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Leighton Meester

Leighton Marissa Claire Meester(born April 9, 1986 in Marco Island, Florida) is an American actress, best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the book-based TV show Gossip Girl. Her first acting role on a television program was on NBC's legal drama Law & Order in 1999. Currently, Meester stars as Blair Waldorf in The CW series Gossip Girl, from Josh Schwartz, creator of The O.C. and based on the book series about the lives of New York's two privileged Upper East Side high school students. Meester has stated in interviews that she identifies with Blair "on every level, in one way or another." She has also recently guest starred on CSI: Miami and has a recurring role on James Woods' court drama Shark. When not on the set, Meester, who attended Beverly Hills High School, pursues her talent for music and creative writing. She currently resides in New York. She has worked with actress Kristen Bell on two TV series. In Gossip Girl, Bell provides the voice of Gossip Girl and Leighton plays Blair Waldorf, and in Veronica Mars, which stars Bell, Leighton appeared briefly as gossip queen Carrie Bishop.

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Leighton Meester has been seen wearing Accessories & Beyond, Antoinette Lee Designs, Cake Couture, Danielle Stevens Jewelry, LaROK, Plenty by Tracy Reese, Tricia Fix,

Accessories & Beyond Antoinette Lee Designs Cake Couture Danielle Stevens Jewelry LaROK Plenty by Tracy Reese Tricia Fix

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LEIGHTON IS GORGEOUS IN GREEN

Leighton Meester seen on Nov 28 2012 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was photographed attending the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection launch event that was held in NYC on November 28, looking gorgeous in a green dress for the occasion. Leighton also rocked her shorter hairstyle at this event, and I'm dying to know what you think of her chopped tresses! Personally, I think this look is super chic and sleek for LM. If you like the idea of wearing a dark green dress for an upcoming holiday soiree, both Decode 1.8's Faux One Shoulder Beaded Dress in Hunter and Nicole Miller's Front Flap Dress in Dark Teal are gorgeous options, while Sue Wong's Column Dress with Corded Ribbon Embroidery in Forest is a wonderful maxi dress option. In addition to her festive frock, Leighton opted to keep her accessories black, and wore black pumps with a black clutch (Julie K Handbags' Envie Black Cobra is similar). What's your take on Leighton's look here, everyone - winner or loser? As I'm sure you are aware, this is the last season of Leighton's hit CW show "Gossip Girl," and she has been speaking out recently to press about this chapter of her life closing. Says LM: " think it's ending at a beautiful, perfect time. It's been an amazing tool to learn from, and I owe pretty much everything... to Gossip Girl. But I could say, somewhat, [that] it's my personal growth that has made me want to move beyond it." Are any of you sad to say goodbye to this show?

A DIFFERENT ROLE FOR LEIGHTON

Leighton Meester seen on Oct 03 2012 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was seen entering the Sirius XM Radio studios in NYC on October 3, looking stylish and svelte in a color blocked Giambattista Valli dress. There to promote her newest film The Oranges, Leighton accessorized with a delicate beaded bracelet and a nude pair of suede Casadei heels. To get a look similar to Leighton's here, try picking a dress that features the color blocking trend, such as Stretta's Ciara Dress in Dark Tan Combo; for an option that's a bit flashier, Alexia Admor's Sequin Color Block in Champagne Coral. From there, slip into a pair of suede heels and add on a single beaded bracelet - take your pick between Ettika's Turquoise and Gold on White Bracelet and Satya Jewelry's Strength Bracelet in Red Garnet. Are you a fan of this look for LM, everyone? Of her new flick, Leighton spoke to the NY Daily News about her character Nina, a "self-involved Jersey girl who comes home to her parents (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney) for the holidays after five years away. While there, Nina drops a bomb by beginning an affair with her familyís fiftyish neighbor David (Hugh Laurie). He and his wife, Paige (Catherine Keener), are best friends with Ninaís folks." According to Leighton: "Itís a complete 180-degree turn from anything Iíve ever done. This fulfills something within myself that I could never find [on "Gossip Girl"]. The love that Hugh and I portray is not some sort of physical infatuation. It really comes across as a relationship that has respect and a real rapport. And that was easy with Hugh. Heís someone Iíve known and I genuinely could fall in love with." Hugh Laurie weighed in, saying: "Itís not like weíre doing ĎLolitaí here. The consequences of these charactersí actions are taken very seriously and respectfully. Having said that, having known Leighton from her experience on ĎHouseí was an enormous help.Ē Any of you eager to check out this movie?

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Leighton Meester seen on Aug 10 2012 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was photographed on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on August 10, rocking a bright ensemble as the paparazzi snapped her picture. In full-on Blair Waldorf mode, Leighton wore a bright yellow top (such as either BB Dakota's Basha Open Shoulder in Yellow or James & Joy by Joy Han's James Top in Yellow) that was paired with a tropical printed skirt (Jack by BB Dakota's Camilla in Surf has a similar color scheme to what Leighton is wearing, while Suzabelle's Botanist Skirt in Floral Print is a great printed option), along with a green stone necklace, a multi-colored bag, and a pair of neutral flats. Are you into this look for Leighton, and Blair, everyone? LM recently spoke out to E! Online about how this is the last season of the popular CW show, saying: "Itís bittersweet. But at the same time, itís great to move on and do something different. Playing the same character for six years is great, but itís exciting to do other things and also just sleeping and spending time with my family." Are any of you sad to see the show go, or do you think it's time for it to wrap up?

TIE DIE FOR

Leighton Meester seen on Jun 04 2012 in Westwood, CA. Spotted posing on the red carpet of the premiere of "That's My Boy" in Westwood, CA on June 4, Leighton Meester also was seen debuting lighter locks! What are your thoughts on LM's blonder 'do, everyone? For her premiere ensemble, Leighton went with a tie dye Versus Fall 2012 one shoulder dress (for a similar print to Leighton's Versus number, check out Gypsy 05's Layla Layer Mini Dress in Blue; for a romper version, try Tart's Wendy Romper in Blue Water), and then wore a pair of Jimmy Choo heels with a Versace clutch (check out Cleobella's Peace Clutch in Black). From there, Leighton added on a Pomellato bracelet (get the look with Satya Jewelry's Contoured Woven Gold Cuff) and a pair of Neil Lane earrings. Are you into this red carpet look for Leighton, everyone? In other news, the "Gossip Girl" star is saying goodbye to the show that made her a star. Since the show is ending after the next season, Leighton says: "It's bittersweet. That the perfect word for it. But at the same time, it's great to move on and do something different. Playing the same character for six years is great, but it's exciting to do other things and also just sleeping and spending time with my family." Are you sad to say goodbye to the "GG" characters?

AMFAR GALA GAL

Leighton Meester seen on Feb 08 2012 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester made an appearance at the 2012 amfAR New York Gala that was held at Cipriani Wall Street on February 8 - it seems like it's been forever since she last hit up the red carpet! For her swanky soiree, Leighton wore head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, which consisted of a LBD with fur paneling on the skirt, a dainty bag and black pumps. I'm sure PETA's not going to be too pleased with this look on Miss Meester! For a Leighton-inspired look, choose a dress with a similar silhouette to the one that she has on; Tart's Jasmine Dress in Black is a good option, and two of Alexia Admor's dresses could also work. The Envelope Ruched Dress in Black is cute, while the Cap Sleeve With Feathers in Black has a feather detailing along the waist. Accessorize like Leighton did with a pair of silver drop earrings, such as Heather Gardner's Foxy Crystal Drop Earring in Silver/Clear for the final touch. Do you like this furry look for LM here, readers? One thing I do know for sure, this hairstyle is majorly aging her! Bad call on the 'do, boo. Speaking of Leighton's hair, did you know that she's naturally a blonde? If so, then you also know that she went dark to play the role of Blair on "Gossip Girl," which series created Josh Schwartz discussed recently with Us Weekly. "Leighton was a blonde when she came in to read, but Blake [Lively] was the blonde, so we asked her to color her hair," he said. Josh continues, "After we convinced Blake to do [the show], the network was concerned that she was 'too California.' So we dressed her up in boarding school attire - clothes out of Stephanie's (Savage, co-creator) closet - and straightened her hair to prove that she could look New York." It's so interesting how hair can be such a big part of a character!

WHAT'S NEXT FOR BLAIR

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 25 2011 in New York, NY. Caught by the paparazzi as she indulged in a little shopping excursion with a few gal pals in NYC on September 25, Leighton Meester seemed to be having tons of fun for her makeup-free day. Starting with a pair of red skinny jeans (for a cord version that's perfect for fall, check out Sold Design Lab's Skinny Cord Pant in Red), Leighton wore a basic white tank (like Splendid's 1 x 1 Tank in White) under a flowy grey cardigan (I love Allegra Hicks' Scarf Cardigan in Grey) with a pair of well-worn black boots. A cute chapeau, a few delicate bracelets (try Ettika's Multi-Charmed Multi-Leather Bracelet in Green) and a black leather shoulder bag finished things off. What are your thoughts on Meester's street style on this occasion, everyone? Cute, or a bit too basic for your liking? For those of you who are fans of "Gossip Girl," I'm sure you're exciting that the scandalous show is back for a new season. But what adventures will Blair get into this season? Leighton sat down to chat about the show, and said: "At the beginning of Season 5, Blair is dealing with her wedding and with the new responsibilities of being royal. She's also exploring her friendship relationship with Dan, which I also really like. They have a funny relationship, and I kind of want to see where that goes, because I think it's cute and it's not like a relationship with anyone else. I think she kind of is her real self with him." It all sounds very exciting... can't wait to see what the season will bring!

LOVESTRUCK LEIGHTON

Leighton Meester seen on Aug 24 2011 in New York, NY. Photographed at the launch of Vera Wang's new fragrance Lovestruck at the James Hotel in NYC on August 24, Leighton Meester looked adorable as ever while she posed for pictures as the face of the fragrance. In a Vera Wang dress (Boulee's Tiffany Dress in Lime is a similar shade while Rebecca Taylor's Tutu Dress in Violet has a similar silhouette) that was belted (try Diane von Furstenberg's Audrina Powerstones Belt in Black) and paired with black Jimmy Choo heels, Leighton dazzled in Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry for the evening. Get her bangle look with Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Silver, which are now 30% off! What are your thoughts on Leighton's look here, everyone - love it or lose it? If it feels like you haven't seen LM at an event in a while, you're right! She's kept a pretty low profile since all of her "mama drama"... remember when she and her mother sued each other a while ago? According to a source at the event via E! Online: "She seemed positive and upbeat. She was very interested in getting her palm read. It was more than just a photo op." I wonder what the future holds for Leighton?

BOX OFFICE SUCCESS

Leighton Meester seen on Feb 01 2011 in New York, NY. Stepping out to promote their new thriller The Roommate, Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester posed happily at the Apple Store in SoHo on February 1. While in the film, Leighton portrays a pyscho co-ed who is majorly off her meds and becomes obsessed with Minka's character, in real life this gorgeous duo is nothing but smiles. Starting with Minka, she slipped into James Jeans' Twiggy in Black (scoop up James Jeans' Twiggy in Black Metallic, with a cool, leather-esque finish) and then paired a lacy camisole (like Tt Collection's Annie in Black) with a black blazer. For something similar, check out Ella Moss' Campbell Blazer in Black). The finishing touches for Minka's ensemble consisted of a pair of black patent pumps (try KORS Michael Kors' Julian Patent Pump in Black) and a healthy dose of bronzer. Moving onto Leighton, she chose a sophisticated and pretty look with pieces from the Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2011 collection, including an olive skirt (try Hard Tail's Lyrca Knee Skirt in Green Tea for something similar and a bit more relaxed) with a cropped black top (get the cropped look with Fresh Laundry's Crop Top with Lace in Charcoal). A gorgeous pair of Brian Atwood Lola Heels in leopard polished of LM's outfit. Which gorgeous gal do you think rocks her look best, readers? Although The Roommate was widely panned by critics, it managed to come out on top of the US box office charts this weekend. According to Reuters, ""The Roommate," a low-budget thriller that received a unanimous thumbs-down from top critics, opened in the top spot at the weekend box office in North America, as the studios braced for the annual sales hit from Sunday's Super Bowl. "The Roommate" earned about $15.6 million in its first three days, equivalent to its production budget and in line with expectations." Did any of you check out Leighton and Minka's flick this weekend?

THE SLEEK AND SEXY

Leighton Meester seen on Jan 23 2011 in Hollywood, CA. After kicking off her 2011 style with a major Burberry moment at the Golden Globes, Leighton Meester made a statuesque and sexy appearance on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of her new film The Roommate on January 23. Opting for a Pre-Fall 2011 Michael Kors black maxi dress paired with Harry Winston earrings and Brian Atwood peeptoe heels, Leighton polished off her look with zero jewelry and a chic, sleek blowout. I am totally loving this look on Leighton, she looks so gorgeous! This look is the picture of minimalist perfection. For a few similar black maxi dresses here on CoutureCandy, take a peek at Tt Collection's Cristophe Double Layer Gown in Black, Sue Wong's Vintage Beaded Maxi Dress in Black, or Hard Tail's Lyrca Tube Maxi Dress in Black. From there, slip into a pair of sassy peeptoe heels, a la Loeffler Randall's Mabel Strappy Platform in Papaya, and you'll be set! In addition to portraying the crazy chick in The Roommate, Leighton is also the cover girl of the February 2011 issue of Nylon, and speaks out (yet again) about her take on playing Blair Waldorf on "Gossip Girl." Says LM: "Blair isÖ. I donít know what she isÖ I have to enter a completely foreign body to sympathize with Blair and her decisions. You know, Blair grew up very savvy, well-educated, and lonely. I think her mother is not the most supportive person andÖ Blair is very competitive and conniving, and it obviously comes, usually, from a very human place, but she makes decisions that I would never make." When you look at it that way, I'm sure Blair is definitely a complex character to play!

GOLDEN GLOBES GIRL

Leighton Meester seen on Jan 16 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester walked the red carpet in Burberry at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on in Beverly Hills on January 16. Going for a bohemian-chic ensemble, Leighton wore Burberry Prorsum's Pre-Fall 2011 Nude Crepon Print Ruched Crescent Dress, which had a lovely, faint pattern. Of course, Leighton accessorized her look with Cathy Waterman jewels, a Louis Vuitton clutch, and a sparkling pair of Jimmy Choo heels. While some called this look "Little House on the Prairie" inspired, I think that LM looks great here - serene and stunning. What are your thoughts, readers? If you like the faint print on Leighton's frock, there are a few maxi dresses here on CoutureCandy that give off a similar vibe; check out Hale Bob's Tie Dye Maxi Dress in Neutral or Bejeweled's Totally Tie Dye Maxi Cami Dress in Slate Bomba. From there, wear Robyn Rhodes' Kaylee Earrings in Gold and Jacquie Aiche's 14k Diamond Zozo Ring in Rose Gold for your own red-carpet-ready outfit! In other Leighton news, it seems that she might be dating her Country Strong co-star Garret Hedlund! Word has it that the couple were inseparable at HBO's Golden Globes after-party. According to sources, "They were making googly eyes at each other all night, it was adorable. They were hanging out by the bar laughing and talking very close for a long time. He had his hand on her back and she was just looking up at him, smiling ear-to-ear as he was leaning down and whispering something to her. At one point they turned around and snuck a kiss, but as the night went on they didn't exactly hide their affection for each other. They were all over each other! They seemed really happy." Do you see these two together, everyone?

PCA'S PRETTY

Leighton Meester seen on Jan 05 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Attending the 2011 People's Choice Awards that were held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 5, Leighton Meester hung with Minka Kelly - her co-star in the upcoming thriller The Roommate - for most of the night. Wearing a heather grey Vionnet dress with floral embroidery along with Brian Atwood's Ella heels, Leighton kept her jewelry simple (opting for only a ring and a few gold bangles, like Alex and Ani's Patented Expandable Wire Bangles in Yellow Gold) with the exception of a pair of bright statement earrings. Leighton's coral earrings are so gorgeous... for something similar, check out Jacquie Aiche's 14k Gold Peach Agate Diamond Earrings. I know that this dress is either going to be a love it or a hate it, and while I don't completely hate it, I definitely don't love it. I think it's way too casual for a red carpet event, however this might have worked for something during the daytime. Thoughts, everyone? If you are into it, check out similar frocks on CoutureCandy, such as Walter's Metallic Stitched Georgette Mini in Grey or Monrow's French Terry Geo Dress in Natural. In other Leighton news, her new film Country Strong opens today, and LM is speaking out about her role as beauty queen turned singer Chiles Stanton. She says: "Professionally, obviously because it's something I'd never done before - the music, the character, the setting and working with the people I got to work with. All of it has completely changed the way I feel and think. It made me better. It's inspired the way I write music. Chiles goes through a transformation from writing music that's for other people to writing for herself. Now I write music based on how my heart is. Gwyneth gave me a guitar - a Baby Taylor which I took to Europe and wrote a bunch of songs. Now I use it as a tool to write and it's been wonderful for me." So cool!

DIOR DARLING

Leighton Meester seen on Dec 08 2010 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester attended a Dior event that celebrated the reopening of its 57th street boutique in NYC on December 8, looking especially fresh-faced in an outfit of (naturally) Dior. Leighton is quite the Dior darling! Starting with a layered and lacy Dior dress (if you're liking this lacy look, check out Gold Hawk's Lacey Slip Dress in Black or Joe's Jeans' edgier Heavy Metal Dress in Black), Leighton then added on a textured (faux?) fur jacket - opt for another interesting option like True Grit's Zip Jacket in Black. From there, LM wore a pair of leather over the knee boots (this trend seems to still be going full speed ahead) and a delicate ring on her right middle finger (I love Jacquie Aiche's 14k Double Diamond Bezel Waif Ring in Rose Gold). Do you enjoy Leighton's subtle yet sexy Dior ensemble? I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts, readers! In other Meester news, the "Gossip Girl" star is letting the world in on her beauty regime, which she claims is quite low maintenance. She says, "I get serious make-up every day - it's like playing dress-up. But it takes its toll because you're being touched constantly. If I'm not working I'll wear a tinted moisturiser. I didn't see myself as pretty when I was 18, so I went too far with my make-up. I look back and wish I'd thought I was pretty. I wouldn't have worn so much." She continues, "When it comes to my hair, I'm wash-and-go! When I want to look like I've made an effort I leave it down. When it's up, people think you don't want to show it off. It's a good trick." Do you agree with Leighton's thoughts?

ALL SUITED UP

Leighton Meester seen on Nov 29 2010 in New York, NY. Proving that she's not afraid to take fashion risks, Leighton Meester suited up for her appearance at the Gotham Independent Film Awards that were held at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC on November 29. Putting her own spin on menswear by donning one of Thom Browne's new womenswear suits, Leighton finished her look off with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and a few Bulgari rings. If you're looking to dip your toe into the menswear pool, might I suggest starting with a few pieces from CoutureCandy? Try pairing Alexander Wang's Fine Felt Blazer in Black and Frank & Eileen's Victoria Shirt in Ivory with Joe's Jeans' Relaxed Contrast Pant in Charcoal, and then add on a pair of heels to add in a dash of femininity. Add on a few silver rings - a la Leighton - and check out Anna Beck's Sterling Silver Studded Band Ring. What are your thoughts on Leighton's daring ensemble, is a full-on suit look something you would ever attempt, and do you think that she's rocking it? Leighton had the duty of presenting the first ever Fest Genius Audience Award alongside actor Anthony Mackie, which was chosen by public voting on Gothamís website. Gearing up for her role in the upcoming flick Country Strong (alongside Gwyneth Paltrow), Leighton is speaking out about her famous blonde co-star saying that she loves Gwynnie's "dirty jokes." Leighton tells Us Weekly, "[Gwyneth] is full of surprises. As an actress, she is so giving and talented. She's super down-to-earth and she makes dirty jokes. She's just a cool chick. Plus, she's gorgeous without any makeup on! She came to set at 5:00 a.m. looking really hot." Sounds like we have another member of the Gwyneth Paltrow fan club on our hands!

ELIE SAAB ELEGANCE

Leighton Meester seen on Oct 25 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Always one for a glamorous event, "Gossip Girl" cutie Leighton Meester was honored with the "Spotlight Award" for her role in the upcoming drama Country Strong at the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala that was held at the Beverly Hilton on October 25. For her elegant ensemble, Leighton chose a powder blue Elie Saab gown with matching platform heels from the same collection, Cathy Waterman jewels, and a Jimmy Choo clutch. For a dress that's similar yet a little more casual than Leighton's at a fraction of the price, check out Walter's Grey Skies Washed Silk Pleated Dress in Grey Multi, or check out Sue Wong's Panelled Hem Short Dress in Aqua and Embroidered Summer Floral Mini in Turquoise, both of which are in the similar blue color scheme. Finish off your look with a few statement bangles - what's great about Amrita Singh's Amila Bangle Set in Silver/Grey is that they give the appearance of multiple stacked bracelets but are all in one! What are your thoughts on Leighton's outfit here, readers? Do you love it, or do you wish she hadn't gone so "matchy matchy" on the shoes? In case you weren't aware, Leighton is singing a country ballad in her new film Country Strong (the same film that Gwyneth Paltrow is in), and MTV says: "Leighton has recorded the twangy downtempo ballad "Words I Couldnít Say," in which she appears as a bright-eyed ingenue alongside Paltrowís alcoholic, downward-sloping Nashville star." Interesting! Check out a video of Leighton's song here. Thoughts?

PROVOCATIVE AT PROENZA

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 15 2010 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted in yet another interesting getup for New York Fashion Week, this time as she sat front row at the Proenza Schouler show on September 15. Dressed in a provocatively cropped Proenza Schouler top, Leighton added a printed high waisted skirt and a pair of Alaia boots to her ensemble. To get a toned down version of Leighton's look, check out either T by Alexander Wang's great basic Fitted Long Sleeve Top in Heather or Splendid's Vintage Whisper Crop Tee in Charcoal), and pair with a high waisted skirt, similar to Tt Collection's tulip style of the Renee Skirt in Black. Finish your look off with a deep rep lip, like Leighton, and a patterned knit bag (check out Moyna Handbags' Summer Harvest Wood Handle Bag in Turquoise). What are your thoughts on LM's look, readers - a bit too revealing? Then again, let's not forget the questionable Versus turquoise dress that Leighton wore to Fashion's Night Out, which landed her on pretty much every worst dressed list of last week (and garnered some pretty nasty comments from all of you!). It's always interesting to see the "Gossip Girl" gang take on film roles, and the trailer for Leighton's latest project The Roommate just dropped - click here to check it out. Yikes! Leighton goes craaaaazy!! This is definitely one I want to check out!

FLYING SOLO AT

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 07 2010 in New York, NY. Always one to take a fashion risk, Leighton Meester was seen basking in the photography spotlight last night at NYC's Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center, wearing an edgy Versus Fall 2010 turquoise dress. If you're into the sexy cutouts, check out Carter's Fab Side View Dress in Teal, or for other options in versions of this striking shade, try Sue Wong's Embroidered Summer Floral Mini in Turquoise or Boulee's Leah Center Pleat Dress in Blue. From there, Leighton slipped into metallic purple, orange, and blue Christian Louboutin Venus Orlato 140 ankle boots, toted a jeweled clutch and wore an oversized cocktail ring (try CC Skye's Gigi Ring in Silver). Is Leighton's look here something you like, or are you not really into it? While Lake's "GG" co-star Blake Lively also attended this event, Leighton was spotted attending the show alone, while Blake sat front row next to Vogue's Anna Wintour. Geez, it seems like Blake and Anna are new BFF's! Earlier that day, Leighton tweeted "Iím so excited!!! Canít wait for #NYFW. It's a beautiful day for a fashion show!" I wonder if Leighton has any jealousy over Blake's newfound friendship with Anna herself, now that there are rumors around that Blake may be getting her third US Vogue cover??

CHANEL CHIC

Leighton Meester seen on Jul 06 2010 in Paris, France. Leighton Meester stepped out in head-to-toe Chanel (well, almost head-to-toe... her booties are Loubs!) as she attended Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010 Couture Collection in Paris, France for Paris Fashion Week on July 6. While "GG" co-star Blake Lively also attended the show and opted for a lighter, more summery look, Leighton decided to cross over to the dark side in this Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 long-sleeved leather dress. In addition to this stunning dress, Leighton added on a statement Chanel necklace and cuffs along with the peeptoe black and gold Christian Louboutin booties. For a much more understated (and affordable!) version of LM's killer ensemble, check out two of the long sleeved dresses currently featured on CoutureCandy, like Carter's Lace Lorenna Dress in Black or P.G.D. Style's Candice V Neck Mini Dress in Black. Then add on a statement necklace, such as either Amrita Singh's Sag Harbor Necklace in Black or their Chalchi Necklace in Black, which echo the black and gold tones of Leighton's look. What are your thoughts readers, are you feelin' her Chanel ensemble here? I think I might prefer it without the jewelry, allowing the dress to stand alone. Thoughts? Leighton and Blake have been spotted all over Paris over the past week, filming scenes for the upcoming season of "Gossip Girl" and attending all sorts of Fashion Week soirees. Talk about the good life!

LEIGHTON'S

Leighton Meester seen on Apr 06 2010 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester walked the red carpet in style for her the premiere of her new film, Date Night, which was held on April 6 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC. Co-starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell, Leighton's role in the film is a real departure from her scheming ways as Blair Waldorf on "GG." For the big premier, Leighton donned a Giambattista Vali dress with fringe detailing on the back (for two similar yet slightly toned down versions, try Voom by Joy Han's Vogel Babydoll Dress in Silver or CO2 Cashmere's Braided Strap Dress in White) along with bold Phi strappy heels (similar to Gwyneth Shoes' Tanya in Black) and dazzling Cathy Waterman jewelry. For a similar piece to the pearl bracelet Leighton is wearing on her left wrist, check our Brian Nagourney Jewelry's Knot Bracelet in White Pearl. What are your overall thought of LM's outfit here, readers - and did you notice her slightly blonder locks? I think she really got it right here, although I'm still undecided on whether or not the heels feel too heavy with this look. Of her part in the film, Leighton says: "[I play Tina Fey and Steve Carell's] next door neighbor and their babysitter. I come over and babysit their kids and they go on a wild night! Itís really very warm and friendly, like weíre really in a family home." Are any of you dying to check out this comedy when it hits theaters?

LEIGHTON GET HAZED

Leighton Meester seen on Mar 06 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Leighton Meester was seen getting her party on at Haze Nightclub at CityCenter on March 6, where Ms. Meester performed a few of her songs for an eager crowd. Dressed in a slinky Herve Leger dress (for two similar options, check out Gold Hawk's Mini Sequin Dress in White or Fernanda Carneiro's Splash Floral Short Sleeve Dress in Ice Blue Combo) with matching lace-up Givenchy booties, Leighton accessorized with gorgeous Cathy Waterman jewelry, including a delicate bracelet (similar to Amy DiGregorio's Mason Terrace Bracelet in 14k Gold Filled) and a sparkling ring (try Jacquie Aiche's 14k Large Diamond Hammered Waif Ring in Gold). Leighton looks lovely as always! I think this is the perfect balance between edginess and girlieness - and not going overboard like she did here. While it may seem that every little girl is planning her dream wedding to Mr. Right, Leighton isn't one of those girls. She recently spoke out about how she's not sure if marriage is for her. Says Leighton, when asked if she'll ever marry: "No. If it was important to somebody I loved, maybe I'd think about it, but I don't think that I'm the type. It's not for me. I believe in love, children and being a good person. I wouldn't mind living together (but) eventually I'll have to get a separate house for my shoes!" What are your thoughts on Leighton's sentiments, girls?

HER SMASH HIT PERFORMANCE

Leighton Meester seen on Dec 29 2009 in Miami, FL. Happy New Year CoutureCandy readers! Little Miss Leighton Meester was spotted ushering in the grand opening of new Miami hotspot Klutch on December 29, performing a few of her songs for the stylish and attractive crowd. Before she took to the stage, she took some time to pose for photographers on the red carpet, donning a sexy cutout dress (for a great selection of sassy party dresses on CoutureCandy, try one of the following frocks: Gold Hawk's Sheer Overlay Dress in Black, Jenny Han's Strapless Party Dress in Festive, Sue Wong's Jet Beaded Bubble Dress in Black/Nude, or The Battalion's Bondage Dress in Black). Leighton chose to avoid any jewelry for this look, and instead chose a pair of super-high stilettos with a half-up/half-down hairstyle. What do you think of Leighton's look here - do you like, or does it seem like she's trying just a wee bit too hard to push the envelope? It seems that her performance was a smash hit with partygoers, as the Miami Herald reported, "When she took to the mike at Tuesday night's grand opening party for Klutch in the old Opium space, you'd have thought she was Lady Gaga. Either that, or the celeb-dotted audience was just hopped up on Red Bull. Among the dancing, cheering fans: Twilight's Kellan Lutz, Project Runway's Christian Siriano and his boyfriend, and former Melrose Place star Colin Egglesfield. After Meester gave a big hug to Lutz, she danced away with her bandmates and backup dancers." Sounds like a fun time was had by all!

HER RADIO REACTION

Leighton Meester seen on Dec 11 2009 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was photographed striking a few poses as she appeared on the red carpet of Z100ís Jingle Ball 2009 (where she also performed) in NYC, held at the New York Cityís Madison Square Garden and the pre-show at Hammerstein Ballroom on December 11. It's always so interesting to see Leighton express her edgy side when she doesn't need to be made up as Blair on "Gossip Girl" - it's like she thinks to herself, "What is the outfit that Blair would be least likely to wear? I'll wear that!" For the Jingle Ball, Leighton chose a black tiered leather dress with slouchy mesh sleeves from Louise Goldin's Fall 2009 collection, paired with Proenza Schouler's black and gold metallic heels. Do you think Leighton is rocking this look, or are you tired of her always trying to push the "edgy envelope" lately? For a few long-sleeved dresses that aren't as wild, check out either Gold Hawk's Drawstring Mini Dress in Black or Walter's Modal Jersey Color Block Dress in Black Combo. While I'm sure you all know that LM is an aspiring songstress, she tells OK! Magazine about the first time she heard her song, "Good Girls Go Bad," on the radio. Says Meester, "The first time I heard [my single with] Cobra Starship on the radio, I had this really overdone reaction. I started screaming, and I was actually singing at the top of my lungs to Beyonce right before, and I heard my song right after. There were two cops right next to me, and I look over, and theyíre, like, staring at me like I was a crazy person. Then, when I heard my song on the radio, I was in L.A., and nobody could even hear it because I was screaming." She is just so adorable!

NEW MUSIC DEETS

Leighton Meester seen on Dec 07 2009 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted looking extra cozy while exiting her trailer on the set of "Gossip Girl" earlier this afternoon, December 7, braving the chilly NY temps to film scenes with her co-stars. For her ensemble, Leighton started with a warm-looking navy coat (check out either Woo's Martin Coat in Navy or Walter's Wool Poet Sleeve Coat in Purple) and a voluminous scarf (you can't go wrong with Alice + Olivia's Tri-Colored Scarf in Taupe), and then slipped into a pair of super skinny grey denim (try Siwy's Hannah Jean in Rain, or if you are looking for a pair of grey jean with some distressing, check out Denim of Virtue's Patience 5 Pocket Tapered Leg Jean in Stormy Sky) and a pair of nude leather booties. The finishing touches to Leighton's winter look was a cool grey tote (take a peek at Trace's Ty Satchel in Charcoal) and her trademark voluminous brunette waves. I think LM looks adorable here - do you agree, readers? While Leighton has been pretty vocal about how serious she is about her music career, she spoke out before her performance at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball and said how her album will drop in early 2010. She says, "You know, it's weird ó I'm still writing. I'm about to start a movie that's all about country music, so I'm definitely trying to keep them separated 'cause I really am starting to grasp a hold of that and I really love it." Meester continues, "I'm thinking maybe sometime in February or March just so that I have a really good time doing the movie and finishing up 'Gossip Girl.' And then I'll have a little bit of time to tour and really get into it and do a live show. There's one called 'You're Not as Cool as You Think You Are.' It's pretty much about anybody who thinks that the song isn't about them, you know? And it's really funny and it's cute. It's really poppy ó it's kind of like Katy Perry meets, like, Regina Spektor. It's really cool production and very sassy." I can't wait to hear!

LEIGHTON IS A GOOD GIRL GONE BAD

Leighton Meester seen on Nov 17 2009 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester lived up to her hit song title and really personified the "good girl gone bad" look as she appeared at American Eagle Outfitters' Event in NYC on November 17. From her seductive stance to her sultry, come-hither gaze (or as Tyra would say, she is totally "smizing"), Leighton definitely wasn't messing around! For her look, she paired a sexy black leather dress (for two options with a similar, if a little tamer, silhouette try Generra's Deep V Dress in Black or Sue Wong's Ribbon Applique Cocktail Dress in Black, or try T by Alexander Wang's One Shoulder Tank Dress in Black for a great basic) with a pair of killer stilettos and a gold clutch (like Moyna Handbags' Sequin and Beaded Clutch in Light Pearl). Now lets move on to the makeup - LM's dark smokey eye is accentuated by her vampy red pucker and curly, slightly tousled, brown locks. Overall, readers, is this a look you like for Leighton, or does it seem like she's trying a bit too hard to ooze sex appeal? At the big AE party, Leighton took to the stage to perform her smash single "Good Girls Go Bad," and bloggers all over the 'net are saying how awful she sounded and how she should stick to her day job. What do you think, do you see LM being successful in the world of music? I have to say, I really do like her song "Somebody to Love"!

MEESTER'S HALLOWEEN MEMORIES

Leighton Meester seen on Nov 02 2009 in New York, NY. Making an appearance at the 2009 Library Lions Benefit at the New York Public Libraryís Schwartzman Building in NYC earlier this evening, November 2, "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester looked sweet and sultry in a stunning Prabal Gurung dress with an oversized rosette. For a more casual version of Leighton's red carpet look, try Nu by Marc Anthony's Belt Dress in Blue Fox with a normal sized (or tiny, when you compare it to LM's dress) rosette, Gold Hawk's Sleevess Flower Eyelet Dress in Horizon or their CB Sheer Overlay Dress in Tempest Blue. Accessory wise, LM slipped into a pair Roger Vivier heels along with dazzling Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, and finished off her look with a black belt (similr to Motif 56's Elise Croc Belt in Black) over the PG dress. Do you like Leighton's look here? Weigh in - smoldering or sub-par? With Halloween being just days ago, celebs definitely got into the spirit with their elaborate costumes and lavish parties. On that note, Leighton is speaking out about one of her favorite Halloween memories: her self-made hula girl costume! She says, "I remember being a little kid and my dad making my Halloween costume - I was a hula dancer from Hawaii. My dad made a real lei with real flowers and a grass skirt with real grass. It turned out to be really cold that night, and we were in Florida, which is the weirdest thing. So I ended up having to wear a sweatshirt and sweatpants over it. And everyone was like, 'Who are you?' and [I sighed and said,] 'A hula girl,' and I was so embarrassed. But now that I look back, it must have been kind of cute." Adorable!

SEASON 3 PREMIERE TONIGHT!

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 13 2009 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester is never one to play it safe on the red carpet, and the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was no exception. Last night, September 13, in NYC Leighton stepped on to the red carpet wearing a shimmering grey Christian Cota Fall 2009 mini dress with petal sleeves, holding a Bottega Veneta clutch and dripping in Cathy Waterman jewels. Leighton finished her look with white Giuseppe Zanotti cut-out fan heels, a tousled mane, dramatic vampy eyes and a rose pink lip. There's no question that everyone took notice of LM in her getup - but do you think she pulled it off? I think she looks great, personally, and it's not so fashion forward where people are turned off (cough cough, Lady GaGa). I will, however, commend both girls for taking risks and brushing off what others think of them. To get Leighton's look for less, start with a more casual version of her dress, like Gold Hawk's Mini Sequin Dress in White, Shumaq's Isabelle Dress in Silver, or Cake Couture's Olivia Foil Tunic in Grey, and pair with an embellished clutch and oversized, statement making earrings (like Jessica Elliot's Diamond Istanbul Earrings in Silver). For those of you "Gossip Girl" fans out there, I'm sure you are eagerly awaiting tonight's season premiere. On tonight's ep, we'll finally get to see what life is like for new couple Chuck and Blair, newly famous Serena, newly rich Dan, Jenny, and Rufus, and new couples Nate and Bree and Vanessa and Scott. Additionally, "Blair just became a fish out of water at NYU, where headband crowns no longer apply, while Jenny looks slated for a major "big fish, little pond" storyline as she takes over the Queendom at Constance." I can't wait! I just hope they give my all-time favorite character, Dorota, some major air time.

LEIGHTON'S LOVE TRIANGLE

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 08 2009 in New York, NY. The gorgeous Leighton Meester was seen gracefully leaving the Ed Sullivan Theatre where she taped an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and hopping into a waiting SUV yesterday, September 8, in NYC. From there, Leighton headed to the series premiere of "The Day Before," a documentary-style four-part series on the Sundance Channel that gives an inside look on the world of fashion designers. For one of her few outfits for the day, Leighton oozed glamour in a champagne colored jumpsuit (for a denim option, I would try Proportion Of Blu's Uno Jumpsuit in Indigo - or to recreate her look with separates, pair 7 for All Mankind's Straight Leg Pant in Platinum with Sky's Braided Bia Halter Top in Pewter) that she accessorized with TDF (to die for!) red embellished stilettos and a black waist belt (try Pellemelle's Modest Basic Jeans Belt in Black). Leighton completed her look with a tangerine hued bag (check out Zambos and Siega's Mini Hargitay Bag in Orange) and a few large silver rings (similar to Femme Metale Jewelry's Rectangle Ring in Silver). What are your overall thoughts on LM's look here, readers? Do you think she pulls this off? In other Meester news, OK! Magazine is reporting on Leighton's "GG" love triangle. Her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan, says "Sheís probably the most interesting, sophisticated, talented and extremely funny person I know. I think sheís really, really hilarious." But both Sebastian and her on-again off-again on-screen love, Ed Westwick, have smooched Leighton on the show. "The funniest thing thatís happened is probably the looks that get exchanged between me and Ed Westwick. Itís work. I think everyone shares the same mentality when it comes to that. Itís pretty simple. The good part [is that I get to go home with her afterwards]," Stan says. Sounds like they all get along really well - which definitely helps the on-screen chemistry!

THE SEX TAPE IS FAKE?

Leighton Meester seen on Aug 09 2009 in Universal City, CA. Queen B Leighton Meester made quite the entrance at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards last night at the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal City, donning a girly yet edgy Louis Vuitton Resort 2010 striped mini dress paired with ruby red patent Brian Atwood heels. Dorothy would definitely be envious of those beauties! For a similar, striped look, check out James Perse's more casual Stripe Drop Dress in Charcoal, perfect for errands on the weekend, Trina Turk's Biscayne Tunic Sweater Dress in Ecru, or Twisted Heart's girly Caitlin Terry Dress in Baltic. Leighton accessorized further with a black cuff (try CC Skye's Bardot Cuff in Black) and a dainty silver bracelet. What did you think of Leighton's TCA look - you like? Yet another young starlet who is no stranger to sex scandals, Leighton is now publicly speaking out about her alleged sex tape, claiming that it is a phony. She claims that it's not her in the tape, saying, "[The tape] is not real. So it makes me sort of sad. Itís unfortunate that it got carried as far as it did. I definitely understand the nature of people better now and that the mere allegation of something like that could be headline news. People think itís real because somebody says it is. By the way, [as for] me being 18 in those pictures, I donít believe I was." Waaait a minute, if she said it's not real, then why would she say that she wasn't 18 in them? So that they are forced to be taken off the internet? What are your thoughts, readers - do you believe her? It looks a whole lot like Leighton to me!

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

Leighton Meester seen on Jul 28 2009 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was snapped by the paparazzi while leaving the Katy Perry concert, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, on July 28, staying close to boyfriend Sebastian Stan. For her rocking night on the town, Leighton chose a sheer, floral frock (similar to Brette Sandler's Ashley Caftan in Black Floral, or for a more exotic sheer option, try Sue Wong's Animal Print Slipdress in Yellow) over a black bra and mid-rise black shorts (similar to Rails' Mila Short in Black), and accessorized with a funky pair of brown and yellow heels and a white leather bag (check out Botkier's Sasha Small Duffle in White). What are your thoughts on LM's look here - is it concert appropriate, or is she a little over-dressed? Lay it on me, all. It seems that after the rocking concert, the fun was just getting started for Leighton, as she hit up a Katy-hosted after party at Club Griffin, along with Rihanna and Mickey Roarke. A source inside the club said, "The girls posed for pictures with lollipops and Mickey danced on a table with a blonde. It looks like everyone had a great time as the woman of the hour partied the night away with her famous friends." How cute - girls just wanna have fun!

LEIGHTON'S

Leighton Meester seen on Jul 09 2009 in New York, NY. The always lovely Leighton Meester made an appearance on the red carpet for a special screening of 500 Days Of Summer in NYC at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room hosted by The Cinema Society with Brooks Brothers and Cotton last night, July 9, looking fresh and totally radiant. Starting with a brightly colored Emilio de la Morena oversized houndstooth graphic print dress (opt for similarly vibrant-hued frocks with Prairie New York's Barnes Dress in Azalea or Lotta Stensson's Shirred Mini Tube Dress in Poppy), Leighton slipped into a pair of Alexandre Birman python peep-toe booties and accessorized with simple silver drop earrings (like Michele Michel Jewelry's affordable Droplets Earrings in Silver) and a dazzling little clutch (check out Julie K Handbags' Gigi Mini Bag in Pewter). The finishing touch was a flirty coral manicure and dewy, natural makeup. What do you think - are you feelin' LM's look here? I love it when she plays up her 'fits with bright colors! While I'm sure you're aware that Leighton has been in the recording studio a lot lately working on tracks for her upcoming album, one of her new jams has made it's way onto the 'net. The track, called "Body Control," is quite bangin' - check it out here. When she realized that the song had leaked, Leighton took to her Twitter and said, "I wasnít expecting anyone to hear ĎBody Controlí yet, but Iím so happy everyoneís loving it! Thank you so much. Excited for the rest of the album!" What do you think of the track, readers - and do you think her album has potential?

LEIGHTON'S SEX TAPE SCANDAL

Leighton Meester seen on Jun 25 2009 in New York, NY. Who doesn't have a sex tape these days?? Despite being in the middle of an embarrassing online sex tape scandal, "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester was nothing but smiles as she left her Manhattan hotel earlier today, June 25, and headed into an awaiting car. Waving to the paparazzi and working her lace-up Christian Louboutin stilettos, Meester seemed to be in the highest of spirits - but what do you think, is it all just for show for the cameras? For her outfit, LM chose a flouncy patterned frock from the Thakoon Resort 2009 collection (if you are inspired by the pattern or silhouette of Leighton's dress, check out Cake Couture's Ikat Tie Dress or Plenty by Tracy Reese's Pintucked Chemise Dress in Plum Rose or their Ruffled Shift Dress in Gumdrop Stripes) with no jewelry and a supple white leather tote (take a look at Linea Pelle Collection's Alyssa Tote in White Cloud). What do you think, readers - are you into Leighton's look here? While Leighton is definitely not alone in the celebrity sex-tape universe, I can imagine how embarrassing it must be for her to be wrapped up in all of this. So far, only a few stills from the sex tape have leaked online, but sources say that a bidding war has started for rights to the tape, and numerous online sites are offering upwards of one million dollars for the racy footage. Jim McBride, the owner of MrSkin.com, has decided to pass on purchasing the tape, saying, "It was definitely a legitimate offer and it was from a professional who has done this before. But we passed, itís not our thing. I celebrate nudity in movies and TV, but always with respect for the actresses who choose to bare their bodies on-screen. Homemade sex tapes fall beyond that scope. When Leighton Meester is ready to do a proper movie or TV nude scene ó on her own terms ó Mr. Skin will review it, report on it, and celebrate Leighton in the fashion that has made our site famous. Until then, out of respect for her talent and beauty we want nothing to do with the tape." How very admirable of Mr. McBride! Another "sex tape broking expert" Kevin Blatt (side note: how do you get to be a sex tape broking expert???) says of the tape, "Itís very playful actually. Itís not shot in high definition and looks like it has been shot using a video camera while they are both fooling around." Thoughts, readers?

MODERN DAY SWF

Leighton Meester seen on May 31 2009 in Universal City, Ca. Leighton Meester (in my mind) absolutely knocked it out of the park last night, May 31, at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards held at the the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. In a cut-out, sheer, bondage-esque figure hugging Emilio De La Morena dress (for more wearable and affordable options, start with Gold Hawk's Sheer Cape Dress in Navy, and also check out LaROK's Sweetie Dress in Black and Autumn Cashmere's Sequin Halter Dress in Black) with Brian Atwood's purple suede "Brie" booties and Cathy Waterman jewelry (for a similar statement making bracelet, try Jessica Elliot's Open Clover Cuff in Sterling Silver). Leighton kept her lightened locks and a casual updo and opted for a light pink lip with a seductive, smokey eye. She is absolutely glowing! What do you think, CC readers... are you as into this look as I am? Seems to me that lately, Ms. Waldorf can do no wrong. Message boards are already ablaze with bloggers and commenters declaring Leighton's ensemble as one of the night's best, saying that her getup would definitely make Blair Waldorf (and her signature headbands) blush. I can agree with that statement! I think that the LA weather is definitely in agreement with Ms. Meester, as she has been on the west coast for a little under a month filming her newest movie, The Roommate. The flick is being described as "a psychological thriller about a deranged college freshman, Rebecca (Leighton Meester), who becomes dangerously obsessed with her new roommate, Sara (Minka Kelly)." Sounds like a modern day Single White Female... can't wait!

THE FUTURE OF BLAIR AND CHUCK?

Leighton Meester seen on May 21 2009 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted posing on the green carpet of the CW Network's 2009 Upfronts at Madison Square Garden in NYC earlier today, May 21, looking pretty and polished in a black-and-grey ensemble. Starting with a classic black menswear blazer (like Signorelli's Logo Blazer in Black) over a pair of black short-shorts (check out Rails' Mila Short in Black), Leighton then accessorized with a killer pair of charcoal grey bondage-inspired stilettos and two cocktail rings (Rachel Leigh's Enamel Ring in Blue is similar to the ring on Leighton's right hand, while Femme Metale Jewelry's Crown Ring in Silver is like the one on her left). LM kept her makeup simple and let her light locks shine in the photographer's flashbulbs. While there's no question that Blair and Chuck are one of the most dysfunctional relationships on TV, Meester is blabbing about how she sees their future. She says, "Chuck and Blair holding hands, Chuck and Blair going to the moviesóisn't that what he says would be unrealistic? I feel like a tumultuous relationship is a-brewin', but that's what drama is." Hmm, interesting! She continues, "I want us to see them together, but at the same time, the reason why they're so good is why they can't be together." What do you "Gossip Girl" fans think - once and for all, should B & C be together or not?

GOOD GIRL GONE BAD

Leighton Meester seen on May 10 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. Leighton Meester was spotted flaunting her lighter locks and bikini bod in Santa Monica with pal Emmy Rossum yesterday, May 10, which is I'm sure quite a change from the cold New York weather that Leighton has grown accustomed to. In a black bikini (check out two similar suits from FrenchFifty Swimwear, the Maya Bay Bikini in Black and the St. Tropez Bikini in Black - which are both 50% off!) with a slouchy off-the-shoulder tee (check out P.G.D. Style's Babydoll Tee in Plum Kitty) and cut-off denim shorts (Tag Jeans' Lima Cut Off Short in Royal Vintage are almost identical to Leighton's), Leighton kept her look beachy-keen with a pair of black flip flops, oversized sunnies and a playful white, navy and turquoise fedora. What are your thoughts on Leighton's beach outfit and bod? I think she looks absolutely awesome! While LM has been in the recording studio quite a bit lately working on her debut album, she dropped a track last week with Cobra Starship titled "Good Girls Go Bad." How very Rihanna of her! The video for the song has already been shot on New York's Lower East Side, and is set to premiere next month. Have you heard the track yet? If not, check it out here. In addition to this fun, summery track, another of Leighton's songs, "Birthday," leaked a bit ago, and Leighton is talking about her thoughts on the song. She says, "I was working with really cool people on it. ... It's a really fun, great song. I am very happy with the reactions, and I love it, but there's a lot of other stuff that I'm really happy with that is not being leaked at the moment but will come out later on this year that I'm really stoked about." Meester continues, "I've been in L.A. for about a month now just working pretty steadily in the studio, and then last year, I was doing the same thing around this time. And before that, I was in my apartment, so it's a really professional big deal for me making real music." What do you think - do you buy LM as a songstress?

SEXY AT STAR TREK

Leighton Meester seen on Apr 30 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. A freshly blonder Leighton Meester was seen working the red carpet of the Star Trek movie premiere at Graumanís Chinese Theatre in LA on Thursday night, April 30, rocking a head-to-toe YSL look. Starting with a fashion-forward blue-grey YSL frock with zipper and bow detailing (for more casual/wearable version, try Ella Moss' Chantal Puffsleeve Dress in Night or P.G.D. Style's Candice V-Neck Mini in Tattoo) with YSL's cage ankle boots, an exotic black clutch (like Julie K Handbags' Jessica Fold Over Clutch in Night Exotic), and tons of Neil Lane bangles (check out Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles or Circadian Studios' Silver and Oxidized Bangles Set). Lovin' this look on Leighton - I think she looks perfect. The stormy grey hue of the dress perfectly complements her glowing tone, and I am also going to throw out there that I think Leighton is one of those girls who looks absolutely stunning as either a brunette or as a blonde. How about you? While Leighton has temporarily relocated from NYC to LA (she's currently filming her new movie The Roommate with Twilight bad boy Cam Gigandet), she is also putting the finishing touches on her album. Says LM, "Itís very pop. You can listen to it on the radio. You can listen to it in your car. You can dance to it." She goes on to say "There is somewhat of a sexual undertone to a lot of songs. Iím a grown woman (laughs)." Leighton Spears?

IN PAIN FOR HER ART

Leighton Meester seen on Apr 02 2009 in New York, NY. The adorable Leighton Meester was spotted arriving at Rockefeller Center in NYC on April 2, to film a segment on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," looking lovely. With a fresh, dewy face and shiny brunette locks, Leighton seemed to be absolutely beaming! For her entrance outfit, she started with an exotic, multicolored blouse (similar to Walter's Neon Watercolor Print Blouse in Pink Multi) tucked into a seafoam silk skirt (I love the shade of purple in Suzabelle's Viola Skirt in Violet), along with a pair of copper satin peeptoe stilettos. Accessory wise, LM grabbed a grey leather tote (like Rough Roses' Roxy Tote in Grey), a gold ring with a brigh green stone (Rachel Leigh's Floris Ring in Mint is cute) and gold bracelets (try Danielle Stevens Jewelry's customizable Set of 2 10k Gold Plated Bracelets). What are your thoughts on Leighton's look - fun and flattering or a flop? Leighton and Blake Lively recently wrapped Season 2 of their hit show "Gossip Girl," and sources say that "the girls needed crew members to help get their stilettos on. The girls also had a lot of trouble walking in them." The scene, filmed at Rouge Tomate, must have called for massively high heels... maybe Blair needed them to give someone a swift kick? Or maybe Serena needed them to walk all over Lonely Boy? Either way, both girls immediately slipped into their comfy Uggs immediately as the scene had wrapped, and Leighton was spotted BBMing away on her BlackBerry. What do you think the "GG" finale has in store for us? Hopefully a lot of Dorota!

LOOKING UP TO MOM

Leighton Meester seen on Mar 07 2009 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" cutie Leighton Meester was spotted fulfilling her spokesperson duties at the Reebok Top Down Launch Event in NYC on Saturday afternoon, March 7, looking cute (although I have to say, these kind of sneakers are not the most flattering for most girls legs). Starting with a ruffled leather jacket (check out Gold Hawk's Ruffle Leather Jacket in Moonless Night) over a frilly, off-white frock (take a look at similar options from Cleo Brands, like the Iris Dress in Tan, or from Gold Hawk, like the Sleevless Flower Eyelet Dress in White Essence) and with a pair of her black hi-top Reeboks. She kept her hairstyle casual with a few wispy waves, and accessorized with a gold statement ring (try Robyn Rhodes' Heidi Cluster with Leaf Ring in Gold) and a delicate gold chain necklace. What are you thinking about Leighton's look here, love it or lose it? Leighton is seen in the newest issue of InStyle magazine (and in a pretty floral Fendi dress, no less) speaking out about her fashion inspirations. She says, "I think it all started with me looking up to my mom. She has great style. She was definitely out there when it comes to fashion but now I have a bunch of stuff she wore back then. I usually get complimented on them!" Ah, it's true - you gotta love great pieces that have been passed down. She continues, "I do love fashion and I do love clothes but itís more about expressing yourself than expressing a designer. Iím not snobby about what I wear as far as designers. I just want to have fun with fashion, thatís what itís about." I do agree with her about that!

WHERE'S CHUCK?

Leighton Meester seen on Feb 18 2009 in New York, NY. Sporting a pair of Rachel Bilson-esque bangs (back when chopped them off around the time she was doing promos for her film Jumper), Blair Waldorf AKA Leighton Meester was spotted hitting up the Erin Wasson+RVCA show and party in NYC last night, February 18, for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, with a whole lot of metallic going on. Let's start with the positive: I absolutely adore Leighton. I think she's uber-adorable and I love her character on "GG." I love this look from the waist up; the hair is fun and youthful, the makeup is flirty and fresh, and I like the metallic gold top and midnight blue clutch (like Julie K Handbags' Cosmo Bag in Azure). However, from the waist down, I'm not really a fan. The knee length of the turquoise snakeskin skirt cuts her legs in half, and the heels are, to be honest, pretty bad. For a "Leighton inspired outfit," picking the best aspects of her ensemble, start with Gold Hawk's metallic Mini Sequin Dress in Pale Yellow paired with an edgy black waist belt, like Rough Roses' Dual Studded Belt in Black. For similar accessories to LM's, check out Accessories & Beyond's Braided Magnetic Cuff Bracelet in Silver and Rachel Leigh's Gumball Ring in Caramel, in addition to the previously suggested clutch. Those are just my two cents, though - what are your thoughts on Leighton's 'fit? In related "Gossip Girl" news, paparazzi pics have surfaced of Leighton and Chace Crawford (her ex on the show) puckering up for the show's cameras. Hmm... Blair and Nate back together? I'm not sure how I feel about that, where's Chuck?

AND THE EMMY GOES TO... LEIGHTON?

Leighton Meester seen on Jan 24 2009 in Mexico City. "Gossip Girl" cutie Leighton Meester made her appearance on the red carpet of Nylon Magazine's Mexico Launch Cocktail Party (where she was the covergirl of the mag!), and either she - or her stylist - made a very interesting choice. Leighton posed proudly in an interesting sparkly mesh dress, which I don't think would have been as questionable without those lace-up ties on top and the second sheer section at the bottom of the dress. What do you think? If you like the sheer look, check out Walter's Vintage Lace Short Sleeve Top in Black, or for a selection of much chicer party frocks, take a look at Shumaq's Marrisa Dress in Black or Ingwa Melero's Charmeuse Sofia Dress in Black. From here, Leighton accessorized her look with a pair of black strappy heels, a sparkly clutch (similar to Julie K Handbags' Natalie Sleek Clutch in Black Python), and a beaded bracelet (I love the look of Rachel Leigh's Twisted Bangles in Plum). I will say, though, her makeup looked flawless! For those of you "GG" fans, it seems that Entertainment Weekly is right there with you. In a new article, they proclaim, "Attention Emmy voters: Leighton Meester deserves to be nominated for Best Actress in a Drama. This episode of Gossip Girl was definitely a chance to watch her shine, and there's nothing like Yale to reveal her not-so-inner bitch. And nothing makes Blair more fun to watch than a worthy opponent, and last night that was the new teacher, Rachel Carr (played by Laura Breckenridge)." What do you think - Leighton for best actress?

NO ENGAGEMENT

Leighton Meester seen on Dec 18 2008 in New York, NY. The always adorable Leighton Meester was snapped in between filming scenes of "Gossip Girl" on the icy cold streets of New York yesterday, December 18, going for a very "Mrs. Claus-esque" ensemble. Leighton started with a bright red winter coat (like Suzabelle's Ballard Coat in Red) over a black bubble dress (Walter's Lace Trim Sweet Dress in Black and Nude is beautiful) with black tights and patent shoes. And of course, she didn't forget the two things that every New York gossip girl needs: leather gloves and a ridiculously oversized handbag (check out Carla Mancini's similar Front Pocket Double Hand Bag in Black). And while there were some rumors spreading that Leighton was engaged to her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan, his rep says nu-uh. "He is not engaged," the publicist told Access Hollywood. Wow, that is one to-the-point publicist!

BLAKE SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Leighton Meester seen on Nov 12 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was seen on the set of her hit show "Gossip Girl" in NYC on November 12, keeping comfortable in a pair of Uggs in-between takes and giving her best scheming Blair Waldorf looks while the camera was rolling. For a Leighton (or in this case, Blair)-inspired look, start with a cherry red winter coat, like Suzabelle's Ballard Coat in Red, over a conservative yet youthful black dress, similar to Shumaq's Sasha Keyhole Dress in Black. Finish off your look with a pair of winter white leggings (Zoa's Logo Long Leggings in White will do nicely) and a red handbag (check out Carla Mancini's The Shopper Bag in Red), and you'll be popping up on the pages of GG in no time! While Leighton and her co-star Blake Lively are no stranger to rumors that there is on-set animosity, and now Blake is speaking out about to put an end to these rumors. She said, "There are obviously always little dramas. You are on set for 16 hours, so people get irritable. In any workplace there are always little things and frustrations. But, the media is always trying to pit us against each other. I guess because it's just not interesting to say, 'Everybody gets along; everybody just works 18-hour days and goes home to sleep." Seems like the truth, don't you think?

A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

Leighton Meester seen on Oct 19 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted on the red carpet of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundationís Dream Halloween at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night, October 19. Wearing a midnight blue satin blazer with a snazzy, detailed top (check out Gold Hawk's Chevron Top in Moonless Night), Leighton opted for a pair of skinny dark denim (like Desert Blue's Twin Blue Jean) with grey seude peeptoe booties. Love what she's doing with texture! For the finishing touch, Meester chose silver bangles (pile on Mickey Lynn Designs' Hammered Bracelet Set in Silver) and bright firetruck red lips. It's so interesting to see how different Leighton dresses from her television alter ego, Blair Waldorf! For all of you "Gossip Girl" fans out there, Leighton is speaking out about how she thinks that Blair should end up with (get ready for this)... CHUCK! Meester says, "Theyíre so much alike with their pride that theyíll never see eye-to-eye. Theyíll never really have peace. Of course thereís a lot of love and hate, constantly." And that's part of the fun of the show!

BLAIR AND CHUCK? PROBABLY NOT

Leighton Meester seen on Oct 19 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted on the red carpet of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundationís Dream Halloween at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night, October 19. Wearing a midnight blue satin blazer with a snazzy, detailed top (check out Gold Hawk's Chevron Top in Moonless Night), Leighton opted for a pair of skinny dark denim (like Desert Blue's Twin Blue Jean) with grey seude peeptoe booties. Love what she's doing with texture! For the finishing touch, Meester chose silver bangles (pile on Mickey Lynn Designs' Hammered Bracelet Set in Silver) and bright firetruck red lips. It's so interesting to see how different Leighton dresses from her television alter ego, Blair Waldorf! For all of you "Gossip Girl" fans out there, Leighton is speaking out about how she thinks that Blair should end up with (get ready for this)... CHUCK! Meester says, "Theyíre so much alike with their pride that theyíll never see eye-to-eye. Theyíll never really have peace. Of course thereís a lot of love and hate, constantly." And that's part of the fun of the show!

A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

Leighton Meester seen on Oct 19 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted on the red carpet of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundationís Dream Halloween at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night, October 19. Wearing a midnight blue satin blazer with a snazzy, detailed top (check out Gold Hawk's Chevron Top in Moonless Night), Leighton opted for a pair of skinny dark denim (like Desert Blue's Twin Blue Jean) with grey seude peeptoe booties. Love what she's doing with texture! For the finishing touch, Meester chose silver bangles (pile on Mickey Lynn Designs' Hammered Bracelet Set in Silver) and bright firetruck red lips. It's so interesting to see how different Leighton dresses from her television alter ego, Blair Waldorf! For all of you "Gossip Girl" fans out there, Leighton is speaking out about how she thinks that Blair should end up with (get ready for this)... CHUCK! Meester says, "Theyíre so much alike with their pride that theyíll never see eye-to-eye. Theyíll never really have peace. Of course thereís a lot of love and hate, constantly." And that's part of the fun of the show!

LEIGHTON'S FAVORITE PRESENT

Leighton Meester seen on Oct 12 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted on the red carpet for the movie premiere for the comedy Sex Drive in NYC on October 12, looking saucy and sassy. In a full knee length dress (check out Betsey Johnson's very similar Flutter Sleeve Dress in White Polka Dot or Shumaq's Valerie V Neck Ruffled Dress in Beige) with a black waist belt (like Linea Pelle Collection's Waist Belt with Leather Covered Studs in Black) and patent pumps, LM finished off her look with a matching black grommeted clutch (Julie K Handbags' Jessica Fold Over Clutch in Night Exotic is similar). While most of us have a memory of the best gift that we've ever received, Leighton says that it was a gift from her "Gossip Girl" hairstylist, Liz, that she holds dearest to her heart. She says, "My hairstylist, Liz, on the show, she named a star after me. It was very sweet. It was for my birthday. I thought it was such a sweet, different gift. I didn't really know how to react. I was like 'thank you! I'll wear it?' It was just really thoughtful and sweet, and it just goes to show that she really knows me and we're very close." Aww- new BFF alert!

MODESTY IS BEAUTIFUL

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 22 2008 in New York, NY. The always gorgeous Leighton Meester was spotted walking her dog on the way to her trailer on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC earlier this morning, September 22, looking fresh and fantastic. Sporting a neutral toned outfit, Leighton started with a beige cardigan (check out Smitten's Capsleeve 2 Pocket Short Cardigan in Wheat) over a matching tank (like Rails' Taylor Tank in Bark), and paired with faded grey denim (just like Denim of Virtue's Patience 5 Pocket Tapered Jean in Faded Grey) and slouchy leather boots. She accessorized her simple daytime look with Wayfarer-esque sunnies and a charcoal leather bag (Lesa Wallace Handbags' Vegetable Tan Ricky Bag in Charcoal is a similar option), in addition to her slightly haggard but nonetheless adorable pooch. Leighton gave an interview to OK! Weekly recently, speaking out about how the smash success of "Gossip Girl" has changed her life for the better. But, unlike her selfish character Blair (who I am obsessed with, BTW), Leighton's modesty is truly beautiful. She says, "Itís changed everything for the better. It's different, but I'm happy. This is the best life that I could ask for, and it's more than I thought it could be. I remember looking through magazines or watching movies even just a couple of years ago and being like, 'I really want to be part of that,' but not realizing what that was. I didn't understand it and now this is my life and it's so funny! I couldn't be happier." Seriously, could she be more likable?

HUSH-HUSH TWISTS

Leighton Meester seen on Sep 08 2008 in New York, NY. The usually feminine and flirty Leighton Meester was seen gettin' it on with her sexy dark side at Calvin Klein's fashion show at New York Fashion Week on September 8 in NYC. Sporting razor sharp straight locks and a coy attitude, Meester paired a high-waisted leather skirt (Tricia Fix's Kara Skirt in Black is a similar silhouette and a little less dominatrix-ish) with a sheer black top and black blazer (like Signorelli's Logo Blazer in Black). She then accessorized her look with a sparkling diamond necklace (Jessica Elliot's Diamond Istanbul Pendant Necklace is a more wallet-friendly version), a deep red clutch (similar to Moe Handbags' convenient Ness Leather CLICK Bag in Red), and some to-die-for black patent heels. Lookin' good, LM! Now that "Gossip Girl" has reached such a monumental level of success, one has to wonder whether the level of security and keeping plotlines under-wraps on-set has reached a new height as well. Regarding the topic, Leighton says, "Sometimes they make a point about it, usually because they are going to reveal something really big. Once everything comes out it is kind of surprise for everybody still. Itís even a surprise for me, like when they were revealing that Serenaís younger brother was gay, they told us, Ďdonít tell anybody.í" I'm kind of glad that the producers are doing their best to keep plotlines hush-hush, it's no fun knowing what the plot twists are before they happen!

HER FIRST ALBUM

Leighton Meester seen on Aug 24 2008 in New York, NY. A ravishing Leighton Meester was spotted with co-stars Taylor Momsen, Nicole Fiscella, and Jessica Szohr at the "Gossip Girl" Season 2 Premiere Party in NYC on August 24. Looking lovely in a vibrant magenta dress (check out similar shades in Karina Grimaldi's Ruffled Silk Mini Dress in Purple and Pamela Thompson's Menagerie Dress in Lavender), Leigton accessorized simply with gold and turquoise earrings (similar to Lisa K Designs' Greece Earrings in Gold) and a black and gold clutch (like Antoinette Lee Designs' Suede Vita Clutch in Black). That coy over-the-shoulder pose is quickly becoming this girl's trademark! In other Leighton news, it seems the "GG" bad girl is also an aspiring singer. She told Ryan Seacrest recently that she is working on finishing up her debut album. She says, "I was in LA during the break between the seasons and I did pretty much the entire album. I am almost done with my album. I am not sure when it will come out. Obviously I have to plan it with the show because I am married to the show." What kind of music will LM be releasing? She says that it is "fun music that you can dance to." I'm eager to hear this- I hope it doesn't suck!

GG'S RACY NEW AD CAMPAIGN

Leighton Meester seen on Aug 05 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted in multiple outfit changes on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on August 5, looking fresh and lovely as always. Lovely Leighton! On the outfit on the left, she paired a vibrantly patterned maxidress (like Holly's Halter Color Block Dress in Multi) with gladiator flats, a black bag, a clover necklace (check out Jessica Elliot's Clover Adjustable Necklace in Silver), and oversized black shades (similar to Nour's superstar Noushi Sunglasses in Crystal Mystery). In the outfit on the right, LM was seen leaving her trailor in an oversized grey cardigan (similar to Woo's Rosie Long Grandpa Sweater in Heather Grey) and a floral frock (check out Vanitas' Liberty Dress in Floral Dot), paired with casual flip flops and pretty pearl earrings (like Castaway Jewelry's Sundrop Earrings in Gold). The picture of casual perfection! While "Gossip Girl"'s new ad campaign is definitely turning heads (giant billboards of Blake Lively's character, Serena, in an extremely sexual situation are accompanied by quotes from the New York Times such as "Mind Blowingly Innapropriate"), Leighton is speaking out about how she thinks that the campaign is "smart." She says, "We just end up seeing it on a billboard somewhere. But I think that itís smart and itís fine and itís cool." What are your thoughts on the campaign- is it pushing the envelope a little too far?

GG CONTROVERSY

Leighton Meester seen on Aug 03 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. And the 2008 Teen Choice Award posts begin! Leighton Meester struck her best poses on the blue carpet of the 2008 TCA's at the Gibson Amphitheater yesterday, August 3, in Los Angeles. Wearing a bright green, Grecian-inspired frock (I'm loving the similarly vibrant color of Karina Grimaldi's Karolina Halter Mini Dress in Kelly Green and Juana Silk Mini Dress in Kelly Green) with a skinny belt (check out Pellemelle's The Skinny Belt in Brown) and black and silver platforms, Meester accessorized with statement pieces of jewelry, including an oversized ring and silver bangle (like Jessica Elliot's Cut Out Bangle in Nickel Finish). Stunning! "Gossip Girl" ended up taking home the surfboard for Best TV Drama, along with multiple other awards for stars Blake Lively, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. While the show's racy new ads are (of course) sparking controversy, and Leighton and Blake are speaking out about the show in general. Leighton says, "Itís mature, but I feel like it speaks to kids and it doesnít white wash anything," and Blake added in, "Donít do what we do. But weíre not preaching to anyone. And anybody that watches the show can tell that itís not supposed to be real life. Itís very much a heightened reality." What do you think- is "GG" too mature for younger audiences?

THE ON-SET DRAMA CONTINUES!

Leighton Meester seen on Jul 28 2008 in New York, NY. A sunkissed and flirty Leighton Meester hit up the red carpet of the premiere of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 in NYC on July 28 to support "Gossip Girl" co-star Blake Lively in her return to playing Bridget in the popular film. With her hair loose and wavy, Leighton shined in a sultry LBD (check out similar offerings like Miguelina's Hope Dress in Black or Black Halo's Jackie O Dress in Black) and black strappy stilettos. Work it, LM! Just in time for the countdown to the second season of "GG," drama rumors are running rampant on the 'net. Last season, it seems that Nan Zhang (who played one of Blair and Serena's friends) was kicked off because Leighton hated her and couldn't stand hanging out with her on set, and this season, the cast is allegedly deciding to be pretty mean to the new castmember who is said to be a romantic interest of Blake's off-screen boyfriend, Penn Badgely. Got that? A source says, "the cast is doing this because they don't want to upset Blake. Blake is allegedly marking Penn as her territory by making out with him after every single take, and it's making everyone uncomfortable." What is this, a professional television cast or a high school drama club?

LEIGHTON DISHES ON HER

Leighton Meester seen on Jul 10 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was snapped strolling the streets of NYC on July 10 with "GG" co-star Nicole Fiscella, and I'm beginning to wonder... is Leighton going to be Rachel Bilson version 2.0? She and Rach played very similar characters on very similar shows both created by Josh Schwartz, they both have impeccable personal style, and are both very lovable brunettes... what do you think? For her day on the town, Leighton chose a patterned maxi dress (similar to Plenty by Tracy Reese's Maxi Slip Dress in Red) and paired with brown leather sandals, oversized shades with a hint of blue (like JeeVice Optics' Evil Sunglasses in Double Evil) and an oversized black leather hobo bag (check out Rough Roses' Pamila Hobo in Black). While friend and co-star Blake Lively seems to be getting oodles of attention for her off-screen romance with Penn Badgley, Leighton is now speaking out about her guest starring role on the show "24." She says, " I loved being on that show. That was one of the best shows Iíve ever worked on. Everyone is so awesome on that show. It was so exciting. Itís very mathematical when you get there, because of the timing, the continuity. Theyíre very specific about so many things. Of course, I died. (laughs) It was a very dramatic death." And she died so well!

THE GOSSIP GIRL FAMILY

Leighton Meester seen on Jun 24 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was uncharacteristically shy as she stepped out of her trailer on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on June 24, and methinks it might have to do with the massive curlers in her hair! But wait... even though her hair is pretty and down in the photo on the left, she is still covering up. What gives, Leighton? She the world that beautiful face of yours! To steal Leighton's GG look du jour, start with an attention grabbing bright teal dress, like Karen Zambos' Two Pocket Dress in Teal, and pair with a blue vest (similar to Guy Baxter's Harrison Vest in Steel Blue) and studded black leather t-strap sandals. Finish your look off with an oversized, embellished bag (extremely similar to Rough Roses' Whitney Tote in Black) and a head full of curlers, and you're good to go! Oh, and side note; if Leighton ever gets "too skinny" and some nasty blogger says that she needs to "go and eat a sandwich," they should feast their eyes on this photo, in which Leighton has a big fat delicious looking sandwich in her mitts (along with a REGULAR (yes, no diet for this girl) Coca Cola). You go, Leighton... you look great! In other Meester news, she dishes on her thoughts about Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays the evil Georgina Sparks on the show. Leighton says, "[Working with Michelle has] actually not been awkward. I really like her a lot. I canít imagine that being like that. Weíre such a family and anyone who comes on the show. We are pulling them into that family saying Ďbe part of the family, come on!í Sheís awesome and I really admire her. And sheís a really cool girl. She fits in quite nicely." Nice to hear that the cast is like one big happy family!

LEIGHTON LOVES NY

Leighton Meester seen on Jun 19 2008 in New York, NY. After seeing "Gossip Girl" cutie Leighton Meester in countless couture gowns and holding designer bags that probably cost more than most people's monthly rent, it is extremely refreshing to see her dressed oober casually, in just shorts and a tee. And the best part is, Leighton makes this effortless style seem oh so easy! She was spotted heading out of her trailer on the set of her hit show on June 19, wearing a pair of braided denim shorts (like Joe's Jeans' Braided 5 Pocket Short in Berkley, which I've been using for like every entry lately because it seems like light wash denim shorts are the look that all the fashionistas are leaning to for summer) with a basic grey tee (check out Signorelli's Children's Health Fund Top in Silver, to which all proceeds go to charity) and matching flip flops. While we all know that, like "Sex and the City" before it, "Gossip Girl" is filmed on location all over NYC, and Leighton is speaking out about how she wouldn't want it any other way. She says, "Iím really proud to be a part of that, something that actually shoots there. I think it would take away from the impact of the show if were shot anywhere else. The fact that we do go onto locations across the city is a huge part of it. Itís kind of a cycle, because the characters on the show are parts of the city and, in turn, we become part of the city because of the showÖ mostly, because we get to live there! I think everyone that came from L.A. to do the show, really fell in the love with the city." What are your thoughts, dear readers... would you rather live in LA or NYC?

GG HOOKUPS RUNNING RAMPANT!

Leighton Meester seen on May 29 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Leighton Meester hit up the opening of Chanelís ĎNew Concept Boutiqueí on Robertson Boulevard in LA on May 29, and was seen posing and chatting up up with "Gossip Girl" co-star Michelle Trachtenberg. Leighton looked lovely and chic in a metallic bejewelled frock, and luckily CoutureCandy has similar options at a fraction of Chanel's hefty pricetag. If it's the embellished look you love, check out Gold Hawk's Straight Across Dress in Moonless Night, and if it's the metallic vibe you're feeling, Walter's Ruched Dress in Copper is a similar, interesting version. Finally, Zoa's Ruffle Tunic in Black has the pretty volume of Meester's dress. While "GG" co-stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgely have now gone public with their real life romance, there are rumors circulating that Leighton is getting cozy with castmate Sebastian Stan. Allegedly, the two were caught canoodling at the Armani Exchange dinner for Nylon magazine's Young Hollywood issue in NYC earlier this week, and a source told Page Six, "They couldn't keep their hands off of each other... they didn't care." Looks like things are steamy on AND off the set of this hit show!

Like 'New York Mag' said - best show ever

Leighton Meester seen on May 11 2008 in Milan, Italy. Leighton Meester worked the red carpet of the 2008 Telefilm Festival at Cinema Apollo in Milan, Italy on May 11, 2008 with "Gossip Girl" co-star Chace Crawford, looking ravishing. In a white and black patterned dress (similiar to Yoana Baraschi's Giant Rose Shift Dress in Black and White, Sydney Los Angeles' Palm Beach Dress in White and Black Paisley and Cake Couture's Anenome Print Mandarin Dress in White) with cute heels and a clover bracelet, Leighton definitely turned it up a notch. Besides Leighton and all of her wonderfulness, does everyone agree that "GG" is better than ever lately? From the sharp and witty writing to the shocking plot twists to the new devilish character Georgina (played with bitchy glee by Michelle Trachtenberg), I heavily recommend tuning in if you haven't already. And Blair (Meester) is by FAR my favorite character; the scene where she confronted young Jenny's "boyfriend" about his secret was absolutely delectable. XOXO, Gossip Girl.

Leighton's entourage

Leighton Meester seen on Apr 23 2008 in New York, NY. Leighton Meester was spotted being accompanied by a bodyguard and numerous PA's to the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on April 23, looking fabulously fresh and flirty in her floral frock (if you are searching for a great springtime dress, look no further than Plenty by Tracy Reese's Soft Strapless Dress in Seaside Floral, Tricia Fix's Vanessa Mini Dress in Aqua Peacock Feather Print, or LaROK's awesome metallic Cup de Jour Dress in Nude). Leighton (and/or her wardrobe stylist) also chose a pair of dangly earrings and multicolor bracelets (like Accessories & Beyond's Charms Leather Bracelet in Pink) to complete her look, in addition to a comfy pair of UGGs which she undoubtedly removed before cameras started rolling. While Leighton has set up camp in NYC to shoot "Gossip Girl," E! Online confirmed today that Meester will be heading to LA to shoot scenes for this season of "Entourage." Sources say, "Leighton will appear in the first half of the upcoming season for at least one episode. Leighton will be reprising her season-one role of Justine Chapin, a then-virginal pop singer based on Britney Spears." Queen B headed for E(ntourage)? What do you think- will you be watching?

Leighton Meester seen on Apr 04 2008 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester was spotted in between takes of the hit series in New York on April 4, smiling and looking pretty much adorable as always. Wearing a striped cardigan (similar to Cake Couture's Stripe Cardigan in Cream) over a casual ombre tank dress with black tights and flat black boots, Leighton accessorized her look with a spotted headband, a gold necklace with a green stone accent (check out Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Agate Tear Drop and Butterfly Charm Necklace in Green) and a large blue bag (like Antoinette Lee Designs' Stella Tote in Royal). While Leighton's face might not be familiar to some of you, it surely is if you are one of the many who are so excited that "Gossip Girl" is back with new episodes (as I am!). Of the upcoming episodes, Leighton told OK! Magazine,"Itís five episodes that are actually nine episodes packed into five! So itís a lot of stuff." As far as working with the newest member of the cast, Michelle Trachtenberg, Meester says that she "has only met her a couple of times. I havenít had many scenes with her but Iím about to. So, you wait!" What do you all think, did you love the newest episode of GG... or did you love it!?

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