Tara the leopard – forever trying to change her spots

Tara has been like a leopard through most of the series, trying to change her spots.

It started from the very beginning:

Here’s Kat as we first meet her, with the hat, open waistcoat and straightened hair …?s1e1 spot 1

And here is that look again… on Tara, that same evening.s1e1 spot 2

Then it’s Abigail’s leotard… going from…s1e1 spot 3

‘ my mum made it for me’ to…

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borrowing one of Abigail’s even if it clashes with her tutu!

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To go back to her own outfit… all in one episode! (Series 1 Episode 1)

And then we are back to Kat, customizing a pair of tights into a top…

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which Tara is wearing for their first hiphop class…

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(series 1 Episode 2)

And I only spotted that one on a lucky re-watch:

Tara is infatuated with Ethan… Ethan’s girl friend wears light cardigans…

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So what do you think Tara is wearing?

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light knit cardigan, check. (Series 1 Episode 3)

And of course, they then dedicated a whole episode to Tara’s chameleon attempts:

Series 1 Episode 6: Perfection

 

Need I say more?

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And of course, Tara eventually returns to being her wonderful self.

And then there is the time when she wants to be older than she is… via rumor-older-boyfriend and make up.

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To learn that she might as well enjoy life for who she is as she lives it, not ahead of time.

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And she so does… (Series 1 Episode 8)

Then, for a few episodes, she is dating Ethan, at long last, and she seems to feel okay about herself until her parents come to visit.

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Cue feeling like she has outgrown them now that she is no longer a country girl…

Even Kat suffers a bit of cloning there, but an inflicted one…

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(Series 1 Episode 13)

And then there’s Kaylah…

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And Tara refusing to feel left out, and therefore goes for the hoodie look…

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She’s an expert?

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Really, Christian? Are you really asking TARA this???? (Series 2 Episode 5)

And under the influence of Grace you ask? Here it is…

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Even she knows it is ridiculous, no matter how strong and defiant she might have felt for these few minutes of her life… (Series 2 Episode 17)

Last but not least, she even does it with boys! And with words!

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Ben-speak at its worst! Amazeballs! (Series 2 Episode 19)

But Tara eventually grows and although she is still swayed this way and that by people who want the least good for her, at least in dress sense she has learnt to stay true to who she is…

Tara Webster

 

 

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