Yes, it's true! Yesterday morning British Vogue confirmed that Alexa Chung will appear in the final season of Gossip Girl and this week, has been busy filming scenes alongside Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. At the moment there's been no word on how may episodes she will star in but what we do know is that the appearance will be a cameo rather than a role.
Considering that fashion plays such a prominent part in the show and the Americans are just as obsessed about her as people are on this side of the pond, the news comes as no surprise. It would have been a lot more interesting, though, to see her have a real role. I mean, how brilliant would it have been to see her play Dan Humphries latest squeeze?
The cast of 'Gossip Girl' have made no secret of the fact that they plan to officially fly the nest soon and this week it became clear that that time is a lot sooner than what we all had thought.
The CW Network confirmed that the sixth season of the show, which is currently on air, will be it's last and has been shortened meaning that there are only eleven episodes left. So far Chase Crawford who plays Nate Archibald is the only person who has spoken out about the news. 'For me, it's going to be...tough to leave New York City and it's definitely an end of an era,' he told Us Weekly. 'It was college for everyone really.'
2012 has started off well in the cover stakes and the latest comes from Leighton Meester who is the star of Marie Claire's April issue. The cover works but I can't help but feeling like we've seen Meester look like this before.
Compared to her on screen character in Gossip Girl, her magazine shoots tend to be predictable and classic but in the wrong way and the same was true for her full feature here. The accompanying editorial, while pretty, isn't memorable and makes the young actress look much older than she is.
New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.
Back in November we revealed that Leighton Meester has signed a big contract with Vera Wang and early this year we revealed a sneak peak of outtakes from the shoot and now the ad has finally been released.
Shot by Carter Smith, Meester appears on a balcony in Paris in a couture Wang gown to promote the brand's 'Lovestruck' fragrance. As well as featuring in the print campaign, the 'Gossip Girl' star will also appear in a TV commercial. “When I heard tourists saying, ‘I want to look like her,’ I knew we were right on the money,” Wang told WWD the day of the shoot. “There’s nothing like the real client in the street, and I mean the street literally — and in windows literally.”
The perfume will arrive in stores in American this summer.