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Emma Nelson Fashion 3.6

DTNG FASHION
S3E6:
 Gangsta Gangsta
Aired: 2003

The beginning of the second end, of Sean and Emma. Weird relationship, don’t really approve of it myself. But in terms of style, you reeeeeaaally are starting to see the separation between the two, as their styles completely clash, reflecting their completely different interests and lifestyles. Look, I’m not trying to say people of different subcultures can’t have a healthy relationship, but you gotta admit that a hippie dating a gangster is a stretch. First Emma wears a burgundy blouse, khaki capris, and cream colored sneakers. Next she cleans the ravine in a blue tie-dye tank and more khakis. I was just mentioning to one of my zoomer coworkers that we all used to wear khakis casually, and she was like, whaaaa? Next is her school picture, which is kinda sad, because it’s like a kind gesture that’s about to get crumpled up. Anyway she’s wearing a pinkish tee with a mandala on it. And finally, Emma is signing the picture and trying to give it to Sean, wearing her floor-length purse, a jean skirt, and a white peasant top.

Alex Nunez Fashion 3.6

DTNG FASHION
S3E6:
 Gangsta Gangsta
Aired: 2003

Is this really our first time featuring MY QUEEN ALEX NUNEZ? I could have sworn she’s been in the background a time or two before now, but I guess not. Anyway, no matter. Alex is a goddess, I adore her – her attitude, her attire, everything. So she’s first seen as Jay’s gum-chewing appendage. She kinda has intimidating bad-girl vibes similar to Tabi. She literally gives no effs, as is apparent by her baggy pants, constant nail-filing, gum-chewing, and bra straps falling down. Alex has a certain uniform, the same way Sean or Jay usually do. A stacked haircut, tank top, sunglasses, hoops, and headphones, and low-rise, baggy pants. Her style is so effortlessly cool, despite its simplicity. She’s such a badass, I can’t wait to share more of her.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.5

DTNG FASHION
S3E5:
 Pride, Part 2
Aired: 2003

Manny is first seen in an athletic-inspired boat neck skin tight tee. Then, she’s looking like a queen in this pink velour track suit, a fuzzy pink hat, hoop earrings, and her tiny shades tucked into her pants.

Emma Nelson Fashion 3.5

DTNG FASHION
S3E5:
 Pride, Part 2
Aired: 2003

Emma cracks me up, dressing all stereotypical all the time. Gotta love it. First she wears a brown tank top, bra straps and all, and some rad low-rise khakis belted with a striped brown belt. Eating a bowl of fruit of course. Next she’s in a tee which seems slightly non-Emma. But then I realized it’s probably another World Wildlife Fund shirt because I can see animals on it. She’s going through her B-plot of Snake finding out he has cancer.

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!