Thank God - it’s a birthday miracle! Blair is back from her foray into dumpy fashionland. She had me at the Paige Gamble stingray headband. The Chris Benz blouse and the Giambattista Valli tweed jacket and skirt are a delicious icing on the cake. She really does dazzle in the right clothes.
Chuck looks rather dashing in this three-piece suit and cool tone shirt and tie combination. I love that Chuck and Blair are dressed in a similar color palette; it further cements my belief that they belong together.
Here, Blair and Chuck decide to enact an official Peace Treaty. Like many peace agreements before, this treaty aimed to formally end the conflict and designate terms for moving forward.
Serena: “Why are we sidebarring? Do you really want access to strip clubs?
Blair: No, I just don't want to seem like I'm ceding territory too easily.”
I can only imagine that WWI’s Treaty of Versailles was also enacted in the restaurant of a hotel with college age “lawyers.” Tres official. To be fair, I can see why B thought of the strip club issue. One look at Serena's dress and my head goes to the same place.
Back the train up - Is Chuck wearing white socks? WTF is going on here? Looks like he’s already drinking. I’ll blame this momentary lapse of fashion sense on alcohol.
Post Treaty, the anxious birthday girl snaps at the staff, Dorota, and her Mother. I imagine planning the party of the century can be stressful. Even the flowers were wrong! “The Waldorf's is not a Best Western!”
Is it me, or does Eleanor look frumpy? The silk blouse and suiting vest look so mass fashion/ office worker. I half expect her to whip out a Lean Cuisine and USA Today and go on her lunch break.
I love this rust colored J. Mendel gown on Blair. The warm tone is just stunning on her and the cut is chic while still youthful. But I am a touch confused by the choice. The Queen B that I know would not be caught dead in a Fall 2009 dress for her birthday in Fall 2010. That’s not old enough to count as vintage or recent enough to be hot off the runway. What gives?
Good thing the guest list was so “inspired.” Joe Zee, Cynthia Rowley, and Rachel Zoe! Oh My! While I adore Cynthia Rowley and her fabulous embellished top and tutu skirt, Rach stole the show. The Pucci clad stylist was a good sport. There aren’t many celebs that will agree to get dipped in chocolate!
This kills me to say. I don’t like Chuck’s tie with this ensemble. I sort of wish he wasn’t wearing one and just had the top button open. The pocket square is more than enough to make the outfit.
Dorota looks so cute in this picture. I love the side pony and think the neckline is very flattering. I am so happy that B let her enjoy the party!
Penelope and Minion #2 look radiant as well. I’m so glad they all decided to wear rich jewel tone colors.
The revelry takes a turn when Rita, a record executive, appears to do a roast instead a toast. Cut to Blair’s horrible karaoke version of “Stand By Your Man.” Shock. Drunken Hysteria. Embarrassment. Add in a fake ID and a keg of Natty Light and you have a typical college birthday party. Poor Blair is afraid this will ruin her future. "It only takes one video to topple an entire career. If you don't believe me just YouTube 'Connie Chung piano'.”
I think Eleanor looks rather elegant in her navy Teri Jon Waterfloral printed sheath dress. She is every inch a celebrating Momma. Bravo Eleanor, you look like a real lady! Now go comfort your daughter.
Who’s to blame for this tragedy? Blair yells at Chuck and ends the Peace Treaty before the ink is even dry. “This pretense of civility was exhausting.” All this emotion and hate leads to a sexy hook up scene in the Waldorf’s living room…. now that looks exhausting. I hope Eleanor is wearing earplugs upstairs!