As you may know, I’m Italian, so I can’t watch Gossip Girl when it’s aired, on Monday evening. I usually watch it later in the week, but on Tuesday morning I’m always looking forward to read the comments of a friend of mine who lives in Manhattan. We share a passion for this tv series and for Lily’s style, so her hints are more than welcome. Last night she wrote she “absolutely loved” yesterday’s episode – The Fasting and the Furious : after watching it, I agree with her. It was a great episode on many levels, characterized by the theme of “crossing lines”. Most of the characters do something that goes beyond their boundaries: the development of their actions is still unknown and – for this reason – fascinating.
Our favourite character is not among those above (but she has gone beyond her boundaries many times), but she’s the unaware victim of schemes – just think of Charlie/Ivy and Diana, the devilish businesswoman played by Elizabeth Hurley.
She treats Charlie as a daughter, but the girl is only willing to take advantage of her position to keep her job and to be appreciated by her boss. In the opening scene, Rufus, Lily and Charlie are having breakfast: the girl is going to work, while Lily hears from her husband that he doesn’t feel like celebrating Yom Kippur at the Waldorfs’ that night. Here Lily is wearing one of her trademark pieces – a bow blouse – with a long chain link necklace.
In the screencap above we can see she has paired the black blouse (printed with tiny flowers) with a simple pair of black trousers.
She is also wearing a lovely pair of earrings by Amanda Pearl. They are made of gold plated hammered ball beads on gold-filled cubic zirconia studs.
Her necklace is a creation by nOir Jewelry: it’s the Maasai Navajo necklace, made of metal and beaded interlocking rings. The one seen on Lily is a bit different from the one I’ve posted above, because it has gold (and not silver) metal rings.
Later in the episode, Lily is in a room of her apartment, putting away some jewellery pieces she had previously selected for the party at the Waldorfs’ – a gold chain link bracelet, red flower earrings and a cocktail ring (you can see it on her little finger). This hexagon ring is a creation by Asha: it’s made of 14K vermeil and rock crystals.
The other ring she wears is a Mimi So creation: it’s a Jasmine semi pavé diamond ring, made of 18K yellow gold. This scene is very important, because Lily explains Charlie that the safe in that room contains the infamous Bart’s “family dossiers” – Charlie will eventually steal and give them to Diana.
The outfit she sports at the party is quite unconventional, since it includes apparently clashing pieces – an emerald green dress, a leopard bag, red earrings and gold jewellery.
Lily works her magic and makes the outfit look amazing, as usual. Have you noticed she’s been wearing several green items since last week’s episode? I love the rich shades of the colour on her, because they beautifully compliment her blonde hair.
She’s wearing the Agata dress by Diane Von Furstenberg, a gorgeous cocktail dress with bows and drapings accenting the shoulder and the hip. I’m glad she chose a vibrant colour like emerald green and not the black version.
Her leopard print bag with white lace inserts is the famous Miss Sicily bag by Dolce & Gabbana, an eccentric touch to a perfectly poised outfit.
As previously stated, she also wears red flower earrings and a chunky chain link gold bracelet.
I know there’s Rufus in this screencap, but you can also get a better view of Lily’s earrings, with red petals and gold pistils. At the party, Rufus finally realizes there’s no point in bearing the grudge against Dan and decides to make up with his son.
Have you noticed Serena, the protagonist of the first seasons, has been progressively pushed in the background? Even in Dan’s book she’s not the protagonist – she has been replaced by Blair, maybe even in Dan’s heart. It’s clear now all the focus is on Blair’s storyline, which I really like a lot. Everybody seems to act like grown-ups, but she seems to be unable to part with her old persona. In any case, I’m sure there will be many surprises in the next episodes.
 The title of the episode refers to the successful film directed by Rob Cohen in 2001, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez, but it also refers to fasting, a tradition connected to Yom Kippur.