Gossip Girl season 5 fashion kicks off with a sunny L.A. glow. Our girls about town are in bright pops of purples, reds, and … who is that in the leopard, again?

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Guest star Elizabeth Hurley wears Roberto Coin earrings and a leopard print Dolce and Gabbana dress. You’ll also spot her character in a Herve Leger orange sheath dress and nude Jimmy Choo heeled sandals. Fans, meet your requisite Cougar for the episode.

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) gets a big moment in a Oscar de la Renta gown of white with green (it looks vaguely like marijuana, is Blair trying to prove she’s a haute couture pot princess?) and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

Serena van der Woodesen (Blake Lively) has spirited fashion. In one outfit she’s got a vibrant purple and white Catherine Malandrino dress,  leather slingback platform sandals by Azzedine Alaia, and a beaded aqua Boundkit necklace. In another outfit she’s sporting a red Rag & Bone feather skirt, white Rag & Bone top, Theysken’s Theory vest, a Valentino Rockstud Leather Bag, MCL bracelets, a necklace by Daniel Espinosa and shoes once again by Alaia.

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It looks a bit more Palm Beach on the model. I know red and green match, but I’ll never be a fan of that color combination unless it’s Christmas. (Technically Blair’s clutch is orange, I suppose.)

This is an ultimate Serena ‘high fashion meets hippie’ look.

These platform sandals are amahzing. They are calling to me. Can’t you hear them? Ugh.