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Rachel Zoe is making her debut on Gossip Girl this Monday, and as you can see in this image we’ve just obtained from next week’s show, Rachel’s star turn is, shall we say, bittersweet? In the episode, which centers around Blair’s birthday party and is ominously titled “War at the Roses,” Zoe gets down and dirty, literally. Wearing a floor-length Pucci dress and Alexis Bittar jewelry, she seems to have caught the wrong end of a melted chocolate pot. We spoke exclusively to the stylist to hear what she had to say about filming: “I identify the most with Serena’s style—her wardrobe is everything—sexy, glamorous and adventurous! I have been a huge fan of Gossip Girl since the beginning and watch it every Monday with my girls, so it was beyond exciting to do an episode of the show and meet all of the brilliant people both behind and on camera. And obviously my favorite part of the experience was the costumes—so major! Cynthia Rowley is also rumored to appear in the episode. If wearing chocolate becomes the next big trend now, we’re in full support!

— Violet Gaynor