Eye Candy : Leighton Meester For Alexa

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I have a confession to make. I sometimes like trashy television shows and once upon a time Gossip Girl was one of those shows.  I couldn't relate at all to the lives of the privileged upper-class adolescent residents of Manhattan's Upper East Side portrayed on the series and the plotlines were really out there at times. But I think the fact that it was so far removed from reality was a huge factor in my fascination.  The fashions were fabulous and NYC was like a stylish background character. I even saw them filming a few times.  

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The character of Blair Waldorf was by far my favorite character for the way she embodied female empowerment.  Blair knew who she was, she never apologized for it and spoke her mind.  She was intelligent and proud of it and was unrelentingly loyal to those she cared about. And let's not forget about her epic love story with Chuck Bass. Unlike Serena who dressed like a two bit hooker most of the time, Blair was always completely put together and appropriately dressed in a classy ladylike way that was feminine and appealing. I give alot of credit to Leighton Meester who portrayed her. The scripts were not Shakespeare but she brought the character to life in a compelling way and was definitely one of the stronger actors on the cast. It was cool to come across this photoshoot lensed by Kurt Iswarienko that Leighton recently appeared in for The New York Post's Alexa magazine. In the glamorous fashions she's wearing, especially that stunning red  Dolce & Gabbana gown she could be channeling Blair Waldorf. Following Gossip Girl, the 32 year old actress continued working, quietly married fellow actor Adam Brody and took almost two years off after the birth of her daughter. She has a third album in the works and is currently appearing in the ABC comedy Single Parents. Leighton talks about raising her child and just living a normal life and comes across refreshingly low key and down to earth. It's a nice contrast from some other actresses who always appear incredibly try hard and are constantly seeking attention. Yes I might be talking about Blake Lively. Did you watch Gossip Girl?

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Leighton Meester, Leighton Meester 2018, Leighton Meester SIngle Parents, Leighton Meester Gossip Girl
Leighton Meester, Leighton Meester 2018, Leighton Meester SIngle Parents, Leighton Meester Gossip Girl
Leighton Meester, Leighton Meester 2018, Leighton Meester SIngle Parents, Leighton Meester Gossip Girl
Photos: Alexa


Doctor Anne said...

I watched Gossip Girl, not so long ago actually, and I loved it. Yes, things couldn't have been further away from my actual live, but that was part of the fascination. And her and her crazy love with Chuck Bass really stood out to me too.

Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

Mica said...

Beautiful photoshoot! She's so pretty in every outfit. I didn't really get into Gossip Girl, but I did like seeing all the fashion pics on blogs as they used the outfits for inspiration! :)

Hope that you are having a lovely week :)

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Pilar said...

I used to watch gossip girl too! I know I read that Leighton Meester had gotten married and had a child, but that was all I heard about her. I hope she gets back into acting because she's a good actress. She looks gorgeous in her photos for this photoshoot!

Blackswan said...

Haven’t heard of gossip girl, but she’s such a darling! xoxo

Lilli said...

Hello Rowena, now I surprise you but I never watched the show lol! Is such a shame I know because is so popular and the fashion there is great. Btw, she is a good actress and you picked a truly beautiful editorial, she looks mesmerizing! Kisses my dear! xo

Paola Lauretano said...

I loved Gossip Girl! Leighton looks fab in these pics!
Kisses, Paola.


LianaLaurie said...

Ohh, I loved Blair and Chuck in Gossip Girl! She was my favorite. Thank you for the beautiful photos!

Emmylou said...

Leighton looks great here, esp. in that oversized coat:) I never did watch Gossip Girl but have always liked Leighton and thought she was great in that movie The Roommate. Hate Blake Lively though.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Ohh sooo beautiful she is, in every outfit. My daughter is crazy about Gossip Girl show. I didn't watch it but I think I should watch now.It's so popular and the fashion there is always wonderful. Thanks for sharing girl.
Have a great day <3

Valerie said...

I've never seen Gossip Girl, but I've heard a lot about it! It was definitely a popular show! I'm loving this gorgeous editorial...each outfit is just so amazing!


Ivana Split said...

I think I saw a few episodes of Gossip Girl, not enough to connect to the characters, but I do know the basic plotline of the show and I can see its appeal. From what I remember seeing, Leighton Meester really did bring her character to life, and I enjoyed her sense of fashion too. This is a beautiful editorial.

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Very beautiful.

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah yes I too watched GG too. I think what made it work was that it was very sarcastic it did not take it self seriously and had a lot snarky jokes in it. It used NY wonderfully I read one critic compare the cinematography to Annie Hall. Plus the great clothes and sound track it all just worked. My sister had friends who worked as extras on the set and she said that they all said that Leighton Meester was really nice.

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