[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/011911-gg-lead-400.jpg” credit=”Blake Lively as Serena” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Courtesy of the CW”]After a seven-week long hiatus, Gossip Girl is back! There are going to be some new faces in town, including Raina Thorpe (played by Tika Sumpter), the daughter of a former business associate of Chuck’s father. And our old favorites are back to their dramatic ways, including Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively—pictured here in a Camilla and Marc sweater, Maxime Simoens top and Rag & Bone jeans. Tune in Monday night to the CW at 9/8c to see the juicy episode. Plus: Click through the photo gallery for head-to-toe credits of what everyone will be wearing!
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/010511-tika-300.jpg” credit=”Ben King/startraksphoto” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]There’s a fresh face on the set of Gossip Girl: Tika Sumpter. The actress will play Raina Thorpe, the daughter of a powerful business tycoon and a possible love interest to Chuck Bass. Sumpter, who most recently played Layla on One Life to Live, is off to a stylish start—she was spotted yesterday outside of Bergdorf Goodman shooting a scene with Chace Crawford, who plays Nate Archibald. We can’t wait to see what happens! Gossip Girl returns with new episodes on the CW January 24.