Whitney Port’s dating history on the The City has been suspect to say the least.
Jay Lyon? That hairy freeloader acted like he was “putting that on lockdown” when really he just needed a place to stay before he left with his band on tour.
Freddie Fackelmayer? That dude was pretty harmless, but a colossal douche.
Last night, Whitney was looking for inspiration for her look book, and confides that the photographer for her line shoot suggested getting together for a drink.
The French photographer. Poor Whitney Port. Can’t resist the foreign hotties.
Meanwhile, Olivia and Erin clash at work! Color us shocked! Read on for THG’s plus-minus recap of last night’s The City episode, “Queen of Diamonds” …
NOT POKER FACE: Whitney wears her emotions on her sleeve.
We’ll start with Whitney’s date attire. That glittery striped silver sweatshirt thing? We’ve seen better. Minus 2. But Plus 2 because it wasn’t straight up skanky.
In meeting Jonathan for said drink, Port is surprised when he arrives on his motorcycle … Plus 8. He says he liked her designs and the shoot went well. Plus 3.
Whitney asks if wants to shoot her lookbook and he says yes. Mmm. Minus 4, because this will inevitably blur the business/pleasure line and not end well for Whit.
Joe Zee gathers the Elle team to discuss the Fergie cover, and asks Olivia to stay behind. Plus 11 when he says, accurately, that her work needs to be consistent.
Back in New York, Olivia Palermo showcases her “strength” and helps editor Alexis choose Fergie’s jewelry for the shoot. Plus 1 for paying her dues, we guess.
JOB WELL DONE? Some people briefly said this about Olivia Palermo!
Erin Kaplan tells Joe that picking out a necklace is “not enough.” Not remotely. Plus 7, because somebody’s gotta call her out and drill it into Joe’s head.
Joe says Olivia’s diamonds made the cover, but naturally Erin thinks it was Fergie and the whole outfit that sold it. Yeah, but Minus 3 for the obvious bias.
Oh, but wait! The final cover of Fergie is a shot of her not wearing jewelry. Joe says Erin was right. Plus 30 for Erin finally sticking it to her painful nemesis.
Whitney tells Roxy she had a good time with Jonathan but not that good. Minus 9 for getting into the awkward situation of accepting his help, then …
Whit drops the “I don’t have time for a social life” bomb, i.e. the career-girl version of “It’s not you it’s me.” Weak. If you want to, you make it work. Minus 15.
TOTAL: +26. SEASON: -83.