Yeah, because matching headbands and car coats are soooo individually Penelope that you can understand why she doesn't want to dilute the brand. Oh quick, tell me before the suspense turns deadly: will you be wearing an updo with a double-strand necklace around it like Cassiopeia, just like every single party you go to? I'm thinking yes. And I'm thinking that Iz will, in fact, be biting those moves. And if I could be permitted to go even more psychic on your ass, I'm guessing Hazel and Iz will be wearing floofy princess dresses like Penelope always does, and she's going to be wearing that same toga dress all the van der Woodsen ladies constantly wear, and furthermore I say that the Snowflake Ball is going to be held at the Apartment, just like Kiss on the Lips, and nobody will notice. Yes, I have seen the episode. You make a valid point about my psychic powers.
Anyway, Jenny's overjoyed for two seconds because of all the fucking running around and going crazy she's been doing, apparently she completely forgot to design some clothes with all this free time on her hands, and without Agnes there to tell her how this is an opportunity to create a whole new awesome line -- and then blow up it up or something -- all she needed was some mean girl to remind her of her entire job as a high school dropout. She reigns in the joy and goes, "I'm very expensive." Proving once again that Humphreys really just don't get it. Penelope's like, "Um, yeah. Good."
Lily, who is just like Jenny in many ways, has been going six kinds of Waldorf on the Snowflake Ball rather than dealing with her rapidly decomposing family -- and of course, just like her daughter, has managed to shoehorn in her old love Rufus even though I'm so sure. "Well, when you just happened to mention my background in sound systems and lack of volunteer hours at the last PTA meeting, I sort of got your signal." Because if there's one thing Rufus Humphrey really understands, it's the subtleties. Lily looks great in a black thing with a purple bow that matches her eyeshadow; Rufus looks like Rufus. Let it never be said that Lily leaps before she looks: it's just that half the time she doesn't know she's making the decision until after the consequences of the decision show up. She's like Blair, all "Oh man you're totally right. I did not see myself doing that incredibly baroque and complicated thing because I didn't notice that I wanted any of that stuff to happen, and yet it turned out just like I couldn't admit I wanted it to."