Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Szohr's Streamlined Style

I always talk about how much I love Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, but when I saw the latest photos of Jessica Szohr, who plays Vanessa on the show, I couldn't help but sit up and take notice. She has a sexy, streamlined style that manages to bare skin without ever looking overexposed. For example, she cleverly paired a plunging black top with loose-fitting jeans and a blazer, avoiding a scandalous ensemble that would have landed her on some "worst dressed" lists.

Fashionista also mentioned that Jessica was the most beautiful Gossip Girl cast member they've seen in person (however, they've never met Leighton so the jury is out!).

My favorite look is her black scoop-neck minidress paired with a long necklace, black and white heels, and gorgeous hair, which she wore to last night's Entertainment Weekly and Vavoom annual upfront party. The outfit is easily replicable and totally stunning with the right accessories. Jessica reminds me of Cameron Diaz in the way she uses her body as the greatest fashion accessory, flaunting long legs and a tan to complement her casual but chic clothing choices.

I love her more conservative outfits as well, like the T-shirt, skinny jeans, scarf, red heels and pulled back hair she threw on for a clothing launch at Kitson last December. At the recent debut of Rogan for Target at Barneys, Jessica looked comfortable in an oatmeal-colored cowl neck dress and soft boots.

Sounds like Leighton definitely has a contender for my Gossip Girl affections!

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