Blake Lively on the Gossip Girl Set

Posted on August 03, 2012

Y’know, we totally subscribe to the idea that when you see these on-the-set, in-character pics of actors, you should refrain as much as possible from critiquing because who knows where the script is taking them at that particular moment? Maybe they’re on the run from spies and they grabbed things hanging off department store racks to disguise themselves. Maybe they were shipwrecked and just washed ashore. Maybe they’ve hit their head and entered a fugue state now in its 3rd week and they’re wandering the city eating out of trash cans and having long conversations with people in subway advertisements. Who’s to know, darlings?


Blake Lively films scenes for the hit TV show ‘Gossip Girl’ in the West Village of New York City.

Haute Hippie Love Her Madly Embellished Skirt

Pour La Victorie ‘Zimmer’ Platform Pump

We’re definitely going with the fugue state explanation on this one. Clearly her character has been wandering in and out of high-end boutiques, arguing with mannequins and snatching various cute, but entirely mismatched pieces off them. That’s probably not even a real phone she’s talking into. Just a scrap of wood she found in an alleyway when she was having an argument with a couple of really belligerent trash dumpsters.


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  • Judy_J

    My six year old granddaughter could put together an outfit that looks better than this one.

  • DeborahJozayt

    I didn’t know you could bejewel fruit of the loom undershirts! Sweet!

  • WHAT are those shoes? though, i wouldn’t mind that skirt hanging in my closet. :3

  • Griffinqueen

    I know she’s supposed to be one of those “fashion girls” , but I am rarely impressed by her style.
    It’s all so awful together and that top is kind of sad and droopy looking.

    • librarygrrl64

      Yes, because she’s tall and leggy and slim and pretty and 20-something, the powers-that-be keep trying to make fetch happen with her, but it’s one epic fail.

  • butterflysunita

    I agree with the fugue state explanation.  Some cute pieces, but look ridiculous together.

  • Clueless_Jock

    It’s a bit ho-ish.

    • Sobaika

      That sort of encapsulates her entire aesthetic. Remember when she went around opening up the slit of her Lanvin?

    • Jordan Brodley

       For a couple of seasons her boobs were threatening to become main characters.

  • And if that is the work of the show’s costume person, they need to be slapped, repeatedly.

    • Oh they’ve been running for mayors of crazytown for a long time at GG. 
      They dress Serena like a slutty toddler with ADD and Blair like a slutty color-blind time traveller. 

      • Just the thought of that makes me vaguely dyspeptic.

    • aeg66

      & fired.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I don’t mind the clothes, but the bright lime green bag with the bright yellow shoes isn’t working for me. I would get rid of that bag and keep the shoes.

    • Hermione_Granger

      You take the shoes, I’ll take the bag.

  • Patricia Gillett

    What did Blake do or say to the costume designer to end up in this outfit? This just screams ‘revenge’ to me.  

    • gabbilevy

      Blake should be so lucky to score a part on “Revenge.” Her costumes would get way better. (:

  • That is one seriously ugly outfit. 

  • THAT is seriously an 800 dollar skirt!!?? It doesn’t even provide safe cooch coverage!

    • MilaXX

       cooch coverage has to be worked into my next conversation.

    • Snailstsichr

       She needs to give it to me. I’m only 5’0″ so it would be plenty long. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    I love this. Only one disagreement, though: no high end boutiques, except maybe the bag. But the skirt: Strawberry; blouse: Mango; shoes: one of the few remaining shops on W. 8th St. 

  • MilaXX

    Skirt too short and shoes don’t go with that outfit. Apparently she became color blind in her fugue state.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    You’ve actually kind of hit the nail on the head for her character arc this season. She is in the Serena version of a fugue state (though she does kinda dress like this all the time).  I hope she doesn’t stand over any subway grates.

  • olsonam

    I like how she’s “Hmm didumdum, going about my business” while posing perfectly for cameras that are across the street.  Even showing off the purse (thanks TLo, I always see that now).

  • MoHub

    Don’t bend over, girl!

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    I feel a haiku!!!!!

    Nice purse dangles close
    swift wind shows the good china
    beaded top sighs low

  • EEKstl

    Well, aside from the rather obvious length issues on the skirt, I actually love all of the key elements (top, skirt, bag and shoes), but the “so mismatched that you’re matching” aesthetic only works when things only look mismatched but actually work together.  Too many disparate ideas here.  I’d grab the shoes in a NY minute and wear with a simple black sheath, tho.

  • I love all the pieces (seriously, I love that skirt), but they were definitely not designed to be worn together. Maybe the shirt with the skirt, or the shirt with the bag, or the skirt with the bag. But damn, those shoes don’t go with any of it, though, do they? Maybe only one body part at a time is being filmed?

  • Susan Crawford

    Four totally random pieces that bear no relation to one another at all? Yep, it’s a classic fugue state. And probably right around the corner, she will run into her long-lost identical twin, be kidnapped by a dastardly cosmetic tycoon and have mascara tested on her until she is rescued by the poor but honest pool boy who turns out to be the illegitimate son of a media mogul . . .

    • theblondette

       Accurate representation of a GG story arc.

  • Kevin King

    You guys are simply genius. I literally fell off my chair in a laughing fit. Your commentary is Oscar worthy. Just love it!

  • aeg66

    Well obviously her main arc of plot is that Serena tooka blow to the head & awoke from her coma believing she was LiLo.

  • tonibaloney

    I’m sorry, I love it! But it’s probably mostly that I covet her legs. 

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      She does have a lovely pair of stems, I’ll give her that.

    • Florence Overton

      I love GG for what it is, plus it gives us something to bitch about.

  • I’ve seen National Geographic photos of a boa constrictor swallowing a lizard that were prettier than those shoes.

  • AuntieAnonny

    This show is my guilty pleasure, so I can tell you that her character ended the last season giving up on life and running back to drugs (she used to be a big time drug addict). The final scene showed her completely drugged up on a train, getting molested and/or raped by her dealer.

    Yeah, it’s quality Family Time stuff.

    So yes, Serena van der Whatever is in a very bad place right now in her life.

    Love those shoes, though.

    • pookiesmom

      Is that seriously where the show went? I stopped watching halfway through season 1 but never in a million years would’ve expected that plot trajectory for her…

      • AuntieAnonny

         Oh, you have *no* idea how random these plots are. There is so much ridiculous stuff that you missed, I couldn’t even begin to tell you.

        The worst was Blair, who fell in love with a prince from Monaco, got pregnant (but lost the child when she was in a limo that was mistaken for Nate’s, whose cousin tried to have him killed by cutting the car’s breaks) and then found out at their “royal wedding” that he hated her because he knew that she was in love with Chuck, but if she left him she would have to pay a huge dowry that would bankrupt her family. So yeah, Chuck paid it.

        .. and then told her that he didn’t love her anymore (for like the 40th time).

        .. so she started dating Dan.

        It’s.. *sigh*

  • nannypoo

    Haven’t they all graduated from high school? When will they be too grown up to be concerned about the gossip of their bitchy former classmates? Isn’t college doing them any good? Oh, and her outfit is ridiculous.

  • Le_Sigh

    Damn girl, don’t bend over.

  • guest2visits

    Most unattractive. The bag and the shoes are one thing, but the trashy little outfit looks dingy.
    Like it went through the wash cycle with some dark jeans, by accident.

  • Beardslee

    no no no.  The skirt is too short for the fullness and an acid yellow snakeskin hoof cannot be considered a good idea.

  • librarygrrl64

    A skirt that short and heels that high will NEVER not look out of proportion on a girl her height.

  • poketom

    that “leather” bag looks like it’s made out of stamped craft foam. It probably costs thousands of dollars, though it looks like you’d find it in a five dollar bin at Wet Seal. EW. 

  • marilyn

    She is not to blame.  She is at work, and at the mercy of a costume department.  Her top and skirt are okay, but the shoes and purse are a bad color.  It is a little horrifying that the shoes and purse match.  If you are going for those shock colors, don’t get conventional about them matching.

  • So over this hag and all her T and A.

  • People do realize that this is a character on a TV show being told to wear these clothes because of her character, whom we last saw buying cocaine and on a Metro North train to Connecticut (though it looked like the Hudson out the window, though the train was CT red and not NY blue).  She looks pretty damn good considering last season’s finale made it look like she was going headfirst into a downward spiral to outmatch the time she woke up in a trashy motel in Queens on Thanksgiving (which we now know was fake).

  • margaret meyers

    Let’s hope wardrobe was amking a statement here, because I am really hating the frail, limp, washed-out clothing with the huge,hard, citron accessories.

  • miagain

    I do like her bag!

  • AthenaJ

    For some reason this outfit reminds me of a romper (*shudder*)

  • littlemac8

    Help me, I’m from the provinces.  Do people go around NYC dressed like that???  I don’t consider that dressed!!!

  • No way, I love this! I’d wear it.