Category Archives: Trend: Face-Framing Tendrils

Manny Santos Fashion 4.13

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S4E13: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

WOW, tons of Manny today, and she is SO stylish I couldn’t stop screenshotting. We have an awesome color palette form her this episode – it’s a valentine’s day episode so we get red, pink, yellow, and orange.

The first outfit is this kinda athleisure-lululemon-looking zip-up top with a yellow cami underneath. This top matches perfectly to her bright ass pink fedora. It’s so offensive, I love it. She’s wearing a ponytail with what I call “face-framing tendrils” left out. We also see her low-rise jeans and pink plastic watch.

Then, she’s in… this is almost like a track suit, but it’s got a skirt with it. It’s a super weird athletic looking set without actually being athletic-appropriate. It’s a nice creamy orange color and she wears a pink cami under it. Her hair pulled half back this time, but the face-framing tendrils persevere. She is showing Chester around and falls in love pretty instantly.

Next, we see her looking super flirtatious on the TV announcements at school, wearing a short sleeve track jacket in red. Are y’all liking this straight hair? I guess I like Manny’s hair in all its forms tbh.

I for some reason really like this next outfit. Just a blue tee with hoops and a ponytail, but for some reason she really pulls this off and makes it look so cute. It says “Babe” on it, similar to those like, “90% Angel” shirts and whatnot. lol. I love it, where can I get one? Actually, I could never pull off clothing with “pet names” on it. Reminds me of that time I tried to wear a choker that said “Bitch” on it but didn’t even last the day.

Now we have this outfit here in the school assembly that we hardly get to see. It’s like, some kinda halter with grommets and a zigzag lace front. Looks pretty 70s, it’s a shame we can’t see it better.

And finally, at the dance, Manny wears a tight red halter, a matching red newsboy hat, giant heart earrings, a jean skirt, and some wedges. Ah yes and when she goes out into the cold to cry to Spinner, she adds a jean jacket. Hey wait a minute… February in Toronto has GOT to be colder than this! Oh,… maybe it’s just a sweetheart dance and not a Valentine’s dance? Eh, whatever.

Laura Kwan Fashion 4.13

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S4E13: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

Wow, so many people are just low-key yoga certified around here! Kwan has taken over Mr. O’s yoga class, much to the chagrin of the female students. It’s weird seeing her in fitness attire, but it’s cute.

Sally Fashion 4.12

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S4E12: 
Voices Carry Part 2
Aired: 
2004

Aunt Sally is… looking out for us, I guess.. Ya know what, I think Sally just likes drama, wherever it is. So here she is in a floral halter and her hair pulled half-back.

Ashley Kerwin Fashion 4.12

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S4E12: 
Voices Carry Part 2
Aired: 
2004

I abhor Ashley’s wedding outfit. It’s a stain my memory. However, it is a perfect representation of the cringe choices we’d make as teenagers, especially our outfits to very important events. Why, just this weekend my teenage cousin attended a family wedding in a shiny cocktail dress, but wore Doc Martens and a flannel shirt over it. Anyway, Ashley is wearing this navy tee and leather bracelet. She’s GOT to have some kind of a spray tan. She just looks so orange to me. Obviously people can do what they want, I’m just not a fan of fake tans. However, please allow me to lovingly trash Ashley’s wedding outfit with all due respect. This hairstyle is the worst and I’m SURE this was not Melissa McIntyre’s idea. lol. This is like, hair twisted into cornrows with pieces of the front left out to “frame the face”. This is already a quite dated hairstyle by 2004, wouldn’t you say? It’s like something Terri would wear for PMS. Ash is also wearing a necklace that looks like something you come back with from a Spring Break trip to the beach in 5th grade to go with your airbrushed t-shirt. The dress is a grey sweetheart cocktail dress with black lacy trim. I just don’t like the contrast of the cool-toned grey with the orange tan. Oh and that dropped waist is so bad. I’m not a fan of dropped waist, why do we want to elongate our torsos and shorten our legs? The cringe of this outfit is right on up there with the cringe of Craig’s behavior at the wedding (which we can’t blame him for but it was still awful). Sorry for the overuse of the very mean word “cringe”. Well, that’s all I have to say about the wedding outfit. I HAD to include this sick cell phone that lights up in different colors when it rings. LOVE it. And finally, Ash joins Craig in the hospital wearing a reddit jean jacket, low rise jeans, and grommet belt. Those pants were so dangerous. We were all 2 millimeters away from showing our coin slots constantly.

Alex Nunez Fashion 4.10

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S4E10: 
Neutron Dance
Aired: 
2004

New episode, and here is Alex, fully recovered from causing the end of the world! She’s busy with other things now – namely, Paige having a crush on their teacher I think. Here she is in this brown polyester work uniform.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 3.14

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S3E14: 
Accidents Will Happen Part 1
Aired: 
2004

It’s unclear whether Paige is really a friend or foe to Manny at this point. She’s wearing a strange woven/crocheted type of tank and has her hair clipped back with some of the classic face-framing tendrils.

Melanda Fashion 3.9

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S3E9:
 Against All Odds
Aired: 2003

So this is Chris’s girlfriend Melanda, who up until this day I thought was spelled “Malanda”. Anyway, apparently she’s a total b-word from the looks and sounds of it. But hey, Chris is awfully friendly to any girl that walks by. She’s wearing a red one-shoulder dress (or top) and has her hair pulled half back. Sorry for everything, Melanda.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 3.8

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S3E8:
 Whisper to a Scream
Aired: 2003

Of all the people that could have discovered Ellie’s bad habit, it was Paige. However, it was so interesting to see compassion between two people who don’t like each other. First, Paige is wearing a full on business suit with these bedazzled fake cateye glasses. Next she’s looking smug in class, wearing a spaghetti strap shirt with cropped jeans. And finally, she walks in on Ellie, wearing a pink flare-sleeve top, sunglasses tucked in the front as always, with low rise flare pants and some beige heels.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 3.4


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S3E4:
 Pride
Aired: 2003

I was never a fan of crocheted tops, but somehow, everything Paige wears increases in legitimacy. To the beach she wears this pink crocheted top and an updo. Then she’s seen at school in a Canadian tuxedo – flared jeans and a jean jacket which has a strange yarn fringe. And at the dot, you can’t really see what she’s wearing, but it’s some kinda light-colored tank.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 3.3

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S3E3:
 U Got the Look
Aired: 2003

Paige is seen after cheering at the soccer game in her spirit squad uniform and a ponytail complete with “face-framing tendrils” as I like to call them.