If you squint really hard and tilt your head to the left, Charlie does kind of look like Serena.
Then again, it could be the vodka - it's a very accurate Serena prop.
But in all seriousness, Charlie does make a very convincing S double in the dress. Like Ann, I hesitate to call it the same dress, but it is a very close duplicate. Or perhaps it's been reworked to fit Kaylee DeFer? I've heard the GG prop department keeps all its past outfits. It looks just as gorgeous on Charlie as it did on Serena.
I surprisingly loved this. The chunky-heeled ankle boots (not pictured) complement the otherwise comfy casual traveling outfit well. Then again, if I've gotta be on a bus (never gonna happen - I have a phobia) from NYC to Miami, I'd be wearing cropped yoga pants and a baggy sweater. So Charlie gets points for dressing fabulously even if she's not traveling via a chartered flight.
It's ornate, a bit ridiculous, and entirely appropriate for a royal-to-be. I'm including B's Alexis Mabille dress again because I thought it was lovely. Okay, I could've done without the tulle protruding from her shoulders, but I loved the beading, the embellishments, and the rosettes that echoed the rose on Chuck's lapel.
I dislike the clear plastic necklace, but I just love this Balenciaga on Blair. It's demure, spring-y, and fresh without being outdated.
Chuck's suit may seem (at first glance) to be entirely unoriginal. But the textured mauve bowtie and little rose on his lapel add interest that Dan, Nate, and Eric's suits lack. Also note the grommet studs on his shirt. And the slightly exposed shirt cuffs (very European of him).
This patterned coat Jen referenced in the mini-recap is one of my favourites as well. On the wrong person (Rufus) it could look like a mere housecoat. On Chuck Bass? C'est fantastique.
Another shot of the fabulous coat. I'm not going to comment on Blair's because I'm not a huge fan of mohair, even if it is Ferretti.
I am not liking the mustard-and-pink combo, but this is Chuck Bass, and Chuck Bass can pull off anything. Even if that anything includes matching the walls of the van der Woodsen penthouse.
Louis' suit isn't nearly as interesting as Chuck's. But he is also exemplifying the Eurpoean-cuffs-peeking-out trend. And he looks dashing. Louis = dashing, Chuck = dapper.
They're both wearing black suits with white button-ups and a skinny black tie. The collar on Dan's is slightly different, but not incredibly so. Even though men's suits tend to look more or less the same, Dan and Nate look as though they've gone suit-shopping together. I'm on to you two.
Nate's building up quite the collection of plaid shirts. Hopefully a Lost Summer with Chuck (and away from Dan, I mean, Brooklyn), will help wean him off his plaid obsession.
Dan's outfit was so boring it necessitated a hilarious picture to alleviate the tediousness.
(At least we didn't spot any chest hair this episode! Phew.)
Little Eric, all grown up! I wish he'd gone to Chuck for a bowtie, because here he just looks like he belongs with Nate and Dan - he's just missing a skinny black tie.
And here he just looks like Rufus - plaid shirt and what looks to be very comfortable shoes.
Plaid shirt. Skinny jeans. *Yawn*. Next!
Rufus may have an actual job now (one that apparently necessitates leather jackets), but that doesn't stop him from wearing woollen socks and moccasins.
Lily manages to stay so chic even while on house arrest. Though she's not stepping foot outside anytime soon, she can lounge around the house with perfect hair, ostentatious jewels, and silk blouses till then. Because Lily van der Woodsen would not be caught dead in sweats.
The monotone effect of the outfit is not boding well with me, nor is the fact she matches the furniture. But I will say that Lily's wearing that ankle monitor well.
Anyone else excited for G's return? I can't wait to see what crazy she brings this season. Let's start with her gorgeous Marchesa. The snake print is a little ironic, but it works with the swooping black bands and the shape. I love the way the draping, the cut, and the fit. Georgina's makeup, however well done it was, is a little over the top. But would you expect anything else from Georgina Sparks, child or not?
Because I still love baby Milo, and wish we'd gotten to see more of him. Isn't he absolutely adorable?
I wish we'd gotten to see more of S' coat, because it looks lovely. So does the multi-patterned scarf - this, Vanessa, is the right way to do multiple patterns.
Yes, the dress is skintight and barely covers anything. But I think Serena looks great here. I love the belted silk top and the chunky bracelet. I could do without the tassel earrings, but at least Serena's wearing two of them this time.
Clearly, S has always been meant for greener sunnier pastures. Everything - from the gladiators, oversized Bottega, jean jacket, polka-dotted wrap, and surfer girl hair scream Malibu - a (not surprising) good look on S. It's a terrible outfit, but on the girl (and in the locale), it works!