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Alex And Ani’s Charm Bracelet Is Basstastic!

This last season of “Gossip Girl” felt a bit like a hookup without an orgasm. As in, you got psyched up for it, but went home completely frustrated (last time we checked, a “plot twist” wasn’t something completely predictable, or a coupling some writers pulled out of a hat). One of our biggest gripes: where was Chuck Bass’s bangin’ wardrobe? We used to shriek with glee every time the smooth-voiced boy showed up in an orange trench coat or a purple velvet suit. Somehow, jewelry company Alex and Ani manages to make up for it all with this gold Chuck Bass charm bracelet. How could you not get off after seeing that blingy charm sporting the Hotel heir’s name? We’d wear this with pride, Chuck, because we’ll totally take you back. Unlike some headband-wearing brunettes we know. Best of all, at $29, this accessory doesn’t come with “Gossip Girl” prices. [Bluefly] Keep reading »

Taylor Momsen’s New EP Slightly Redeems Her

Taylor Momsen‘s band, The Pretty Reckless, released its first EP online today. Up until this point, I was pretty content to hate on Momsen for her constant snarling and black-lidded eye-rolling about the pains of fame. She’s always struck me as a snotty tween caught in her rebellious stage, and I worried that The Pretty Reckless was just an excuse for the “Gossip Girl” star to wear ripped tights all the time. Well, this EP has proved me at least partially wrong. This band is actually talented and has created four quality songs. Momsen can sing! She has a surprisingly big voice for a 16-year-old waif; although, she’s still trying too hard to sell us on her punkness by alluding to drug use and underage sex in her lyrics. Overall, we are seeing quite a few Jenny Humphrey connections in Momsen’s tunes. After the jump, we sample the songs and wax philosophic on the Jenny parallels. Keep reading »

Jenny Loses Her Virginity On “Gossip Girl” And, Of Course, It’s A Disaster

There I was, minding my own business on Monday night, when I noticed “Jenny Humphrey” from “Gossip Girl” became a trending topic on Twitter, i.e., something everyone is tweeting about. Jenny Humphrey, of course, is the precocious 16-year-old budding fashion designer from Brooklyn, played by Taylor Momsen. With her older brother, Dan, young Jenny attends a fancy Upper East Side prep school; she just wants to be accepted by the rich kids, who dismiss her as a social climber. I clicked on the trending topic and saw hundreds of tweets saying things like, “Jenny Humphrey is a ho!” and “I hate Jenny Humphrey, she’s such a skank!”

Clearly, this involved further investigation. Keep reading »

U.K. Department Store Does Pre-Packaged “Gossip Girl” Looks

Despite our qualms with the wardrobe on this season’s “Gossip Girl,” we still know that the show is a huge fashion influence and viewers continue to take inspiration from it. (OK, fine, we admit that we too have put together a few Jenny-esque outfits recently.) For those who don’t want to do the work of finding similar styles, there’s Miss Selfridge’s (the youth-targeted division of the U.K.’s Selfridges department store) new “Gossip Girl” collection. Check after the jump for more images. Keep reading »

Taylor Momsen Is A “Gossip Girl” Goner

Taylor Momsen hasn’t won many supporters on The Frisky with her self-absorbed remarks about not being a role model and having no time to care about Haiti. So it’s not surprising that her bad attitude has affected her relationship with the “Gossip Girl” writers. As a result of creative differences, Taylor’s character, Jenny Humphrey, will be absent next season for an unspecified number of episodes, according to an insider who spoke to EW.com. Taylor has also confirmed that she’s done with the program. The writers seem to be cooking up something extra big for Little J during this season’s finale, but something tells me the character will be back at some point. Keep reading for my ideas on how they can get rid of Taylor, but still keep Jenny waiting in the wings for another big moment. Keep reading »

Fashion Rant: The Implausible Styles On This Season’s “Gossip Girl”

There’s no debating it—”Gossip Girl” has lost its luster this season. By now, everyone’s had sex with just about everyone else and there isn’t one plot twist that would surprise us or not irritate us. (Seriously, how come Nate can never keep it in his pants, is probably a walking STD, but is still the “good-guy hunk”?) Plot aside, we’ve also been hung up on some weird aesthetic details. Whereas past seasons provided inspiration for our shopping lists, we’re not quite feeling the authenticity that the show used to bring. (True, it’s not like re-styled school uniforms look like that anywhere, but still.)

First point of contention—which isn’t so much about style as it is logistics—sex with clothes on. When season three started up again with Serena and Nate’s “steamy” relationship, we saw them engaging in some public nooky. They were presumably having intercourse, and yet, both of their pants were still on. How, exactly, is this supposed to work? Did he just whip it out? Was Serena magically wearing no panties? (You know girl has some fancy lingerie getup under there.) Keep reading »

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