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The Moral of Girls Episode 3: Mesh Shirts Work Best When You're Too High To Care

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There were three major style moments on last night's episode of Girls. One: wowzers—Hannah Horvath got a job! Sort of ? A blog of some sort, something delightfully called Jazzhate, is paying her to write deeply personal, self-aggrandizing blog-style essays.

Two: That leads to an assignment whereby Hannah tries cocaine for the first time. A hunt for drugs followed by a wild night on the town with Elijah ensues (even if the magic sort of ends when Elijah—high as a kite—confesses to Hannah his sexual indiscretions with Marnie.)

And three: Jessa and Shoshana host a stoop sale in Nolita—their collective: Maiden's Milk Vintage.

Before Hannah's interview even starts, Jazzhate's editor is pacing the background tearing some eyewear editor a new asshole: "All I want is I want 14 more of the same pair but I want them in sunglasses! Thank you!" It's awesome.

The site "only" pays $200 per piece but "you don't seem that fancy ? So?"

Here's a shot of said editor's creative mantra—presented without comment.

Back at Maiden's Milk Vintage Jessa sells a top to some girl on the street—and the Legend of Jessa continues: "Enjoy the blouse—you know, um, one of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers gave me a lovely compliment on it once. They don't construct a sleeve like that anymore."


Hannah and Elijah are going to Greenhouse, coked up, to dance and see AndrewAndrew play music, coked up. Elijah describes AndrewAndrew by saying "they're like brand consultants and iPad deejays." Naturally, as Elijah is such an inspired dresser (this week, a shirt from the same store the fat guy on Modern Family shops at plus another of those cardigan hoodie sweater things), he's selected an outfit for Hannah: "It's inspired by a girl I went to middle school with who fucked both her uncle and her step-dad. It's called power-clashing."


Doing cocaine at 4pm: "I wanna get married wearing a veil and I wanna taste like 15 cakes before I do it!"


Great moment: Hannah dancing so hard with someone with a mystery accent and a mesh tank-top. Their exchange is as follows: "You're a really good dancer!" "So are you!" "Thanks, I know!" "You wanna trade shirts?" They trade shirts.


Not high at all: "I usually hate when you where your nipples out in public like that but you look so beautiful ? I care about you so much ? And we've come so far ? And ?" The lovefest continues until Elijah confesses; and says of Marnie: "She's very ribby."


The culmination of the episode and the best you're-not-a-good-friend-and-I'm-not-putting-up-with-your-shit-anymore speech maybe ever: "I don't want to walk with you to the far away Rite Aid to pick up your Cipro prescription and I'm sorry I don't want to go to Serendipity and drink frozen hot chocolates with your uncle's girlfriend who is a stewardess named 'Elodie' and I definitely definitely don't care about putting on appropriate pants 'cuz one can really go their whole life wearing shortie-shorts and offend almost nobody."

Episode takeaway: No-one should wear mesh shirts, power-clashing is best left to the Dries van Noten runway, and Elodie sounds hilarious.

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