Leighton Meester Downplays Style Icon Status

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Combining fashion-forward looks and traditional elegance, Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is considered by many to be a style icon for her generation.

But the 23-year-old beauty was surprisingly modest and self-conscious when asked about her fashion at the 3.1 Philip Lim show at Fashion Week in NYC.

“That’s a very nice thing to say,” a blushing Leighton Meester said when asked about her style icon status. “But I don’t ... I don’t know. It's not me.”

As for what she’d tell her fans about picking the right outfit, she keeps it simple: “I guess it’s just fun,” Leighton explained. “Just wear what you like.”

Leighton at Fashion Week

The Gossip Girl star went to Lim’s show for the second year in a row.

“It’s just very original and inspired and it’s feminine and beautiful,” she said. “I just saw a few little pieces backstage and I closed my eyes."

"I wanted it to be a surprise!”

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All she needs is some pale pink lippe on and it would look perfect . She looks better with less make - up on. Go - girl.


you look so gorgeous even you don't have make-up!


with or without make up.. leighton still look so beautiful!


she looks really good..she's so humble. i've watched her interviews before and she's so cool..so natural, i think she's smart (i'm really a fan of hers :)) .unlike other stars.


She looks tired here, but still, really pretty.


leighton has to be very put together on the show so if she isnt all done up in real life its cuz shes relaxing. i know she likes dressing up.


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I asbolutely love her!
Firstly - she can pull ANY dress of!
Secondly - I love the light make-up she always wears on media things. As Blair it's always darker but this light is sooooo cute, so natural. I love it!


I love her styles so badddd. Even more than Blair's I think. It's so cute and very creative! Gosh... I love everything about this girl.


Okay, I think she's a good actress, she's gorgeous but good style? She has a stylist who's always with her. So "keeping it simple" doesn't really apply. Completely agree with Nadia.

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