Spotted: ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is a lesson in post-pandemic beauty

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Spotted: ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is a lesson in post-pandemic beauty

In a post-isolation world, the looks on the HBO Max show hit the right notes

Nokubonga Thusi

Hello Upper East Siders! The much-anticipated reboot of Gossip Girl on HBO Max is finally here.

While there are mixed reviews from diehard fans of the original series and many missing the glamour, over-the-top fashion, original characters and headbands of the Queen Blair Waldorf, we are here for the Gen Z spin on the much-loved series as well as the post-pandemic beauty trends that have subtly made their way into the show.

Though the general mood of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot is more understated and goes for an effortlessly “cool” vibe, we can’t help but crave a little more in the beauty department. Call us spoilt from the endless jaw-dropping moments from shows such as Euphoria, but we do hope the beauty looks step out of the subtle realm. But we have to give props where they are due: the show stays relevant by setting the timeline in a post-pandemic, post-isolation world and they have hit that aesthetic right on the money...

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