Part 2 of 3 - Antics and Ateliers
I always knew Blair and I had more in common than our keen sense of preptastic fashion and snarky tongues. Apparently we both use sleeping masks to get the maximum amount of shut eye. While not the most flattering color, these pjs are cute too.
And B had better be bright eyed and bushy tailed because it is WWD Day! Which is kind of like D Day, except that instead of in Normandy, this battle is taking place at the Waldorf Atelier and involves an interview with Women's Wear Daily. Godspeed, Blair Bear.
While Blair was off being fabulous in Paris, Dorota to decorated and staffed Waldorf Designs. I didn't realize that Dorota had such a discriminating sense of interior design. She channeled Dorothy Draper with a little bit of Jonathan Adler thrown into the mix. Does Dorota have a Pinterest account? If so, I'd like to follow her.
Oh, but the staffing component fell to the wayside. Time to call in the Minions! Do you think the Waldorf Designs employee manual requires staff members to wear headbands at all times? It's the only way I can figure why the Minions and Blair are straight-up vintage GG.
Do not adjust your screens. These ladies are doing neon, pattern mixing, embellishments, and statement jewelry… all at the same time. I think they got loose in the sample closet at Marie Claire. While their looks are totally overdone, I really like the necklaces.
Especially this Assad Mounser mega necklace. Stun-ning.
Enter Nelly Yuki.
Nelly, the Minion who got away, is crushing it. She graduated early from Yale, has a fabulous job at a coveted fashion daily, AND has shiny hair. Everything a girl could want! Except for the wee case of Blair induced PTSD and night terrors re: "tights are not pants."
Nelly was sent by WWD to write an article called "Society Goes Sartorial" that will feature Blair and socialite Poppy Lifton. Unfortunately for Blair, Nelly seems to be shooting daggers through her oversized glasses and Poppy used the same fabric for her debut collection. Blair has 99 problems and her love life ain't one.
You know what is one of her problems? The fact that Eric Daman hates her. What is this outfit?!
I want to love the cream colored cap sleeve peplum jacket. The fit is very current and I think it would look killer if paired with the right bottom. Sadly, the pastel Alice + Olivia pleated number is not the right accompaniment. Blair looks like she is headed to an afternoon rendezvous with the Easter Bunny. The multi-colored metallic Louboutins only make it worse.
And then we have the headband. The embellished headband that looks like product of a crafternoon at JoAnn Fabrics. Blair deserves better than that. She practically invented the headband!
This is all just wrong... and so is Chuck's new haircut, but I'll get to that in part 3.
After her scheme to destroy her competitor's pieces went south, Blair was forced to fight clean. She hired an actual team of designers and seamstresses and tasked them with creating a new collection in ten days. Quite the task, but I can tell B is up for the challenge.
And look! She's so much more much more savvy and sophisticated in this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. The neckline and waistline proportions are perfect for her frame, and her hair even looks more professional. Ladies and Gentlemen, it's a new day chez Waldorf!