I normally prefer to believe that I am independent-minded and stylistically unique. If you ask me who I think the best-dressed starlet is, I’d tell you I don’t know, because they all look the same anyway. Well, that’s not entirely true. There is one person (well, TV character) out there that has my heart, and I’m ready to admit it.

Gossip Girl’s Serena van der Woodsen (nee Blake Lively) could wear a paper bag over her head and I would fall rear-over-teakettle trying to determine the grocer from whence it came, in hopes of being the first to acquire one for my very own. She could wear Crocs and I’d be on my laptop, ordering them from…well, from wherever it is that one ACQUIRES Crocs…immediately. If Serena is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

When the Gossip Girl season starts in September, I’ll be bringing out a weekly roundup (since it’s easily the most fashionable show on television), as I do now with Project Runway. For now, though, we’ll have to settle for paparazzi photos of the actors, filming on-location all over New York City. Personally, I think Chuck Bass is the most entertaining in these sorts of photos since his outfits are the most outlandish of the cast, but we’ll get into that in more depth after the season starts.

Today, I bring you my favorite fictional fashionista, Serena van der Woodsen, sporting the Celine Watch Me Work bag in what appears to be grey leather. I’ve talked much about grey in the past few weeks, so today, I’m going to have to show you the version of this bag that I believe to be truly glorious: the red patent one. Its lines are simple and clean, a look for which Celine is known, but the punky material, chain (anyone think it’s a tad Stam-y?) and hardware put it over the top and into the ‘covetable’ category. Also, that name – “Watch Me Work” reminds me of a club-banging hip-hop anthem, territory that Celine has certainly never trod before. If this bag is any indication, though, they seem to feel right at home. Buy through Net-A-Porter for $2,100.

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  • kiki

    Crap…I saw this a couple of months ago and was hoping it wouldn’t become an it bag before I could purchase it…Sad Blake and I are on the same page but its’s still a hot bag, though!!!

  • jahpson

    LMAO! To funny about the comment regarding the grocery bag. Genius

    That is a lovely bag and I love the color, although a little to shiny for work though

  • dela

    This bag has been on my list since I first saw it in a magazine months ago. Just yesterday I was admiring it on the Celine website. I don’t remember Celine ever producing a particuarly memorable bag before this one.

    Amanda, let’s keep Crocs out of Gossip Girl conversation. I can live with a paper bag but not Crocs…lol

  • Kate

    Glad to know other adults love gossip girl as much as I do! Although I actually prefer blair’s outfits to serena’s…

    • I actually prefer her outfits, too, but as costumes. I think Serena’s are much more wearable in real life. Plus, I think they can be recreated at a variety of budgets, whereas Blair’s wardrobe is so tailored that you’d have to buy super high quality stuff to get the look.

  • Lzzy

    I’m glad I’m not the only adult who luvs Serena!! :lol:

  • Norman

    I would LOVE to see Chuck carry a Louis Vuitton Speedy this season. Possibly even the Monogramouflage Speedy 35? Either that or a Hermes Birkin. I think it would be funny to try and see him pull one of them off, and it would also add alot to his character. =]

  • Katy

    One ACQUIRES Crocs from a normal/popular shoe store or website such as Journeys. Thanks for the insult since I wear them all the time. Also, I don’t care for the bag. Especially at that price.

    • yak


      dear Katy…. I respect the fact that you wear those horrible and horrendous gardening plastic shoes best known as crocs…

      is not an insult… sense of fashion is something that you are born with!

      and if you don’t care about the celine bag… what are you doing in this website?!?!? that’s a really insult for people like us who really care about bags

  • I love Serena van der Woodsen’s style too. She can certainly pull off anything.

    The Celine bag sure has spunk. I think the chain is a great punky touch but the overall look of the bag is still very feminine and chic.

  • Blueberry

    I’m loving the idea of posting GG`s wardrobe… its great !

  • Balthus

    My DH laughs at me for being a GG junkie. But I just love the show (makes me live vicariously in NYC again) & rehashing with my 15 year old niece after wards!

  • Graciella

    I love it! Celine is such a lovely brand :wink:

  • I could live without the chain. Definitely need to start watching that show. I feel lost… :???:

  • Oliana

    Love it! I will add it on my website for sure. Well Done Celine!