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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!

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.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.18

DTNG FASHION
S2E18
Dressed in Black
Aired: 2003

Paige wears her hair up in some kind of pigtail updo, with the signature face-framing tendrils, hoop earrings, a pendant necklace, frosty eyeshadow, and a ribbed blue turtleneck sweater. The next day, she miraculously has the same hairdo, and a peachy textures off-shoulder shirt, jean jacket, flare pants, platforms, and her cool tinted aviator glasses. I REALLY love those shoes. Oh yeah and for skit class, she puts on a crown of ivy.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.17

DTNG FASHION
S2E17
Relax
Aired: 2003

Paige’s role in this episode is taking complete advantage of Terri. Terri misreads Paige’s palm and predicts her death is nigh. Paige finds out that was a misread but milks it. A really cute and funny little plot imo. Anyway. with every time I watch Degrassi, I just find Paige more and more beautiful. Idk what it is man. Anyway, first she’s in an utterly skin-tight pewter colored long sleeve, with her hair parted down the middle. Outside she’s got on her blue shades and a jean jacket. The next day she’s in a reddish 3/4 sleeve button down that’s actually got a snakeskin print all over. Her final fit is a brown tee, brown pants, and an immaculate pink jean jacket, with classic frosty eyeshadow.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.16

DTNG FASHION
S2E16
Message in a Bottle
Aired: 2003

First Terri wears a beige hooded sweater, a long denim skirt, a ponytail, hoop earrings, and frosty eyeshadow. To the party, she literally wears the same skirt she wore to the dance in Season 1. I’m sure Paige would have had something to say about that if she were there. She wears it with a black top, dark wash jean jacket, cross necklace, and she took a crimper to her hair, which I always love to see.

Ashley Kerwin Fashion 2.16

DTNG FASHION
S2E16
Message in a Bottle
Aired: 2003

Ashley has finally settled into her new life and everything, slightly isolated but making it okay. And now, suddenly Jimmy is rekindling his feelings for her. First she wears a black 3/4 sleeve tee with an inverted red seam. shiny eyeshadow and her usual metal jewelry. Next she’s seen at Jimmy’s party and is disappointed to find out it’s not a goth club. She’s still dressed beautifully, wearing a black long sleeve dress with a plunging neckline, ornate necklace, and she has gone heavier with the makeup. And she brought CDs. What the heck kind of CDs would she have brought? For some reason I don’t think it’s Bauhaus. I wish I could make that out. Anyway, back at school she’s just wearing a black long sleeve somethin, and I also got a shot of her little backpack with an O-ring and purple spike details.

Caitlin Ryan Fashion 2.12

DTNG FASHION
S2E12
White Wedding, Part 1
Aired: 2002

Yay, Caitlin is here for Spike’s wedding! First she wears flare jeans and a form-fitting tan corduroy jacket over a maroon tee. We also need to talk about her hair. This was one of the hairstyles of the time – it’s fully colored, no highlight/lowlight/roots, etc, just flat out blonde. And not just any blonde, it’s that golden blonde – what I like to call Playboy blonde. I’m a fan, but I want you to look around and observe. If your location is anything like mine, we currently aren’t seeing a lot of yellow-blonde lately. Right now it’s all about the silvery ash blonde. Interesting how things change.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.10

DTNG FASHION
S2E10
Take my Breath away
Aired: 2002

Now it’s time for the star of the show, Manny, in her very first storyline! We begin with a daydream sequence – her half ponytail and dark jean jacket quickly transform into a pastel ballgown, gloves, curly hair, and full makeup. As you may know, she asks Craig out on a date and all that. Next we move on to the date outfit. She keeps it cute and casual – all black with the same dark denim jacket over top, and her hair in a twisty half-updo. For the review afterwards at school, she wears a 3/4 sleeve blue and white tie-dyed tee with bedazzling and a flower on it. Honestly the more I look at this last photo the sadder I get.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.9

DTNG FASHION
S2E9
Mirror in the Bathroom
Aired: 2002

Terri’s got the B plot today! First she wears a coral button down and her hair in a twisty updo. Omg the clasp of her necklace has fallen down to the front. lol. With it she wears like, a midi pencil skirt and white tennies. Not crazy about those long denim skirts personally. Next is more twisty hair, a peachy v-neck, a beige sweater draped over the shoulders all 80s style, jean capris, and her white tennies again. She’s seen modeling a jean jacket, red turtleneck, black blazer, etc. And finally, a darling white peasant-looking button up top with another interesting updo that I don’t know how to describe.

And she tells off Mohammed which is a very iconic moment. I mean I love that this issue of body image and weight is being addressed, but I honestly think it could have been handled a little differently, a little better. I don’t know, I am just left feeling weird with the way Spinner was like “Yeah dudes prefer skinny girls but sometimes we like girls like you.” I mean… like them sometimes for what exactly? Your porn selection? What? And like, that statement was supposed to be helpful.

And the way Terri has to be like “Most girls on the planet look like this [so lower your standards]!” or something, like, you know what I mean? It seems like the main point from the episode was like, don’t worry kids, someone out there will still like you despite the fact you’re curvier! And that was the message, the end. Anyone else, or is it just me?

I don’t know, it was never really about Terri loving, embracing, and accepting herself. It was about her reacting to how everyone ELSE feels about her body. Ya know? Honestly, the main interactions were about how boys feel about her body. It’s so weird. I mean Paige was like “Oh man I would wear that skirt if I was plus size, you’re so lucky” meh but that’s it. We never really got to see Terri come to any kind of resolution. We never saw follow up. We never saw her confidence skyrocket, we never saw her SLAY the next ad campaign, we never saw her look in the mirror and smile, we never saw any change, any evolution. We just learned that some clothes come in plus size only, and some dudes like thin girls and some dudes like “girls with a figure”.

Hazel Aden Fashion 2.7

DTNG FASHION
S2E7
Shout
Aired: 2002

Hazel’s still all about the headbands. First she’s in her cheer uniform with a matching headband. Next is this total 2000s glam look – a blue v-neck tank, sparkly necklace, low rider jeans, and slick ass shades. She accompanies Paige to the party that Dean is at. Upon her entry I managed a shot of her strappy wedges. She wears an updo and a ruffled top with floral and animal prints – or this might have been a dress, I can’t recall. Then, back at school, she wears a pink printed tee with a pink headband, hoop earrings, flare jeans, and platforms.