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17 posts tagged "Leighton Meester"

A Gossip Girl Double Take: Will The Real Queen B Please Stand Up?

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We posted the above image of Leighton Meester on Wednesday, when she attended the grand opening of the American Eagle Outfitters’ New York flagship store sporting a matte red lip and gray/violet raccoon eyes, which is why seeing Taylor Momsen at the Cinema Society and D&G screening of New Moon last night was particularly jarring. Sure, Momsen used a softer gray shadow in lieu of her go-to black eyeliner and included a glossy red lip instead of a satin finish but, like…really? As looks go, it’s a pretty bold one to repeat less than 48 hours after Meester. Who do you think wore it better?

Photo: Getty Images

Leighton Works The Topknot, Fangs Are In, And More…

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Leighton Meester may have shown up to the American Eagle flagship store opening in New York last night with a red lip, gray smoky eyes, and long, cascading waves, but she made a quick costume change into thick bangs and a topknot before performing her new single for the crowd. Yes, we said “perform” and “new single.” Look out, Taylor Momsen. [Look]

How far is too far for Twi-hard fans to go in anticipation of New Moon? Two words: fang veneers. [Spoiled Pretty]

If you can’t bring yourself to eat placenta, try smearing it on your face. All the cool kids are doing it. [Daily Mail];

Hugo Chavez made fast fans of women worldwide when he declared that Venezuelan men need to shape up, but women never get fat. They just “fill out.” Now if only he’d knock off all the megalomaniac-dictator stuff… [Allure]

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Leighton Meester Gets Cheeky

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Leighton Meester is doing for blush what Blair Waldorf did for the headband; the perfectly pink cheek is becoming her signature. At last night’s Swarovski-hosted book launch for Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman’s You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence, the show’s star placed the happy hue on her apples and dragged it outward toward her cheekbones for contouring. We too have been feeling a little rouge of late (great minds), and have been leaning toward liquid and cream formulations, like Benefit’s Posie Tint, for application ease and a smooth finish. A few drops will take you a long way. Do you like Meester’s rosy glow?

Photo: Amy Sussman /Getty Images

It’s Curly Time

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Kinky-haired girls, rejoice: Texture is back. As celebrities and designers alike embrace tresses with character, the pressure to go straight is slipping away. Beyoncé and Leighton Meester went wild at the VMAs this past weekend, while hairstylists Bob Recine and Orlando Pita created similarly raw hair backstage at Hervé Léger and Diane von Furstenberg, respectively. While, sadly, we did not make it out for MTV’s big night (catching that bizarre Kanye West-Taylor Swift infraction in person would have been day-making), we did get detailed backstage info at the shows, so even if you have super-straight strands, you can still get the look at home. For Recine, it was all about mimicking the “patchwork of fabrics” in Max Azria’s collection, so he prepped the hair with Phytolacque hairspray and created a series of braids, crimps, and curls, which he let set and then finger-combed, leaving definition in the hair. Over at Diane von Furstenberg, Orlando Pita was staunchly opposed to using any product at all. “Diane’s quote was, ‘looking back to antiquity to create flawless beauty’…and there were no products in the old days.” Instead, Pita was after the softness and airiness of virgin hair. To get it, he created five quadrants of thick braids, flat-ironed them, sent the girls over to makeup, and then took them out. Another trick we’ve had success with in the past is washing our hair at night, doing a loose French braid and sleeping on it. Go forth and experiment.

Photo: Clockwise from top left, Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage; Greg Kessler at DVF; Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Where Madison Avenue Meets The Bowery

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Leighton Meester was nearly unrecognizable in the latest issue of the New York Times Style Magazine, showing off auburn highlights, a messy middle part, and nothing from Blair Waldorf’s signature headband collection. In the six-page spread’s accompanying interview, the Gossip Girl star reveals that she and her on-screen persona actually have opposite personal styles—and interests, one might presume. While the latter is busy planning parties and trying to maintain her “most popular” status, Meester is busy at work on a debut album, which she described to the Times as “very edgy.” I guess that might explain the pewter smoky eye and unkempt waves (watch out, Taylor Momsen). How do you take your Leighton—prim and proper, or a little bit rock ‘n’ roll?

Photo: Terry Richardson for The New York Times