RuPaul's finale runway look.
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Sweet mother of RuPaul, we're down to the final episode. This is the ultimate payoff of the investment we've made for weeks, some of us several seasons: the crowning of the redemptive queen who returned to take her rightful place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Get us a hankie, we predict blubbering in our future.

Perhaps you missed us last week—we were on the gonzo whirlwind known as #Rihannaplane, where television, time, and internet did not exist, so here's a brief recap of last week's pre-finale. The remaining queens—Chad Michaels, Shannel, Raven and Jujubee—were enlisted to play a game of FISH, Ru's queen version of beloved sixth grade hoops game HORSE. Then she flipped the switch and had her girls dress in good versus evil superhero costumes, the best of which was Chad Michaels in a flame-themed cape and bodysuit as Firecrotch. Raven and Jujubee were forced to lip sync against each other to Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" (ugh!), but the end result was so emotional, complete with Jujubee hyperventilating, that Ru bucked her own rules and kept them both in the competition. Also, Michelle Visage was wearing a necklace in the shape of home state New Jersey and Ru goes, "You put the HO in HOBOKEN!"

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Last week's Gossip Girl left us with two Season 6 game-changers: Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) having the clear upper-hand and Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) being officially unofficially back together. Last night's "Save The Last Chance" episode does everything in the GG handbook to rectify the too-easy plot switch, throwing a fashionable soirée and smothering it in a bevy of schemes.

Of the former, Ivy deduces that the microfilms she's found in the back lining of Lily's (Kelly Rutherford) rainbow woman painting are the linchpin to Bart's (Robert John Burke) undoing. She uses the records' hot commodity status within the Bass family to pit father and son Chuck (Ed Westwick) against each other for her benefit AND the benefit of *holds breath for maybe not entirely unexpected reveal since this show loooooves reviving old characters this season* William van der Woodsen (Billy Baldwin). That's right, folks. Billy's back (again)! And this time, he isn't just Serena's dad or even Lola's (Ella Rae Peck) dad. This season, he and Ivy also evidently have some sort of relationship, and it involves kissing. Don't hold your breath for an Ivy: The Step-Mom plot twist just yet, though, because if we've learned one thing from six season of Gossip Girl, relationships on the Upper East Side are fickle at best.

Blair (Leighton Meester) kicks off her Waldorf Designs junior line to rave reviews — yes, even from Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang) — despite a little scheming hiccup courtesy of Constance's new Queen: Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia). Nate (Chace Crawford) unwittingly tangles himself farther into the Bass family drama than he had hoped. And Dan (Penn Badgley) and his chapter pimp Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) remain largely unseen (in this episode, at least), but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Sweater: Joseph
+ Skirt: T by Alexander Wang
+ Necklace: Gem bib necklace
+ Bag: Fendi

BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Shirt: Moschino
+ Sweater: Diane Von Furstenberg
+ Skirt: Moschino
+ Headband: L. Erickson

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With last week's Cotillion blow-out putting the Waldorf Designs name to shame, Blair's (Leighton Meester) mother Eleanor (Margaret Colin) makes her grand Gossip Girl Season 6 entrance in the middle of a patented B plotting line-up. The subject of this morning's summit of the minds and minions? How to bury Dan's (Penn Badgley) latest Vanity Fair write-up entitled "Blair Waldorf: The Queen of Scheme."

Sage's (Sofia Black-D'Elia) show-stopping Cotillion reveal involuntarily burnt bridges for both Humphrey and Serena (Blake Lively), sending them into exile while celebutant gossip-hungry media vultures staked out their latest whereabouts. All this time together and having just been dumped by Steven (Barry Watson) also resurges Serena's latent feelings for Lonely Boy which seem more possible now that Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) called their marriage quits.

Chuck (Ed Westwick) continues to grapple with his efforts to take down Bart (Robert John Burke) but makes some serious headway this episode with help from Nate (Chace Crawford). The two track down the location of a very important, very secret key to Bart's undoing. Unfortunately, getting their hands on it proves even more difficult as it unknowingly gets swept up into the Lily vs. Rufus and Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) art auction/showdown but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Coral floral dress
+ Shoes: Magenta suede platform pumps

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Peter Pilotto
+ Barrette: Barrette embellished with cobalt enamel gemstones

Gossip Girl Fashion

Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
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SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Jacket: FORTE
+ Jeans: rag & bone
+ Shoes: Rupert Sanderson

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OTHER 'GOSSIP GIRL' EPISODES:
Season 6, Episode 1: 'Gone Maybe Gone'
Season 6, Episode 2: 'High Infidelity'
Season 6, Episode 3: 'Dirty Rotten Scandals'
Season 6, Episode 4: 'Portrait of a Lady Alexander'
Season 6, Episode 5: 'Monstrous Ball'

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RuPaul in her episode 4 runway dress.
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The aftermath! After last week's RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars upset elimination of fan fave Team Latrila, the queens' cockles are up, and we think the TV Guide needs to recategorize this show from "reality" to "tragedrama." From jump, Team Yarlexis was salty for all the shade the ladies threw their way and seemed as determined as ever—but so did everyone else. Stakes is high. Be still our hearts.

This week was the "reading" mini-challenge, in which the queens have to tell their counterparts what time it is, and how they're failing. Usually the best part of Drag Race, the way it was configured this week illuminated the shortcomings of All-Stars. Rather than a regular read, the teams were compelled to cheer their disses in unison, which takes out the entire point of reading: timing and wit. In their efforts to distinguish All-Stars from the rest of the series (and not make the queens repeat stunts they've already done), the producers rearranged what makes the show great in the first place. Not that we're not living for All-Stars, because gag me with a silver stiletto, baby, but by the show's very nature it's hard to repeat contestants and yet not alter the basic structure.

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Good morning, loyal Gossip Girl fans! Believe it or not, amidst all five of those Frank Ocean tracks playing over the GG dialogue, there was an Upper East Side plot unfurling! Blair's mother (Leighton Meester) Eleanor (Margaret Colin) is concerned with the poor performance of Waldorf Designs under B's watch and threatens her daughter with an ultimatum. In response, Blair attempts to kickstart the sales by enlisting Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia) for another headline-making outfit at her upcoming Cotillion. It's worth noting that since the GG writers introduced a new high school-age character, this gave the unique opportunity for Nate (Chace Crawford) to rack up his third career debutant party.

Serena (Blake Lively) may be close to the Spence family, but it seems she's the last to know about the Cotillion as beau Steven (Barry Watson) neglects to invite her until the very last minute. Unnerved by Steven's odd behavior, S does some snooping and discovers a whopper of a diamond ring in Steven's briefcase. Sage walks in on S giddily reacting all of the ring, and everyone realizes what's going on. Steven is going to propose! Or at least, intends to, so long as nothing/no one gets in the way, like, say his vengeful daughter who makes it her mission to destroy the impending engagement. Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) forge an unlikely partnership by way of their vendettas against Bart (Robert John Burke) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) respectively, but it's way overshadowed by the drama that goes down after Sage gets her hands on some stolen footage from Georgina's (Michelle Trachtenberg) phone. If you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you, but check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Jason Wu
+ Bag: Bulgari
+ Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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RuPaul in her runway gown for episode 3.
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Watching Nina Flowers and Tammie Brown go away on last week's RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars still smarts—especially Brown, the weirdo's Honey Boo Boo. As Alexis Mateo put it, "I'm gonna miss their crazy a****." But this competition is cutthroat, and there was a lesson in that: part of whittling it down to just one winner means that we're going to watch beloved contenders sashay away time and again. Take heed: the four teams left this week were stacked with faves. No cut would have been unpainful, and by the end of it, Twitter had turned into a wailing wall of heartbroken fans.

Team Yarlexis' butch look.
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Plus, it was hard not to imagine how Team Brown Flowers would have handled this week's mini-challenge: to dress up giving "butch male realness" and take selfies with an archaic, unattached-to-a-phone, handheld digital camera. Given the number of side-eyes and sarcastic laughs, this was possibly one of the toughest pre-challenges in Drag Race history: Raven was all, "We have no idea how to be butch," and proceeded to take pics of herself looking exactly as she does out of drag, no broham attached. The shaded five-o-clock shadow she gave Jujubee with an eyeliner pencil was more butch-successful, even though Jujubee looked like a kid going as a hobo on Halloween. But nobody really nailed it like Team Yarlexis, who looked like a French Montana and Juelz Santana supergroup in a barrio/Prince close shave (Alexis) and bandana splash (Yara). You know Dipset's crew photo is in the dictionary next to "banjee," y'all.

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After a brief recess, Gossip Girl picked back up last night with Episode 4 of the teen dramedy's *sniffle* sixth and final season. "Portrait of a Lady Alexander" opens with Nate (Chace Crawford) mourning the loss of Dan's (Penn Badgley) Upper East Side exposé to Vanity Fair. And just to make matters worse, what's the subject of Lonely Boy's second Inside installation? Nate's majorly under-performing, spiralling Spectator. Dan's scathing review of the young Archibald's character sends up red flags with Sage's (Sofia Black-D'Elia) father/Serena's (Blake Lively) boyfriend Steven Spence (Barry Watson) who threatened to force Sage to stop seeing Nate. Serena saves Sage's day and relationship, endorsing Nate's many good guy qualities and convincing her boo Steven to give her friend a shot.

Meanwhile, Blair (Leighton Meester) takes a break from helming Waldorf Designs to help Chuck (Ed Westwick) figure out what his father Bart (Robert John Burke) has been hiding and why he faked his death all those years ago. His pursuit for the truth drives the wedge further between father and son but also between Bart and Lily (Kelly Rutherford). Lily does her best to transition smoothly to life after Rufus (Matthew Settle), but leaving the relics of her old life in a Brooklyn loft with a vengeful Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer) is a recipe for trouble, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Hat: Wicker structured hat
+ Jacket: Olive tailored blazer
+ Scarf: Orange printed silk scarf
+ Leggings: Black leggings
+ Boots: Frye

SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Dress: Fuschia asymmetrical chiffon dress
+ Necklace: Rhinestone bird bib necklace

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RuPaul in her Stella McCartney-esque dress.
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The last two days have been rough for the Eastern Seaboard and Caribbean—weathering Hurricane Sandy has been, and will be, devastating. But I'm a firm believer that light and humor is as important on the road to recovery as wearing the proper rain gear, so once my internet got turned back on and the lights stopped flickering, I went right back into Drag Race All-Stars for the levity, well wishes for everyone affected from Staten to Haiti still in my heart.

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RuPaul in her show stopping neon runway ensemble.
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Last night, Barack Obama shut down Mitt Romney with a RuPaul-worthy dig, wearing a Presidential tie and telling the governor "the '80s are calling, they want their foreign policy back." (Burn!) Meanwhile, a certain well-respected drag doyenne was lip-syncing for her life with half a boobplate bulbing out of an iridescent, Cher-invoking bodysuit, covered bodaciously with a silver pasty. So many bodies got read all over the cable-guide last night. But while the Presidential debates were giving their parade wave, the almost-most important American match up on television last night commenced for its debut. RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars, that behemoth catfight of quick wits and huge wigs, paired 12 of the most beloved drag queens from the first four seasons to weed out the best for the ultimate resurrection. If you watched it and DVR'd the debates for after, you're a true patriot. RuPaul's cackling laugh track is a goddamn national treasure—half Glinda, half Wicked—as American as a flag lapel pin the size of a cockatiel.

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With every new episode, we're inching closer to the end of Gossip Girl. While this third ep "Dirty Rotten Scandals" was devoid the customary weekly high society soirée, it did include another GG favorite: a fashion show! Despite completely missing New York Fashion Week, Blair (Leighton Meester) makes her public debut at the helm of Eleanor Waldorf Designs with this mid-October runway show, but not without enduring a few hang-ups along the way. Busy B runs herself ragged to the point of severe exhaustion and dehydration, but lucky for her, Chuck (Ed Westwick) swoops in, taking time off of his quest to usurp power from his father Bart (Robert John Burke) to wield his impeccable understanding of Blair's taste all over the Waldorf runway.

Dan (Penn Badgley) and Nate (Chace Crawford) partner up for the launch of Humphrey's Inside reboot (now with real names!) in The Spectator. The subject of Lonely Boy's first post? His dear old dad, Rufus (Matthew Settle). Serena (Blake Lively) juggles some family issues of her own this episode. Nope, we're pretty sure Lily (Kelly Rutherford) still has no idea where her daughter is. We're talking about Serena's new beau Steven (Barry Watson) and his wily and angsty daughter Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia). Sage gives B and S a run for their scheming money, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Red Valentino
+ Shoes: Brian Atwood

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