Friday, 26 August 2011

Gossip Girl: Serena Vs. Blair

I don't know if you watch Gossip Girl, if you don't then you should. Even if you hate their voices or the fact that they are rich and self absorbed , the fashion IS amazing. My friend Katie, who got me into it, always raved about the amazing clothes the two main girls wear. I'm talking about Serena and Blair. What is so great about them, is the fact they they are both stylish but in a completely different way. Every episode I find myself subconsciously putting them (mentally) in a fashion fight against each other and seriously asking myself, who would win?

Blair (on the left) dresses sweetly. Lots of pastel colours, lady like blouses, silk or lace gloves, bows, cute pumps and elegant evening dresses exuding old Hollywood glamour without the tackiness. If you can believe it, her style does not in anyway resemble her personality. She could be described as manipulative, scheming and at times; brilliant. Her fashion is always refreshing because she somehow makes innocent and diplomatic ensembles sexy. She doesn't wear short skirts every week or revealing dresses. Although that will not be to some peoples taste, I definitely believe, at times, that in terms of both sexuality and fashion, less (flesh on display) is more. However, in some cases, their is nothing better than a mini dress or a low cut cocktail dress - it's just nice to see something new. Here are some of my favourite outfits throughout thee series' (all of these imaged have been taken from Google and do not belong to me):

Serena's style is sexy, glamorous, modern and chic. Every outfit is feminine and yet has a slight androgynous feel. Having the longest legs in the world, she tends to have them on display...not that you can blame her...with short, sassy dresses or tight jeans. I have to say my favourite thing about her, is the effortless of all her outfits. She looks casual and yet her outfits can go from day to night; restaurant to bar. She also has a natural coolness to how she wears her outfits, with her boho blonde locks and natural make up (clear skin, glossed lips and light smoky eyes). Her outfits are always season appropriate and I would argue, could look high fashion in a bin bag. Here are my favourite picks of her outfits through out gossip girl:

So which is better? Well my winner has to be, 100%... Blair!
She is different, feminine, current and yet classic. She experiments and has such a signature look that I am inclined to do a Blair Waldorf outfit post!!

Who is your winner and why?

Thank-you for reading,

P.S I am heading up to London's famous Carnaby street! I am going to be setting out with my Camera and snapping up some great street style shots. It should be next week or the week after, so I can't wait to show you all the work I have done.

P.P.S Also, please check out my poll and give me some feedback!


rhiannonvic said...

Oh god, I don't think I could choose between them, they both dress so differently but they always look amazing! Though I do always love what Blair wears she always looks so sweet and classy!

ps Love this post! :D xx


I think both are equally good in terms of style. I like the girliness and more retro appeal of blair but the more modern approach of serena. I like them both just fine :)

Gianella Peralta said...

I used to watch GG's every episode until I lost all chances to. I love Blair and Serena's tandem! As for their fashion choices, they are such an inspiration. I love Blair more though :)

Brenda said...

oh they both have the most amazing outfits :) I prefer Serena's style though!

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Thanks for your comments! It's strange how people are so torn between their styles :) Am replying to you via your blogs. Hailes <3

Stylelover said...

I think both are not only beatiful girls but that they also have great style! I myself feel more identify with S. but I would love to dress like Blair. Aprently I can't decide :S hahah

MosaMuse said...

Blair... because I love the mix of prints and textures. but they both look great!

Katie-hannah said...

Glad to see i'm mentioned in this post!! Didnt realise what a fab writer you were Hailes....and as you probably would have guessed im BLair all the way. I love the timeless old fashion style and the innocent look she has and how her outfits makes the most of her firgure, shes not very busty but she makes it work!

Polly said...

Thanks for the sweet comment :)))
I could'n choose between them, they are both so gorgeous! :))) I love the fact that Blair never wears pants and this is some kind of her sign, but Blake is so fabulous... she looks great wearing anything :)))
Great post and blog, dear


Kiki's Book of Dreams said...

Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog and thanks for following me! I'm following you now as-well! Gossip Girls is one of my fave serial shows and I've been watching it since the first time! Love it and the fashion section there is great! Cool post and pics!
Hope you're having a great day!
xoxo Kiki

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Thanks for all the comments you guys have left! I have replied via your blogs! Thanks Katie-Hannah for the comment! I thought it was funny that the one time you have looked at my blog, was one where I mentioned you in it. Do you remember telling me all about Gossip Girl while walking home from School?? I did guess you were Blair. I doubt you were surprised that I also preferred her. Hailes Xx

Reckless Rekha. said...

Amazing post love how you have taken time to write about their style enjoyed reading it so much! I love gossip girl everything about it the fashion the bitching the setting. I can't choose whose style i like better though they both always inspire me so much in every single episode <3

t said...

Cool post!

Froso M. said...

I think I love the equally, but if I was forced to announce a winner, that would be Serena.

Hugs & Kisses,
Froso from Style Nirvana.

Maiken said...

although I know nothing about Gossip Girl, your post gave me a perfect picture of those two ladies and their styles. well, Blair's outfits look simply gorgeous here!

Temporary:Secretary said...

I'm a huge blair fan. I love her style the most. x

Kiki said...

Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me! The car is not mine, we found parked in the street so I made a photo-shoot, and I was with summer vacations there, not where I live!
Hope you're having a great day!
xoxo Kiki

Megan said...

Oh I love the fashion on gossip girl - so swoon worthy! I cant stand Serena so Blair is definitely my favourite I think her outfits are a bit more original too.

mariska said...

both r stunning. for the fashion on GG I choose Blair, but for the real life Serena wear better.
but seriously I prefer on british series rather than USA series


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