Episode Synopsis: Blair is happy, then sad, then resolute. Eleanor is a bitch, then bitchier. Serena is nice, then taken advantage of, then poses for silly photos. Dan is consoling. Chuck is heroic, and also gets laid.
This was an awesome episode, fashion-wise. Lots of stuff that shows off Eric Daman's genius. I suppose it's to be expected in an episode where the storyline figures around Eleanor Waldorf's clothing line. In reality, Eleanor's clothing is by real-life designer Abigail Lorick.
Been to the shops lately? You may have noticed that yellow is HUGE this spring, and GG is true to life. Sorry if it doesn't look good on you! There's some cute stuff going on to the left, but the print on those dresses to the far right appears to be seriously fug.
On to the story. We open with Blair's dream sequence, in which Serena plays the bad girl. It's fun to see her in this persona. What she's wearing is almost identical to what Blair wore to her mother's party in the pilot:
The girls go shopping in NoLIta, with Serena in faded jeans and a denim vest over a simple tank. Here's a publicity still that has her holding a dog. I'm pretty sure it's an actual dog, and not one of those "faux dog" bags. Obviously this didn't make it into the episode. (Edit: ok, I now know that this is Blake Lively's dog, Penny. Cutie!):
Her purse looks really uncomfortable. I can't imagine it would feel good on your shoulder. I do like the beads, though:
I have mixed feelings about her shoes. Are those spats? I thought we only saw those in 19th century period films and on marching band members.
I call this the Bouncy Dress, because she bounces around so damn much in it. It was so hard to get a decent screen shot, so here's all I've got. Cute skyline print at the bottom.:
I like the necklace. Also, lavender is very flattering on her.:
Her bag is straight out of the 80s. I'm pretty sure I had something similar. Knowing me, I probably used it for My Little Pony transportation. There may have been a Wham! tape in there and perhaps some strawberry flavored Bonne Bell as well.:
Her dress from the photo shot. Pretty cute, although not everyone can pull off a bubble skirt. I like the pale lavender sash.:
The purple shoes go well. Purple seems to be her thing for this episode.:
So, apparently that wasn't a dress, it was a top and skirt, since here she is wearing the top with jeans. She's about to blow this popsicle stand, so are we to assume she gets to keep the clothes?:
Soft, butter colored leather bag. Perfect for stowing all of your worldly possessions:
This is a fun look, but I'll bet it's very difficult to pull off in real life. I'll comment more on that in the Blair post for this episode.:
Unique back - I like how the belt comes across the skin.:
Yay! It's my favorite Serena hairstyle, this time with a mod polka-dot scarf!