Leighton Meester takes the February 2011 cover of Seventeen.
On if she still feels having a boyfriend isn’t a priority: “I would say the same thing today as well. [But] I think that the importance of love is really strong for me in my life, whether it’s a guy or a friend or just my puppy. I think love changes you over time, and whether you have good or bad experiences, you always grow and learn from it.”
On starting a family: “I want a family someday and I know that I have to let love in to create that and I think there is someone out there for me, but I’m not on some crazy hunt for that right now.”
On her new music: “I’m working with a band right now, doing a lot of acoustic music through singing and writing. It’s really fun and fulfilling. It’s an expression of what I have in my life and what I’m going through, or what I have gone through, and of course, it’s mostly about love or relationships.”
On getting ready:“It takes me about an hour and a half to get ready for a party.” For a film premiere, I’ll usually use a stylist — but sometimes I style myself. It’s nice to go and get a dress and just do my own thing. I’ll even do my own hair and makeup.”
On her New Years Eve plans: "I’m probably going to see friends and go to a party. I think it’s important to be around people you care about to start out your new year with positive influences. Plan your year wisely — it’s a brand-new start! should be sleek, not bulky. Go for bias cuts and bod-skimming silhouettes."