Episode Synopsis: After all of that Royal Wedding hoopla, I was totally in the mood for another regal engagement. Thank goodness the Gossip Girl writers heard my prayers!
I have always been Team Blair, but I am even more of a B lover after Serena’s scheming this week. This week, S plotted and backstabbed Blair in an attempt to break up her relationship with Prince Louis. All that underhanded trickery backfired and Blair ended up winning Louis’ heart (and a massive canary diamond engagement ring).
Meanwhile, chez Humphrey, a sequin loving Charlie lusted after Dan, then used caviar plus a catering mix-up to catch him while simultaneously sealing his distaste for Vanessa. Score! In other news, Rufus developed a plot line that allowed him to wear leather and talk about music. He is such a one trick pony.
A very dark and twisted Chuck appeared to be reeling from the realization that Blair was moving on to a new Prince Charming (literally), and also seemed visibly disturbed to discover his dad was linked to Raina’s mom. Fires! Secrecy! Lies! That Bart really knew how to leave a legacy. After hearing the sordid story from a totally whipped Nate, Raina did what any troublemaker would do - she called in Jack Bass to destroy a heartsick Chuck
I have never been so grateful for cable news shows in my life!
Due to the recent overabundance of Kate/Diana pictures, I am fully aware of appropriate Royal attire. It is this knowledge that gives me the authority to affirm that Blair looks very stately in her silk bathrobe. Tres official! (See Louis, I can speak French too.)
Now on to more important things - why is Serena always leaning around on doors? Has anyone else noticed this? Maybe she feels faint from all of that plotting and pouting.
Serena’s Rachel Gilbert Levi top is not one of my favs. While the color is lovely, the ruching at the shoulder makes her look like she is perma-shrugging. My goodness, what a feminine linebacker.
Things are not much better below the waist. I detest most clothing items that fall into the “egging” category, and these Rag and Bone jeggings are no exception. Serena must be too busy backstabbing to stay current on Spring and Summer fashion trends.
Never trust a girl in a jegging, Blair! She is obviously out to get you.
Unlike Serena, Blair has been doing her fashion research. She is practically oozing American royalty with her mention of a pillbox hat and her stunning but modern pearls. It’s like the ghost of Oleg Cassini (Jackie Kennedy’s lead designer) is haunting the costuming department. She looks crisp and classic with perfect hair and makeup.
Well done. With any luck, Blair will get an Hermes bag as her namesake a la Grace Kelly… a girl can dream.
Le Petit Prince (I bet that is totally B's lovey nickname for Louis), looks dapper and conservative. I think the sassy large checked shirt is about as wild as this prince will get. While I dig a guy in a navy blazer, I wish that Louis would incorporate a color or patterned sport coat into his wardrobe.
Naturally, Serena has a direct line to the Royal family of Monaco.
On a side note: I think Monaco Minion needs a stylist. The suiting material looks terrible and the ruffles are all wrong. She also needs to stop reading over the Queen's shoulder.
Poor Blair - Louis is engaged and Mama ruined your tea. It’s a good thing that you have Dorota to administer a quick foot massage and plan out some Eastern European justice. I don’t know what that entails, but I hope it involves borscht.
Louis looked rather dapper as he ran in to calm his flustered love. Maybe it is his dreamy accent but his explanations confused me. Is he a contestant on The Bachelor? All I heard was “flying in women” and “cocktail party.” When does Chris Harrison arrive with all of the roses? I hope that B gets the key to the fantasy suite.
Serena’s version of sabotage is making a colorful Gossip Girl scrapbook- how cute! That is quite a persuasive format. I am sure that the Queen of Monaco usually gets all of her information delivered via puffy paint and glitter. Cootie-catcher or not, the scrapbook worked. Mama does not think that Blair is a good idea for Louis. Hopefully Blair will be able to change her mind on the group date… Er, cocktail party.
Although Louis is a little boring on the wardrobe front, he makes up for it in sweetness. I would love to have a sequined Jenny Packham dress hand-delivered by royalty. I cannot contain my jealousy. The dress is amazing as is the gesture. Dorota, order up those change of address cards. You heard the lady; B is moving to cloud nine.
My heart was a-flutter, and then I saw Blair actually in the dress. What the heck is with the hair?! That dress is dreamy, feminine, and elegant. The pale melon color is beautiful with her skin tone and the silver metallic accents. The frizzy side-swept hair ruins the entire look. It is as painful to see this hairstyle as it is to watch poor Chuck's spiral of demise.
Let's take a better look.
Yes Blair, you have had years of public humiliation. But you’re right. I think attending a Royal speed dating event while sporting an early Nineties hairdo takes the cake. How do you say "electroshock therapy" en francais?
While the silhouette of the dress is very flattering, The Queen looks tres washed out in her gown. I would like it so much more in a magenta or even a navy. Off-white is just too similar to her skin tone to work. Surely Kate Middleton can't be the only royal who spray tans!
Serena actually looks wonderful in this Jenny Packham sequin halter dress. Thanks to her shiny hair and the dress's attractive silvery plum hue, I can forgive the excessive boobage. If the cups were any tighter she might be in "double bubble" land.
Louis looks perfectly boring/ boringly perfect in his tux.
I don’t even know what to say about the last few minutes of the episode. I can’t blame B for accepting Louis’ proposal- Chuck did run his hand through glass and make some sexual explicit Marie Antoinette jokes. Chuck and Blair have evolved into a psychologically abusive relationship disaster area. Le sigh… I guess we’ll have to wait for next week.