Welcome back to Brooklyn, you stylish and sophisticated girls (and boys). This week in fantasyland, Hannah goes to a book launch party of her hated literary rival, Shoshanna contemplates the idea of internet dating, Jessa has her old boss dreaming of slicing her up and literally eating her, and Marnie continues to be... Marnie (this poor girl needs a drink.)
Sad Hipster Outfit of the Week:
I’m going to start this recap by saying how much I enjoy Hannah. Sure, she’s extremely self-centered and entitled, but she's also hilariously witty and has a heart of gold. And hey - awkward is the new black. Hannah also has a best friend who dresses fan-freaking-tastic, so it’s almost unfair to compare her fashion choices to those around her. That being said...
Hannah is kind of the winner of this award every week. Her outfit isn’t so much “sad” as it’s just “blah”. I mean, in this yellow dress she looks cute and it’s definitely fun, but it also looks like a Jackson Pollock painting (but then again, how bad a thing is that?).
Diamond in the Rough: Best Dressed
This should really just be renamed the “What Marnie Wore” because she steals the show every bridge and tunnel week. I love her in the dress shown above - but I'm waffling on the color? Is it coral? Melon? Marnie Melon? Yes, Marnie Melon. I like that. OPI can call me if they need ideas for a Girls line of nailpolish.
"Holla at Hannah":
Hannah doesn’t really dispense any words of wisdom this week. Instead, she shoots them at herself, telling Marnie, “No one could ever hate me more than I hate myself.” :/ Don’t hate yourself, Hannah! We critique your outfits BECAUSE we love you!
And hey hey hey - look at Christopher Moltisanti checking you out. Girls power!
Poor Life Decision of the Week:
This one goes to Jessa, not for any in particular moment of the episode, but for having the theme of “I'm attracted to everyone when I first meet them.” While I love the la-di-dah Shangri-La openness of this, but it’s absolutely destined to give your drama-free life a healthy dose of drama.
What we really need to do is contemplate on Jessa’s ex's. I’m picturing... a Spanish bullfighter, a Hoboken tattoo artist, and a bi-sexual wedding photographer. When her ex-boss shows up at her apartment, she delivers the perfect line to Jessa: "You're getting into dramas to distract from who you want to be." This isn’t meant as a diss, but as a wake up call - and hits Jessa right at home, for better or worse.
Most Awkward Sex Scene/NSFW (aka Not Safe for Work):
Shocker! There was no sex scene this week, so sadly there was no awkward sex scene. The closest thing goes to a naked Hannah curling up in the fetal position next to her boyfriend Adam. Can I just say big-ups to Lena Dunham for baring it all week after week? Homegirl has got some cajones on her!
Queen of Entitlement:
Shoshanna kind of lives in this fantasyland within the fantasy - even for a TV character, and even for a TV character on Girls. Her biggest worry is about her upcoming internet dating date, claiming it to be "like, the most SATC"...
Here we have fashion polar opposites - with both ladies pulling it off. I love Shoshanna's flattering and feminine outfit, while Jessa looks like she just stumbled out of a time machine set to 1975. But in the best possible way. Bonus points to Jessa for the patriotic colored braid in her hair.
I know this is a fashion blog, but speaking of time machines, I'm digging the groovy sunburst on the wall. I'm glad it survived Hannah and Marnie's fight. I’ll see you next week as I recap the season finale which deals with the aftermath of their little tiff...