Gossip Girl actress turned rock chick Taylor Momsen may look like she’s about to cause a riot but her New Year’s Resolutions are more conservative.
“I wanna focus on my music,” the teenage star revealed to Very as she came to the UK with her band The Pretty Reckless on it’s Warped tour. “After six months touring, it’s time to go into the studio and write so we can come back in 2011 bigger, better and stronger!”
Taylor left Gossip Girl, where she played troubled teen Jenny Humphrey, at the end of 2009 to focus on The Pretty Reckless, in which she sings, writes and plays guitar.
But she’s still had a crazy life outside the band this year after Madonna asked her to be the face of her Material Girl clothing range.
And despite being just 17 years old, the cool rock diva was recently included in Time magazine’s list of top 10 Fashion statements of all times.
The best-selling magazine honours her for her unique jewellery as she never leaves the house without something interesting around her neck. From chokers to necklaces that spell out the word Slave, Taylor wears her heart on her jewellery.
True to form, she wore necklaces when we caught up with her in London after her band’s gig at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
But when she’s not expressing herself with jewellery she is on Twitter, recently taking to it to apologise to Scottish fans after a mistake at a gig.
She told the audience, “Glasgow you are looking good tonight. We are The Pretty Reckless and we have heard Glasgow is the craziest crowd in all of England.”
Doh! A few days later there was another disaster for the poor singer as she wrote on her Twitter page, “Trapped by snow, flight cancelled… I guess it’s another night in Germany!”
No wonder she wants to ease up in 2011 and spend some time in New York, which she’s barely soon for the past six months while The Pretty Reckless have been on tour.
It’s impressive she has kept going for so long as she always seems fashionable and together when she’s out and about.
For a style that Time magazine has approved of, follow in Taylor’s footsteps and start with a studded choker from Very. At just £1.99, you can afford to be adventurous
Add a classic white t-shirt like the DVO Signature waterfall t-shirt from the gorgeous Denise Van Outen
Get some black skinny jeans like the South high rise Molly skinny jeans
Finish with some rock chick lace-up boots like the Love Label Abu worker boots. They’ll get you through the snow and make you want to stamp your feet in joy as they’re just £32