Leighton Meester and Eric Daman

Leighton Meester and Eric Daman


I don’t know a red-blooded female who doesn’t like the way the ladies of “Gossip Girl” dress when they are at a party. Now, it will be all that much more accessible. Head stylist for the show as of Season One Episode One, Eric Daman, has teamed with US store Charlotte Russe to design a collection of party dresses and accessories called “Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe“.

The actual dresses are much more impressive than the name – featuring a black one-shoulder sequin dress, a black velvet frock with lace sleeves, a blue strapless piece with tulle accents, and an array of styles that are “designed in a way that they each have their own personality“, with every item under $50.

The collaboration will be available for purchase in Charlotte Russe stores and on CharlotteRusse.com starting Oct. 24.

Leighton Meester at Fashions Night Out The Show
My favourite outfit from the Fashion’s Night Out runway show was worn by Leighton Meester. The girl has proverbial balls. She wore a Versus Fall/Winter 2010.11 RTW Blue Dress, the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2010 Studded Minaudière Trésor Clutch, and Christian Louboutin Venus Booties. Until now, I was on the fence regarding the Venuses but they photographed beautifully.

Gossip Girl has been close to jumping the shark throughout season three. To be frank, there were too many plotlines, too many guest ‘stars’ (13 recurring, 6 pop-ins, and 4 cameos excluding the regular cast of 9?!), and too many episodes that lacked structure. It’s The O.C. all over again. Heads up, Josh Schwartz.

Luckily, the fashion remains near-perfect and the past two days of filming for season 4 in Paris show us exactly why. Blair Waldorf, played by the gorgeous Leighton Meester, rivals all other ensembles in my favourite Moschino dress of S/S 2010. Catch her, Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) and the rest of the overprivileged Upper East Side starting Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9/8c on the CW.