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Gossip Girl, The Serena Always Rises

September 30, 2008

Fashion Intel here,

Sorry I did not report on Gossip Girl fashion last week, but as always the girls and boys were dressed up to the nines.  Last night’s episode was not only fabulous because it was fashion week, but so much drama ensued that I almost shed a tear for Chuck. The story lines are becoming better every week!  I have never particularly cared for Serena, so I look forward to her demise.  What I’d love to see is a new dynamic duo in Blair and Jenny.  We’ll see… are my top Gossip Girl fashion moments.

  1. Blair wearing a pilgrim bow.  I’ve got to find a uniform store.
  2. KIKI SMITH shout out.  Feminist artist, another point for GG.
  3. I love that high-schoolers are reading WWD.  I once had a subscription and met with West Coast Editor Marcy Medina for an internship.  That obviously didn’t work out, but I think I’ll send her an email.
  4. Kristen Dunst is sooooo 2007.  Poor Kiki.
  5. Nice ascot, Chuck Bass.  Or should I say Charlie Trout?
  6. No one wants to be stuck behind the barricades with PETA at fashion week, well, unless you are a member of PETA.  Check out their many campaigns over at PETA.ORG, as my Paris Vogue fur post got me on their list.  I subscribed to their newsletters when I was in Amnesty International – I get it.
  7. “Marc [Jacobs] is going to eat his grunge corduroys.” Eleanor Waldorf, faux designer of Lorick.
  8. “Models aren’t the brightest bulbs.”  Says Blair Waldorf.  Have you met Lily Cole?
  9. Driving Marc Jacobs to drink! NOOOOOO!!!!
  10. Andre Leon Talley loved the dress.  Enough said.

There were so many Marc Jacobs shout outs and disses, I lost count.  For good measure, I’ll say 10.  How many did you hear?  EXTRA BONUS: I caught some of the names on Eleanor Waldorf’s seating chart, here is a tiny taste: Micheal Kors, Lydia Hearst, Tory Burch and Tyra Banks.  I’ll take 2 of the 4, you can be the judge.

From L to R: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Bow applique sweater $530, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Velvet bow top $745, Forever 21 Gathered Chiffon Rose Headband $3.80, Vena Cava Imperial Dress $598, Forever 21 Classy Pearl Necklace $7.80, 3.1 Phillip Lim Dress


Gossip Girl, Fashion Redux

May 20, 2008


You know it is almost summer when your favorite shows say goodbye, but usually they go out with a bang. Last night’s Gossip Girl was a little underwhelming and I was disappointed that there were no murders, pregnancies, near deaths, or huge secrets revealed (last weeks mild one doesn’t count!). Isn’t that usually what we get before a show goes into summer hibernation? What mystery am I to live for these next few months?

Thankfully we had some GG fashion to get us through it. BUT I’d like to point out that I don’t really think Blair would wear that blue vintage-esque sailor dress. I simply don’t!

I invite you to read my top 10 fashion moments from last night:

  1. Chuck’s bed head & rumpled shirt – I didn’t want to hurt my back!
  2. Georgina, full makeup & perfect hair after spending the night in Brooklyn? C’mon!
  3. I cannot believe that little J would make a dress so hideous as that orange one.
  4. Speaking of hideous, why do they always dress Vanessa so poorly? She’s cute, get the clothes to match.
  5. Chuck in a bow tie = my dream come true
  6. Leather black gloves to a wedding Serena? ok.
  7. Chuck, you always look like a handsome young golfer. DON’T EVER STOP
  8. Blair in a Betty Page dress, hard for me to believe, but she looked great. Nice YSL’s.
  9. Lydia Hearst in a forgettable number – she’s only a model through nepotism. Just look at her!
  10. An episode without little Jenny Humphrey moments makes Fashion Intelligentsia sad.

From L to R: Bettie Page Captain Dress $124.99, Phillip Lim Silk Pleated Grecian Dress $795, Malababa Studded Clutch $265.00, Hanni Y Drop Waist Dress $245, Nine West Heech Gladiator Platform $89.00, Jennifer Ouellette Ribbon Flower Headband (at Barneys New York*) $75.00, Steve Madden Blossom Sandal $79.95, Thread Social Tiered Halter Dress $1,070

*P.S. We’ve had so many hits on the Ribbon Flower headband, it seems to have disappeared off the Barneys site!

Gossip Girl Redux

April 29, 2008

Gossip Girl Redux

Fashion Intelligentsia here. Did you watch Gossip Girl last night? We had it on our DVR and are on the edge of our seats for next week’s episode. Seven whole days seems way to long. Here we go:

Top 10 Gossip Girl Fashion Moments

  1. ORANGE everywhere – Chuck’s Trench & Blair’s headband
  2. Serena has a new Burberry purse for school. You can get one too for $3,195
  3. Jenny can’t afford to shop at Bendel’s, but she can afford a Marc by Marc Paisley print tote for school!
  4. GLOVES – I counted four pop art colored pair in this episode. How many did you spot?
  5. Alexis Bittar much, Georgina?
  6. Oh Serena, first the bag, now a lovely Chanel necklace at the bar? sigh.
  7. Pink & Yellow fishnets – we love you Jenny Humphrey
  8. I think the “nerdy girl” is even wearing Marc Jacobs
  9. Blair, don’t ever stop with the headbands
  10. Coco Chanel takes the SATs

I’ll flickr some photos over to you. (Blair to Jenny)

Gossip Girl Redux

April 22, 2008

Fashion Intelligentsia here,

We are happy to announce our new weekly – Gossip Girl Redux: Fashion. Here we will tell you our favorite fashion moments from the show and we want to hear yours too. We’ve waited this long to catch up with Blair & Serena, so you can make sure we’ll be bringing you the best of Gossip Girl fashion. Gear up your headbands and follow us.

  1. Blair as Audrey, again. Love it. Want to look refined & mysterious, simply buy a trench!
  2. Remember Fruit Stripe gum? That was the inspiration for Blair’s former clique in the opening scene.
  3. Jenny, my you’ve grown! Where did you get all that black-as-coal eyeliner?
  4. HEAD BAND GALORE (see video)
  5. “..plaid skirt and a metrocard!” – Jenny, your dad won’t understand your fashion woes, or mine

Want to dress like Blair & Serena, check out Lorick here

Spotted, Blair at Target

April 15, 2008


I am going through Gossip Girl withdrawl, as I know you probably are too! What TV has there been to live for since Blair and Serena have left our lives? Now that images has been surfacing on the internet of upcoming GG I couldn’t be more excited to see what Blair Waldorf has in store for us this Spring. Sorry for you Serena lovers – Blair takes the cake for Fashion Intelligentsia. Don’t even get us started on how Blake Lively was featured on Teen Vogue sans Leighton Meester. What a great way to put those feud rumors to rest.

There have been countless posts on the fashion touted by Blair, and often cries from girls who simply cannot afford to wear Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, and Tory Burch everyday. For those of you who can barely manage to pay your Barneys card from that $200 silk headband you bought in hopes of becoming Blair (not me, I get mine from F21), here are some wallet friendly Blair-inspired options you can find at Target.

xoxo, gossip girl

p.s. Watch Queen B try to take back her thrown April 21 (I am too old to love this show this much!)

  1. Couture Mesh Headband – $7.99 (very Marc Jacobs, remember his gems?)
  2. Gryson Drawstring Tote – $49.99
  3. Pierrot Leaf Print Dress – $34.99
  4. Heart Bandeau – $14.99 (top) , $14.99 (bottoms)
  5. Patent Strappy Sandals – $19.99