This past Monday was much glitzier than usual, thanks to the “Gossip Girl” season five finale. To celebrate, we hosted viewing parties in New York and Los Angeles with bloggers, brand partners, and some special Birchbox members. At the NYC soiree, Kelly Rutherford (a.k.a. the ever-stylish Lily Van der Woodsen) joined us as did the show’s lead makeup artist, Amy Tagliamonti, and lead hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson.
Co-founders Katia and Hayley with Kelly Rutherford
Midway through the screening during a commercial break, we Skyped in the show’s executive producer, Stephanie Savage, for a live Q&A chat.
Other attendees included Birchbloggers and customers who live in the area as well as Megan Rose Philips, the lucky winner of our Birchbox + “Gossip Girl” Finale Party Video Contest. We flew Megan and a friend all the way from North Carolina to be in attendance for the evening’s festivities.
Before the show got underway, guests were treated to makeup touch-ups by stila, Caudalie hand massages, Kerastase hair styling, and Color Club manicures. Naturally, there were plenty of potent cocktails and champagne, as well as mini cupcakes and hot dogs, and even a frozen yogurt station.
As for the final episode? It was a serious cliffhanger. We can’t wait for season six, which Savage confirmed will be the show’s last. What will happen to Serena? And Dan? Will Chuck and Blair finally settle down together? We’ll see. Until then,
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