Last summer I spent my days hanging out with my family, going out with my daughter and making frequent trips to the nearest ice-cream parlour (hey, it was a hot and long summer indeed!). I didn’t watch tv much, but sometimes my mind went to the second season of Gossip Girl and to its lovely finale. I missed this show, and I was looking forward for it to start again in September. The third season premiered on September 14th , but I had to wait three weeks before having my favourite character back on track. Yes, Lily Van Der Woodsen was welcomed back by S and Rufus in Dan de Fleurette, and I hardly could hold my happiness. I mean: I like many characters of the series, but she’s the one I really relate to, because of her age and because she’s a mother.
The first scene in which Lily is shown is set in the beautiful sitting room of her Upper East Side apartment.
Lily enters the scene and immediately stops the show with her amazing outfit. She’s wearing skinny jeans, purple pumps, a black jacket and a nice metallic flowered top.
The jacket she’s wearing has a classic and tailored cut and it’s simply stunning, so fitted and elegant. It’s perfect if worn over a lamè colourful top. A staple in Lily’s style is the massive presence of jewellery, and in this episode Lily shows off some important pieces, like the gold and topaz earrings she wears in this scene, along with a big cocktail ring.
Speaking of Lily’s style, it is impossible not to mention her love for Hermès accessories. Kelly Rutherford, who plays the role, has such an obsession for the luxury goods of the Parisian house of fashion, that she uses pieces of her personal collection in the show. It’s the case of the beautiful Kelly bag in Parchemin, which it has been spotted many times on her in real life.
The second scene with Lily is set in a cinema, where the movie Fleur (starring the characters played by Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks) is premiering.
Lily is the epitome of effortless elegance, wearing a nice Black Halo Maureen dress with an interesting pleated neckline and stunning Siman Tu flower diamond earrings. Here her hairstyle is lovely, very different from what we have seen so far. In the first two seasons, her hair was always up in a bun, but now it looks like she’s experimenting with a bohemian style, which I love.
In the third – and last – scene, Lily confronts Serena, who is leaving her home. Lily is sipping her tea from a white cup, and is wearing a Diane Von Furstenberg simple blue cyan dress, gathered on the neckline.
I couldn’t find a good full figure picture, but she’s also wearing python pumps.
What has struck my attention are the magnificent turquoise chandelier earrings she’s wearing, similar to the ones she will be wearing in the next episode. Even in this case, the designer of the earrings is Siman Tu. I really like her apparently messy hairstyle.
 It’s a coincidence, but the new start for the Gossip Girl freshmen coincided with my new start at school, because here in Italy the first day of the school year was September 14th. I have always worked with fixed-term contracts, from September to June, and I’ve always changed my place of work; this means a new school and new students each and every year. For me every school year means starting over.