If you’re looking for an excuse to buy those shoes you have your eye on — here’s another one. The actress believes it was a pair of red leopard-print Marc
Jacobs stilettos that won her the role of Blair Waldorf on Gossip
Girl. Leighton had only recently moved to LA from New York and didn’t have any of her good shoes with her as her luggage had been lost. When she spotted the pair of Marc Jacobs, she fell instantly in love and knew they would win her the audition. She was right. It meant being late on paying her rent, but with the role of Blair becoming hers, we don’t suppose that was an issue for long.