Friday, November 12, 2010

Confessions from the Upper East Side

Dear Reader,

I confess that I am a follower of the tv show Gossip Girl. For all its fluffy plots and repetitive drama, I somehow love seeing the scenes of New York and the glamorous characters and their outfits.

If you are not already a fan, you may not have met the two characters pictured above: the handsome Nate Archibald and his mysterious new girlfriend Juliet. In this week's episode, Nate ran a bit of a sting operation with his sometimes friend, sometimes enemy, Vanessa to find out what exactly Juliet has been hiding behind all of her thin lies.

It turns out that she does not live on the Upper East Side, like the rest of the characters, but rather inhabits a small studio somewhere around 126th St. Her big confession is that she takes the metro north bus to shop at Woodbury Commons twice a month, does her own hair and has an apartment with fluorescent lights full of IKEA furniture that she had to put together herself! She keeps the tags on clothes that she wears so that she can return them. In the photo above, she is arriving as a penitent to the NY Ballet opening night wearing a dress from Woodbury Commons instead of a couture piece like her "frenemies" Serena and Blair.

The purpose of this letter is to let you know my shock in learning that these tendencies (minus the tags on the clothes!) were deemed such reprehensible sins! I would like to inform you that I myself do not live just off Park Ave., only recently shopped at Woodbury Commons (a designer outlet mall about an hour north of Manhattan) and also have a house full of IKEA furniture. I also have to do my own hair regularly. It was very hilarious to see Nate extend his "acceptance of others" and forgive Juliet for these "low-class" tendencies.

For the Big Confession,
check out: Much Music
Clip 2, 5:45


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PS. Does this mean no more Dollarama for me?

1 comment:

  1. Lol I love Gossip Girl!! Such a guilty pleasure-I'm sure while they can't imagine living out life with our low class tendancies, I couldn't dream of a life filled with so much drama and pom.


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