Trachtenberg hosted the launch party for Gen Art’s
10th Anniversary Styles Runway International Design
Competition at Sunglass Hut in Soho on May 13th.
This show debuts emerging designers, and has helped
launch the careers of Peter Som, Rodarte, Sari
Gueron, Cloak and Project Runway winner
known for her role as Dawn Summers in Buffy
the Vampire Slayer, has recently played bad
girl Georgina Sparks, on the hit show Gossip
Girl. I was able to catch a few minutes with
the newest Gossip Girl actress to ask
her about the show and talk some fashion.
and Elizabeth Sulcer
© Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos
How do you like playing Georgina on Gossip
I love it! It’s fun being the bad girl.
What are your favorite designers that you get
to wear on the show?
Ya Ya, Helmut Lang, Diane von Furstenberg, Chloe,
Marc Jacobs and Catherine Malandrino.
Do you have a say in what you wear on the show?
Michelle Trachtenberg: Yes, I have a say in what
I wear. I’m able to bring my own personal
style into it, so Georgina’s style is an
extended version of me.
Will Georgina’s character be on Gossip
Girl next season?
That’s up to the powers that be!
with Trachtenberg, I stuck around for a bit to
see her shop for her favorite sunglass styles
– big, dark classic square frames and aviators.
Some of her favorite sunglass designers include
Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Gucci.
Adding to her interest
in fashion, Trachtenberg also designs her own
jewelry line, “Bella Veritas”, available
at Fred Segal and currently out of stock online
Jewelry making had actually started out as a hobby
for her. Each piece of Trachtenberg’s jewelry
is handmade by her, and created with semiprecious
stones such as amethyst and peridots. Her collection
includes charm bracelets and double strand necklaces.
We look forward
to seeing more of Trachtenberg through her future
roles, fashionable moments and jewelry creations!