For some reason, we think Blair Waldorf would approve!
Leighton Meester's long since grown past her role on Gossip Girl, but we A) love that she's taken a youthful approach to her November cover of Nylon magazine, and B) will always keep that series' memory alive.
Ahem, anyway! As you can see, the smokey makeup and deep red lipstick on the actress is quite refreshing, considering she rarely goes this dark. Ever.
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She also bundled up in a furry red coat with bold white stars printed all over, making us want both Christmas and the Fourth of July to be here at the same time.
But that's not the best part! She's even more majestic inside the mag, with one shot of her dressed in a bejeweled blue blazer and crop top with jeans.
Are U a fan of seeing Leighton's new side???
[Image via Nylon.]