Oh, the things we do for Gossip Girl gossip! We stalked Kelly Rutherford all the way to the exclusive fourth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, where she was hosting the launch of Furla’s gorgeous Saks collection. We admired the bags and chatted with Kelly about fashion, Lily, and Blair’s baby daddy.
Who are some of your favorite designers?
Kelly Rutherford: I like Alice + Olivia and Nanette Lepore.
Which of your purses/handbags is your favorite?
Kelly Rutherford: Hermes. And Furla. I love Furla.
What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever received?
Kelly Rutherford: Well, my mother always said, “It’s better to buy quality than quantity.” I think she was right. It’s better to buy beautiful accessories that you will wear your whole life. Clothes, you grow in and out of, or clothes go in and out of fashion… The more you buy classic pieces—which can still be gorgeous and hip—the better off you are because they will last you for a long time. I went to H&M and J.Crew and bought all my pregnancy clothes there and now I still buy stuff there. I kind of mix high and low, mix with J.Crew and Club Monaco.
Does Lily have any big plans on Gossip Girl now that she’s no longer under house arrest?
Kelly Rutherford: Not right now. I think she’s just enjoying life again. She’s just enjoying being out and spending time with her kids.
One of the biggest storylines so far this season has been Blair’s pregnancy and we’re not fully convinced that the baby is actually the Prince’s. Any hints on who the daddy really is?
Kelly Rutherford: I have no idea. I’m watching and waiting to find out myself.
Nate, Dan and Chuck are all different. One’s a bad boy, the other a loner. In high school, which guy would you have chosen and why?
Kelly Rutherford: I don’t really have a type. That’s my problem. I could have probably, at some point in my life, gone for any of them. Maybe in high school, maybe more Dan.