Even if I am not an expert in etymology, I like learning the origin of words. Most of Italian words come from the Latin or Ancient Greek, so if you study the origin of a word, you learn something about these two dead languages, which is extremely fascinating. Before starting to write this post, I was thinking of the word “coincidence”, which derives from the Latin co- (“with”, “together”) and incidere (“to fall on”), meaning events which uncannily happen at the same time. It’s not a case that in science the term is used when two rays of light strike a surface at the same point at the same time.
I’m talking about coincidences because next week I will experience one: as it happened last year, the new season of Gossip Girl will premiere on September 13th, and my new school year will start the same day. I am pretty excited for this new start (I have signed a fixed-term contract until June 2011, yay!) and I also cannot wait for one of my favourite shows to start again. Even if the third season was a major let-down, I still have hopes.
The first episode – Belles de Jour – is near the corner but, in the meantime, the cast is busy with filming the following episodes. As usual, paparazzi focus on the young actors, but sometimes they also take pictures of my favourite character, played by Kelly Rutherford.
Matthew Settle and Kelly were spotted on the set, during a break from filming. I’m a bit disappointed because she was wearing casual shoes (her trusty Tod’s Gommini suede moccassins), but I’m sure the complete scene outfit would include simple pumps. She was also wearing a dove grey sleeveless shift dress, quite a plain choice.
The accessory which has attracted my attention is her necklace. I’ve immediately recognized it as being a limited-edition creation by Alexis Bittar for Michael Kors S/S 2010 collection. The mini-collection includes transparent cuff bracelets as well and is inspired to one of Woody Allen’s most original and hilarious movies, Sleeper (1973), set in a future dominated by Orgasmatron booths replacing sex and robots.
The Lucite gum-ball necklace is gorgeous, but I am not sure it’s the best accessory for such a plain dress.
Apart from the necklace, what has got me really excited is her bag. Awwww, a Hermès moment!!! You may remember Eric Daman completely erased these beloved moments from the third season, where Lily never carried a Hermès bag (shame, shame, shame on you, Eric!).
In real life, we all know she is obsessed with the French maison, so it’s no wonder she wore one of the many H bags of her massive collection.
In general, my words fail when it comes to describing a Hermès bag, and this is really amazing: it’s made of Clemence leather in Etoupe with palladium hardware, and has the trademark perforated front plaque. I know I’ll never have enough money to buy it but this doesn’t mean I can’t dream about it. I’ve already elected the Kelly as the *perfect* Hermès bag, the timeless piece I would actually like owning, but there are so many interesting styles.
The Massai, for example, is a great daily bag. It’s Jennifer Aniston‘s favourite bag and I’ve recently spotted it on Tilda Swinton in I Am Love by Luca Guadagnino (Tilda’s character carries Hèrmes bags only, including a Birkin and a Kelly).
The Jypsiere, the Marwari and the So Kelly are equally gorgeous. They are practical to be used on a daily basis because they are shoulder bags, so you can carry them and have your hands free at the same time.
Are you looking forward to watching the first episode of Gossip Girl‘s new season or have you thrown in the towel after watching the trashy third season?