Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Gossip Girl: Real NYC Stories Revealed

The Upper East Side is the most prestigious area of New York; located between Central Park and the East River, it is home to world-famous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim as well as elite schools and luxury boutiques. It is also a pivotal place for four feisty New Yorkers who are dubbed the real Gossip Girls. In celebration of their new go fresh Burst Body Wash, Dove have created a series of micro documentaries that takes us into the lives of four sassy women who are connected to the Upper East Side. Gossip Girl: Real NYC Stories Revealed gives us an insight into the life of a working gal in the Big Apple. The series was aired last month on CWTV during the last four episodes of Gossip Girl and it was introduced by Jessica Szohr who plays Vanessa Abrams.

The four featured ladies are different in many ways. There is IT girl, Dani Stahl, style director of hip magazine NYLON and a jewellery designer who is born and bred on the Upper East Side. Faythallegra Coleman is an indie film maker who was born and raised in Harlem. She schooled at a prestigious school on the Upper East Side but now calls Brooklyn her home. Then there is Lara Meiland Shaw who was born in Denmark but moved to the Upper East Side when she was ten years old. She is a wedding couture designer and co-founder of Lara Helene which is a label that she runs with her sister who is based in London. Like a true socialite, Lara's evenings are full with cocktail parties and fundraisers. Her life is a far cry from Chrissie Miller who was born and raised in the Upper East Side but now calls the Lower East Side her home. She moves in a tight knit circle of musicians, film makers and artists. Chrissie is a fashion designer who runs hip label, Sophomore.

These videos are a lot of fun and gives you a taste into the life of Upper East Siders. All of these ladies are doing great things and making huge strides in their career and any notions of them being little rich girls are quickly dispelled. Dani, Lara, Chrissie and Faythallegra and women who have the guts to go for their passion and are now living their dreams. You ever heard of the phrase lifestyle envy - well I have it. Check out the intro to the show below and tell me what you think.

You can watch Gossip Girl: Real NYC Stories Revealed here.

8 cool comments:

Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

Did you watch The Real Housewives of New York? I love that show!!!

coco said...

I always think of Charlotte in SATC when I read about the Upper East Side.

Ondo Lady said...

Yinka: I saw Real Housewives of NYC a few months ago but was not impressed. I found the women to be very vacuous.

Coco: Charlotte is very Upper East Side but I would have Carrie down as Greenwich Village or Soho.

Dream Sequins said...

Haha. And the obsession with NYC continues ;) I actually enjoyed these stories, despite their corporate affiliation with a soap brand!

Ondo Lady said...

Dream Sequins: LOL I am just a bit obsessed with New York which I am not ashamed to say. The stories are really cute.

TigerLily said...

Wow, what a great post, i enjoyed reading it ^^


Marian said...

Hey honey thanks for posting this, have not watched this yet and its sounds interesting.
off to watch at the link you posted.
muah x

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