If you saw Gossip's Girl latest episode last Monday, you're probably just as eager as I to talk about the braid hairstyle Serena wore to Chuck's charity benefit. (Translation for non-Gossip-fans: Here's a really interesting braid hairstyle worn by the lovely Blake Lively). So, Blake's hair was stick-straight and loose, but the ends of one front section were woven into a thick braid. Ie've seen braids incorporated into loose, long hairstyles many times before, but usually they are smaller and/or secured close to the scalp, and the loose hair surrounding the braid is tousled or wavy. That makes Blake's version from Monday's "Gossip Girl" an interesting specimen for us to study.