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Ellie Nash Fashion 3.5

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S3E5:
 Pride, Part 2
Aired: 2003

Okay, real talk. Is it just me or is Ellie acting REALLY weird and unsympathetic about Marco getting assaulted? I’m to this day still confused about this little bit. Okay, so as I understand it, Marco doesn’t tell people he got beat up for being gay. Apparently he tells people he got “swarmed for his shoes”. And up until this very moment, I thought he meant he got beat up because his shoes looked gay. Is he trying to tell people he got beat up so people could steal his shoes? See, all of this sounds absurd. So I guess I understand why Ellie doesn’t know how to act. STILL though, she could be a bit more loving.

Ellie wears layered black shirts with what seems to be a full-length skirt made of green and black patches. She wears a choker and is faithfully sporting the pigtail braids. I love pigtail braids but I feel like they make me look like a little girl every time I wear them. Next is more black layers, layers of necklaces, and some kind of orange skirt too. Her brows are looking very 2000s. And finally we get a small glimpse of whatever she’s wearing while Snake gets his head shaved. Can’t really make it out but there’s definitely a lime-green seam on her sleeve. Do y’all remember, especially Hot Topic clothes, would have those inside-out seams, oftentimes a cool color like that?

Ellie Nash Fashion 3.4

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S3E4:
 Pride
Aired: 2003

When I think of Ellie, my first thought is usually referencing her in this episode. For two reasons: 1, her style is iconic here on this day. And 2, I completely relate to the way she feels here in this episode. It’s almost, potentially, social anxiety. I mean, I know the script probably intends for us to think she’s just all bent out of shape over Marco. But I see more than just that. I see a girl who blatantly doesn’t fit in. A girl who questions her outfit as soon as she steps outside and sees the people she’s with. A girl who wants to have fun but doesn’t know how, like she can’t find that lightswitch inside of her to switch “fun” to “on”. A girl who’s there, physically, but not contributing to the socialization, and not necessarily wanted. I relate to that feeling all too well, of wanting to have fun, to be fun, but not knowing how. What can she possibly say to this group of friends chatting? Nothing. You know?

I wish it was social anxiety in the script. Instead it’s just “I’m mad at Marco so this isn’t fun”. lol. Whatever. Anyway, so let’s talk about the clothes. First of all who tf goes to the beach in this? I gotta admire her commitment to the aesthetic though. El wears pigtail braids, a sleeveless collared shirt with crisscross tie down the front, mesh sleeves and arm warmers, a choker, a plaid skirt, leggings or pants underneath, and black wedge boots. And a big FROWN y’all! “I couldn’t let my HONEY come here by himself.” Girl, yes you could omg.

Angela Jeremiah Fashion 3.3

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S3E3:
 U Got the Look
Aired: 2003

You guys, we have arrived at one of the most legendary episodes of Degrassi history – the thong episode. But before we dive in to the whale’s tail, we have to review other people’s fashion. Here is Angie, wearing pigtails and a blue and yellow top.

Liz O’Rourke Fashion 3.2

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S3E2
Father Figure Part 2
Aired: 2003

Liz returns, serving midwife looks for us today. First, pigtails with clippies, and she’s sporting those skinny eyebrows too. She’s wearing.. what do you call this, a smock? And I’m sorry, but I find it incredibly disturbing that Shane was there for the birth. What do you guys think? Anyway, Liz then takes off her plastic suit and wears a horizontal striped zip up hoodie with khakis. I love casual khakis. Haha not really. Oh yeah, I also got a pic of this crazy antique camera for you.

Miscellaneous Fashion 2.22

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S2E22
Tears are Not Enough, Part 2
Aired: 2003

I’m delivering to you now the minor, random, miscellaneous fashion moments from the episode. First we have a priest in his priest suit. Then we have a colleague of Albert talking about how nice Albert was. Then we have the tanning bed attendant wearing pigtails, a ruched crop top, and sweatpants. Then a group shot of the many students at the luau. This luau seems somehow dreary; I guess they did that on purpose. Maybe it’s the lighting. Idk. And finally, is Craig’s dead dad’s doppelganger. Creepy.

Angela Jeremiah Fashion 2.21

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S2E21
: Tears are Not Enough, Part 1
Aired: 2003

On to a new episode! Angie tries to start off a new week or something in pigtails and a jean jacket, but falls ill and sticks to the dinosaur PJs instead.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 2.18

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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.

Emma Nelson Fashion 2.17

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S2E17
Relax
Aired: 2003

Haha, oh yeah, this is the episode where everyone is really into floor hockey for a split second. Sadly, as with DJH’s swim team, and DH’s girl’s volleyball vs. boy’s basketball, we are still fighting for equality. So the deal here is that the girls don’t get real uniforms, as you can see in the first picture. Next picture is TWO cross body bags side by side. Emma has pigtails, wears a horizontally striped sweater, and this weird little roll-up beanie that I’ve only ever seen on babies. The next ‘fit is a tee featuring horizontal chest stripes. Next is a colorblock tee and a jean jacket that looks like it could’ve belonged to Lucy. Then we are in the gym again, and Emma wears this shirt that I think she’s wearing when she destroys Sean in dodgeball. It has like, idk what this is, an atom on it or something. We get another look at the ratty uniforms. Then finally, by the end, Emma is wearing this oversized jacket to… ta-da! reveal the fact that they in fact got new uniforms! Ew, they say Jeremiah Motors on the front, not Degrassi. Okay. And, from this point on, the girls’ floor hockey team is what Degrassi Community School became famous for. They went on to become the best 8th grade floor hockey team in all of Canada. Manny went to university with a full scholarship for floor hockey. (I’m cracking up over here but then I remembered that Canada actually cares about hockey so maybe it’s not as funny for Canadians!)

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.15

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S2E15
Hot for Teacher
Aired: 2003

This is a very important post. Why? Because Ellie has three pigtails. Three pigtails is one of Degrassi’s greatest silent shames. I’m surprised how many times I’ve seen this happening. One of my mom’s favorite stories to tell is about the time I asked for 3 pigtails to go to kindergarten. Because it’s absurd and hilarious. And for some reason, these 2000s city kids have made the absurd and hilarious choice to wear 3 pigtails. Aside from that, Ellie has done some interesting combinations today. As I say, I love her in red. So I’m glad to see her in this red bell-sleeve top, under a cropped black tank, loaded with jewelry, and wearing a floral skirt and her large grommet belt. It’s definitely a look. Okay and I joke about the 3 pigtails. She actually pulls it off.