Last night, Leah sent me an email that just said "omg Girls can't handle." Indeed, there was a lot to digest fashion-wise in episode three. Coke-fueled power clashing, coke-fueled mid-dance shirt changes, "Jame," a vintage stoop sale, Booth Jonathan...
Read on for our recap in which we try to make sense of all the show's biggest fashion moments.
Hannah's Interview Look and XOJame
Hannah looked the most presentable she's looked all season (don't worry--that changes later) for her interview with Jazzhate, to which she wears basically the same outfit she wore to a job interview in the first episode last season. The printed blouse/twill skirt combo is not the most polished, but it's not like she's trying to work at Vogue or a law firm. In fact, compared to Marnie's interview look last week, this is much more appropriate.
We chuckled when Jazzhate editor Jame corrected Hannah on the pronunciation of her name--only because it was a ridiculous name. Then, the Post pointed out that Jame sounds an awful lot like Jane--Pratt, that is. So was Jazzhate inspired by Pratt's XOJane (where a firsthand article about having a threesome or doing a whole bunch of coke would totally get published)? Girls producers denied the connection; while Pratt told the Post, “It’s not that far from how we work. I’ve never told anyone on staff to snort cocaine. I encouraged Cat Marnell to snort actual bath salts.”
Jessa's Inexplicable Vintage Stoop Sale
For some reason, Jessa decided to sell some of her old clothes from her stoop and all the girls were there to...help? Given her new rich husband, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense that Jessa would need to unload a bunch of her wardrobe for cash. "Don't you need a vendor's license for this?" Hannah asked. "That would ruin the whole point," replied Jessa. Shoshanna's question--"What is the point?"--went unanswered. Perhaps she's getting a bit restless in her marriage.
Shoshanna's dressed a little less cheesy than usual but the big bun on the side of her head is distracting.
The beanie and unruly facial hair are perfect for the downstairs junkie. Also, remember when Hannah said she didn't cash in on her sexuality? Guess she abandoned that philosophy this week.
Hannah Paints Her Nails With Deborah Lippmann
Hannah's Coke Outfit #1
Hannah was going to wear her job interview outfit to do a bunch of coke which would have been all wrong. Fortunately, Elijah styled her in an outfit "inspired by a girl I went to middle school with who fucked both her uncle and her stepdad. It's called power clashing." I appreciate the intentional clashing prints and agree this in an outfit appropriate for a coked out person, even if it sort of looks like pajamas. I also hope Elijah gives at least one outfit summary per episode for the rest of the season. Last week's gem was, to Marnie, "You look like a slutty Von Trap child."
My question is: Would getting into Greenhouse have been a challenge for them? I've never been there; but I know it's a club club, which is not really what Hannah was dressed for. Yelp reviewers complained a lot about the strict door policy. Of course, they are Yelp reviewers. Plus, it was a weeknight.
Everything Booth Jonathan says and does is very calculated (even how hard he tries to make it seem like he doesn't give a shit), so I guess it would follow that his wardrobe would be, too. Hence the uniform of a single-breasted jacket, tie and button down. I'm pretty confident this is what he wears every day, for every occasion.
Hannah's Second Coke Outfit and Very Visible Boobs
It was so uncomfortable to watch Hannah seem so blasé about dancing around/walking through a drugstore in this chartreuse mesh tank top, which she got from a dance floor trade with a ponytailed club kid. As much coked out-ness as I've been around in my years in NYC, I've never witnessed this. This is a Hannah-specific situation. That she continues to feel like the sexiest person is believable because of the coke.