As if New York's Upper East Side wasn't a swish enough location for addictive TV series Gossip Girl to be filmed at, the American drama has upped its glam factor by choosing the romantic Parisian streets as backdrop to some special episodes. Arriving just in time for Couture Fashion Week, Blake Lively has already been spotted sitting front row, next to Anna Wintour, with rumours flying that the actress had been spotted modelling in the Paris Ritz Hotel, the very place the American editor-in-chief is staying.
The fleeting visit isn't about reality though - all eyes are on the characters' European wardrobes, with Serena flying the flag for St Tropez chic in floppy hats, wide legged pants and maxi dresses, whilst it's all about the prints for Blair Waldorf, be it cherry, floral, digital or all three. French actress Clemence Poesy - who makes a special cameo appearance - taught the girls a thing or two about Parisian dressing, however, when she stole the limelight by looking elegantly thrown together in a timeless beige trench with dishevelled hair.
Leighton Meester usually pops up on fashion sites for her work as Blair Waldorf on 'Gossip Girl', but today, it's for her weekend performance at Los Angeles' KIIS FM Jingle Ball. Leather shorts, strappy wedges and faux-lingerie tops...check, check and check.
The buzz for the third season of 'Gossip Girl' is already mounting, and now, we bring you news of an upcoming guest star. 'America's Next Top Model' host Tyra Banks is expected to play an actress called Ursula Nyquist. (Yes, we know it sounds like Nyquil, and no, we didn't make it up.) She'll star in a film with another actress played by Hilary Duff, who's just a star looking for her college experience, according to Grazia.
New episodes start Sept. 14, and you can bet that we'll be watching. We can be major drama queens, as long as the drama's happening with Blair, Serena and Little J and we can tune in from a safe distance!