Words: Claire Porter
Images: Sourced by blogger
It’s finally here: the LAST EVER series of Gossip Girl. Yes, the most fashionable programme on television since Sex and the City is nearing its climax. I’m expecting a lot of questions to be answered this season; Will Chuck and Blair end up together? Will Serena ever find love? And, the biggest question of all, who is Gossip Girl?!
There is one more thing to be resolved before the end of the series: the long running fashion battle between Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (Blake Lively). Yes, on-screen they may be BFFs, but off-screen they’re often pitched as fashion rivals. It’s time to decide who really is Gossip Girl’s Queen B!
Round One sees Leighton keep it casual in some denim shirts and a bohemian-style blouse; a perfect summer outfit, although I don’t know if I can see Blair in it. Blake looks sharp in leather trousers and grey blazer; she definitely likes to make a style statement.
Vera Wang vs Gucci
Both Gossip Girls have represented big name designer fragrances. Leighton is the face of Vera Wang’s Lovestruck perfume; she looks feminine and elegant as ever in the campaign. Just this year, Blake was chosen to be the face of Gucci’s new perfume, Premier. Lively looks super sophisticated in the ad and I know it made me want to buy the perfume!
Monroe vs Hepburn
The 100th episode of Gossip Girl saw Serena and Blair take on the personas of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Both of their characters are said to have been based on Monroe and Hepburn on throughout the series; Serena, the blonde bombshell who all the guys fall for, and Blair the sophisticated and elegant lady who gets the guy in the end.
Red Carpet Looks
The 2009 Emmy Awards saw the pair go head to head in Grecian-style dresses. Lively chose a daring red dress with plunging neckline and slicked back hair, while Meester looked angelic in a white draped number with tousled hair.
And the winner is… well, to be quite frank, I can’t decide (although I was always more of a Hepburn fan). I would quite happily steal either of their wardrobes, but who is YOUR Queen B?
XOXO Gossip Girl
The sixth and final series of Gossip Girl starts on ITV2 tonight at 7pm. Claire will be guest blogging for Scotcampus.com all this week. You can read her personal blog at Clairepporter.wordpress.com or check out the rest of her guest posts here.