Saturday, March 4, 2017

Leighton Meester and Her Lucky Shoes

Leighton as Blair. Great blazer! Warner Bros. photo.

I have been watching re-runs of Gossip Girl here and there when I need some outfit, makeup, or jewelry inspiration. Those were some skilled and creative people behind the scenes of that show and I find a lot of those looks—and particularly the jewelry—still relevant today! I didn’t watch Gossip Girl back when it aired regularly since I had a baby and kindergartner at the time, was exhausted, and had no time for TV.

Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley film Gossip Girl. Warner Bros. photo.

I recently read that Leighton Meester, who played bad girl Blair Waldorf, claimed a pair of Marc Jacobs shoes helped her land the role! Her luggage had been lost on the flight from LA to New York and she spotted a pair of red leopard Marc Jacobs shoes on a shopping trip right before the audition. When she saw the price tag she told her mother, “If I buy them I can’t pay rent.” Her mother’s response? “Rent can wait.” Leighton went on to say, “As I bought them I imagined that these would be the shoes that would win me the part. They did.”

Leighton and her good luck shoes. Photo by Filmmagic.

Whether you have a great story like Leighton’s about a lucky pair of shoes or just a special thing you love to wear, consider this your friendly reminder that March’s “How I Wear My” is all about the Lucky Charm! Send photos to us at by March 6, 2017. Be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.


Coulda shoulda woulda said...

OH i like this - i must go through my stuff bc i have a few of these things!

Jill said...

Hi Naomi, it would be wonderful to have you join us! xx