Episode Synopsis: Serena is still on the outs with Blair and Nate, so Blair has to find herself a new friend to escort her to Tripp’s election party at Chuck’s hotel. Vanessa walks around with a camera, being annoying (so season 1!), and Nate takes the fall for Tripp’s staged heroic rescue. And, at long last, Serena is mistaken for a hooker. Oh, also, Olivia and Dan’s subplot brings Jimmy Fallon back to my television, and I will never forgive them.
I was spoiled after my first episode featured every character in formalwear. This time, I’m hard-pressed to find enough content for three posts. But I’ll give it the old college try anyway.
Watching this on TV, I thought Serena was wearing pants. But no, she’s just wearing tights with another really short skirt, and what appears to be a bib. A lovely printed bib, but a bib.
I get that metallics are big this fall, but unless sequins provide extra warmth, I don’t see this cardigan offering much shelter from the elements. Then again, this is Serena we’re talking about, and the girl apparently is impervious to cold, if her hemlines are any indication.
So, are Serena’s thighs are off duty this week? Good, those girls could use a break. No, seriously. Normally in a shot like this, we’d have at least three inches of leg showing. But she’s actually going professional for a change and only showing cleavage. I know, not what most people would consider “professional,” but for Serena, this is practically nun-like.
Which is why it's so strange that she was mistaken for a hooker in this episode. Of all the outfits she's worn this year, she's downright demure in this dress. Well, demure for S, anyway. Compare and contrast her outfit with the actual call girl. Yeah. I can see why there’d be some confusion.
Moving on to darling Blair, also wearing metallics. Interesting to see that, since Serena’s out of the picture, Blair’s wearing a dress that could have been stolen from Serena’s closet. The length, the metallics – with the coat on, it looks very sleek. Although, when I was at NYU, the closest I ever came to being this well-dressed in the dorms was the day I decided to put on pants to visit the cafeteria.
A better look at the coat – I love it. A little big on her, but still, I’m a fan.
Without the coat, though, this dress is a major fail. That’s right, Blair. Look shameful. Your dress may be pricey, but it’s not flattering and the material looks cheap. Just because you’re about to befriend a call girl doesn’t mean you should wear lamé. You’re a Waldorf, after all.
I swear we’ve seen Blair in this dress before – or rather, it just feels very, very familiar. It reminds me of the red politician’s wife dress from The Freshman, only even more boring because it lacks a peplum. Instead, it’s just plum, and although it looks good on her, it bores me. There are many adjectives that describe Blair Waldorf – smart, scheming, crazy – but boring should never be one of them.
Neither should “covered in cake,” but Serena changed that.
Poor B. She just wanted a friend, and instead she got Washingtonienne.