On The ‘Gossip Girl’ Set With Leighton Meester & Blake Lively In Marchesa

Last night saw the return of Gossip Girl Season 2 in the US.

Episode 18 was called The Age of Dissonance, in reference to the Constance Billard and St. Jude seniors production of The Age of Innocence.

Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester was dressed in a black lace Marchesa Fall 2008 gown.

The a high collared gown had ruffled details on the shoulders, and 3/4 of the skirt, with a charming brooch completing the look.

Leighton’s hair was plied up in a loose wavy updo, with a few pieces framing her face.

This dress gives off a Holly Golightly vibe. It really suits her.

I always pictured Ellen Pompeo in this dress, as she’s not afraid of a big daring dress.

Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively, was also dressed in a Marchesa Fall 2008 gown.

Her strapless dove grey gown, was adorned with feathers around the bodice, which cascaded down one side of her multi-layered chiffon skirt.

Blake’s hair was also pulled back off her face, to show off her rosy make-up.

Unfortunately I could not find a full-length picture, but I am sure she looked amazing in the gown.

Here is a preview of last nights episode.

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Runway To Launching "Reebok Top Down" – Leighton Meester In 3.1 Phillip Lim

Since the first set of pictures surfaced of Leighton Meester promoting Reebok, I was hoping it was some kind of joke.

Unfortunately now that she is officially promoting the brand, it’s become a terrible reality.

Leighton launched the Reebok Top Down sneakers, at the Hearld Square Lady Foot Locker this weekend. *shudders*

She was wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 ruffled layered dress, with black Reebok high-tops, like it’s the most natural thing in the world, and this makes me quite ill.

Call me a snob, I don’t care, but it’s still the worst match up in brand history.

Why couldn’t they’ve made her some cute wedged sneakers like the one’s Victoria Beckham wore to throw the first pitch for the LA Dodgers back in 2007?

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Leighton Meester For InStyle US March 2009

Leighton Meester is featured inside the pages of InStyle’s US March 2009 edition.

I don’t know about you, but I really dislike the make-up in this shoot.

All the looks are gorgeous and have a happy spring vibe to them, then that’s countered with a sullen looking Leighton.

In the video below, the Gossip Girl actress talks dresses, designers and fashion inspirations, which include her mum and Blair Waldorf herself.

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More From The Front Row


Kristen Dunst was front row at the Rodarte Fall 2009 show looking fantastic wearing a Rodarte Fall 2008 multi-coloured knit dress.

I always love what the Mulleavy sisters produce, I just wish we would see more of their edgy designs on the red carpet.

Calvin Klein

I seriously did not recognise Kate Beckinsale until I saw the caption under her name.

Looking at her hair, I will guess these are clip on bangs. I hope she ditches them before the Oscars.

I appreciate that Kate has tried to shake up her look a bit in this leather dress, but it just feels a bit false.

Eva Mendes wears head-to-toe black. What more can I say?

Erin Wasson + RVCA

Leighton Meester wore a Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2009 ensemble consisting of a gold sequinned top, and a teal snake print skirt, with navy tights and bronze heels.

Like Kate, Leighton as opted for bangs, and like Kate, I don’t think it quite works.

3.1 Phillip Lim

I expected to see more of Becki Newton at fashion week. She arrived at Phillip Lim’s show wearing a taupe sequinned dress, from the designers Spring 2009 collection.

Badgley Mischka

Kellie Pickler continues to shine in the front row. Her she wears a stunning ombre Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2009 dress, with a black sash at the waist.

I have been praising Kellie a lot, but she really should have packed another pair of shoes, she has been wearing those Trib Two’s all week. Even I brought 10 pairs.

Jessica Stroup wore a white strapless Badgley Mischka Spring 2009 collection, with silver slingbacks.

Her dress was presented as a gown, but I equally love this shorten version, as it’s young, fun and suits her personality.

Kim Kardashian wore an black asymmetrical dress, with black Louboutin’s. Another very sophisticated look for Kim.

Anna Sui

Jessica Szhor wore a cute lace dress with black booties.

She as naturally -enviable- thick hair, so I am perplexed about her need for extensions.

Taylor Momsen just tries too hard. What is so wrong with being 15 years old? Why is she trying to act way older than her young years?

I feel like getting a pack of baby wipes, and taking all that eye-liner off her face.

Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld Party

Supermodels Natalia Vodianova and Gisele Bundchen struck a pose together.

With her long leather gloves Natalia wore a crystal embellished Emporio Armani Spring 2009 blazer.

Gisele was conservative by comparison, wearing an all black ensemble.

Julia Restoin Roitfeld attended her brother’s event wearing a cute navy and gold polka dotted Christian Dior Spring 2009 dress with a Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 purse.


Runway To NYLON Mexico Cover Launch Party – Leighton Meester In Preen

Leighton Meester attended a party to launch her Nylon Mexico cover in Mexico city this weekend.

The Gossip Girl actress wore a black Preen Spring 2009 dress, which had a lace-up detail on the yoke, and a sheer overlay.

She completed the look with black strappy heels, a sparkling black clutch, and bold red lips.

I love the dress, but I wish Leighton had done something different with her hair. The hair is so conservative with such an sexy edgy dress.

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02.01.09 In Her Closet

In Leighton Meester’s Closet – 3.1 Phillip Lim Shift Dress

We have not seen much of Leighton Meester of late, as she seems to have been concentrating more on her work, rather than walking the red carpet.

During Spring 2009 New York Fashion Week, Leighton was front row at many shows including Jason Wu, Julie Haus, Diane von Furstenberg and the 3.1 Phillip Lim show, were she was spotted wearing this 3.1 Phillip Lim Diamante embroidered dress.

The cute off white-and-black sleeveless shift mini dress, has diamante embroidered detailing and side pockets, which the actress wore with silver sandals.

You can be channel front row chic by purchasing this dress from Net-A-Porter’s US site for $675, or the international site for £479.57/€638.41.


06.09.08 Worst Dressed

2008 Fashion Rocks Red Carpet – Worst Dressed

Worst Fancy Dress Award
Every event I ask the same question.

Why oh why does Lil Mama get invited to these events?

And the question is more urgent here, because this a FASHION event, and she has neither any style nor taste.

Worst Dressed Award
The attention seeker that is Solange Knowles, wore this bold grey Armani Privé Spring 2008 dress with a feathered bolero for one reason and one reason only, to scream LOOK AT ME.

We are looking honey, and we don’t like what we see, as it screams desperation.

What Happened To Your Innocence? Award
Are you as horrified as I am looking at 15 year old Taylor Momsen channeling heroin chic?

I am hating myself for loving her dress, which she accessorizes with Burberry bangles, but the make-up and the look in her eyes turns me cold.

Most Disappointing Award
I really hurts to put Leighton Meester on this list, but I really don’t like the colour combinations on her Missoni Resort 2009 colour-block dress, nor her hairstyle.

What The…? Award
I hate to use the drag queen comparison again to reference Tyra Banks, but in this case it is very apt.

What is with the make-up and that waxed facial expression?

Most Malnourished Award
Lydia Hearst needs to eat a Happy Meal, because girlfriends BMI is definitely under 18.

The cut out only emphasis her tiny frame.

Worst Look Book Award

Fergie is head to toe in the Gucci Fall 2008 collection. The folklore inspired blouse, the belt and the shoes combo, just look like it was picked from Look Book.

I do not feel that Fergie made this her own, as it feels very contrived.

Worst Use of Colour Award
Mary J Blige is hardly ever on my worst dressed list, but on this occasion I will have to say that I really don’t like the colour wash on this blue and white Roberto Cavalli halter-neck gown.

Worst Embellishments Award
Miley Cyrus sheer silver Zuhair Murad sequined mini dress with a matching bodysuit is typically over the top.

Worst Hair/Dress Combo Award
Natasha Bedingfield’s hair is so P!nk, like 5 years ago, and the dress is incredibly unflattering.

Most Underdressed Award
I would guess that Vanessa Carlton does not have a stylist, because no self respecting stylist would allow her to leave her house wearing this grey tank dress, with knee-length tights and booties.

Most Incredibly Boring Award
On such a fashionable night, why did Ana Ortiz choose such a boring plain black dress?

Worst Theme Award
It’s always good as a group to appear united and coordinated. It was a great idea to all dress in sari’s, but it only works on the three from the left, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts and Nicole Scherzinger.

There is too much exposure for this traditional attire, but that is too be expected from PCD.

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