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The competition is heating up on Gossip Girl. Blair landed an internship at W magazine (shown here wearing a Valentino cardigan, Organic John Patrick shorts, Salvatore Ferragamo belt, Hue tights, Usai blouse and J. Lingnau necklace and Ralph Lauren heels). However, the position loses its grandeur when she learns Dan just landed the same one. Tune in to the CW Monday at 9/8c to find out what happens. Click through to see what everyone’s wearing on the show. Plus: Tell us your favorite look in the comments!
• Gossip Girl: The Kids Are Not All Right
• Kelly Rutherford Designs Handbags!
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/012611-ltl-300.jpg” credit=”Getty Images (5); Courtesy Photo (1)” align=”right” border=”1″ alt=”Justin Beiber Kelly Osbourne Leighton Meester Penelope Cruz”]1. OPI is adding eight new shades to Justin Bieber’s best-selling nail polish line. Who wants to wear a light purple “I’m a Belieber” hue? Huh? [StyleBistro]
2. Kelly Osbourne ousts Taylor Momsen as the new face of Material Girl, Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon’s collection for Macy’s. [MFL]
3. Chanel’s creative director for makeup Peter Philips talks beauty in this video. [Nowness]
4. Enough blogging, Gossip Girl joins Facebook… with a GG-themed game. [ElleGirl]
5. ¡Felicitaciones! to Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who recently welcomed a baby boy. [HuffPo]
6. Trina Turk celebrates her label’s 15th birthday with a collaboration with Clinique. [SheFinds]
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/011911-gg-lead-400.jpg” credit=”Blake Lively as Serena” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Courtesy of the CW”]After a seven-week long hiatus, Gossip Girl is back! There are going to be some new faces in town, including Raina Thorpe (played by Tika Sumpter), the daughter of a former business associate of Chuck’s father. And our old favorites are back to their dramatic ways, including Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively—pictured here in a Camilla and Marc sweater, Maxime Simoens top and Rag & Bone jeans. Tune in Monday night to the CW at 9/8c to see the juicy episode. Plus: Click through the photo gallery for head-to-toe credits of what everyone will be wearing!
• Who Is the New Gossip Girl star?
• Gossip Girl’s Cozy Winter Style
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The accessories on Gossip Girl always catch our eye, which is why we’re thrilled to find out that one of the show’s stars is launching her own handbag line! Kelly Rutherford, whose style we love as her TV alter-ego Lily van der Woodsen, created a five-piece line of clutches and totes for QVC. “My priority is to design timeless pieces that women of all ages can wear,” Rutherford told InStyle exclusively. “I designed the bags for the chic working mom as well as the sophisticated urban girl on-the-go.” The collection, which she describes as “affordable luxury,” includes an evening clutch and satchel (shown), ranging from $130 to $199. But the big question is… would Lily wear them? “Lily would own the bags in every color,” she said. “They are priced so well, why not? Plus, they go with everything.” Rutherford’s line launches on QVC February 25th at 8/7c. Click through the gallery to see an exclusive preview of her collection!
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/010611-jessica-400.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of Sobe ” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Jessica Szohr SoBe ads”]Jessica Szohr stripped down to the buff and posed in nothing but body paint as the new celebrity face for the SoBe Skinsuit campaign. And saying yes to the revealing photos was a no-brainer for the Gossip Girl star. “Ashley Greene [last year’s SoBe Skinsuit model] is one of my best friends and she told me all about it,” Szohr told InStyle exclusively. “My body was a canvas and it was all very artistic.” Indeed, Szohr had to stand for five hours and lie down for another five to have her “swimsuit” painted on. “It was ticklish in certain areas, but when I was laying down I napped.” She also boosted her fitness routine to prepare. “My uncle owns a gym in Wisconsin, and he came out to New York to train me,” she said. Her regimen included cardio and weightlifting in the weeks leading up to the Costa Rica photo shoot. The full campaign launches in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, available February 15.
• Who is the new Gossip Girl Star?
• Gossip Girl‘s cozy winter style
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/010511-tika-300.jpg” credit=”Ben King/startraksphoto” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]There’s a fresh face on the set of Gossip Girl: Tika Sumpter. The actress will play Raina Thorpe, the daughter of a powerful business tycoon and a possible love interest to Chuck Bass. Sumpter, who most recently played Layla on One Life to Live, is off to a stylish start—she was spotted yesterday outside of Bergdorf Goodman shooting a scene with Chace Crawford, who plays Nate Archibald. We can’t wait to see what happens! Gossip Girl returns with new episodes on the CW January 24.
• Gossip Girl‘s Cozy Winter Style
• Looks from Last Season
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Emily Blunt attended the premiere of Gulliver’s Travels in Hollywood over the weekend in a color-block dress by Roksanda Ilincic. The look featured an aquamarine top, which was perfectly offset by the attached tan skirt and a sliver of amethyst purple at the waist. Other celebrities are loving the way a beige skirt looks with a bright top, too: Kim Kardashian wore a sequined petal skirt with a ruby cowl neck blouse in London a few months ago, and Blake Lively wore a vibrant blue top by Gypsy 05 with a tan skort by Wayne on Gossip Girl this season. Tell us what you think of the tan-plus-jewel-tone look in the comments below.
• Trend to Try: Cape Coats
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• Red-Carpet Trend: Sunny Shades of Yellow
[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121610-Gossip-Girl-623.jpg” credit=”Jose Perez / Splash News, Jackson Lee / Splash News, AAR/Fame Pictures” align=”center” border=”1″ alt=””]Just because Gossip Girl isn’t returning with new episodes until next year doesn’t mean that Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck and Dan are completely off the radar. The hot young crew has been spotted all over New York filming new episodes, and given the chillier-than-usual temperatures, they’re bundling up in cute winter clothes. We’ve spotted Blake Lively piling on layers upon layers of shearling, scarves and long sweaters, including a Catherine Malandrino vest and jacket, for her role as Serena van der Woodsen, while Leighton Meester is rocking printed tights and ivory coats befitting of Blair Waldorf. (And are those Uggs we see on Blair?) We can’t wait to see what else these ladies wear when the show returns at 8 p.m. on January 24th! Check back here for all the insider fashion details.
• Which celebrities rocked capes this winter?
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Leighton Meester may play a beauty queen-turned-singer alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw in the upcoming movie Country Strong, but the Gossip Girl star admitted that a country music career isn’t in her immediate future. “I’m definitely not coming out with a country album any time soon,” Meester (in Christian Dior) told us last night at the film’s Los Angeles premiere. “But I enjoy it. This is different than anything I’ve done. It’s definitely influenced my style of songwriting.” Her country music superstar co-star Tim McGraw played a huge role: “We sat down for hours and talked about everything,” the 24-year-old said of McGraw. “He was my mentor in the movie and in real life, too.” Meester, who signed a record contract with Universal last April, sings a cover of “Words I Couldn’t Say” by Rascal Flatts on the movie’s soundtrack.
• Gwyneth Paltrow on her role in Country Strong
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120810-blake-300.jpg” credit=”Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””] Possibly! Reports from E! Online speculate that Gossip Girl star Blake Lively recently shot a Chanel handbag ad campaign in Paris. And the rumor may very well be true—not only has the label tapped celebrities for previous handbag campaigns (like Lily Allen in 2009), but Lively has been spotted with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld numerous times throughout the past year. She sat front row at Chanel’s summer couture show in Paris and she and Lagerfeld hit Chanel Fashion’s Night Out party together this September (left). Lively already has a Christian Louboutin shoe named after her—will a Chanel handbag be next?
MORE! Get the dish on Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester’s Vera Wang ads.