Hey Upper East Siders, Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite (a.k.a. your back up plan for the fashion details in The Back Up Dan).

Thou shalt honour thy fashion and respect brand names tops the list of couture’s Ten Commandments. Carrying the same outfits over from one episode to the next is a cardinal sin (especially since it means thy recap shalt not be a long one). S ain’t no sinner when it comes to clothing anyway, as for the Bible, Serena may have a few confessions to clear up. But covering up the Vera Wang gown Miss Maid of Honour wore was down right sinful. Forgiveness came in the form of a fabulous Burberry lace trench. Fashion Gods work in mysterious ways.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s closet is no longer a sin we ought to worry about! Thanks to B’s pink I heart NY tee and grey sweat shirt, we are finally on par with the princess. P.S.: Someone needs to alert the new Mrs. Grimaldi that keeping her end of the deal is so last season!
Lastly, and most importantly, thou shalt not worship any guest blogger before me. Until next time, you know you love me.


Hey Upper East Siders, Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite (a.k.a. a Royal Wedding wardrobe recap.)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join dresses and suits in holy matrimony. The bride left guests in awe as she walked down the aisle in a hand-sewn, lace Vera Wang gown. Perhaps, our princess to be was channeling Kate Middleton’s plain coiffe, but I expected an elegant up ‘do for Blair’s big day. Naturally, the bouquet was filled with pink peonies; B’s fave!

Was Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid, Louis’ nuptial inspiration? The white ensemble was perfect for the nobleman; it exuded extravagance. Unfortunately, after last night’s episode, that outfit is all Louis will have to keep him warm at night, seeing as even though they’re married….to the Prince of Monaco, Blair is nothing more than a business deal!

Fashion recycles itself, and boy, are the GG stylists green. Serena’s dress in the tribute to Marilyn Monroe’sGentlemen Prefer Blondes was Lily’s dress from season 4′s Pink Party. Like mother, like daughter– both Van der Woodsen women looked stunning in the gown. Glowing in Vera Wang, the maid of honour’s pink chiffon gown is actually a bridal dress. GG stylist extraordinaire, Eric Daman, said the dress resembled peonies; making it the perfect choice to stand alongside the blushing bride.

Keeping with the Vera theme, Blair’s bridesmaids also donned Wang’s designs. What’s more important, is that YOU can wear the organza dress too! Fret not friends, the fabulous frock is part of Vera’s affordable fashions atDavid’s Bridal.

I promise to love and honour Blair’s fashion choices, in sickness and in health until death do me part.

Tweet your Royal Wedding rant, or rave @trendingtheshow!
-Kimberly Lamontagne

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Hey Upper East Siders,

Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite (a.k.a. an anatomy of Gossip Girl attire.)

Beatrice begins our debrief, and wins for best makeover; the naughty sister-in-law is nice [for now, anyway]. Beatrice certainly looked nice in a Nanette Lepore dress and a Bvlgari bag.

Blair’s Carolina Herrera organza dress was the perfect base for Diane von Furstenberg’s alpaca coat. Stuart Weitzman’s platform pumps added height and haute couture to the impeccable ensemble. Looking fine (not in the mediocre way, but fine with extra emphasis on the “i”) for her Bachelorette in a bedazzled dress, Alexandre Birman python Mary Jane pumps, and sparkling with RichRocks sapphire earrings.

P.S.: Drunk Blair is the best!

Clearly, S and B got the red lipstick memo– the rouge looked radiant on them both! Serena can do no wrong fashion wise, but that short-short Haute Hippie mini skirt was a no-no; it barely covered her bum! The red Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater with black sequins was pretty. Her Valentino satchel was simple, yet elegant. The Vena Cava coat redeemed the entire wardrobe, (and kept her tush covered). The lacey number she wore at the end of last night’s eppy was gorg. Lastly, S should know lying to Dan is no way to win back her man.

Only Nate could look just as cute in a suit or a plain pullover. Bulging biceps over breakfast with Chuck much? Mmm.. That’s a meal not to miss! Chuck certainly knows how to coordinate an outfit– and his jacket stepped up the chic this episode with a leopard print collar. Meow!

 Will they, or won’t they? Tweet your thoughts about The Royal Wedding @trendingtheshow!

-Kimberly Lamontagne

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Hey Upper East Siders,

Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite (a.k.a. A Gossip Girl mid-season premiere style synopsis.)

Thankfully, the car accident didn’t impair Blair’s fashion sense! Queen B looked ravishing in a red McQ byAlexander McQueen blazer, and vest. Let’s not keep Vera Wang waiting!

The VW Gisele Spring 2011 Wedding Gown fit fantastic, but B abandoned the floral frock; which only means there is a more delightful dress out there for Blair. Sherlock Holmes has nothing on B who sported a Gryphon Sherlockcape, Alice + Olivia skirt, and Diane Von Fustenberg’s tie top in a fab curry colour. An Ann-Marie Faulkner beret,Fendi tote, and Miu Miu patent platform pumps pulled the outfit together perfectly.

Serena was red-hot in a white & black striped sweater, only to be outshone by a beautiful bedazzled grey dress. Looking sexy in Lorena Sarbu’s ultra-mini sequin dress, and Falke tights was S, while Sequin and Belargonecklaces topped the elegant ensemble.

The boys look much the same in 2012, except Dan’s hair is much less lame.

With Diana and Charlie gone, the lavish outfits worn by leading ladies are at an all-time low. Our sights are now set on the real Charlie, and a whole new closet to uncover!

From head to feet, tweet about GG fashion @trendingtheshow!

-Kimberly Lamontagne

Watch a new episode of #trending every Friday night at 7PM ET only on MuchMusic!

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Check Out 2011′s Famous Families: Sisters Were Totally Trending!

Celeb sisters reigned supreme this year! We searched and searched for some baby bros who hit the spotlight, but it seems 2011 was the year of the sis. These six younger siblings outshone their older sisters..

Elizabeth Olsen
Move over MK and Ash, little sister Lizzie is growing up fast! The Martha Marcy May Marlene star had critics buzzing with her silver screen debut this year. Elizabeth’s stunning portrayal in the twisted tale sparked talk about a lengthy career on screen. If that wasn’t enough, Elizabeth also co-starred with cutie Chace Crawford (link to GG Movies) in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding in 2011.

Lady Natali
Gaga’s little sis, Natali Germanotta graced the pages of Teen Vogue’s October issue. The 19 year old is studying at New York’s Parson School of Design. Monsters, beware! Expect to hear more from these two; a joint clothing line is said to be in the works.

Kylie Jenner
No stranger to being stared at, the youngest of the Kim Kardashian’s siblings walked her very first runway at New York’s Fashion Week. The reality star stomped down the catwalk for Abbey Dawn, Avril Lavigne’s clothing line (Avril is dating Kylie’s older brother, Brody Jenner). Speaking of dating, Kylie has recently been linked to Cody Simpson.

Elle Fanning
Walking in New York’s Fashion Week was also a first for Miss Fanning. It was her first time being a model in the prestigious fashion event, but Elle has been in the spotlight before. Elle shared the screen with Benjamin Button’s Brad Pitt in 2008. And, this year, Elle was featured in the sci-fi flick Super 8.

While big sis Kate Middleton got married to a Prince this spring, the press hasn’t stopped talking about her sis, Pippa’s [behind]. No way Pippa will get princess-envy, now that she’s feeling the love over her lumps. There are even websites dedicated to the beauty’s backside. That’s not all, plastic surgery hopefuls are walking in and requesting the “Pippa”.

Jamie Spears
Did you forget Britney Spears had a sister? We did, too! It was eons ago when the scandal broke about Jamie Lynn Spear’s less than celibate ways; Jamie became a momma to Maddie, who is now three. The 20-year-old made her, ahem, ‘comeback’ in Nashville this November singin’ some country tunes. Jamie has been on two Nickelodeon series, including “All That” and “Zoey 101″. We’ve got our eye on you!

~Kimberly Lamontagne

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