Wednesday, January 26

Gossip Girl Fashion: "The Kids Are Not Alright"

Gossip Girl has FINALLY returned this week and so has this feature on soVIPzone. Now, I have to firstly advice those who haven't watched episode 12 to please stop scrolling down as there may be spoilers ahead. I am getting bored of saying that (not that anyone's complained) so just be aware for the future. The title of the post is, after all, rather evident.
I would like to start the post with my favourite moment of every Gossip Girl episode —the breakfast. This week I have been particularly lucky to enjoy two types of this particular Upper East Side morning meal. The first was, of course, the Humphrey-Van-der-Woodsen one at a restaurant this time. I was surprised of how much they're mixing it up these days having omelettes instead of waffles and even drinking grapefruit juice! A little more glamourous and sexy was Chuck's breakfast —mimosas on a limo and fresh-looking women.
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I have this thing for Penelope and that-other-girl-whose-name-get-srarely-mentioned. I think they should have bigger parts on the show, maybe as a part of the Blair Waldorf world domination plan. I really want to know their stories and I want them to have good lines opposite Blair. While that happens, we can enjoy the always matching outfits both of them wear in every single episode.
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Fashion-wise this episode wasn't the most exciting. The wardrobe kind of went back to the first weeks of the season, that is, everything is nice enough but it was missing that 'je-ne-sais-quoi'. However, I did quite enjoy Blair's Louis Vuitton Resort 2007 number (and Serena's leather Longchamp travel set) as well as Serena's Burberry checked trench and Lily's ever so chic silver silk Luisa Beccaria FW10 gown (awaiting for designer).
Other fashion highlights of the show include Serena dressing up as her mum to sneak into the bank and looking exquisite. It might just be me but she does look a lot like Lily then. The way she carries herself outside the bank and the way she holds her head inside are very much Lily mannerisms.
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I love the way Blair's wardrobe is slightly turning. She is becoming more relaxed and mature, almost cool. I really enjoyed the dark green coat and pashmina combo at the beginning of the episode. Not as much as I enjoyed her beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown, though. She makes everything look so easy to wear, I love Blair at the moment.
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Like mother like daughter. Or the other way around. The fact is that I realised how much I like Eleanor Waldorf in this episode. She has such a presence but in a very different way than Lily's. She doesn't need to be overly subtle or do slow small movement with her head because she has that presence. She also looked stunning at the party towards the end. As she did too sipping tea and reading the paper in her dressing gown later. I hope they turn this into another classic GG moment when Blair and her mum have heart-to-hearts every week.
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The only to slightly funny things that caught my attention on this episode are how Rufus and Lily have about two or three sips of champagne before they leave (I wonder if they drink Moët or Dom Perignon) and if their (invisible) maid just finishes them off —because is she does she must be quite the alcoholic. The other is Blair's initials at the top of her CV. They have been turned into some kind of logo, they almost look regal.
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This plot turn has me quite excited. It was quite clever to write up a character who can fight Chuck Bass. The fact that he can always win is cool but it gets old. So the fact that there is a new big businessman in town who lights a fight as much as Chuck seems refreshing. Add a hot, smart daughter into the equation and you have a winner.
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And lastly, but most definitely not least, the Blair and Dan affair. I already had a feeling about their chemistry before Christmas but now it's so evident. I am not 100% sure they will end up together but, at the very least, we'll be able to enjoy some of the best GG conversations ever between the two of them.
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I'm off.

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Anonymous said...


Chelsea G said...

Lily's silver dress is Luisa Beccaria Fall 2010 :)

iñaki said...

Thank you!

E. said...


Blair in that Oscar de la Renta won the night for me.

Oh, and Dan & Blair all the way. Go there, show, please.