a feather boa. It truly is an elaborate look. And it’s amazing.

Hazel Aden Fashion 1.10

DTNG FASHION
S1E10: 
Rumours and Reputations
Aired: 
2002

OMG! It’s our first Hazel feature! Hazel is basically Paige’s Manny. She’s one of the divas of Grade 8. I had to get a closeup of that cell phone to kick things off. Then she wears a tan 3/4 sleeve crop top, embellished with rhinestones, and jeans, and a swipe of shimmery liner on her eyelids. Then she pleads innocent to rumour-spreading in this blue tee, gold chain, and headband.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.5

DTNG FASHION
S1E5: 
Parents Day
Aired: 
2001

Paige is the definition of extra before it was even a commonly used term. First she’s wearing this incredibly bland-colored 3-quarter-length tee, with her hair down and a headband. She’s listening to Ashley talk about trying to get famous after she’s discovered at the upcoming parents night. So of course Paige decides to intercept Ashley’s discovery by outdoing her, in a gold crop top, a twisty hairdo, and even a freaking like, shimmery temporary bellybutton tattoo, and a temporary tribal arm tattoo. With like some brown dress pants. It’s…. a lot… but I kinda of like it… and also kind of hate it.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.4

DTNG FASHION
S1E4: 
Eye of the Beholder
Aired: 
2001

 

It’s still so surreal to me that I have made it to TNG on this blog. I’m still laughing to myself like, “I’m literally typing ‘Paige Michalchuk’ right now. Wow.”  First she wears this shirt with “2 Spoiled” written on it, and it’s just hilarious. I kinda miss these days. “100% angel” and “Princess” and whatnot. Her hair is slightly curled under and accented with some random braids. She also wears capris, pedal pushers, whatever they’re called now. And some chunky tennis shoes. Classic! Her look for the dance is great too. A baby purple cropped tee, a miniskirt, a chain belt, hoop earrings, some platform mules, and some nice hair twists. And finally, the main ingredient on her last outfit is this smug facial expression, as she steals Terri’s man in a jean jacket, princess necklace, hoop earrings, and red-tinted sunglasses.