Episode Synopsis: You know who's not alright? ME - after watching the most boring Gossip Girl episode in history. In this week’s installment, the dashing and devious Lily decides to quietly sell Bass Industries and get Ben released from jail. But not if Serena and Chuck can help it! Cue the standard deceptive plotting and secrecy. The quiet sale does not occur much to the excitement of Chicago’s big business backstabber Russell Thorpe (and his sexy Wharton alum daughter- wonder if she knows Ivanka? I’d kill to see pictures from the baby shower!). Meanwhile, Nate and his paroled Dad are mind numbing. And almost besties Blair and Dan are both on the hunt for an internship. Blair’s internship search leads her to discover her inner fashion editor/dictator by way of a fight with her mother and narrowly escaping an appointment with Patti Blagojevich. Dan ends up with no internship, no Serena, and a movie date with Blair.
Yay! Serena is back from her foray into the country (complete with a cowgirl hat and a Taylor Swift reference). I think that she looks surprisingly adorable in her Camilla and Marc draped embellished sweater. She paired it effortlessly with a Maxime Simoens burgundy top. If I were coming home from an Erin Bockovich themed hunt for a crooked judge this is totally what I would wear.
What, too cold for her standard cleavage? Apparently Serena’s New Year’s resolution was to stop dressing like a hooker.
Chuck is also looking rather conservative this week. I love that he started off the episode in his signature color: purple. He looks so dapper and fabulous in the camel wool Chesterfield coat. The classic detailing and exaggerated topstitching make it eye-catching.
You know what else is eye catching? The flight attendant on the left! Did Chuck just fly in from the Jersey Shore? That overly tan chica looks like she buys her bras at the same lingerie store as JWoww. She looks like a “blast in a glass” and a “holiday” all rolled into one.
Rufus and Lily look positively cozy tucked into their table at Café Boloud. Thank goodness that Chef Daniel decorated with brightly colored paintings, otherwise Team Beige Sweater might have blended right into the creamy walls and brown seating.
Are they depressed because they're fighting or because they're all wearing varying shades of taupe? BORING.
With little to go on other than her poorly cut layers, I have decided to dislike Raina Thorpe. Her mannerisms annoy me, as does her extremely tight wardrobe. Plus, this outfit is teal. Yuck.
Oh! Oh! Pick Me!!! I want to impersonate Lily!!! I’ll take that diamond and her passport.
Lil-rena looks so sophisticated. Why can’t S dress like this all the time? The cream colored Mike Gonzalez Zola funnel neck coat is just striking. Add on the Chanel sunglasses and the Zebra limited edition Cartier bag and it is a full-fledged fashion moment. It’s all so elegant and fabulous that I almost forgot this was the same girl who usually forgets to wear pants.
The Ellie Saab dress with the chic hair and necklace are just too much for me. Lil-rena is causing me to swoon. Too bad all of this intrigue and plotting is worthless. Lily is actually trying to save the day. How could anyone ever doubt her intentions? Anyone with hair that good can’t be bad.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Lily, not to be rude but you look like a Palm Beach granny wearing this embellished woolen suit and oversized shapeless sweater. What time is your Shuffle Board tournament?
Thank goodness Lily got her knitwear situation under control and is back in her sophisticated splendor. I got scared for a minute with visions of Bingo and Church Potlucks dancing in my head.
While I am not the biggest fan of her silver Luisa Beccaria dress (it is a touch FLDS for me), I do appreciate that she is highlighting the current shoulder pad/ long sleeve trend. I think that the layered pearl tassel necklaces make the look. Without them, I fear Lily would resemble a character from Sister Wives.
Blah. Rufus is wearing a matching tie. What has become of him? Remember when he was an aging Brooklyn musician? Those days were fun. Now he just trails behind Lilly mutely holding her belongs. Get a coat rack Lilly...they talk less and don’t have children.
I am a little worried about Serena. I'm starting to think that there might be some long- term side effects from when Juliet drugged her and tied her to a bed. She's attending a black tie event yet is not showing off her boobs, butt, or legs. WTF?!?
This ensemble is a completely conservative snoozer. Bring back the inappropriate dresses so I have something to write about! What am I going to say about this unadventurous Rag and Bone coat? The Timo Weiland top and Maxime skirt are attractive. Her RichRocks gunmetal link chain necklaces are tasteful. The Michelle Vale python clutch purse is beautiful and fitting to the occasion. Wake me up when we have a drunken wardrobe malfunction.
Who is going to buy Bass Industries? A Hugo Boss clothed Chuck chats with Raina (gag) and her dad Russell Thorpe. Raina’s choppy layers look much better with the curls… but no one is looking at her with the sexpot dress that she is wearing.
This is a little creepy, but I'm getting a strange vibe from the Thorpe family. Russell seems a little grabby with this daughter. At least he looks dashing in a tux.
In this picture Eric and Rufus appear to be dressed for a pity party/ funeral. Are they wearing dark clothes because they're mourning the loss of Rufus pride? Sad trombone- Wah Waaaaaahhhh.
After the party, the handsome Chuck drowns his sorrows in alcohol. Drunk on her daddy’s power, sexypants Raina pranced on over to seduce Chuck. Her tight silver number didn’t leave much to the imagination and further sealed my distaste.
Side note: Have you noticed that Serena and Sexypants Raina both do that Duckface pouty lip face?
What is wrong with this picture? Ben is out of jail and Serena seems to have borrowed boots from the devil (seriously- JHump must have left them before she skipped town because she totally wore these in another episode). I do like them, but I hoped that S disinfected them before she wore them. I would hate for her to get Little J’s goth cooties.
I think that Eric Damon is in cahoots with some tartan mill in Scotland. This Burberry wool coat is the second plaid coat that Serena has worn during this episode.