13 posts tagged "Leighton Meester"
OK, so we’re not exactly teens, but our choice at last night’s Teen Choice Awards: Leighton Meester—more familiar as the usually demonic Blair Waldorf—looking positively angelic in white Emilio Pucci. The Gossip Girl star paired Peter Dundas’ embroidered minidress from Resort 2011 with Cathy Waterman jewels and pompom-covered Louboutin peep-toes. We’ll have to wait for tonight’s telecast to see if she nabs a surfboard trophy this year (she did last year, for Choice TV Actress in a Drama), but she does get our best-dressed nod. Even the too-cute-by-half shoe choice doesn’t throw off her vibe. (We’d prefer to see her in a flat, strappy sandal, like the ones Dundas showed the dress with in his lookbook.) What do you think? Do you like the white-on-white style, or would you prefer a little more color for the red carpet?
Carla Fêtes The Little Black Dress,
Daphne Vs. The U.S. Military, Gossip Girl‘s Latest Cameo Star, And More…
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, no stranger to the L.B.D., is patroness of an auction of them. She’ll be in New York this September for Phillips de Pury’s auction of commissioned dresses by Lanvin, Givenchy, Armani Privé, Vivienne Westwood, and more, the sale of which will benefit U.S. and French cancer charities. [WWD]
Speaking of good works, Diane von Furstenberg has pledged to donate half her fortune to charitable causes for the “Giving Pledge” initiative, founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The wrap dress just keeps on giving! [Vogue U.K.]
Daphne Guinness (pictured) is battling the military for first crack at a special fabric similar to an LCD screen, on which films could be projected. (She’d like to watch Sunset Boulevard on her chest; no word from the military, but we imagine they’d be more into Platoon.) [WSJ]
Leighton Meester’s new Gossip Girl co-star: a Celine tote. Blair Waldorf does not do last season. [Gawker]
And finally, Robert Geller has some tips for guys looking to wear shorts: Keep them basic, keep them fitted, and keep them through the fall. [WSJ]
At the premiere of her new film Date Night last night, Leighton Meester wore one of the fringed stunners from Giambattista Valli’s well-received Spring 2010 collection. The front of her dress is a pretty standard Valli super-mini—his fans no less than his models have got legs for days—but the back is a full panel of suede fringe. We love the look, which Meester paired with chunky, multi-strap boots from the much-missed Phi. We happened to sit next to her stylist at a dinner last night, who confided that Meester cleaned up at the label’s 90-percent-off closing sale, where she’d copped the boots and much else besides. He also let drop that she’s scored a pretty sweet invitation to this year’s Costume Institute Gala. She’ll be at the table of one of the most sought-after designers in the business—young, ultracool, and (befitting the evening’s theme) all-American. What do you think? Does Meester make fringe work, or is this a look better left home on the range?
PLUS: Check back later for our full coverage of Date Night‘s NYC premiere.