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“I’m a Material Girl?!” The Gossip Girl Syndrome

Diamonds, in or out?


I blame Gossip Girl.

I blame Serena Van der Woodsen and Blaire Waldorf for making us think that we should all wear designer clothes or off with our heads! J’ACCUSE!

Would I want to wear a T-shirt that says “Mrs. Chuck Bass”? Cause it’s out there, people!

When I looked at a $300 purse that can barely fit my cell and my keys, and thought: “hmm, why not”, I knew I was in trouble. I knew that I was one purse handle away from becoming one of those girls that hang their designer bags on their elbow and hold their blackberry in the palm of their hand, all extended for the world to see.

A girl I know bought a Blackberry just because “it makes those little cute clicking sounds when you type!” Oh to be young again, when blackberry only referred to the fruit!

Gossip Girl

After spending 30 minutes on the phone with my friend discussing if underwear should be, in fact, worn as outerwear, we also knew we were in trouble. Our pre-Gossip Girl days were spent talking about archetypal and structuralist theories and whether they apply in colonial literature. In our defense, we still do talk about male archetypes, namely Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald, and we definitely talk about their “structure”.

In Beirut, Gossip Girl outfits would not attract the Lebanese Chuck Bass, but it would get ya a whole lotta “shou ya 7elo, ya 2amar, ya 2ashta”. If that’s your thing, then by all means, go for it!

Gossip Girl, you have ruined us. BUT, if anyone knows when season 4 will be out on DVD, do let me know ASAP 🙂