FOUND: Leighton Meester's Gossip Girl Gallery Dress

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Maybe it was just me, but this week's Gossip Girl episode, Pret-A-Poor-Jenny, felt like a total roller coaster ride. From the high of the amazing Chuck and Blair story line, to the low of the totally awkward and strangely premature Nate and Jenny kiss, it was all a little much. Seriously, I know it's all acting, but watching a 23-year-old actor make out with a 15-year-old actress on prime time freaked me out a little. Moving on.

Let's concentrate on the good stuff. The Chuck and Blair story line was so perfect and Leighton Meester as Blair looked beautiful throughout the episode, even in her moments of despair. Plus, as always, the fashion rocked. My pick for Blair's best fashion ensemble of the evening? The ladylike lace-accent dress she wore to the gallery opening [picture top left] to confront Chuck with those "three little words."

Temperley London Zola Mini Dress
Temperley London "Zola" Dress

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Want to steal Leighton Meester as Blair's Gossip Girl dress style? She was sporting the Zola Mini Dress from Temperley London [right]. This silk and cotton lace confection is full of the girly-girl details we expect from Blair. Lace, bows and pleats, oh my! I'm actually amazed how this combination of several very girly details still manages to look incredibly chic. I firmly disagree with those people who claim that the only difference between a $120 dress and a $1,200 dress is the label. Take away the impeccable construction, luxe fabrics and well thought out design and this dress would be a mess. And definitely not Blair-worthy.

Click on the photo at right to link directly to where you can purchase the Zola Mini Dress by Temperley London, as seen on Leighton Meester as Blair on Gossip Girl. It's worth the look just to check out the back button detailing, which makes the rear view just as picture perfect as the front.