With all the buzz about the rumored re-launch of Gossip Girl lately, all eyes have been on the original cast. Leighton Meester became an instant style icon as entitlement-chic New Yorker, Blair Waldorf during the seven seasons of the culty teen drama. But recently, Leighton has been collaborating on a whole other kind of fashion project — and it’s just about as far from Manhattan as things get.
Sustainable designer, Christy Dawn has made a name for herself here in LA with her signature prairie dresses — a look that has redefined daily fashion across the city. Everything in Christy’s line is hyper-sustainable. Most dresses are made with ‘dead stock’ fabrics, which means they’re upcycled from vintage pieces.
This summer, Leighton and Christy collaborated on the environmentally friendly “Leighton Jumper” — and it sold out almost instantly (shop on the waitlist or see similar styles). All proceeds from the sales of the jumpsuit benefit the Downtown Women’s Center, an organization in LA with a mission to empower and assist women in DTLA suffering from homelessness.
To celebrate the timely collab, we asked Leighton to join our In Her Closet series where some of our favorite fashionable women discuss sustainability and personal style– check out Christy’s closet here!
Here’s Leighton on her personal style, her favorite sustainable brands and the bag she carries constantly…
Currently wearing: Everything Christy Dawn—dresses, jumpsuits, jackets.
My style in three words: California, feminine, tomboy.
Recent inspirations: 90s forever!
My style icons: Miss Honey from the movie/book Matilda. I thought she had a flattering, sweet style; relaxed, but put-together.
Go-to uniform/signature look: Wide leg slacks, button-up top, Vans.
Favorite natural materials: Tinsel and flax.
Something in my closet I’ll own forever: High-waisted jeans.
Style trend I’m most excited about: I love seeing more companies become conscious about the environment and how to sustainably and ethically make their product.
Trend I’m excited to see go: I don’t have trendy clothes or follow trends for the most part, but I admire them on other people.
Most essential accessory: My Frye backpack. It used to be my diaper bag and now I carry everything in it — change of clothes, water bottle, first aid kit.
Look that will never go out of style: Jeans and a t-shirt.
My mission in one sentence: Mainly to raise a kind person and take the time to enjoy it.
Current Mantra: Kindness and compassion—not just currently but always.