DTNGFASHION S5E3: Death of a Disco Dancer Aired: 2005
New episode starts now, and what a morbid title we have here! I know these episode titles all come from 80s songs, but I’m not sure if I know this one or not. Anyway, we kick things off with some nice scenes of Alex and Paige at the movie theatre concession stand. Ah, that brown polyester! Then we move on to her regular clothes. Simplistic as it is, I always adore her style. That short haircut, the huge hoops, cross-body bag, tank tops with bra straps hanging out, and cool shades. Always an icon!
For today’s Rando Roundup, we see this white dude with braids and a beanie, lookin at his flip phone and ogling Manny. Then a shot of some guys huddled around a computer, all wearing baggy attire. And finally, a shot on the front steps demonstrating some flares and cross body bags.
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Anyway, I’ve got the rando roundup for you today. First is the Tankini Tramp, who reminds me of Sara Paxton. Then is this group shot of the Grade 8s (I know, they’re older now) which is undeniably awesome. Ya know, I tend not to question these pants. Ever. Because those were the only pants I knew at the time and still feel like “normal” pants to me, even as trends changed. But like… objectively… do they look.. BAD?! Ill-fitting, even? Unflattering? Well, even if they do, skinny jeans are MUCH worse.
I had to include this mannequin shot because you can see the low-riseness of the pants, the tightness of the shirt, and that grommet belt, oof. Also at the mall, Manny is looking at this girl wearing a low-rise mini skirt, and the girl is also wearing the wig that Manny tries on… yeaaaah y’all can’t get anything past me!! I’m onto your secrets! Also at the mall is this gorgeous blonde with fillers and heavy makeup, also a miniskirt. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I still love and always have loved that golden Playboy blonde color that’s currently “out”. It’ll be back, just you watch.
Why do all the adults wear 70s-inspired clothes? Huge collars and bell sleeves? Does the wardrobe dept do that on purpose to show they’re from a different generation? Anyway, this rude receptionist for Bernice wears a terribly uncomfortably looking tweed blazer over a collar that reaches the ends of her shoulders. Gross.
Back at school, we see an assortment of cross-body bags and messenger bags. At the hot-girls-only party, Tankini Tramp Sara Paxton is apparently friends with Emma now, and her bra straps are hangin out – a favorite look! And finally.. the vodka guy is kinda gross, isn’t he?
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.
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.
Rando roundup for today includes this like, lady who supervises teachers in training. So she’s watching Mr. O like a hawk. And she does look scary. She wears a brown blazer and has fluffy bleached hair. Next are these girls in the hall, reacting to the accusations about Mr. O. We see some tight layered shirts, a large pearl necklace, and a cross body bag. Then there’s the cops in their little cop outfits. Then this shot on the front steps shows more silhouettes of the time – baggy jeans on dudes and flare jeans on girls.
Time for the miscellaneous fashion shots of the episodes, or the Rando Roundup as I like to call it. First we have some work uniforms and sports uniforms. We get some randos with horizontally striped long sleeved polos, baggy pants, and cross-body bags. And perhaps the most notable thing from this spread is Spinner’s coworker, likely supervisor if I recall, with bright yellow and orange dreads.
Jay is moving in on Spinner now, to become two troubled peas in a pod. He wears oversized everything, with cross body bag and a backwards cap. Something about him waiting on that dumpster, man… I love it.
Rando time! First we have these girls who are doing a great job of pointing and staring at Sean. They must be theatre majors! Some noteable fashion moments here include that hair clip that stowawayed over from the 90s, as well as that nice cross-body bag with the cell phone pocket. Next is this weird shadowy group therapy session shot which doesn’t actually feature much fashion detail. But then we land in Wasaga Beach!! Check out this cool dude in Hawaiian swim trunks with spiked and frosted tips! The only thing we are missing is a barbed wire or belly button sun tattoo! I’ve also spotted Snooki here at Wasaga, looking like the ultimate 2000s hottie while shopping for beach towels. And finally I have a couple more shots from school again. We got a dude with super baggy pants, and a journalist in a brown suit. Aaand, two other girls probably talking about Sean. Check those highlights!