Ah the voice of reason; Jalander “Jal” Fazer is Michelle’s best friend, the goody two shoes, the Wiz Kid of the group, who happens to be gifted at the clarinet. She is of course the group’s band geek and known for “making braces a thing” according to a recent article from Buzzfeed. Jal is one of those friends that will talk you out of doing something crazy, or build you up to achieving an overwhelming goal. That must be why Chris eventually fell for her in the second season.
Though she always appeared stubborn, peel back her tough exterior layers, Jal really cared for her friends and was unapologetically herself. The best friend duo evened each other out: Jal showed Michelle her worth when it comes to love and relationships and Michelle opened Jal up to be more vulnerable with her self-expession.
Skins Season 1: This scene is so funny. Third wheel Jal is PATIENTLY waiting around for Michelle to unlock lips with Tony so they can go shopping for her Young Musician of the Year Awards show.
Skins Season 1: Using this photo again, oops! But, really Jal and Michelle were a PAIR. Here they’re both coaching each other on how to overcome their adolescent struggles. Jal’s was embracing her feminine side, versus Michelle overcoming her insecurities.
Skins Season 2: Jal and Cassie are on their way to *spoiler alert* grab some literature on abortion. Jal really came into her own look during this season. She wore flattering outfits often donning a blouse/pinafore combination, empire waist mini dresses and knee socks with wedges.
Skins Season 2: The partial gang of roommates Cassie and Chris with Jal all looking pensive about something. Everyone’s got a secret. Chris is sick, Cassie is scared, Jal is pregnant.
Skins Season 2: In this scene, she and Chris expose their faults and vow to make promises to step towards change and keep each other accountable. She wears more bold patterns and statement necklaces like a charm.
Skins Season 2: Throughout the second season, Jal eventually let her guard down and became more vulnerable with her emotions. She also wore the cutest wooden giraffe earrings that look like animal cookies 🙂
Skins Season 1: Jal’s “Hermione at the Yule Ball” moment (Thanks Buzzfeed) or every nerd girl who removes her glasses and is all of sudden gorgeous. Jal shows up to her father’s album release event showing off her, ahem, assets only to scold the boys for staring. Classic Jal 🙂
“Fuck it. For Chris.”
In the end Jal was stuck between a rock and a hard place when she discovered she was pregnant with Chris’s child and was struggling to spit the words out. Only to have another bomb go off when Chris passes away from an overdose. The crew was there for her and she vowed to live life to the fullest and say “fuck it!” for Chris.
Find more of Jal’s looks with these suggestions:
Well, they’re not wooden giraffe’s but they are the cutest triceratops earrings from Tiny Thunder Design on Etsy.
Cute cropped camo jacket from Urban Outfitters
Bright colored pinafore overall dress from Boohoo