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Gossip Girl Leighton Meester wants her shoes to make an impression on her

By Andrea Petrou on October 31st, 2011

Leighton Meester wants her shoes to “speak” to her.

The ‘Gossip Girl’ actress says she loves all types of footwear and will pick out shoes on whether she likes them, not on who they’re designed by.

She said: “I search for shoes that really speak to me, not the designer. “If it’s my daily kind of shoe, I usually go for the same type of style, like a platform with a thick heel. But I think variety is important.”

She also says she’s quite practical when it comes to her footwear and would never walk her dog in heels.

She said: “When I’m walking the dog, I wear sneakers because they look and feel better.”

Leighton, 25, recently revealed she is a huge fan of luxurious French footwear label Roger Vivier because they are classic designs with a modern twist.

She said: “Vivier is a very classic look, but then they have stuff with studs…they have a signature and the shoes are beautifully made but they still have an edge. I love those gloves.”



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Blake Lively splits with Leonardo DiCaprio

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively have split up.

The ‘Inception’ star had been dating the ‘Gossip Girl’ actress since May and although they have decided to part ways, representatives for both told UsMagazine.com they will “remain friends”.

Despite refusing to confirm their relationship in the five months they were dating, Leonardo, 35, and Blake, 24, were spotted on a string of dates throughout the summer including trips on a yacht in Disneyland, California, and a water taxi in Venice, Italy.

Leonardo also treated Blake to a helicopter ride to Saint-Paul de Vence, France for a $500 lunch at La Colombe d’Or Restaurant, a stay at the $5,000-a-night suite at Hotel de Paris and a trip on a $52 million yacht.

Blake even flew to Sydney, Australia in August to celebrate her birthday with the actor, who is shooting his new movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ in the city.

The couple enjoyed a meal at exclusive restaurant Aria and were seated at one of the eatery’s best tables which boasts a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour.

A source said: “[Blake] looked gorgeous and they looked very much like a couple. They seemed to be having a really nice time and were definitely enjoying the view.”

However, Blake spent last weekend in Boston where she enjoyed a romantic meal with ‘Green Lantern’ co-star Ryan Reynolds at sushi palace O Ya in the Leather District, the Boston Herald reported.



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New clothing line inspired by “Gossip Girl” to be launched this weekend

By emilyborrett on September 21st, 2011

For anyone who’s obsessively followed the fabulous lives of Serena, Blair and co in Gossip Girl should be excited to know, there’s a new outlet for your fandom! Because a clothing line inspired by the hit television show is going on sale this weekend in the States.

The new clothing range, which is being created by Romeo and Juliet Couture with a little help from Warner Bros, is apparently going to be all designs that the characters would definitely wear, including girlish chiffon dresses, playful novelty knitwear and embellished tops. With prices spanning from $80 to $200, it’s actually all very reasonable – now all we need to do is fly out to NYC, as the collection’s going on sale in swanky department stores such as Kitson and Saks Fifth Avenue.

We’ve always secretly dreamed of dressing like Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, so this is going to be an exciting launch to see what Romeo and Juliet Couture come up with. If you want to check out the label’s current collection to get a feel for what the new Gossip Girls designs could be like, check out their new Fall 2011 Collection here.



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Blake Lively was “intimidated” when she first met Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

By Andrea Petrou on March 7th, 2011

Blake Lively was “intimidated” when she first met Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

The ‘Gossip Girl’ star – who is the face of the fashion house’s Mademoiselle range – struggled when she was talking with the German-born fashionista because of his “genius”.

She told website fashionista.com: “I was wildly intimated. He’s an incredibly intimidating person because he’s so accomplished and he’s such a genius, but the moment you meet him, he doesn’t try to intimidate you. He’s so kind and humble and alive and passionate. I love and respect him so much.”

However, the 23-year-old beauty also confessed she would not want to work with any other design house.

She said: “I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else. The moment I met him I said, ‘I don’t want to do a campaign unless it’s Chanel’. So it’s nice that we get to work together.”

Blake also confessed she was hoping to see all of the collection ahead of the show’s Paris Fashion Week display this weekend.

She said: “I’m going to Paris this weekend for the dinner. I’m thrilled. And hopefully Karl will give me a sneak peek of the show beforehand. I love seeing the pieces in person.”



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Best dressed in October so far: Kristen Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dannii Minogue

By Andrea Petrou on October 19th, 2010

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Claws at the ready: A meeting with Taylor Momsen leaves Tim Gunn less than impressed

By Andrea Petrou on September 15th, 2010

By Emily Borrett.

What is it with Taylor Momsen at the moment? If she’s not having a go at fellow singers or stomping around miserably in her stripper heels and leather jacket, she’s trying the patience of her fellow celebrities. The latest disgruntled celebrity is the kind, twinkly-eyed gay uncle of fashion Tim Gunn, who was appalled by her sulky behaviour when he appeared in a cameo role on the set of Gossip Girl.

Anyone who watches Project Runway as much as I do that Tim Gunn is not an easy man to anger. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen him lose his rag at a designer, ever – the closest he gets to ticking anyone off is peering over his glasses like Anne Robinson and uttering to a hopelessly disorganised designer his favourite catchphrase: “Make it work.” And even then it’s not remotely threatening.

So Momsen must have been really bad for Gunn to label the actress as “pathetic” and “a diva”. The television stylist let off steam afterwards to E! Online, saying, “She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself, ‘Why are we all being held hostage by this brat?’”

When asked what he’d like to say to the stroppy starlet he replied, “I’d say, ‘You know, young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?’” Well, you know when Tim Gunn uses the term “young lady”, that you’re in serious trouble. He should send Taylor to her room ’til she’s ready to say sorry.



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Chanel reopening party: Alexa Chung, Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker

By Andrea Petrou on September 10th, 2010

The fashion elite were out in force last night in New York’s Soho to celebrate the opening of Chanel’s boutique store.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Claire Danes all put in an appearance at the event hosted, of course, by Karl Lagerfeld.

SJP opted for a cute striped pale pink and black dress, which she teamed up with a sparkly jacket, while Liv Tyler went for a jumpsuit paired up with flat on-trend brogues. Claire went for the casual look in jeans, black boots and a blazer.

Fashion favourite Alexa Chung, who is famous for her love of Chanel wowed as usual with a cute patterned three colour frock by the designer, while Diane Kruger, who has previously been described as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, who looked incredible in a ruffled dress by the label.

Gossip Girls Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, who wear Chanel on set also turned up to the party. Blake opted for an on-trend metallic blue dress while Leighton went for a safe LBD.

See all the star style pictures below.

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Could Gossip Girl soon be saying goodbye to Blake Lively?

By admin on August 12th, 2010

Could Gossip Girl soon be saying goodbye to Blake Lively? If the rumour mill is to be believed then sadly yes.

According to Marie Claire, the starlet who has influenced many a girl’s hairstyle and plays style siren Serena van der Woodsen in the series, is said to be considering leaving the show, to concentrate on making her name in film.

But it won’t be a nice end to Serena if Blake gets her way. She’s asked producers to kill off Serena.

A source told Marie Claire: “Execs aren’t convinced they’ll let her go but ideas have been thrown around. Suicide is one, though it’s likely to be an accident.” We hope it’s not a fatal fall caused by her heels.
“It was great at the beginning, but she’s started to get bored of her storylines and all the petty fights on set,” the source continued.

“Nearly all the cast members have had some kind of bust-up. Besides the fact that she gets to work with her boyfriend, Blake wants to leave.’”



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Gallery: The changing style of Taylor Momsen

By Shiny writer on August 3rd, 2010

There’s not much to say about Taylor Momsen that hasn’t already been said. Don’t get us wrong, we’re big fans of the Gossip Girl, turned rocker, and it seems we’re not alone.

This year she’s received attention from both Madonna and John Galliano and her band, Pretty Reckless is going from strength. She’s also had a modelling debut with New Look and although it seems she’s an old starlet, she’s not.

She’s just accomplished alot in her young life and she’s also created a fashion statement amongst her fans- the stockings and suspenders.

However, she wasn’t always the rock chick, complete with statement thick eyeliner and bright red lipstick. And up until 2008, her clothes were sensible and girly to match her Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey. We have a look at her changing faces.



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Taylor Momsen: Madonna and Lourdes’ new Material Girl

By emilyborrett on July 15th, 2010

Material Girl's new campaign ad Gossip Girl star and self-proclaimed “bad girrrl” Taylor Momsen is set to become the spokesperson for the “Material Girl” line, designed by Madonna and Madonna’s wonder-girl Lourdes. The eighties-inspired juniors’ collection is set to hit Macy’s in the U.S.A next month.

I’m surprised that Lourdes herself wasn’t chosen to front the brand; after all, Madonna is the original Material Girl (as Macy’s keeps reminding us) and Lourdes is the spitting image of her pop-icon mama. Taylor looks her usual surly, racoon-eyed self posing for the brand’s first ad campaign in a stripy miniskirt, black fur gilet and some very Desperately Seeking Susan-esque biker boots.

If you’re as curious as we are about Lourdes’ and Madonna’s new clothing range, Material Girl’s first EVER advertisement was released on the internet and can be viewed here.



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Gossip Girl Leighton Meester becomes the US Global Ambassador for Herbal Essences

By Andrea Petrou on April 9th, 2010

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It’s a good day for Gossip Girl Leighton Meester.

The actress who plays Blair Waldorf in the US show has become the Global Ambassador for the American branch of Herbal Essences.

The star who is no stranger to the brand – her hairdresser is Charles Baker Strahan who is the US Celebrity Stylist for Herbal Essences – told WWD: “My mom used [Herbal Essences], the kind with the clear bottle with the flowers. Now it has a new look and everything is different. I started using it because Charles uses it.”

And it seems it’s all paid off.

We wonder if using the brand will make our hair as shiny and glossy as Leighton’s?

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Miss Selfridge to launch Gossip Girl collection

By Andrea Petrou on February 18th, 2010
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Gossip Girl fans should start saving their clothing allowance from now.

Why? Because Miss Selfridge has announced it will be creating a line of clothing inspired by Gossip Girl designer Eric Daman.

The collection will be based on the four female lead characters: Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams and will include will include a leopard print boho maxi dress, a ruffle front shift dress with a floral skirt and a nude and black lace tutu-style skirt.

Yasmin Yusuf, creative director of Miss Selfridge, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Warner Bros television series, Gossip Girl.

“The dresses we’ve created based on the characters fit perfectly with our spring/summer 2010 range. Our customers love the show and the styles of the girls, so the partnership is a perfect match.”

The range hits Miss Selfridge stores at the end of April and prices begin at £39.



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First Looks: Blake Lively for Esquire Magazine

By Andrea Petrou on January 21st, 2010

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Blake Lively has always been a kooky dresser in our books and we love her smart, yet laid back tailored style. However, it seems the Gossip Girl has got more fashion sides to her than we originally thought.

The actress has been transformed into a Grease starlet for Esquire magazine, where she poses in a leather jacket while running a comb through her wet look styled hair to give the original Grease T Bird boys a run for their money. She also pulls off that pants as outerwear look extremely well (take note Lady Gaga).

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And we imagine her sultry swimwear shot will have many men rushing out to buy the latest copy of the magazine when it hits news stands next month.



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Taylor Momsen rumoured to be the face of New Look

By Andrea Petrou on December 21st, 2009

Taylor MomsenIt was only last week that we we’re giving you a few hints and tips on how to get Taylor Momsen’s statement look.

And it seems British brands are also taking note of the Gossip Girl’s style. According to NY Magazine the star is set to join a long list of celebs who are now modelling for retailers, and could soon be fronting a New Look advertising campaign.

It may not be Louis Vuitton or Burberry but we think her edgy and sassy looks will work really well with this young retailers looks.

We’ll keep you posted of any developments in the New Year.



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Get the look: Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen’s statement tights

By Andrea Petrou on December 16th, 2009

Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen is known for her trendy punky style, so it hardly came as a surprise when she was spotted wearing a range of statement tights.

The actress was snapped shooting scenes for the popular drama in a grey coat, thigh-high frock and navy ankle boots complete with a pair of patterned fishnets. She’s also been spotted out and about wearing, what we think is clearly her trademark tights trend.

We know many of you will be thinking about warmth rather than fashion on days like today, but we’ve put together a gallery of similar statement tights for those of you feeling a little bit braver. Double up the look with a pair of plain coloured tights underneath for a quirkier warmer look.

Click on the picture below to begin the gallery.




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