If you don't already know, Gossip Girl is my favourite TV show, ever. I literally watched the entire 6 seasons in under 2 weeks (I didn't get much sleep) and am re-watching it again dubbed in French, telling myself it counts as revision. Blair is definitely my favourite character; I love everything about her glamourous and extremely confident, strong and independent nature, even her scheming, which is always so fantastically planned I have to applaud her. My favourite thing about Blair is that she knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to get it for herself. Some of my favourite quotes from Blair include:
"If you really want something, you don't stop for anyone or anything until you get it."
"I'm not a stop along the way. I'm a destination."
"Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen."
Blair definitely has a true signature style; classy, preppy and feminine. Her main influences are her idol, Audrey Hepburn and of course, the city of Paris which is featured heavily in the show as one of her favourite destinations. She wears tailored blouses, ribbons, colourful coats, hardly ever wears trousers and is known for her famous headbands. I found it very easy to imitate Blair's style as it is so defined, and I dress in a relatively similar way myself anyway.
This look is extremely easy to re-create yourself. I wore a basic white shirt, which you can find almost anywhere if you haven't already got one tucked inside your wardrobe. I tied a regular black ribbon in a bow around my neck to imitate Blair's signature neck bow. Blair often wears similar tops to this in the first few seasons, when she is still rocking the preppy school-girl look. I left my hair natural, although I could have curled it if I had more time to make it look even more like her perfectly styled locks! I should really have added a hairband too - make sure you don't forget like I did! I had to opt for trousers as the weather was so cold but I made sure they were simple and black, however Blair's style is often far more feminine and she would probably pick to wear a tailored black skirt and colourful or white tights. I topped it all off with a red tartan coat, very similar to some of the ones she wears on the show! If you don't want to spend a huge amount on a stand-out coat, Primark often have lots of choice at a low price.
Let me know if you like this type of post and if I should do more! I'd be happy to take any recommendations for characters from your favourite films & TV shows.