Gossip Girl

  • Ever heard of Romeo & Juliet Couture? No? Me either. Surprisingly, they just won themselves a collaboration that will keep their name on everyone’s lips. They are partnering with The CW on a Gossip Girl clothing line! (Finally). The collection is set to include embellished tops, bottoms, novelty sweaters, outerwear and draped chiffon dresses with touches of leather, pleats and prints. Every item in the collection will be inspired by one of the characters on Gossip Girl (I want Chuck’s clothing!). I’m guessing this will mean lots of body-conscious, partially mis-matched items (Serena), lots of prim/classic/bow-embellishments (Blair) and then, the funky’ selection (Vanessa). The line will retail for $80-$200 and will be sold in stores such as Kitson, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue come Fall.

  • Six-year-old Toddlers and Tiaras “celebrity” Eden Wood had a tantrum at the Allure Fashion Week Lounge. Not your typical toddler tantrum, either. She was simply distraught after being told that she was too young to use their GLO Brilliant teeth-whitening device.

  • For fashions Fall/Winter 2012 collections, New York Fashion Week has been scheduled to begin one week later than usual, which has ruffled some feathers in Milan. Mario Boselli, the Italian Chamber of Fashion head, called the schedule change “arrogant”, in fear that Milan Fashion Week will be “squeezed” between London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.

  • Behnaz Sarafpour, one of the fashion designers who decided against showing a collection this season, does not believe she ever will again. She expressed feelings that it will continue to be “a lot” for her small company to produce three collections a year and will focus on showing two stronger collections, instead (either Spring and Fall or Fall and Resort).

  • Now that New York Fashion Week‘s Spring/Summer 2012 slot is over, a shot-for-shot video remake of Lanvin‘s fall campaign video has been released featuring some models, stylists, bloggers, and fashionistas around the Lincoln Center! Created by videographer David Sherman, the remake is just as charming as the original. See below!

  • Leighton Meester The Oranges
    From Canada back down to the good old USA, there is a whole lot of great fashion being worn by our beloved Leighton Meester. Starting off at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, she was out to promote her new movie – “The Oranges” in a gorgeous white, eyelet Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 dress. She used McQueen from head to toe with a gold-accented white box clutch as well as animal print pumps. To emphasise her waist, she also threw on a large leather belt.

    Leighton Meester Portrait
    After that, lovely Leighton made her way to The Variety Studio at Holt Renfrew (again, at the Toronto Film Festival 2011). This time, she chose to wear an aquamarine and navy look from Resort 2012 by Louis Vuitton; in fact, it was the same look that Arizona Muse – my obsession – modeled for the collection. The pleated dress was layered underneath the black “Carlitta” jacket from Nonoo and plenty of colourful bracelets on both wrists. She then added a youthful flair with pair of pink and tan wedges from Pierre Hardy.

    Leighton Meester Gossip Girl
    Lastly, Meester returned to New York to film new episodes as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl. In what is definitely the most extravagant look of the three, she wore a silk Moschino Cheap & Chic lemon-print blouse, a nude Spring/Summer 2011 skirt by Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2011, and blouse-matching Loeffler Randall criss-cross Sandals.

    Nicki Minaj Fashion Week

  • Nicki Minaj is Harajuku Barbie – this we all know – but no-one expected Harajuku Barbie to show up at New York Fashion Week. Nonetheless, Miss Minaj turned up to the Prabal Gurung show in a couture-ish cocktail, shouting crazy from Shojono Tomo-printed leggings to an enormous pink bow atop her head. Oh, the times I wish I could read Anna Wintour‘s mind.

  • Victoria Beckham is awesome. She sat in the front row at her own show and was chatting with her guests/attendees.

  • Forever 21 is selling a T-shirt for girls that says “Allergic to Algebra” on it. Make of that what you will.

  • The prequel to Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, is going into production as a TV series on the CW! (It only took three years to confirm the rumour?) Former “Sex and The City” writer Amy Harris has been confirmed to be taking part by Deadline, and Candace Bushnell (the brains behind Sex and The City, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries etc) will be executive producer. Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are also on board.

  • While no-one has yet had the cajones to confirm any of the goings on at Dior, John Galliano‘s replacement has recently been widely reported to be Marc Jacobs. Neither Marc Jacobs nor LVMH are talking, but because of the increased responsibility that comes with the creative director position at Dior (that would be two couture shows, plus regular and pre-season collections), Marc Jacobs and partner Robert Duffy are asking for a package that will put their salary in the “low eight digits” (over $10 million LARGE).

  • Steve Madden has tapped the world’s favourite style twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to be the new creative directors for Superga North America! This isn’t just a ‘slap a celebrity name on it’ deal; this means the savvy sisters will oversee all creative and marketing initiatives, as well as have oversight for distribution.

    “We hope to introduce a fresh perspective to this iconic collection, while honoring Superga‚Äôs legacy of timeless design.”
    Ashley Olsen

  • Tyra Banks is crazy. The All-Stars cycle of America’s Next Top Model, starting Wednesday 9/8c on The CW, is going to own my life.

  • Leighton Meester FNO
    It’s been a while since the last Leighton Meester Style update, hasn’t it? Thankfully, as Gossip Girl Season 5 kicks off later this month (September 26, 8pm on The CW!), our real-life Blair Waldorf has been out and about more often. Most recently, Leighton performed with her band Check in The Dark at the Tiffany’s & Co. boutique during Fashion’s Night Out in New York City. She actress-cum-singer-cum-fashionista opted for an effortless, sky blue, cloud-printed Carven Resort 2012 maxi dress.

    She chose to accessorize with ballet flats from Roger Vivier and Tiffany & Co. jewellery – silver, hooped earrings and a matching silver necklace with a star-shaped charm. Brilliantly bohemian yet polished.

    Leighton Meester Lovestruck
    Earlier, as the face of Vera Wang’s fragrance “Lovestruck“, she made an appearance the launch of the new scent in a lemon sorbet-coloured, ruched chiffon dress from Vera Wang Lavender Label along with the “Esam” platform pump by Jimmy Choo.

    Roxane Mesquida
    I love Roxane Mesquida, and soon, so will you. While everyone is in a tizzy over Elizabeth Hurley being added to the cast of “Gossip Girl“, Mesquida is the addition worth your stylish attention.
    Roxane Mesquida
    The French actress and model is set to play Prince Louis’ sister; she is coming to New York unhappy with her brother’s decision to marry Blair Waldorf (aka style obsession Leighton Meester). Roxane was recently spotted on set with Leighton in nude platform heels by Fendi, a grey embellished bag by Valentino and a gorgeous, v-neck Missoni dress.

    Roxane Mesquida Jerome C Rousseau

    Modelling for Jerome C Rousseau


    While I am hoping they take more risks with Roxane’s wardrobe, I also hope they take some inspiration from her personal style. The laissez-faire sartorial flair of Mesquida is enviably nonchalant, and would translate to screen beautifully.
    Roxane Mesquida
    The fifth season of “Gossip Girl” will be premiering Monday, September 27 at 8pm.