I don’t know what’s the dumbest though: the fact that I watch Gossip Girl, the fact that I’m blogging about it, or that I’m deluding myself into thinking I have any fashion sense, especially regarding hairstyles.
Here’s Lil J’s old look (as in up until a few weeks ago on the show):
Cute, wholesome, girl-next-door. If only she had a non-bratty, friendly personality to match.
Her new look:
“OMG, I’m like 15 and totally angry,” her hair practically screams at me.
While this can be a cute look, and very edgy designer-esque, it seems to just follow what the show does wrong — overemphasize stereotypes. When Jenny dropped out of high school in order to jumpstart her fashion design career, of course she started looking artsy and acting the part. OMG trendy haircut, and a new BFF that’s a model. And the photogs, booze, parties, sudden popularity! A whole new lifestyle and scene within a matter of moments of dropping out of her glamorous, uppity Upper East Side prep school. Because that’s how life works.
Just like Vanessa (worst character on the show by the way), Jenny now has so many “of course she would” moments. Vanessa couldn’t be any more stereotypically Brooklyn. She’s in the know about hipster everything — she works at a coffeeshop, is an aficionado of the arts, and always has a political agenda to stomp out whatever corporate mogul sets sight on her neighborhood. If that wasn’t enough, she delivers all of her lines with a permanent pout and holier-than-thou attitude. And wouldn’t you know it, everything she wears is over-the-top vintage. And she’s apparently a dazzling standardized test taker but is too cool for traditional education. Undercover book smarts. Of course. I wish I was making this all up. Gag.
Anyway, what do you think about Jenny’s new frock? I think the crazy eye makeup makes it less severe, but I still prefer the old look. In tonight’s episode she had her hair pulled back and it looked atrocious. Very much like my elementary school classmates in the 80s who had bangs starting past the midpoint of their heads. A real golden age in hairstyles if you ask me. Nothing like bangs harkening comparisons to ye olde mullet.
Well if you aren’t sold on how she looked before, here’s how she looks in real life with the new ‘do and without the help of the Gossip Girl makeup staff: