Dan and Blair decide to "come out" as a couple, throwing a British-themed salon in Dan's abode. Of course, it's not the Party du Jour without a few crashers - namely, Serena, Lola, Nate, and Chuck. S isn't so keen on giving up her It-Girl crown, and uses her Gossip Girl powers to ruin Lola's audition. Because Lola is a Rhodes, she sets her sights on bringing down GG/Serena. Except instead of ousting her cousin as GG, Lola accidentally outs Diana as... CHUCK'S MOTHER. OMG indeed. As for the elder UES/Brooklyn couple, Rufus finally realizes he's become a trophy husband, and Lily finds out Rufus has been putting Chivy up at the Soho Grand. At least Blair and Dan have a guide for what not to do when dating someone from across the bridge.
I want to love this, I really do. It's lovely, it's demure and ladylike... but it also looks like something a politician's wife would wear, especially coupled with that hair. Someone needs to remind Blair that a) she's twenty, not thirty-five and b) she used to abhor setting foot in Brooklyn let alone throwing a party there.
Someone also needs to tell Dan that his plaid is clashing with the Waldorfs' apartment.
I was hoping Blair would introduce Dan to Savile Row... or a tailor at the very least. Alas, no.
Blair's coat is a little too much like my mother's curtains for my liking, but her expression? I can almost see the old Queen B. As for Dan, is he trying to emulate Chuck wth the lavender button-up?
This dress is definitely an upgrade from Blair's earlier frock, but it pales in comparison to the rest of what I know is hanging in her closet. I do like the almost sailor-esque neckline, and the bit of sparkle. As for her man, Lonelyboy's pairing of a plaid shirt and blazer is a horrible idea in theory, but a smart way to blend the UES and Brooklyn.
Rufus in a tool belt. Now there's a sight we never thought we'd see. It's like Lily in sweats!
I know, Lily. The weight of all that jewellery (or the thought of you in sweats) would give me a headache, too.
Another lesson in Best Dressed Mother from Lily. If only she weren't competing for Best Vanessa Inspired Accessorizing as well.
Back in Brooklyn, we meet Dan and Blair in 10 years! Julian's even in need of a haircut. Maybe he and Dan could go off together and discuss their respective relationships/pretentious literary tendencies?
In all seriousness, I did enjoy Jenna's coral and floral ensemble. And Julian? He just looks like Dan.
It's too bad Julian and Jenna were unimpressed by Blair and Dan. I was hoping they'd stick around. I quite liked Jenna's embroidered dress, and Julian's lavender button-up looks scarily familiar...
Let's end with a song, and Rufus, strumming away in a plaid shirt.
There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see us crystal clear
You with your Moët and me with my beer
Sniff. It's a tale as old as time.