Friday, July 10, 2009

Spotted: Gossip Girls...and Boys...in Soho

Alternate Title: xoxo, bitches!

I had one of those fabulous New York days yesterday.

I'll cut to the chase and say that I was having a mediocre day when I decided to go out and run some errands when I came up on the set of
Gossip Girl in SoHo. They were taping and it was fabulous. I took a bazillion photos. I don't normally get star struck...there are people out and about in Manhattan all the time. And, I wouldn't say that I was star struck when I saw these kids but it was so fun. I'm the ultimate pop culture junkie and I love this freaking show and of course I had my camera and I'm a street photographer so it was the perfect storm...xoxo.

Here's (some of) the best of them...

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

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Today's Soundtrack:


From the Gossip Girl soundtrack, of course.
The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go

And...stay tuned for more photos...

And...here's the long story if you are interested...xoxo.

I had to run by the Broadway Gallery in SoHo where I had my show last month to pick up a few things and on my way to meet Mr. S for coffee I noticed a bunch of trailers and cameras and then of course, crew. I didn't think anything of it since it's pretty common to see this in the city until I saw a bunch of teenage girls hanging around on West Broadway. Then there he was...Chuck Bass. Well, Ed Westwick. He wasn't in costume. He's much shorter than I expected but he was definitely hotness. Sexy. He was wearing bright yellow flip flops with his simple black jeans and white shirt and I desperately tried to get a photo of it but he was surrounded by screaming girls. He was so freaking cool I couldn't take it. But...after about 20 minutes of his walking back and forth between trailers, even I got bored and decided to go.

So I turn the corner to walk back uptown and I come upon yet another scene of madness on Spring Street. Tons of fans everywhere and there were the beautiful girls: Serena and Blair...and they actually were Serena and Blair because Blake Lively and Leighton Meester were about to start filming a scene. I was there for about 30 minutes and they filmed the same scene about 6 times. They really are that freaking pretty in person. Blake is tall bc she was wearing flats and Leighton in about 4 inch heels just reached Blake's head.

I do not understand for the life of me why they film in the middle of the afternoon. Don't get me wrong...it's fun for the fans but it was a crazy madhouse! The assistants looked like they were each about to pop a million blood vessels trying to get everyone to just "move down the block please...please move back...please." They said "please" like anyone actually cared. And they kept asking everyone to be quiet quile they taped when suddenly a driver in a van yelled a crazy profanity out his window because he couldn't make it down the street - guess they're not using that take! I felt bad for a just a little second. When I looked around and saw that I was surrounded by paparazzi I decided to leave...it was time. It was fabulous fun while it lasted but I still had a fantastic, NYC day waiting for me...more on that later...

Happy Friday!!

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

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