Tag Archives: Manuela Santos

Manny Santos Fashion 3.4

Aired: 2003

Manny is being extra sassy, trying to raise funds for Spirit Squad. You know, when I first saw Season 3, back when it first aired here, I was certain Manny’s style was going to go back to how it was before. I thought the umm… “mature” look was going to be just a phase. And I was shocked to see that it wasn’t; also shocked to see there was no consequence. Cool! Anyway, you can’t really see what she’s wearing here but you can still tell, she’s not going back to baby tees and pigtails.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.3

 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!

Manny Santos Fashion 3.1

Father Figure Part 1
Aired: 2003

All I’ve got is this closeup of Manny but we can make out this striped orange sleeveless button up, and we can see that her hair is pulled half-back.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.20

How Soon is Now
Aired: 2003

As usual, Manny has tons of colored ponytail holders in her hair, and an interesting arrangement of ponytails/pigtails. She’s walking around in her spirit squad uniform and just happens to be flirting with Dean. Oof.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.18

Dressed in Black
Aired: 2003

Manny’s not doing a lot. We see her in a blue baseball tee and tiny braids. Then in a 3/4 sleeve pink turtleneck and, of course, the same hair, because I’ve caught on to the TNG filming pattern.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.17

Aired: 2003

Who knew all these friends coincidentally had a passion and talent for floor hockey? Manny appears in tryouts as well, wearing a ringer tee, shorts, and chunky tennies, sporting braids like usual. In the halls she wears a 3/4 sleeve v-neck pinkish tie dye kinda tee. Also I want to note that her hair is parted with a ZIG ZAG part. Remember those? Next we are back in the gym and Manny wears, what do you call this, a short-sleeve baseball tee? Next we are outside in a grey zip up hoodie and flower studded earrings. Enjoy all this innocence while it lasts, my dudes. And finally, Manny twists her ankle during a game, wearing a ringer tee again. And surprise surprise, Liberty gives no sh*ts.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.14

Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Manny is looking super smug, watching Toby decorate Kendra’s locker, knowing it will do more harm than good. But really, how smug can you be with at least 3 childish pigtails and multiple little-girl hair ties?

Manny Santos Fashion 2.11

Don’t Believe the Hype
Aired: 2002

Manny’s still wearing the braids with lots of hair ties, and today she’s got on a purple floral tee and low rise jeans. It’s still so funny to me to look back and see all that we had hanging out and it was just normal. Don’t get me wrong, as always, still love it. And then she wears her dark denim jacket, which I think is the same one she wore on her date with Craig, over a maroon top.

Manny Santos Fashion 1.8

Secrets and Lies

Manny is just being a cutie patootie in a fuchsia top with her hair pulled half back. Then she watches Liberty drool over JT wearing a jean jacket. Once again, not much to deliver yet, but I’m sure we can all hold out til season 3, right?