From the Valley to the Upper East Side: Lily Van der Woodsen’s Style Cross-Over (6.08 – It’s Really Complicated)

It’s Really Complicated [1], the 8th episode of Gossip Girl‘s 6th season, is the proof of an embarassing timing. After a series of vapid seasons, things are really starting to get juicy, but the problem is that only two episodes are left. It’s clear Schwartz has left the show to its own destiny: the way in which he’s developed the show, taking it into a progressive downward spiral, is nothing new to tv show fans, but acknowledging it is always bitter.

vlcsnap-2012-12-04-19h06m40s225As for this episode, things are really getting complicated on different levels. Pictures from the set of the very last episode have surfaced, so everybody knows the finale will include Blair and Chuck’s wedding (groan), but it will be interesting to see how things will evolve to get there. Bart Bass is definitely the villain of this season: he seems to have something on everybody, so he effortlessly overcomes difficulties, showing himself more and more self-confident. In this episode, Bart and Lily are headed to Turks and Caicos for Thanksgiving, but something will change their plans.

fendiLily is so beautiful in this episode, and I really liked her in this formal outfit. Her bouclé sheath dress has no sleeves and a deep v neckline. This is a Fendi piece which epitomizes the character’s style.

bounkitShe completes the outfit with a couple of rings and Bounkit labradorite and gold earrings, embellished with amethyst small stones.

vlcsnap-2012-12-04-19h04m34s250In this scene she sports a nice bun with braided detail. She seems excited to leave NY for Thanksgiving, but Serena doesn’t agree. Her desire to spend the holiday with her family will be fulfilled, after all: Lily and Bart stay home because of a tropical storm, so this will allow all the drama in store to explode.

biyanThe first source of drama is Serena and Dan’s couple, because – yes – they’re a couple again, even if Dan’s showing his dark side (which I like). The second is Chuck, totally obsessed with his father’s criminal behaviour; thanks to Blair, he makes Lily learn about two businessmen who worked with his father and who recently died in mysterious accidents. For the first time, Lily appears worried and scared of Bart; it’s not a case if she leaves town by the end of the episode. In the scene of the Thanksgiving dinner, she wears an amazing brocade dress with satin beaded bodice: it’s a creation by the Indonesia-born designer Biyan (from the fall 2012 collection),  another example of how amazing she looks with structured yet romantic dresses. Eric Daman, the show’s costume designer, added the girly touch of a black bow belt.


The moment in which she appears in the scene, we can get a glimpse of her pumps. This point-toe style has already been spotted on her: it’s the Lockett pump by Jimmy Choo, probably the best style of point-toe pump ever.

vlcsnap-2012-12-04-19h09m29s139At first, tension grows between Chuck and Lily; after learning a disquieting truth about Bart (the news of the businessman mysteriously dead on his yacht), she realizes Chuck has always been right about his father. In the screencap above, we can see her chignon has lost the braided detail but it’s still refined.

anneThanks to the precious help of ShenanK, now I can tell you more about these earrings. They are creations by Badgley Mischka: the Anne earrings feature two faceted stones outlined in white diamonds. I love how they match the gold tones of the dress.

vlcsnap-2012-12-04-19h15m42s15During the lunch many things happen: Bart physically attacks Lily, accusing her not to believe he’s innocent (she looks so scared and fragile!) and Dan stops pretending to be in love with Serena: Vanity Fair publishes another harsh instalment of his new novel, focused on Serena this time. The scene in which he leaves Lily’s apartment is interesting: he realizes he will never be like his Upper East Side “friends”, but probably he can make them afraid of him. Since the first season Dan has been the outsider, a role which he should be proud of: he’s the only one who has really done something in his life, while his ex-schoolmates behave as if they still were at Constance Billard, unable to leave their teenage personas behind and to step into the real world of adulthood.

In the scene above we can see Lily leaving town: she calls Chuck and invites him to beware his father, who’s probably “after him” (the idea of it is spine-chilling, right?). Here she’s wearing a brocade coat with wide collar on her evening dress.

With two episodes only left, what do you think will happen next week? Share your thoughts in the comments! xoxo

[1] The title is a reference to It’s Complicated (2009), a comedy directed by Nancy Meyers, starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.



  1. A questo punto tutto puó succedere,il solitario Dan puó ulteriormente stupirci.
    Non pensavo di poterlo dire ancora ma,…quanto mi piace questo show!.
    Ps il taglio di quell’abito Fendi é delizioso sulla bella figura di K.

  2. I really enjoy reading your blog posts on Lily! I LOVE her makeup in the show; it is so classic. Any thoughts or ideas on the colors and brands that is used on her?

    1. Thank you!
      I’m sorry: I like make-up but I’m no expert, so I absolutely have no idea what products are used on her 😦

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