Ok, ok, so Blair Waldorf is not actually a real person. She is, in fact, a character in the CW tv series Gossip Girl, based on the book series by the same name. Despite this I've chosen to feature her as one of my chic women. Why? First, her style is simply to die for. I love preppy, I love old fashioned, and I love that she does preppy, old fashioned with a modern sexy twist.
In addition to my crush on her wardrobe, I am completely obsessed with Blair's hair. She has flowing, shiny dark locks of hair that always look perfect and are often accessorized with some sort of hair piece. I have high hopes that she will rock some adorable vintage style hats before the series is over. I read that in the book she has her locks chopped into a short style at some point. In my opinion this would be truly tragic, tantamount to when Felicity chopped her curly tresses.
Poor Blair, her boyfriend doesn't love her...but that doesn't stop her from wearing some mighty sexy undergarments!
I think Blair was cemented in my affection in the latest episode of Gossip Girl, when she climbed on stage in a burlesque club and revealed that under her grannyesque dress she was sporting some might sexy undergarments. Let me first point out that Blair was dressed for dinner with her boyfriend's family after discovering that her boyfriend was still in love with her best friend. Clearly, unless she was hit by a truck and rushed to the hospital, Blair did not believe anyone was going to see what was going on under that dress. So, Blair dressed for herself, she donned some unbelievably sexy feminine armor under her dress to prepare for the rough night ahead. Her choice? A divine silk and lace champagne slip and black seemed stockings! Delish!
Chic when she is sleeping...chic when she's awake...chic if she's been bad or good, so be bad for goodness sake!
I further love that the girl maintains her style when dreaming, when sleeping and when lounging around the house. Does it get any chicer than dreaming of yourself as a modern day Holly Golightly?! Could life get any better than being served fresh fruit for breakfast in a silk navy robe? Most of us will never know what real life chic icons wear around the house, primarily because it would be an enormous invasion of privacy. We many on occasion hear some tidbit in an interview, for example the entire world knows Marilyn slept in only Chanel no. 5, but generally speaking we will have to learn how to be chic when lounging from fake style icons like Blair.
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