Back to Cool

Dirty Sexy Money, pearls, Ben-Amun
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Back to Cool

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, trends, CW, Eric Daman, Kate Moss, Tory Burch, Wolford, Serena van der Woodsen
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In the upcoming CW series Gossip Girl, Blake Lively plays Serena van der Woodsen, an exotic European returning from abroad to her exclusive Manhattan prep school. "Serena just throws things together and looks amazing," says costume designer Eric Daman. "We based her on a Kate Moss type."

THE LOOK
Blake Lively wears a sequined Tory Burch minidress over Wolford tights.

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, Zoe D.
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Get some Serena style with a sequined shift from Zoe D. Give it prep school chic with opaque black tights.

Zoe D. dress, $275; call 212-764-4100 for stores.

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, Cheap Monday, Petit Bateau, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Vuitton
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Daman mixed vintage with designer for Serena's chic travel outfit. "She is kind of free and comfortable," says the costumer. "We know she is coming back from Europe and just has on her sexy jeans, but still looks amazing and kind of thrown-together disheveled."

THE LOOK
Lively wears a vintage coat, Cheap Monday jeans, a Petit Bateau striped T-shirt, a Ralph Lauren scarf and belt, Coach bag and carries a vintage Vuitton suitcase.

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, Identify, Nobody, American Rag, Ralph Lauren, Petit Bateau
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Travel in style in Serena's French-inspired basics.

Jacket by identify, $565; at 212-398-0370. Nobody jeans, $219; at American Rag. Ralph Lauren belt, $595; at ralphlauren.com. Petit Bateau shirt, $69; at Barneys New York.

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Calfskin Ralph Lauren Collection belt with lock and key, $595; at ralphlauren.com.

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester, Nan Zhang, Nicole Fiscella, Blair Waldorf, Ferragamo, Catherine Malandrino, Zara
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Leighton Meester plays Blair Waldorf, Serena's best friend and the ultimate Upper East Sider. "She spends lots of her time picking things out every day," says Daman of the character. "She is very precise and things just work very well for her." Kati Farkas (Nan Zhang) and Isabel Coates (Nicole Fiscella) are the attentive entourage. "The other girls want to be like Blair," says the designer. "They are matching, like the great sidekicks who dress similar." Note the copy-cat Ferragamo bags!

THE LOOK
The girls upgrade their French Toast uniforms with upscale accessories. Nan Zhang wears a headband from Century 21 with a Moschino jacket while Leighton Meester dons a cashmere sweater and headband from Henri Bendel and a Catherine Malandrino shirt. Nicole Fiscella stays warm with a Zara jacket. All bags are Ferragamo.

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl, Ferragamo
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Isabel Coates chose a yellow ostrich bag from Ferragamo in order to stand out from the pack; Blair carried the black calfskin version, while Katie picked white alligator.

Ostrich Salvatore Ferragamo Marisa bag, $3,500; by special order at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, 212-759-3822.

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New York's Power Players

Cashmere Mafia, Bonnie Somerville, Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto, Frances O'Connor, Patricia Field, Jason Wu, Valentino, Cavalli, Fendi
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THE LOOK
Bonnie Somerville wears a metallic Jason Wu; Lucy Liu stands out in a Valentino cape; Miranda Otto wears an elaborate Cavalli coat and Frances O'Connor dresses up a white trench with a Fendi bag and Louboutins.

Check back Thursdays to see weekly looks from the show!

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Cashmere Mafia

Cashmere Mafia, Liu, Valentino, Piazza Sempione
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Liu's character, Mia, draws all eyes with a red Valentino cape; try this Piazza Sempione coat for similar style.

Wool Piazza Sempione coat, $1655; at Piazza Sempione stores.

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Cashmere Mafia

Cashmere Mafia, Nine West, Macy's
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Dress up three-quarter-length sleeves with long leather gloves.

Ten-button Nine West gloves, $125; available only at Macy's East.

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Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money, Samaire Armstrong, Paris Hilton, Edie Sedgwick, Patricia Field, Phillip Lim
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In this ABC drama, Juliet Darling is the ultimate celebutante-with a wardrobe to match. "[She is] Paris Hilton in the sense of evolving fashion choices and Edie Sedgwick in the [sense of] little girl lost in a big girl's world," says Samaire Armstrong. The character "dresses funky expensive, i.e. 3.1 Phillip Lim or even pieces of designer vintage," explains costumer Patricia Field. One thing's for sure, Juliet Darling doesn't follow the rules. "She does not buckle under the weight of the must-have," says Armstrong. "Juliet's idea of a must-have is a camera following her around."

THE LOOK
Armstrong wears a satin minidress from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money, Phillip Lim, ABS
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Juliet's 3.1 Phillip Lim dress is no longer for sale, but this ABS frock could fool any debutante.

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ABS by Allen Schwartz dress, $298; at nordstrom.com.

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Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money, pearls, Ben-Amun
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Every rich girl needs a strand of pearls; go fake and give Daddy's Platinum card a rest.

Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun glass pearl necklace, $100; made to order, call 212-944-6480.

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