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Manny Santos Fashion 3.3

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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!

Jimmy Brooks Fashion 3.3

DTNG FASHION
S3E3:
 U Got the Look
Aired: 2003

I know, I’m impatient too. Our next entry is Jimmy, wearing tee shirts, baggy jeans, and white shoes.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.17

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S2E17
Relax
Aired: 2003

Terri reads palms with a lotta jewelry, braids in her hair, and a grey v-neck under a grey zip-up hoodie. Ashley looking all hard but being all judgey. (I know it’s simply a stereotype that goths are into the dark arts but you’d at least think Ash would be a little more chill about it.)  She wears that bad midi denim pencil skirt and chunky white tennies. Oh yeah, and her prediction is that Paige is gonna die, which is soon disproven but Terri is left in the dark worrying on that. The next day she’s in a horizontally-striped tee and a hooded vest, still sporting the braids. Oh yeah, also the cross body bag. I like to point those out as much as possible till they disappear. Next we see one of those striped, long sleeve polos that are awful. I also had to grab a shot of this Blackberry because well, it’s fashion in its own way right? Next we’re wearing another zip-up hoodie, with sweatpants and those white shoes. Terri staying true to her pajama-chic style.

Liberty Van Zandt Fashion 2.17

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S2E17
Relax
Aired: 2003

Here’s Liberty’s biggest pain-in-the-ass moment. The episode where she decides to become the Napoleon of floor hockey. This is also a big fashion moment, coming in second only to her red cowboy boots. It starts out innocently enough. Liberty is trying out for the floor hockey team in white sneakers and.. some kind of yellow short sleeve shirt underneath her hockey vest thing. Then she wears a classic Lib shirt, the grey one with red long sleeves, and dark wash jeans. For a little fantasy cutaway she’s seen in a maroon zip up hoodie. I also snagged a shot of the jersey she designed. Next she’s in her little yellow floral long sleeve that has almost a thermal texture. She wears dainty gold jewelry with it, and a light khaki jacket outside. And then, she takes a turn for the worse. She gets her hands on a red cape with gold fringe. And then she never takes it off. She wears it over her overalls, everything. Well, until this last scene, where she’s wearing a green hooded long sleeve, just moments before she gets her very own Jeremiah Motors jersey.

Jimmy Brooks Fashion 2.14

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S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Jimmy wears sweatpants, white shoes, and a grey long sleeve tee. So effortlessly cool. Plus his goodness of character is really starting to show. Next he’s in a bluish checkered button down, sweatband around his wrist as always. And finally he’s in an olive-green tee and red backpack.

Emma Nelson Fashion 2.10

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S2E10
Take my Breath away
Aired: 2002

For once, Emma is Manny’s sidekick, supporting her through her first date process. First she’s wearing some black and white tie-dyed flares with white tennies, a white tee, and a blue vest. Then she wears a pink tee with a white zip up hoodie.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.9

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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”.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.8

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S2E8
Shout, Part 2
Aired: 2002

Terri first rushes up to Paige with dreams of LA, wearing that floral chiffon pencil skirt that the wore for the dance in season 1. She wears it with a jean jacket and messenger bag. Her hair is in twisty corn rows. OH, and she wears one of those ball hair ties — love those! Then we have a wardrobe change – Terri dons her old PMS outfit – wide leg jeans, a shimmery top, and blue shades. And Paige is NOT having it. Cheesy girl bands are over, apparently. Crazy how much can phase out in one year. Then she is seen in this peasant top, which loses all of its glamor under a zip up hoodie. With it she wears a jean skirt and her hair is up in a clip. Oh, and chunky white tennies as well. And finally, for the PMS show, her hair is twisty again and she wears a black dress. Sadly we don’t get to enjoy PMS’s outfits much, I couldn’t get very good shots.

Emma Nelson Fashion 2.8

DTNG FASHION
S2E8
Shout, Part 2
Aired: 2002

Emma is all summery, wearing a blue tank and half-pigtails with a denim skirt and white tennies. Later she puts a matching short sleeve cardi over it and wears her old faithful cross-body bag. Next is a purple spaghetti strap tank and jeans.

Liberty Van Zandt Fashion 1.10

DTNG FASHION
S1E10: 
Rumours and Reputations
Aired: 
2002

Oh, it’s Liberty’s time to shine. Just kidding. It’s time for her to be publicly humiliated. So let’s talk her fashion. First she wears wide-leg dark wash jeans, white sneakers, a ponytail, headband, and orange-red shirt of course, because that’s her current color scheme, and some tiny heart-shaped studded earrings. Outside, Armstrong comes up to pass her a love note and it looks like she dons an orangey sweater over the current ensemble. The next day, she’s got some overalls over a navy shirt and under an orange zipup sweater. I also got a little closeup of the white shoes and the little flowers embroidered on the hem of the overall pants. Oh, those little 2000s details.