Shall we discuss the hotness of Tripp Van Der Bilt?

Yes, let’s do that first (I’m sorry Chuck). He is perfect as a young blue-blood politician (and hopefully, Serena’s forbidden love interest). I see a little bit of James Dean, a little bit of JFK. I love. So cute that I almost forgot about Almost Chuck. Is he coming back or what?

Vanessa went back to her old boring self after an almost kick-ass transformation into Joan Crawford two episodes ago. Oh Vanessa, I just don’t care enough to look up your outfits.

Little J spent the whole episode eyeliner-less and sick (probably from boredom) this episode… Result: no Alexander Wang this week.

Where was Eric? I have big plans for him. Why don’t the writers get it: Eric should be the Queen B!

OK, onto the fashion:

Serena has stepped it up since getting a job. Now that she quit – does that mean we’re back to Herve Leger next week? I loved her Vena Cava grey/green dress. It fit her like a glove (for once her boobs were not heaping over). It was quite classy and almost Lily-worthy. I can see why Tripp likes her.

Vena Cava ‘Synthesizer’ dress
Jimmy Choo ‘Clue’ slingback pump
Paige Gamble ‘Python & Peacock’ clutch

I loved this Blair outfit. She really loves gold (remember the stunning gradient Valentino at Lily’s wedding and Burberry brocade dress at the beginning of the season?). I feel like her hair is looking too plain these days… very un-Blair. Bring back headbands or… something!

Valentino coat
Oscar de la Renta metallic dress
Alexandre Birman peep-toe python bootie
Chanel bag

Blair looked cute but underwhelming in DVF’s “Thane” dress. She should have chosen the embellished version. Girlfriend needed some sparkle.

Oh, Blair, you should have known better: never trust someone named ‘Brendice.‘ It screams high-end call-girl (maybe Eliot Spitzer got her the Valentino 360). However, I did enjoy this conversation very much:

Blair: “I love your 360.″
Brendice: “Thanks I just got it.”
Blair: “Very smart to pair it with Peter Som.”
Brendice: “You’re good”
Blair: “I know, I’m Blair. May I [pat it]?”
Brendice: “Sure.”
Blair: “From the moment I saw it, it joined the list of Blair’s most wanted. Believe me when I tell you, I don’t say this very often but I like you.”
Brendice: “Well give me those peep toes and maybe I’ll believe you.”
Blair: “Sorry, but Alexandre Birman’s are sacred.”
Brendice: “Amen.”

Alexandre Birman peep-toe python bootie!

Next week is the highly anticipated ménage à trois. Who will it be? I’m going to guess: Vanessa/Dan/Olivia. Yawn.


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