Leighton Meester graces the cover of Lucky magazine’s July 2012 issue wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress. Inside, Leighton discusses her success, how Gossip Girl has changed her, and her beauty regime.
On success: “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: “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 beauty regime: “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!”
Also inside the July 2012 issue: a guide to wearing color and mixing patterns. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on June 15 or head to LuckyMag.com.