Taylor Momsen Gets Rock 'n' Roll with Designer Jen Kao

04/01/2009 at 04:42 PM ET

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In addition to playing one of TV’s most rebellious teenagers on Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen is also the singer and songwriter for the band Pretty Reckless. With Gossip Girl wrapping up its second season of filming, the 15-year old starlet is gearing up to lead her band on tour — clad in her own creations! “I’m actually designing all of my costumes. It’s a rock band, so there’s not costume changes but there’s definitely a look,” Taylor told NYmag.com at Nylon‘s 10th anniversary party last night. A source tells PEOPLE.com that, although no deal has yet been inked, Taylor will collaborate with New York designer Jen Kao, who is already drawing up sketches. We can’t wait to see what Taylor and Jen come up with, but the edgy actress did reveal to NYmag.com, “I only really design for myself. It’s really fun.” Stay tuned for more information on Taylor’s tour costumes. Tell us: Are you excited to see what Taylor designs?

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Elyse on

Oh joy, there’s another blonde teen actress that wants to be a rock star. How original.

As much as I love the style on Gossip Girl I can’t help but feel like Taylor/Jenny’s look has gone steadily downhill since the show premiered. I’m all for a rock ‘n’ roll chic look, but I think her look is on verge of 90’s grunge (and not in a fun, ironic way). Let’s hope her “costumes” for her tour are better than what she’s been sporting lately.

Nicole on

is she trying to look like courtney love?


I’m sorry but where are her parent’s in all this?? She is WAY too young to be wearing all that make-up!! She should be natural, no wonder all our pre-teen and teen daughters want to act and dress older!! I just don’t get it!!!

Emma on

Not particularly, I miss her old style, now she’s being too punk and clearly trying too hard and still failing. Sorry Taylor, bring back sunny blonde hair and indie style clothing, and then we can talk !

Cate on

She is such a fail.

Seriously, stop being such a skank.

danielle on

in response to aliana comment. i think you are correct, but there is one thing that i need to say and that is that parents need to stop telling their kids to look up to people that are on tv. what they need to be telling them is that what you see on tv is not necessarily real life. parents need to be parents and not your kids best friend. we can’t blame tv for the things that our kids do, because we dont want to take responsibility for the fact that we werent a parent.

Megan on

I think the look “Jenny” had on the 1st season of Gossip Girl was good, very girlie…but since the 2nd season kicked off she’s been doing this whole “punk” look, as “Jenny” and as Taylor Momsen, and I have to say…I really don’t like it much on her.

Meagan on

no offense, but who cares what other people think, its her style and if she likes it then good for her, everybody else should just butt out and leave her alone.

Hilary on

And to think she is only 14… poor girl, growing up way too young..!

Jenny fan on

She’s nearly 16. Not 14.

I love Taylor no matter what she does.

And to those people who are constantly judging her, remember what you were like when you were a teenager. Jeez. Lay off. Haters to the left.

ALIANNA- Her mom is heavily involved in her life and was probably there last night. You might want to get your info straight before tossing out comments like that.

Jon on

Yes, I am excited to see what Taylor Momsen designed!

MCDuqE on

ABSOLUTELY! opposite to what most people have said i LOVE taylor’s new look, she’s really inspired me, she has that rock chic thing going on and she knows how to do it, i would love to see what she comes up with! ROCK ON TAYLOR!

Mia on

Yeah, really-if it wasn’t for her nose-I would think it was Courtney Love. Same plat. blonde hair/similar cut, same shade of lipstick, complexion, and big blue eyes.

I prefer it on Courtney Love.

maddielyn on

This really isn’t a good look for taylor. The whole rock star look and the pink lips just don’t mesh well. She should keep her make up artist from GG.

madison on

She looks goth and not in a good way.

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Sophie V. on

Like seriously, I don’t like this rock chick look on her at all! It doesn’t suit her. But I would love to hear her music!

Laine on

yeah she looks really bad now and her character on gossip girl isn’t much better. nothing impressive about jenny the teenage raccoon cant believe she took the characters horrific makeover outside the set

hmm on

i liked her better as cute instead of rock-chick.yeah i get that she’s a teenager and into rock but i think this pic makes her look tired and washed out.

lauren on

i agree with jennyfan… i actually AM taylors age and if i was able to do all the stuff she can do, i would in a second. i love her fashion and i love that shes different from everybody else.

Sophiee on

Elise why ya hatin?

i love taylor momsen and i love her look(:
everything she wears is just awesome. its original.
its stuff i could easily also wear!

and shes not trying to look like courtney love. who would want to? lol. shes a trainwreck.

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