Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Because I Was Meant For This...

Season 2 of Gossip Girl came out on DVD just a couple of days ago, and my non-parenting hours have been spent glued to the TV, devouring each new-to-me episode. I am not ashamed to admit this, because what Beverly Hills, 90201 was to my generation (Class of 1993, represent!), Gossip Girl is to teens of today. And by "teens of today," I clearly mean adults over the age of 25, or more specifically, married gals who are aged 34.

Seriously. Have you seen Gossip Girl? It makes 90210 look like Romper Room.

So's a nighttime soap for adults (and I guess teens watch, too), and I got suckered in a couple of months ago when I watched the entire first season in 1 weekend. My husband and girls were gone, so it was just me and the chips & salsa...and Chuck Bass. Y'all know I love the bad boys, and Chuck is probably one of my favorite naughty fellas of all time.
He just said something totally tacky here. Guaranteed. 'Cause he's Chuck Bass.

Gossip Girl is filled with witty snark, quick come-backs...all wrapped up in a peek into the lives of Park Avenue's uber wealthy families. It also features some pretty incredible music in each episode. (Alexandra Patsavas, I feel you...I get you...I love your work as GG's music supervisor. But girl, what happened with the Twilight soundtrack? Shudder. Please redeem yourself with New Moon's music. I'm still fasting and praying. Amen.) Yet what I really love the most about Gossip Girl is the fashion.

Each episode is like a walking, talking version of Vogue or Elle. It's pure escapism. I love Chanel and Chloe and Marc Jacobs and Marchesa. I'll most likely never wear these designers myself...well, except for Chanel. Dude, I will own me some Chanel one day. It's my life's goal.

So I live vicariously through the gals of Gossip Girl. Most especially, through one Blair Waldorf:
This creation made me want to hunt down my vampire boyfriend,
(Alexander Skarsgard, thankyouverymuch!)
while channeling my inner Roxie Hart.
It's dark, it's delicious, it's flirty, it's retro...and I want it.
Sans the headband.

I gasped.
I audibly gasped when Blair wore this frock mid-way through Season 1.
It's like a contemporary version of
Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn, all in one gown.
Pretty much my dream come true.
Le sigh...

I love her lace tights...her prim, sailor-esque dress,
the blouson sleeves, and that grey coat.
I just love me some Blair.
And I want her entire closet.
That is all.
The end.

Now if you will excuse me, I still have over half a season of deliciousness to enjoy. Oh, and would somebody please nominate the show's stylist/wardrobe person for an Emmy? He/She deserves a mantle full of trophies for such visual delights.

p.s. For some silly reason, Lauren (one of my favorite people in the world) felt I should guest post over at her place. I hated to lame up her blog. Regardless, I'm hanging there today. Please stop by and tell Lauren hello. And look at how utterly fabulous she is:
That's my Blair Waldorf a run for her money.


Kristina P. said...

I love GG. Gotta love some MotherChucker.

~Michelle~ said...

Mondays are the hell day for me - Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Heroes, Dancing with the Stars...the DVR gets a workout!

My fav thing was when they were previewing GG last year with a Chuck montage set to Britney's "Womanizer." Made me laugh!

S Club Mama said...

I don't watch it but I know lots of people who do (including my brother-in-law - weird).

BUT I think the new 90210 gives it a run for it's money (I don't watch that either).

I DID watch the original 90210. It was way too old for me at the time. Thanks for the censorship, mom. :)

Jen said...

I love Fashion. I so wish that my hips were small enough to wear those gorgeous dresses.

Mama Dawg said...

Next payday.....I'm so buying season 2. I've watched season 1 twice now. I'm addicted.

Kari said...

Gossip Girl is one of my guilty pleasures, too. Love that Chuck Bass - he is the ultimate bad boy;o)

Vicki said...

I've never seen the show, but you're right, the clothes look amazing! I don't quite dig the gown though. It's way too old for her. It would good on us maybe in five or ten years. Minus the Aretha Franklin bow.

Denise said...

I STILL haven't seen this show. I'm gonna put it on my NetFlix list. Umm, I think that means I need to RETURN the DVD's I've still got...

Uptown Girl said...

Love your blog... and this post. When I moved in with my little sister this year she schooled me on GG (and the new 90210). I'm hooked and ready for the next season.
I also pretend to be Blair Waldorf-ish on my blog since I live in her hood. but don't tell anyone that i'm just pretending and don't own my Chanel yet either!

Brandy said...

We've chatted. GG, Chuck know. Nothing more to say.

Tony C said...

For once...I have absolutely nothing to say.

Wow this is awkward...

Amy said...

Just finished season one on DVD, season two is in my Netflix queue!

Love the way Serena "SAYS" Chuck... I want her hair and her boyfriend! :D

angie said...

I've never seen it. Those ensem's are amazing. Guest post at Lauren's? Heading over now.

Sun said...

I should watch.. eh?

And I really need to find out who designs those clothes!

Nichole said...

I haven't seen Gossip Girl. I'll have to reserve it in Netflix. Have you seen NYC Prep on Bravo? I so want to slap those kids but they've sucked me in.

Swirl Girl said...

I've always wanted to wear a yellow leather belt - not just wear it..but wear it with style!

Anonymous said...

oh chuck bass!! i love you!!

dude leighton meisters dress from the TCA's! le swoon!

and lauren always the cutest bee

amanda leeann said...

dude. chuck bass. is my favorite. he makes me swoon. repeatedly.

i want to devour the entire second season again. thank you.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I do watch the show and never missed an epi but, and don't hate me here, I can't appreciate all the fashion. Just can't. I do enjoy some things Blair wears and she gets away with it but other things I'm not so sure about. And Chuck definitely grew on me as the seasons went on.

Sissy said...

That show is surely meant for adults, cause they have waaaayyy to much sex for teens to be watching it. My eighth graders last year told me they couldn't watch it with their parents home, and after seeing one episode I understood why. Whoa.

I do love Leighton Meester though, and I think the name is cool. And I like a show with good music and have searched out much of the music from Grey's Anatomy. Although, the best stuff isn't on the soundtrack, I think.

Love ya!

Sevibabyyy said...

You are my hero for this post. MY HERO!

Britt said...

I have yet to watch G.G. .. which is pretty sad, considering I'm 22 and I totally swoon over trashy drama tv.

I have, however, seen a few seasons of 90210 via Netflix. And I was so confused .. I mean, how was I supposed to tell the cool kids from the nerds?

I mean .. all the clothes were *so* lame. It was a very strange experience, indeed...