Before Penn Badgely acquired his sarcastic smirk, before Leighton Meester had a stylist, before Blake Lively’s breasts became the lead characters on Gossip Girl, before Taylor Momsen‘s ’80s glam hair, and before Ed Westwick mastered the Chuck Face, the young actors on the CW show were, shall we say, not quite as polished.
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In an ideal world, if Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick, the young actors who play the evil but secretly good Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, were to appear in an ad campaign, it would be for Marc Jacobs or Miu Miu or even Chanel; those are just the kind of labels we Read More
Economy, schmonomy! On a busy night for the stars of Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester and Jessica Szohr turned up at last Thursday’s VIP shopping party that kicked off the annual credit card-fest known as Lucky Shops, sponsored by Condé Nast shopping rag Lucky. The Metropolitan Pavilion had been fashioned into an urban woman’s Read More
In their Gossip Girl recaps, New York‘s Daily Intel writers are fond of saying that Leighton Meester’s Blair Waldorf has a different writer from the rest of the show. It’s a funny conceit, the idea that there is some David Mamet-of-teen-soaps ghostwriting the delicious dialogue that Blair spouts each week. But Read More
Question: What did polite city-dwellers do, say, the weekend of November 2, 1929, with the markets fully imploded but the world-historical ramifications not yet clear and the breadlines not yet formed?
Answer, if that depression was great like this one: Attend a screening of the latest teen sex comedy (or is that teen-sex comedy?) at Read More
Anna Wintour‘s new competition is the editor of Russian Vogue, Aliona Doletskaya. [NYT]
Meanwhile, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is flying in on Friday to catch the last day of Fashion Week. [The Cut]
Lanvin is reportedly in talks to sell a share of the company to a Read More
Apparently, an increasingly coherent and aware Britney Spears is upset about her mother Lynne’s forthcoming tell-all, Through the Storm. The book reveals, among other things, that the pop star lost her virginity at 14 and began drinking in middle school, along with embarrassing details about Britney’s many, many crack-ups. No longer content to act as Read More
On September 4, former Ford model Abigail Lorick will debut her Spring ’09 collection. Ms. Lorick’s line, Lorick New York, is the real-life fashion line behind Eleanor Waldorf‘s fictitious fashion house on Gossip Girl. According to Steven Rojas, a spokesperson for Archetype Showroom (which will be producing Lorick’s New York Fashion Week show), Blake Lively, Read More
Spotted—also, striped, plaid, and fringed: all said looks were spied Sunday night in a display window at the Henri Bendel flagship on Fifth Avenue. The mannequins, as much as mannequins can be, were less silently bored than articulately, deliberately insouciant: the one on the far left held in her bent left hand a petite Sony Read More