Fortunately, Leighton's gig as the face of Vera Wang's Lovestruck fragrances is filling that soon-to-be void in our hearts. In the latest ads for the new Lovestruck Floral Rush, Leighton and a handsome beau cavort around NYC in a modern update to the classic Romeo & Juliet story. We had the chance to sit down with Leighton and talk about the shoot, love at first sight, and her admirable stance (and tips!) on going makeup-free with confidence. Read on and be prepared to fall even more in love with the stylish and ultra-sweet star.
Tell us a bit about the shoot. You got to swan around NYC in some pretty sick couture — what was that like?
"It was totally magical and a really beautiful experience that I had with Vera and the streets of NYC. Just knowing that I’m working with such an iconic, amazingly talented woman and I get to represent her brand is a dream come true. On top of it, I got to wear three incredible gowns that day.
"The commercial shoot was definitely a modern, NYC take on Romeo and Juliet, with Juliet on the balcony waiting for her love. They had a beautiful man to come and sweep me off my feet with flowers — what girl doesn't want that? I felt great, up on this fire escape by myself most of the day — I felt very peaceful up there. A lot of people gathered to watch and it just felt really romantic and cool."
This shoot revolves around the idea of love at first sight — do you believe in that?
"I think it’s not as much love at first sight, but that excitement, that rush you get when you are falling in love with someone [that I believe in]. All the possibilities, just that feeling that you get when you aren’t with the person and you are imagining what it’s like when you are about to see them."
Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang
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