From the Valley to the Upper East Side: Lily Van der Woodsen’s Style Cross-Over (4.22 – The Wrong Goodbye)

The time has come: after 21 episodes, the finale of Gossip Girl‘s fourth season has arrived: as usual, this means lots of drama, of unexpected returns (Georgina is back) and of interesting undeveloped events that will surely bring new plots in the next season. I quite enjoyed The Wrong Goodbye [1], whose central event is the party at the Constance Billard, but I’ve got one complaint: Lily is relegated in two scenes and she has no part in the main action, which is a pity. The upcoming season will surely bring a turn in her storyline: she’s under house arrest, but it’s still unclear what the future has in store for her.

The first scene where she appears in set in her living room. Eric, like all the other young characters, is attending the party at his school and sends his mother a video of the event (she watches it on a tablet).

She’s wearing an all black outfit, which includes trousers and a blouse.

One of the shadiest characters of this season is Charlie, Lily’s (fake) niece, who is attending the party but at a certain point disappears. Dan, Serena and Vanessa are looking for her, and in the meantime Lily contacts her sister to tell her what has happened.

In the picture above, we can take a closer look of Lily’s jewellery: she’s wearing diamond earrings, a gorgeous faceted crystal necklace and a gold cocktail ring.

The second scene is set in another corner of the living room, three weeks after the party. She’s sitting on the sofa with Rufus and Eric on the couch, and she looks a little bit worried or simply tired. Her outfit includes a pair of trousers and a blouse, both in a very refined shade of greyish antique rose.

Her blouse – a creation by Sine – is gorgeous: it’s made of silk, it has pleatings on the front and ruffles accenting the shoulders.

Her jewellery includes a stunning rhinestone necklace with a central knot and tiny diamond earrings. Her hairstyle is her trademark chic updo.

I couldn’t get a good screencap of her shoes, but she’s wearing suede mary-janes in a neutral shade. Her ankle monitor, on the other hand, is fully visible. Unfortunately, there’s nothing memorable in this outfit, but it’s surely in line with her style.

What are your opinions on this season’s finale? Did it live up to your expectations or did it disappoint you? And what about the enigma in the closing scene? Whose pregnancy test is that?

[1] The title is a reference to The Long Goodbye (1973) by Robert Altman, starring Elliot Gould as the iconic detective Philip Marlowe.

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  1. I’ve been following your posts on Lily for a while! You do such a great job, thank you! I recently saw Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and looooved it. Do you think you could do a post on the character’s style… there is so much Hermès and Goyard, I was hyperventilating!!

    1. Hi Cristina!
      Thanks for following my blog and for appreciating my posts on Lily’s style.
      I haven’t watched Midnight in Paris yet, but now I’ve got a reason to watch it (and hopefully to write something about it ;)).

      1. Thank you so much!! I was going crazy trying to id it.
        You would love the film, it’s very stylish. Looking forward to reading your comments about it!

  2. Thank you so much for this amazing review! I am the designer of the SINE blouse and am so flattered that you loved it!
    Looking forward to reading more from you,
    all the best!

    1. Hi Micaela!
      Thanks so much for your comment 🙂 I’ve always had a hard time in identifying Lily’s outfits, but I’m glad I could identify the blouse this time: it’s gorgeous and she looked lovely in it.

  3. Eccomi,
    in ritardo ma non potevo non lasciare un mio commento…
    Lily mi è molto mancata in queste ultime puntate così come la buona sceneggiatura GG di una volta…
    Ma non riesco a farne a meno e finchè troverò terribilmente spassosi i dialoghi di Giorgina e fino a quando non smetterò di emozionarmi per C&B continuerò ad essere GGdipendente.
    Complimenti a Micaela SINE,perchè questa blouse è veramente deliziosa.

    1. Come darti torto? La presenza di Lily nella trama è diventata sempre più incosistente, e devo dire che anche i suoi outfit sono più “mosci” rispetto alle prime serie (per non parlare delle sue borse).
      Anche io, però, non riesco a non guardarlo. La prossima dovrebbe essere l’ultima serie; chissà che per l’occasione non si inventino qualcosa di davvero interessante.

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