Perez Hilton's 4th Annual One Night In Austin at the SXSW Music and Film Interactive Festival, Austin, Texas, Mar 2011
Metropolitan Opera House 125th Anniversary Season Opening Night Gala, Lincoln Center, New York, 22 Sep 2008
Taylor Momsen landed the role of Jenny Humphrey on 'Gossip Girl' at the tender age of fourteen, but before long she was a rock-star with Madonna and John Galliano knocking at her door. Now 19, the wild child fashionista is still working ‘racoon eyes' and enthralling the world with her controversy-courting ways and enigmatic style. But where did it all begin?
Ten years ago Taylor was a chubby-cheeked cutie pie from St. Louis appearing on the red carpet alongside Jim Carrey for her role in ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. She gave Miley Cyrus a run for her child-star money with the double denim delights of her Tammy Girl wardrobe.
Then BOOM! The starlet rocketed onto everyone’s radar as Little J. She accordingly stuck to kicky cocktail frocks and colourful shoes to amplify her character's wholesome fluffiness. Who’da thunk there was an inner goth desperate to break free? And here's the turning point! In 2008, the pretty girl went grunge with the discovery of black eyeliner, a healthy dash of bleach, and a whole heap of attitude. With some serious leg-flashing added into the mix, Taylor got funkier by the minute.
The transformation continued and so did the star's permanent attachment to biker jackets as she style-jacked Debbie Harry with some seriously edgy outfits. Rock 'n' roll, here you come! Taylor’s hardcore angst reached new heights as the frontwoman of The Pretty Reckless, sealing her transformation from girlie tween. Obviously, this gaves her oodles of rocker cred, enhanced by morphing into Courtney Love’s Mini-Me. T.Mom’s OFF-STAGE style is just as scandalous. Having fired her stylist and working through a pot of eyeshadow a day, she became the face of New Look and bagged a Material Girl campaign with Madonna.
Nowadays she's signed to NEXT Model Management and said goodbye to Little J once and for all. But she still boasts a healthy supply of black kohl.