Wednesday, November 10

Gossip Girl Fashion: "Juliet Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

I warned you last week and the one before that and I do it again now. If you haven't seen Episode 8 of Gossip Girl do not keep reading or scrolling down. There are major spoilers ahead in the shape of text and images.
After this week's episode I have realised I have a true fixation with GG breakfasts. This time I was mesmerised not only by the litres of orange juice and the kilos of fresh strawberries on the table but also by the crazy amount of humongous waffles on the breakfast table at the Humphrey-Van-der-Woodsen-Bass table. I counted a total of 6, which could feed half a hotel considering their size. I am also starting to worry about where all this clearly uneaten food goes to. The crew?
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Continuing with the food thread i'd like to point out how all-present macaroons were in this episode. And here I thought they were Blair's favourite treat which she could only eat if produce at Ladurée. In any case, she goes through a box of, at least, 20 while she's in the bath. And yet Chuck still has some to play with later on. I was ever so confused. Although I was glad to see Blair's favourites are pistachio —so are mine.
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Back to the actual plot. I love how Bluck have been returned to the centre of focus of the episodes. As nice as it is to just contemplate Blake Lively I have to admit her insatiable man hunger really gets on my nerves (probably because I am not one of them). Blair and Chuck also have a handful of quite kinky scenes in this episode, which really caught me by surprise. I didn't expect such explicit (for this kind of TV show) scenes and references but I am enjoying them! They also have some of the best lines of the show like:
C: "You know what's even more effective? Excess." or B: "Sex in a limo. We've literally come full circle."
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Another of my favourite bits was Juliet being banished outside the Lincoln Centre. I love the fact that Nate, Blair, Serena and Chuck place themselves around her so that she feels threatened from every angle. And it was kind of reminiscent of those high school moments in the first seasons when episodes resolved like this. This was also the best fashion moment of the episode. The casual day wear has become duller over the last couple of weeks but evening wear has strengthened. I really loved Blair's SS08 Ralph Lauren (hated the hair, though), especially because it was from the same season as the yello one Serena wore for Lilly's wedding to Bart Bass. I also loved Serena's FW10 Zuhair Murad and how it's really a cocktail dress but then it has all that lace that keeps it sexy but makes it a night gown. And, for the first time, I very much liked Juliet's choice. The soft lilac and nude of her SS10 J Mendel dress were all she needed to look beautiful.
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On the men's fashion front, not much to report. Nate did wear a checked shirt I really liked (when he meets Juliet for coffee) and I particularly enjoyed Chuck's take on black tie. It was ever so clever to wear  a white shirt with a black collar and a bow tie. It was appropriate but it has personality.
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I find funny how Nate and Dan have this moment in every episode where they talk side by side barely looking at each other. They become 'frenemies' for a couple of minutes and have what would be the equivalent of gangsters exchanging unkind comments from car to car at a parking lot.
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And lastly, I enjoyed how they ended the episode on the same note as last week's but on a different octave. Bluck go from passion to meaningless sex to friendship? This is something they haven't done so far, so it might be entertaining to watch. Although, personally, I don't think it's going to work.
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I'm off.

[Pictures: Screen caps, cwtv.com]

3 comments:

Cupcake said...

The clothes are crazy!!
cupcake

Nuria said...

Love S dress!

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