Not long after her lastest cover shoot, Leighton Meester is about to hit newsstands once again, as the covergirl for the July 2012 issue of Lucky Magazine. The actress seems to be the busiest she’s ever been at the time, working on an new album, final season of Gossip Girland another movie she has coming out called That’s My Boy.
In this upcoming issue of Lucky, Leighton speaks about success, love and personal style:
On knowing she’d be successful: “I don’t know. Yes? But you can’t count on success in this business. And anyway, being famous or rich or making a certain kind of movie – none of that means ‘success’ to me. Success to me is being happy and fulfilled, truly fulfilled, and being proud of myself and doing different things all the time. So thus far, yes, I’ve been successful.”
On how Gossip Girl has changed her personal style: “My friend says that before the show I dressed like a homeless person. I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, ‘But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!’ I’ve learned from Blair, though. Now I like to pepper in something designer with my usual stuff.”
On her makeup routine: “I’ve stopped wearing makeup when I’m not working. For a while I thought I had dark circles and bad skin, and then I realized I was seeing myself that way because I didn’t recognize myself anymore without makeup. Now when I wear it, I think I look really weird!”
On falling in love: “I love love. It’s the most intriguing universally understood emotion, and it comes in so many forms: family love, love of friends. I fall in love with everybody all the time.”
The fashionable elite descended upon New York City this week to kick off New York’s 2012 Fashion Week and to get a glimpse at the unveiling of the Fall 2012 goodies! New York was invaded with models, designers, magazine editors, photographers, bloggers and celebrities. Not to be overlooked were our favorite Gossip Girls, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and, gone from our screens but not our style radar,Taylor Momsen.
The current face of Vera Wang, Leighton was spotted at the Vera Wang 2012 runway show on Tuesday, February 14. She tweeted her excitement before the show: “I can’t imagine a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than goin to the @VeraWangGang show!”
Blake was a vision in winter white at the Noon By Noor show; Taylor at the opposite end of the color scale in black lace for the Marchesa show.
Who was your favorite Gossip Girl this NY Fashion Week?
Blake Lively was spotted taking Ryan Reynolds’ dog Baxter for a walk on the set of Gossip Girl in New York City on Wednesday, December 14. While on their travels, Blake stopped to take a picture of another dog dressed up in a hoodie, shoes and a New York Yankees hat.
The hook-ups. The break-ups. The marriages. The divorces. They’re all right here.
1. Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio
Blake Lively got to live out her childhood Jack Dawson fantasies during her summer romance with Leonardo DiCaprio earlier this year. The former couple were first spotted together on Steven Spielberg’s yacht at the Cannes Film Festival in France. This piqued media interest and they were stalked across Europe by the paparazzi for the remainder of the summer. However, as with most summer romances, the curse of distance struck. Leo headed for Australia to begin filming The Great Gatsby in September and left Blake behind in New York filming Gossip Girl. The distance became too much and they split up.
2. Beyonce and Jay-Z
This musical power house couple stole the headlines at the 2011 Video Music Awards. At the end of her performance, Beyonce turned to her side and pushed down her top to reveal her baby bump to the world. Beyonce and Jay-Z married in secret last year and this will be their first child together. Can you imagine the amount of talent their little one will have? Insane!
3. Prince William and Kate Middleton
It’s not often we get to watch a woman go from commoner to royalty. Rarely in fact. The world temporarily ground to a halt on Friday, April 29 to watch Kate Middleton become the Duchess of Cambridge by marryingPrince William. Every little girl with princess fantasies (and even women who hadn’t outgrown them) were fan girling across the world at the sight of a royal wedding in full pomp and circumstance glory. If our wedding doesn’t have horse drawn carriages and tiaras, we will refuse to walk up the aisle. End of.
4. Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
The Hills golden couple are back on and showing that true love conquers all. Despite ending their engagement earlier this year, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have recently announced that it is back on. It’s widely believed that they called it off to take some of the heat off their relationship which the media had heaped on with wedding speculation. We all are rooting for Kristin to get her much deserved happy ending!
5. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
They were over before they even had a chance to begin. So why would we include them in our Top 10 Couples list? Because we can all learn lessons from the disaster that was Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Lesson one: Make sure your boyfriend/girlfriend respects you. Lesson two: Make sure your boyfriend/girlfriend respects your family. Lesson three: Make sure you actually have interests and life goals in common. Lesson four: Date for longer than half a year before marrying. Lesson five: The word lesson looks weird when you’ve typed it out five times in a row.
6. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
The best quarterback in the NFL + the best supermodel in the world = the world’s highest paid celebrity couple. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are at the top of their respective fields of work and have the world at their well heeled feet. Not to mention they both are unreasonably drop dead gorgeous. Okay, we’re going to have to stop typing now as it’s getting too hard not to be jealous. Yes we’re big enough to admit that.
7. Lauren Conrad and Derek Hough
We’ve all been in this situation. You’ve just broken up with a long-term love and you’re feeling pretty down in the dumps. Will I ever meet someone again? Will I become a cat lady? Then out of nowhere you bump into a guy who sparks up that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling again. You may not last forever but you’re together right now and that’s all that matters. Lauren Conrad and Derek Hough have proven that it’s socially acceptable to have a guilt free fling.
8. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are the hottest young couple in Hollywood and on the brink of megastardom. They aren’t just overblown PR hype either, if you’ve seen The Help or Never Let Me Go you will know they have a serious talent for acting. Let’s hope the couple who conquers the world together, stays together.
9. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
This is the kind of hook-up that makes you go, ‘huh?!’ And for no good reason too. The news of Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendesdating leaves you stumped at what they could possibly have in common besides an acting career. Neither have a movie to promote so it can’t possibly be a PR romance. So they must have actual, um, interests and things in common which we probably won’t ever be privy to. You’ve got to give it to them for not caring what the naysayers think.
10. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
We know, we know, they’re getting divorced. But this ex-couple are the perfect example of a woman knowing her worth and dumping the loser who doesn’t deserve her. Three cheers for Demi Moore being strong and confident enough to know she’s better off without Ashton Kutcher.
Forget Santa, Lady Gaga has created her own workshop and it’s not housed at the North Pole; it’s at Barney’s New York. This week the store unveiled a holiday display that was created and designed completely by Lady Gaga and her team. According to Time the display not only takes up the usual 4 windows that a holiday display gets but also an entire floor.
The store has teamed up with Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and will donate 25% of proceeds from Gaga’s Workshop to the foundation. The foundation’s mission is “to build a brave new world where humanity is embraced, individuals are empowered, and intolerance is eliminated”. So Gaga.
Gaga looked fabulous on Tuesday, November 22, for the opening night of the workshop, in an antebellum Chanel outfit designed especially for her. Many celebrities, including Blake Lively and Christian Siriano, braved the cold New York weather to venture out and see Gaga’s Workshop on opening night.
Move over Santa and the elves because Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters are taking over.
Gossip Girl celebrated its 100th episode this week with a huge party at Cipriani Wall Street, held on Saturday, November 19.
The entire Gossip Girl cast were in attendance, plus a number of guest stars who’ve appeared over the years. Blake Lively made a huge splash in her barely-there Marchesa dress, which polarised opinions.
Blake is usually not one to ever make a red carpet mistake, but this dress is pretty out there. She’s got an amazing body that is well shown off in this look, but the dress itself is at once too revealing, has too much fringing and to be honest, reminds us of an ice-skating costume.
Leighton Meester was looking very un-Blair on Saturday night, wearing a white strapless Balmain dress and silver strappy Jimmy Choo heels. Leighton wore her hair down and slightly wavy with bangs, which are also not a Blair trademark but happen to look great on the actress.
Blake Livelyshowed the world she’s still a fashion-darling, by getting carried out of the Christian Louboutincocktail party by the designer himself! From the look on Christian’s face, the Gossip Girl actress really must be as charming as everyone thinks.
The party was held at Barneys New York on Tuesday, November 1. Blake wore Louboutin snakeskin heels, carried a Louboutin Loubis Angel clutch bag and wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress. She covered up at the end of the night with a deep red leather Valentino coat.
Life & Style has exclusively learned that Lauren Conrad has dumped Derek Hough after a few months of dating. A source close to Lauren confirmed the news, “Their relationship reached its peak. It was always casual.” The source revealed Lauren and Derek had an understanding that their fling would never develop into anything more serious, “She had fun with Derek – he used to send her cute texts and sing to her – but she always kept her options open.”
This news isn’t surprising to anyone who follows Lauren. She had recently got out of a 3 year relationship with actor Kyle Howard. The source admitted what we all suspected, Derek was only a rebound, “This was a rebound that wasn’t going to last. Derek never thought it would, either.”
Meanwhile, Derek has had no trouble moving on from Lauren. He was seen flirting with Celebrity Rehab star Jennifer Gimenez at a Halloween party at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood, California on Saturday, October 29. An eyewitness blabbed, “He was all over her. He was dancing sexily with her and pulling her close. They were very touchy-feely. They looked like a lot more than just friends.” The same night, but at Matthew Morrison’s Halloween party at Voyeur, Lauren was seen flirting with Gossip Girl starChace Crawford. Again. Can these two just do this already?
Ryan was initially seen giving Blake an “affectionate goodbye” at 5 a.m. in Boston’s South Station on October 3, by an eyewitness. A couple of days later on October 8, Ryan was caught arriving on the set of Gossip Girl in NYC to visit Blake. A source told Us Weekly, “they hugged and then got in a car together.”
The source revealed that Blake and Ryan are casually dating, “They became good friends on the set [of Green Lantern]. Now they’re both single and trying it out.”
While the rest of us dive into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and cry over our break ups,Blake Lively goes out and finds herself an even hotter rebound guy. Just days after we found out about her split with Leo Dicaprio she’s apparently found herself a new guy, Ryan Reynolds.
The two were costars in The Green Lantern and have allegedly started casually seeing each other. There’s been no real confirmation but both have been seen all over Boston, where Ryan is filming a movie, looking rather chummy. It is even rumored that he flew to NYC to visit Blake on the set of Gossip Girl. Well, you have to admit, if you’re going to break up withLeo Dicaprio, Ryan Reynolds is definitely the next best thing.