Gossip Girl brings elegance to your TV-set.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Gossip Girl, fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

What a week, London has enjoyed sunny 25 degrees hot air while I’ve been benched in front of my desk the entire week finishing of coursework and studying for exam. Battling deadlines and high temperatures a friend of mine didn’t make life easier for me by recommending me to start watching Gossip Girl. As bored as I am waiting for Prison Break season 4 to commence, I gave the Gossip Girls a try by illegally downloading and watching the three episodes but what I didn’t know was that Gossip Girl would become my new addiction, highly distracting me from my academic ambitions. Fast forward 4 days and I have marathoned(just made the word up) through 16 intriguing episodes.

Gossip Girl, fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Gossip Girl, fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

The initial impression is that Gossip Girl is the east side version of the O.C, you know, cooked using the famous recipe consisting of an insecure lower middle class boy stepping into the upper class and stir things up by falling in love with a troubled brat who’s already in love with an hunk who has an enharmonic relationship with his father. If consuming that type of media makes you feel nauseous hold on to your bucket and don’t puke just yet.

Gossip Girl,fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Unlike the god given O.C which was about the dreamy life in Newport Coast, house parties in Malibu and CLK convertibles as Bar mitzvah gifts Gossip Girl has more substance. Behind the facade of the lavish life on the upper east side in NY lies a story about……….people! Relations are the center point of TV-series with conflicts, back stabbings, secrets and feuds many people can relate to regarding relationships with partners, friends, family and best friends of the opposite sex which might twist things up with your girlfriend. If Gossip Girl was a cake the base would be 7th Heaven, the berries would me Sunset Beach and the glazing on top would be the O.C. Surprisingly the produce of the TV-Series is josh Schwartz who happens to be the brain behind the O.C.

Gossip Girl,fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Since NY is the fashion capital of the US, the city’s sense for style and fashion shines throughout the movie with formal wears in sparkling colours and shades. Forget hot pants, surf shorts, flip flops, tank tops. Ivy League it what it’s all about with tasteful non-ostentatious summer wear in cheering pastel colours.

Gossip Girl, fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Gossip Girl, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

Gossip Girl,fashion, men's style, male, style, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice work. Keep it coming.

BTW, it's spelled "facade." =:o)

David in Hong Kong

iluwfashion said...

Thanks for pointing out the spelling error David.

Mens fashion Clothing said...

Photos like vintage, I don't like the guy in suit but wearing short?

Mason said...

Dear I Luw Fashion,

This post may be pretty old by now, but I just descovered it and would REALLY like to know what catalogue the ivy league/ ralph lauren spread is in or where I could get those shoes. Thanks!

Mason