Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester covers Lucky Magazine wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress, with cute bangs (but really cheap, stringy single extensions). She also gives an endearing interview, in which she says she’s in love with being in love and it’s something she values above her career success.
On whether she knew she would be successful: “I don’t know. Yes? But you can’t count on success in this business. And anyway, being famous or rich or making a certain kind of movie; none of that means ‘success’ to me. Success to me is being happy and fulfilled, truly fulfilled, and being proud of myself and doing different things all the time. So thus far, yes, I’ve been successful.”
On how Gossip Girl has changed her personal style: “My friend says that before the show I dressed like a homeless person. I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, ‘But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!’ I’ve learned from Blair, though. Now I like to pepper in something designer with my usual stuff.”
On her makeup routine: “I’ve stopped wearing makeup when I’m not working. For a while I thought I had dark circles and bad skin, and then I realized I was seeing myself that way because I didn’t recognize myself anymore without makeup. Now when I wear it, I think I look really weird!”
On falling in love (she’s been dating artist Aaron Himelstein since 2011): “I love love. It’s the most intriguing universally understood emotion, and it comes in so many forms: family love, love of friends. I fall in love with everybody all the time.”
On babies: She used to be scared of the idea, although, she’s changed her mind “especially now that I know you don’t have to be married to have children.”
On marriage: “When I was a kid I thought marriage was sex, but if I ever am in a situation where I want to be married, I don’t think I’ll have a big wedding. Hopefully it would be about something way more secure than that.”
On getting to know herself: “I used to have roommates all the time. Living alone… it’s so great to get to know yourself, and how weird you are, which can be pretty weird. You can be like, ‘I spent all day watching that?!” - via Lucky Magazine.