Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gossip Girl: Now representing the hipster front?

As an avid watcher of Gossip Girl, I will be the first to say that I am a huge fan of Eric Daman's ultra creative spin on the Upper Eastsider school uniform. He infuses colorful tights and various edgy accessories and hatwear with a keen attention to detail. The final outcome is that each character's school uniform appears completely unique and in sync with their personality.

The plot in Gossip Girl has played up the Manhattan vs. Brooklyn rivalry which it is now reflective in the styling and choices of clothing. This is most apparent in last week's episode "Pret-a-Poor-J" with Jenny Humphrey who is the newest talk of the town. The title in itself is a witty play on the French-esque food chain "Pret-a-Manger" found on several Manhattan corners. This season, "lil J" has truly come into her own as the former prepster turns into a high school drop out/aspiring fashion designer. In this particular episode, she trades in her layered locks for an ultra choppy and edgy coif and trades in her her plaid blazer for a biker-chic leather jacket.

Check out little Ms. Prepster Vs. the new little Ms. Hipster

The new Jenny drinks PBR at dive bars, takes faux artsy pictures which will inevitably end up on myspace, reads Nylon and Paper, and toys with the idea of starting her own clothing line.

Well Little J, looks like someone is on the fast track to Williamsburg and all we can do is sit tight and wait for the next episode.

1 comment:

  1. Yay little J is leaving her preppy Blair-esque shell! I cant wait for more-- and more of whats her name also--"OBVY"