Saturday, March 7, 2009

Leighton Crush

My inner fan emerged briefly this morning just before noon. That was when Leighton Meester walked right past me at Lady Foot Locker on 34th Street and smiled. I got all "OMG" inside then remembered I don't get celeb crushes. Yes, once a very young Chris Cornell crowd surfed next to me and I may have blacked out. Then there was the mesmerizing hour I spent watching Layne Staley stomp around the parking lot of Hammerjack's scaring metal girls.

But why Leighton? Her perfect skin? Her infectious smile? Her terrific, evil character Blair on Gossip Girl? Her really cute Phillip Lim outfit? Her ability to look adorable in a dress, leather jacket, and black Reebok Top Downs? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.

My favorite photo. Cute braid.

Best outfit shot. I think the shoes totally suit her and now I want the pink and black.

Signing autographs: lots of parents w/kids in tow, and Leighton posed for pictures with all of them.

Here I get distracted by her ring, and then her assistant's Fendi.

I think she was there for a good hour.

Leighton charmed everyone. Well, except for maybe a couple unruly photogs, whom she gracefully ignored as she personalized each autograph and took time to speak with everyone who had waited in line. She gave the photographers a few poses, but it was clear Leighton was there for her fans. Smart girl.

Video to be posted on Monday.

Update: Leighton Vid! See, is Blair not charming?!

Lady Foot Locker, 120 W. 34th btwn Broadway & 7th


WendyB said...

If I ever see Coco and Ice-T my inner fan will explode and it will be very messy.

Anonymous said...

Oh Leighton! I love her. <3

yiqin; said...

Wow, you saw her?!?!!! I am so jealous!!!

micol zanzuri said...

she is simply gorgeus!

Seeker said...

Wow, great shots.


Danz said...

She seems like a genuinely nice girl (unlike Blair, but I love her anyway) and she looks so cute in that outfit!
I'm not one to get all 'crazy, crying fan' over anyone but I'm sure I'd still be quietly starstruck when meeting a celebrity.

eeps. said...

wendyb - HAHAHAHA!

i wish i'd gotten up early enough to go saturday. she is so adorable. team blair all the day!

Sister Wolf said...

Oh my, she IS pretty! Damn her and her perfect skin.

Anonymous said...

omg lol-ing at you blacking out at a soundgarden concert. hahahah

Jocelyn said...

I got excited when I read about Hammerjack's! I have so many memories of that place!

Songy said...

that's cute. I don't even know this woman..

Harriet said...

Oh my! i really do love leighton! she is the most gorgeous, charming girl! i would probably succumb to my inner fan if i ever met her! she is stunning!!