Gossip Girl Set Report: Meatpacking District

Yesterday while out shooting street style, I decided to check out the Gossip Girl film set at the Standard Hotel. Filming was up on the rooftop of the hotel, so I didn’t get a chance to get that many photos. But I did end up seeing a few of the show’s stars walking back and forth between their trailers and the set.

Right when I arrived, Penn Badgley walked past me into a waiting van. Shortly after, Blake Lively exited her trailer, but I wasn’t in a good position and only got a shot of the back of her head. At least it was cute! She was wearing her hair in a fishtail braid. I waited a little while longer (there were benches outside the standard, and I’d already walked a lot yesterday!) and then Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford appeared. They were nice and friendly to the waiting fans, as always.

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Kelly stopped outside the hotel’s back entrance and posed for some photos with fans.

About fifteen minutes later, right before I was planning on leaving, Blake reappeared.

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She had her head down, and didn’t acknowledge any of her fans. Such a striking difference between now, and the friendly girl I worked on a photo set with three years ago. I’m sure paparazzi get irritating, but when you’re on set, it’s pretty much expected.

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Either way though, Blake looked cute. And I loved her Chanel bag! She quickly changed outfits, then came back out one more time before I left:

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Not sure if I’ll head back to the set any time soon. It’s just not as fun as it used to be. And obviously, it’s much easier to get good photos when the filming is actually occurring outdoors. Not sure if that’s a response to the increased paparazzi presence, or what, but it (outdoor shooting) doesn’t seem to be happening as frequently as it was last summer.


Gossip Girl is Back

NYC production might not start until Thursday July 8th, but Season 4 of Gossip Girl kicked off filming in Paris today. If the photos from today’s shoot are any indication, the show’s trendsetting fashion is back with a vengeance!

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Leighton’s outfit is adorable, and while I personally wouldn’t have styled Blake’s cage dress over a lacy shift, I love it.

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To be honest, I stopped watching last season after the plots kept getting more and more ridiculous. I’ll still be photographing the cast on set once filming starts in New York. Love or hate the show, you can’t deny they are one of the most fashionable casts currently on television. If the styling choices continue to push boundaries and inspire me like these looks do, I might just start watching again.

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Blake Lively.

Gossip Girl,Blake Lively,Leighton Meester,The Greyest Ghost

Gossip Girl,Blake Lively,Leighton Meester,The Greyest Ghost

Photos via ONTD: Post #1, Post #2.

Gossip Girl Set Report #3: Hilary Duff!

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Today marked the arrival of Hillary Duff on the Gossip Girl set, filming her guest spot as Olivia, Vanessa’s new roommate. “Olivia Burke” is ” a movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience.”
She joined cast members Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley filming what looked a like a morning run to a coffee and donut cart.

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The cast filmed at the cart for over two hours, switching angles and directions half way thorough. At one point, an extremely rude paparazzi (one of the most obnoxious I’ve ever encountered) threw a fit after being asked by a crew member for his press credentials. He started screaming, and firing off his camera so much that the clicking shutter disrupted even Penn Badgley, who was visibly annoyed and yelled out “We’re filming here!” at the rude photographer. The entire audience laughed as he was chased off the set. The paparazzi presence was larger today than any other day I’ve been on set. Likely due to it being Hillary’s first day. It was great to see some new faces like Hillary and Chace this time I visited the set. Maybe next time I’ll finally get to see Blake!

(I also went to the sets of Eat, Pray, Love and Going the Distance today, but sadly there was no outdoor filming going on.)


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