Friday, 8 August 2008

Style in expected places...

Sometimes, style icons come out of nowhere. And sometimes, they have always been there and yet no one really notices them until they're thrust into the spotlight. And such is the case with the stars of Gossip Girl, touted the Sex and the City of this generation (with regards to its impact on the young-adult fashion industry). Blake Lively (who plays Serena Van der Woodsen), as far as I'm concerned, could be on her way to becoming a true style queen, but thus far hasn't particularly impressed me with her safe (aka boring), California-girl fashion efforts. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure she's a lovely girl, but when it comes to style, Leighton Meester (who plays Blair Waldorf) is the real star.

Leighton is incredibly beautiful and knows how to work the red carpet.
This look on the right, Pencey mini-dress with matching while heels, is possibly one of my favourite red-carpet outfits ever.

Leighton may not always get it right (who does?), but this is not what defines a style icon. A style icon (or an icon of any kind, really) is someone who takes risks no matter the consequences. And it's this confidence that gives them that 'wow' factor, meaning a wrong step is nearly impossible.
It may be too early to tell whether or not Leightoon Meester is a full-blown style icon in-the-making, but one thing's for sure: as her star continues to rise, her style cred will surely rise with it.

Many of you noted that one of the things you would like to see more of on this blog was magazine editorial coverage. Recently I came across a particularly dazzling, little photoshoot from this month's Russh magazine, which I thought beautiful enough to share with my equally beautiful readers. Enjoy!




Oh and please don't forget to cast you vote(s) in this month's poll on the right hand side of the page.
Catch.

Romany

[photos courtesy of people.com, leightonmeester.us, gettyimages.com and myspace.com/russhmagazine]

27 comments:

Fashion's Darling said...

SWEET! first to comment! hahaa
I do like Leighton style she's definitely the girly girl between her and blake.I love Blake simply b/c of her role in the traveling pants movie (she played my fave character). I think Blake gets more attention cuz she's tall and blond. at least I know americans have an obsession with stuff like that...from what I've seen

Fashion's Darling said...

and yes I DO watch ANTM haha

KiKi said...

I love her i am not the biggist fan of the show but she is a great fashion icon

Life's a Wardrobe said...

Love those photos! I've linked your blog =)

JuliaFuentez said...

i love her style, i think she is going to be an iqon really soon

Tia said...

I very much prefer Leighton's closet to Blake's. She a lot more daring & the outfits she's seen in are so perfectly fitted for her.
Thank you so much for the comment Romany! =D

Tia
fashiondiarygirl.blogspot.com

Trixy Tran said...

i totally agree; i think leighton's more sophisticated when she dresses because she keeps it simple, but it's still glamourous and beautiful.

Skyla said...

i am very excited for GG to return. Although I love Blake, i would agree that Leighton's style is much more out there. I love those Herve Leger style dresses. Gorgeous.

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On Track said...

I have actually just fallen in love with Leighton, I didnt actually know about her till a couple of days ago so i am LOVING your post, this woman is so darn stylish :D thanks for the pics

StrikeMatch said...

I completely agree about Blake. I mean, Shop Til You Drop (I know... what did I expect) called her the 'big style icon' of spring/summer. I haven't really seen anything original. Leighton is at least 30 times better.

belle.chantelle said...

I absolutely adore Leighton. Great post. I like how she's always showing her legs. I love legs! Go legs!

Cheyenne said...

Shes great on and on screen. Like your blog!

Kira Fashion said...

hi friend,
you are really right, she is really out there right now!
fantastic post!

how are you doing?
I hope you are fine,

a kiss,
see you,
Kira

terren said...

i agree about blake's style... and i never thought about leighton as an icon, but i think you're right - she may be a fashionista in the making!

Sunniva said...

I adore Leighton's style! I really do believe that one day she'll be seen as a style icon. Great post!

xxx

ashleigh said...

ohh i think they're bith gorgeous. and i can't wait for the new season!!!

bronwyn said...

I think her personal style's not bad at all. It will be interesting to see if she becomes a fully fledged style icon. I particularly like the middle minidress in the bottom photo.

kirsty said...

i seriously love leighton, more than blake! (i think it's because i'm brunette and have always loved other famous brunettes more as everyone famous and beautiful used to be blonde.) but she is incredibly stylish, i really like the simple black dress best for some reason - call me boring but hey!

AsianCajuns said...

I completely agree with your definition of a style icon.
Love that editorial!

alis said...

Well, she's gorgeous and has a very charismatic smile, she would look good in anything, but still she's very original. I haven't really seen her get it wrong, she may have some looks I wan't amazed with, but I never thought "wtf is she wearing?".

Kat said...

I totally agree about blake, very average style in my opinion, Leighton has certainly better style.
Ooh that editorial does look dreamy.
Btw thanks for your lovely comment, glad to hear you might give the rock chick look another go!

LaCouturier said...

blake lively & leighton meester are two of my style icons!! =)

please check out my blog, http://la-couturier.blogspot.com

Beauty_Confessional said...

Leighton Meester always looks great
the white dress is beautiful
BTW I also have a fashion/model/beauty blog

Would you like to exchange links?

http://www.beautyconfessional.net

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