I am a HUGE fan of Gossip Girl, however I tend to miss it when it airs on ITV and instead, just buy the box sets and have a huge catch up session. I feel a bit distant from it lately and when the new series airs several of the cast members will have been dropped (Jenny and Vanessa) which I find disappointing, but I suppose the audience have no control over the cast’s wishes. I actually read the books before the TV series came out and although the characters of Blair and Serena matched up, the other characters are very different and the storylines are changed to fit our society. Jenny was described as a curvy, busty blonde (Taylor Momsen – as much as I love her guts, isn’t a busty, curvy blonde) and Vanessa shaved her head and was quite punky in the books – however I don’t see how this would have been conveyed in the TV series. Anyway, because I know many of us love Gossip Girl I decided to do a fashion/’Where are they now feature’ as I miss it and the cast have been getting up to all sorts of stuff (and have been in the press lots lately!).
Blake Lively (Serena Van Der Woodsen)
Blake has been in the news lots recently, one of the very infamous reasons being that ‘hackers’ apparently faked nude pictures of Blake, which show a very convincing lookalike posing in a variety of seductive positions whereby an Iphone is often seen blocking out the majority of her face. However rumours was soon put aside, when it was revealed that Blake dyed her hair red when these pictures were have supposedly been taken and differences on skin-tone and moles define that it isn’t Blake after all! It was then confirmed that Blake is dating Leonardo DiCaprio and has been spotted on various boats with her new boyfriend. Lucky girl! This photograph (I do not own this photograph or take credit for it) was taken of Blake arriving back to her hotel with stacks of shopping – wonder what she bought in TopShop? I WISH I WERE HER!!
Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey)
Taylor has been touring lately with her band ‘The Pretty Reckless’ and as the days go by she is becoming increasingly more ‘reckless’ in her behaviour and her attire. She was lately spotted wearing no bra but a tape over her nipple whilst greeting fans. Bearing in mind she is 17, she’s not putting across a great image and the no bra tape look really wasn’t a successful one. It just looks odd and cringe-y. We understand she is trying to make a statement, but enough is enough! I was disappointed when she cut all her lovely hair off after the first series, only to want it back again and have hair extensions. The amount of times celebs do this, I really wonder why they bother cutting their hair in the first place. Cheryl Cole cut her hair into a more bobbed style and then got extensions; Selena Gomez also did the same. A little tip – DONT CUT YOUR HAIR IN THE FIRST PLACE!!
Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf)
Leighton has recently been setting trends for Kate Middleton, as she was spotted in the same dress Kate wore for a charity event a month beforehand. She is always on trend, and always seems to be out at events or parties. Lucky her. Apparently Leighton and Blake had a few mishaps on set, although they play two female friends with a love-hate relationship, their friendship stayed at ‘hate’ level for a while, however now they are on talking terms and get along fairly well. Leighton is starring in a new horror movie (I think it’s called Roommate) where she is the scary roommate, I may just go and see it because it will be nice to see her in something other than Gossip Girl, whereby she plays the spoilt rich girl a little too well. I really do admire her fashion style though, as she always looks impeccable – I couldn’t fault her!
(None of the photographs used in this article are my own and I do not take credit for them, they are purely used for reference reasons).