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Now Watching: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists “The Patchwork Girl”| 1×5 Recap

Last week, secrets spilled and people in hiding were found.

After invading Taylor’s space, Alison is taken on a little joyride to the middle of nowhere. Taylor freaks and reveals that she faked her suicide because someone was trying to kill her. With Alison finding her in the woods, she’s in danger and I wouldn’t doubt it.

On the other side of town, Mona learns about Ray Hogadorn and how he sees and knows everything. He’s like the Oz of Beacon Heights. He knows that someone was after Taylor and warns to keep her away since he sent her the first warning on the wall we saw a few episodes prior.

Despite all the drama, there is one thing that is keeping Ava’s hopeful – the fact that her dad may be around and trying to communicate with her. Last week, she received a music box and this week she received a secret note addressed to her in a way that only her dad knows. She later gets a call with an unknown number playing a message indicating the time to meet.

In an attempt to disassociate herself with the Nolan case, Ava devises a plan to drug Mason and get a confession out of him. As she proposes the plan, Caitlin is willing to help to apologize for what she did, while Dylan is hesitant because there is too much to risk, especially with his audition later that night.

Back in the woods, Taylor reveals that her mother, Claire, used Mona’s program to bring Alison to BHU. Claire was confident that Alison, would lead her to Taylor because of their similarities. Alison tries to convince Taylor to trust her just like Nolan did. Eventually, Taylor gives in and goes back home. I still can’t wait to figure out who has a vendetta for the Hotchkiss family.

Later that night, the Caitlin and Dylan meet at the cabin to prepare for Mason. Ava is late to the party as she has a tech rehearsal for her fashion show. An unexpected slide comes on the projector with a revealing photo of Dylan and Nolan. Ava is pissed to say the least. The trio argue and Ava wants to get the confession done and be done with the other two. The other two begin to hesitate and back out, but they’re already in too deep.

Mona spends her day trying to get a hold of Alison and is rudely interrupted by Dana Booker. She asks why Alison is protecting the three students and finds it strange that she seemed to do the same back in Rosewood – referring to her being the leader of the pack with people dependent on her. But while Dana Booker did her research, so did Mona and she did not hold back on why the former FBI Detective was fired.

After Alison brings Taylor home, she finally gets Mona’s text, “If you found her, don’t come back.” Was it an exaggeration? Not according to Ray Hogadorn. Ali gives in to Mona, but doesn’t find any sign of Taylor when she goes to wake her up. Either someone found her, or Taylor still doesn’t trust Alison.

Mason doesn’t show up to the cabin on time, so Ava and Dylan bail. But with perfect time, Mason texts Caitlin he’s on the way after they leave. Mason denies the whiskey because of a team pact, but Caitlin improvises. Caitlin somehow gets him to leave to get firewood and when he returns, she sees this as an opportunity to knock him over the head and steal his phone.

Ava goes back to her personal drama and follows the clues her dad allegedly left for her, only to find that Dana Booker played her. “You tell me all about who killed Nolan, we can forget about the past,” Dana proposes. Ava’s smarter than that, though.

The last scene finds us with Caitlin trying to gain Ava and Dylan’s trust with what she did to Mason. They meet at the old road and while Ava is on the way, someone cuts her off and meets the other two first. It was quite a quick meeting when the unknown driver hit Caitlin with their car.

To be honest, I’m gonna be mad if Mason has nothing to do with anything.

TLDR: 

  • Ava’s got trust issues and it shows. I don’t blame her.
  • Alison somehow convinces Taylor to come home even though someone’s trying to kill her
  • Dana Booker likes to stick her nose into other people’s business.

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Now Watching: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists “…If One of Them is Dead” (1×3) | A Recap

Last week on Pretty Little Liars: The PerfectionistsAlison decided to provide an alibi for her and her three students. To make sure they’re all on the same page, she invites them over and unplugs Beacon Guard. What a great way to make it obvious.

Dana Booker, the new head of security, obviously doesn’t believe their story as she shows Claire Hotchkiss a photo of the three students meeting in front of Thorne Hall before Nolan’s untimely death.

Claire doesn’t believe that Caitlin has anything to do with Nolan’s death and believes that she’ll be the first to break. She advises Dana to target Caitlin first. Out of the three, Caitlin seems to be the most eager to keep up appearances as Nolan’s “perfect posse” and that includes volunteering at her care package drive. Dylan and Ava aren’t too interested any more, especially with Dylan’s anniversary and Ava’s Vogue interview.

Ali is on a mission to figure out who is trying to frame her and her students. Mona is her go to for information, but Mona reveals that she is locked out of Beacon Guard due to suspicious activity. There is one person who doesn’t want to be found!

Life must go on and that includes class. Nolan’s former best friend, Mason makes a bold move and sits in Nolan’s seat. Caitlin has a bit trouble speaking up, while Ava gets angry and storms out. As Caitlin attempts to run after Ava, Dana Booker stops her and reveals that she knows her mother’s secret.

Ali meets Mason outside of class and he made a complete 180 from the funeral. He is arrogant and his true feelings about Nolan emerges. Mason reminisces about the perks of being in Nolan’s circle, but things changed when they started at BHU, especially considering Nolan stole Caitlin.

While Caitlin struggles at her drive sans her two new besties, the other two have their own struggles. Ava contemplates how she is the perfect choice for Vogue and gets drunk in the process. Dylan on the other hand struggles with a new composition and pictures of him and Nolan start to haunt him. Dana Booker and her perfect timing gets into Dylan’s head. “You’re nothing like Ava and Caitlin.”

Caitlin decides to meet with Claire for help with Dana Booker and the family secret. In exchange to keep Caitlin’s secret, Claire asks Caitlin to find out the other’s secrets. And just like that, Caitlin breaks, just like she predicted. Claire also gives Caitlin a gift that she found from Nolan.

Caitlin finds out that the said gift from Nolan was actually meant for Ava – a broken camera lens symbolizing how much Nolan wanted to protect Ava. She visits Ava, moreso to get information, but her conscience stops herself from snooping. Ava thinks Caitlin went out of her way to do something nice and decides to keep her promise to join her volunteering.

Ava decides to drive the three of them to a cabin in the woods. On the night of Nolan’s death, Ava had followed him there and saw him with a blond. At the time she thought he was cheating, but now believes it had to be something else. They’re visit is interrupted by an unexpected intruder, Alison. They all explore for clues, but claim to find nothing!

On the way home, Dylan reveals he found a gum wrapper similar to the one found in the woods. The drive is cut short when Dylan has to puke. Apparently, someone left Nolan’s stash in Ava’s trunk with a little note and present – “One of you is a rat, you tell or I will.” My favorite part of this scene was Ava picking up a dead rat and throwing it away. She’s a badass.

Alison also lied about not finding anything. She returns to the cabin alone and takes home a yellow rose, which still seemed to be fresh. After doing some Instagram research, she finds that a yellow rose is associated with Taylor Hotchkiss.

At this point, everyone seems to be opening up to each other. The three gives each other a pep talk. Dylan opens up his music to the girls, Caitlin is seen smiling about her volunteer efforts, and Ava decided to do her Vogue interview sober. Her monologue was my favorite as she started with,”I am not a perfect choice for the Vogue internship..” She talks about perfection and how it doesn’t exist – how it’s okay to ask for help.

The ending scene shows Mason offering to walk Caitlin home. She declines but notices a very similar gum wrapper as seen in the woods and the cabin. Mason is definitely hiding something.

Also, do you know how much I love the little quips between Alison and Mona?
Alison: Do you know why I faked my own death?
MonaBecause everyone in Rosewood wanted to kill you?
Alison: Not everyone!

TLDR: One of the perfectionists almost breaks, but they all finally open up to each other. Mason is not at all who he appears to be.

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Now Watching: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Pilot Episode | A recap

For Pretty Little Liars fans all over the world, tonight was a big night with the debut of it’s spin-off series, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. The show features two of Rosewood’s fiercest women, Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) and Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish), along with a few new faces.

Now while I will always love and miss my OG liars, I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot with it’s introduction to different characters, a murder mystery, and the musical soundtrack. Of course, you can take a girl out of Rosewood, but drama will always follow her wherever she goes.

The episode began with a mean orchestral version of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”, a voice over, and an introduction to three Beacon Heights University students striving for perfection. Little do they know, something pretty big is going to hit them really hard.

Next came our favorite former mean girl starting a new gig as a teacher’s assistant at Beacon Heights University. Alison is sans her wife and twins as we later learn that Emily still has trust issues. While Alison thinks she’s alone in her new town, she’s actually greeted by a familiar face, Mona, who brings pie. Mona had a hand in recruiting her former frenemy. At this point, I’m not sure if we can trust Mona especially as she talks to a mirror when Ali leaves the room.

As Mona catches up with Ali, she mentions a few things about BHU. BHU has a security system called Beacon Guard and later on we learn that the so called security system is moreso invading privacy instead of protecting students.

Then, there’s the prominent Hotchkiss family. Taylor Hotchkiss allegedly committed suicide the year before and Alison is the lucky faculty member that gets to stay in her house. Nolan Hotchkiss is the jerk that everyone hates to love. And then there the matriarch of the family, Claire Hotchkiss, who seems to be the overbearing mother who wants the best for her children, even if that means spying on them [and the rest of the population]. Claire also seems to take a liking to Alison as she reminds her of her late daughter.

If only Claire knew how much her son Nolan and the old Alison had in common – both manipulative without any regard to people’s feelings. Alison catches on to Nolan’s attitude and the people he’s hurting.

First off there’s Ava, the influencer. She has been having a tough time after her family abandoned her – her dad is on the run and her mom couldn’t handle it. Nolan is dating her in secret, but breaks her heart by sleeping with another girl. The only redeeming part about him is when you realize he did it to protect her and hide from his mother’s Beacon Guard.

Then there’s Caitlin, the girl who plans to follow her mother’s political footsteps. Nolan practically blackmails her into fake dating to make people believe they are a perfect power couple. This makes Nolan’s mom happy, but Caitlin’s real beau isn’t too thrilled. If Caitlin reveals the truth, then her mother’s future Presidential career is dunzo.

Lastly, we have Dylan, who is at BHU on a music scholarship. He’s aiming to make first chair, but he feels the pressure. Hailing from a small town, his choices aren’t exactly welcomed. His so called friendship with Nolan includes doing Nolan’s schoolwork and being at his every beck and call. Nolan even attempts to ruin Dylan’s relationship with a little seduction.

After Alison meets with the three separately, offering to help with their Nolan woes, the trio meets at a safe place in the woods. They discuss how they actually want to take Nolan down and contemplate murder. It gets a little graphic, especially when Caitlin pictures Nolan falling from the roof and landing on the fence spikes.

We then learn that Taylor Hotchkiss is actually alive and in hiding. The only one who knows is her brother, Nolan. Seems like the sibling duo is tired of being under their mother’s watchful eye and are trying to figure out why the security system is so invasive. At this point it doesn’t seem like Nolan is a huge douche after all.

Nolan he meets someone on one of the school’s rooftops to get more help with taking down the security system. It’s a safe place he says before revealing that his sister is alive. It isn’t that safe when the mysterious person pushes him off leading him to land directly through the fence spikes. This death was gruesome and definitely up there with Noel’s death.

While this takes place, Alison finds a little writing on her walls: “They’re watching.” How fitting is it that she hears sirens after her discovery?

While Ava looks upon the crime scene heartbroken and distraught, Caitlin is in disbelief that her murderous thought came to life. Dylan doesn’t help when he reminds her that it’s exactly what she pictured.

The last scene gives us a glimpse of Mona freaking out in the bathroom. She yet again talks to a mirror revealing the intricate security system. Seems like she knows more than she’s letting on.

TLDR: Alison and Mona thought they left the drama behind in Rosewood, but they were wrong. They now have to deal with a new group of friends who could possibly be linked to a new campus murder. A new age “A” is watching their every move.

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Looks I Love: 2019 Grammys

Award season continued tonight, but this time it was the musician’s time to shine at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Here are my fave looks of the night!

Bebe Rexha

Nominated for two Grammys tonight, including Best New Artist, Bebe Rexha stepped out in a red Monsoori gown. The gown was mostly tulle and looked super fun to flaunt around the red carpet. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus walked the red carpet in a black, over sized pre-fall 2019 Mugler suit. She looked like the chic rock star that she is. Later on in the night, she joined Shawn Mendes’ performance for “In My Blood” and paid tribute to Dolly Parton – she killed both performances. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Maren Morris

One of today’s biggest country stars, Maren Morris walked the red carpet in a sheer floral gown by Galia Lahav. Not only was “The Middle” singer nominated for 5 awards, but she also got the chance to perform alongside the legendary Dolly Parton. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa sparkled in a silver, mermaid-style Versace number, featuring a long train. She was all smiles on the red carpet after receiving the news that she won the award for Best Dance Recording for “Electricity”. However, I bet she was even more ecstatic after receiving the award for Best New Artist. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Let me know which looks and performances you loved from the 2019 Grammys!

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Looks I Love: 2019 SAG Awards

On Sunday, January 27th, Hollywood’s biggest actors stepped out to celebrate themselves as well as their peers at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presented by SAG-AFTRA. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won big in the realm of television, while the Black Panther cast made history taking home the award for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

Normally, I have many favorites, however only a few caught my eyes:

Aja Naomi King

The How To Get Away With Murder Star walked the red carpet in a yellow Ralph & Russo gown. I loved the overall cut of the gown, especially the off the shoulder sleeves. She looked absolutely regal with the way she composed herself. I felt a lot of modern day Belle vibes. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Emma Stone

This year, Emma Stone changed it up at the SAG Awards with a two-piece ensemble by Louis Vuitton. She shined in a gold, one-sleeve top paired with some black, high-waisted pants. Stone was nominated for two awards that night, including a nomination for her performance in The Favourite. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan has proved to be a crazy gorgeous Asian during this award season. She walked the red carpet in a pink custom Oscar De La Renta piece. It featured a ruffled skirt that almost resembled feathers. A black belt held the piece together with a simple bow flowing through the train. She is the epitome of class and poise. I should write a Gemma Chan appreciation post already. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Henry Golding

Henry Golding lived up to his last name in a gold Tom Ford suit. He decided to forego the traditional black and white suit and chose to go with a gold blazer. As he walked the red carpet with his Crazy Rich Asians co-stars, he was all smiles and handsome as ever. He is proving to be one of the most fashionable men in Hollywood. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr. was named Ambassador for the 25th SAG Awards and he did it in style. He walked the red carpet alongside his wife, Shelby Rabara, and presented a few awards during the pre-show. He was styled in an Armani tuxedo, with a custom Anto shirt. It’s always so fun watching Harry get ready through social media. Also, him and Shelby are #relationshipgoals | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Who were some of your favorites? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know.

I’ll see you again for the Grammys and the Oscars!

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Looks I Love: 2019 Golden Globes

Tonight, the Golden Globes kicks off the 2019 red carpet season. So many of 2018’s biggest stars stepped out to represent their work and for many it was their first time. Soft colors seemed to be popular throughout the night and were among my favorites!

Kiki Layne

The If Beale Street Could Talk star made her red carpet debut in a custom blush pink Dior Haute Couture gown. The tulle, off-the-shoulder dress featured a corset type top which I absolutely adored. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Regina King

Regina King accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. And she did it in absolute style. She wore a strapless, rose pink gown by Alberta Ferreti and shined in sequins. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Taraji P. Henson

Is there a time where Taraji doesn’t slay the red carpet? She rocked the red carpet in a low-cut, emerald green Vera Wang gown. The cinched belt showed off her figure, the jewels sparkled, and the hair and make-up was as fierce as she was. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Emma Stone

Emma is forever a favorite. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Favourite, she stepped out in a soft pink Louis Vuitton gown. The dress featured some elaborate embroidery and as always, she looked like a classic Hollywood actress. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Constance Wu

This was such a big night for the Crazy Rich Asians star and Best Actress Nominee. As the first Asian actress to be nominated in the category after 50+ years, she stepped out looking gorgeous in a nude Vera Wang dress. She was one of the many stars who rocked tulle and I loved the little hint of color with the orange belt.| Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Gemma Chan

In 2018, Gemma Chan became one of my new favorite fashion icons. She stepped out in a petrol blue Maison Valentino Couture dress. She exuded grace and elegance just like her Crazy Rich Asians character, Astrid Leung. Her look was my favorite of the night.| Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Kristen Bell

The Good Place star looked like a classic Hollywood star in a low-cut, blush pink dress by Zuhair Murad.  Her and her husband, Dax Shepard, served some looks together. But my absolute favorite was just watching Kristen get ready through her IG. She’s such a relatable nerd.| Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Kaley Cuoco

The Big Bang Theory star strolled the red carpet with her husband, Karl Cook. The cobalt blue and white dress by Monique L’Huillier also featured pockets which is woman’s absolute dream when it comes to formal wear.| Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga looked like she was channeling Cinderella in a baby blue gown by Valentino. The train appeared to be at least 4-ft long, so she definitely had to have a lot of assistance down the red carpet. Joined by her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper, she presented the first award of the night.| Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Danai Gurira

This dress was absolute fire – literally. The custom Rodarte gown was inspired by Zimbabwe’s national flower, the Flame Lily. She joined her Black Panther cast mates as they celebrated their Best Motion Picture nomination.| Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Best Dressed Men

Justin Hartley is known for his role on This Is Us, but i’m over here admiring the former Green Arrow in a black and white Brunello Cucinelli suit.

Richard Madden won Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama series. And my heart melted for Rob Stark/Prince Charming in his Dior suit.

Michael B. Jordan rocked a custom Burberry suit and he never fails in a suit.r23s v

Timothee Chalamet was an absolute cutie in Louis Vuitton. He rocked that bedazzled harness!

Manny Jacinto had to be included in my list because his character on The Good Place is a homie and he cleans up very well in a Boss suit.

Who were your faves of the night?

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Looks I Love: 2018 People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards is one of my favorite award shows because it’s catered to the fans. It covers everything from movies, television, music, and fashion. It might be a little different this year due to E!’s takeover, but one thing that remains the same is the celebrities slaying the red carpet.

Camila Mendes

The Riverdale star walked the red carpet in a white, strapless dress. The Etro dress featured some floral detail, but my favorite part about it is the yellow lining and little block of yellow folded over. Tonight, Camila was nominated for Female TV Star of 2018 for her role in Riverdale. |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Sabrina Carpenter

She was definitely one of my faves of the night rocking a pinstripe suit by Tom Ford like a boss. She walked the red carpet and presented with such confidence. The young singer/actress just released her 3rd album, “Singular Act”, which you can stream on Spotify or purchase exclusively at Target! |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Rita Ora

Before taking the stage to perform “Let You Love Me”, the British singer-songwriter wore a periwinkle blue Versace dress with beautiful gold accents and matching boots. She exuded elegance. It’s definitely a far cry from her Post Malone Halloween costume. She took some time off from music to pursue acting, but is getting back on the saddle with a new album coming out this month. |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Victoria Beckham

Tonight, Victoria Beckham was presented with the Fashion Icon award and she truly deserved it. She wore a white power suit from her own collection and although it’s been a while since she’s been in the actual spotlight, she rocked it flawlessly. On another note, I loved the little ode to the Spice Girls! |Photo Source: Zimbio

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell took some time off from her busy schedule and graced the red carpet in a maroon, halter style dress by Australian designer Toni Maticevski. The former Pretty Little Liars star has been busy since the iconic show has ended, starring in Lifetime’s You and soon to be seen on the big screen in The Possession of Hannah Grace. The other day, she even won YouTuber of the Year at the 2018 Revolve Awards! |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Bonus: Harry Shum Jr.

 

I adore Harry Shum Jr. and in my opinion he is one of the most fashionable men in the entertainment world. He wore a black, slim fit slacks and paired it with a double breasted black and grey blazer. His show Shadowhunters took home four awards, including his win for Male TV Star of 2018. Earlier today, him and his wife, Shelby Rabara, both announced that they’re expecting and the Gleek in me is so happy for the two! | Photo Source: Zimbio |Shelby Rabara IG |

Who were your faves of the night? Leave a comment and let me know!

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